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AWIL 235 - Ajay Srivastav & A Chabuca

 A double helping of global guests from Peru to British Asia on this A World in London! Click here:

Eloquent broadcaster Mabele Martinez is passionate about introducing world sounds to Peru, and Peru to the rest of the world. Hence, together with Susana Roca Rey she’s instigated a brilliant new album showcasing songs by legendary Peruvian singer/composer Chabuca Granda(1920-1983). An illustrious line up of superstar vocalists travelled to Lima to record magnificent reinterpretations of La Granda’s creations fitting for the 21st century, and the resulting, excellent ‘A Chabuca’ album, out on the Sonidos Del Mundo label, is now nominated for two Grammy awards! Hear extracts on this AWIL, plus find out more than you think you know about Peru, beyond Machu Picchu & Andes pan-pipes! London-based composer/musician Ajay Srivastav was also on this AWIL with his tabla comrade Vinod Kerai, revealing a new selection of soul-searching songs that explore life, love, and personal identity. Ajay is renowned for his funky Bollywood band Botown that has a huge cult following. Botown’s December show at Harrow Arts Centre is already sold out but catch Ajay in a more philosophical mode on this AWIL with an exclusive preview of his forthcoming solo album, ‘Between The Cracks’.

ARTIST                                  TRACK                                   COUNTRY

Joji Hirota                   Chikyu                        Japan/UK

Balagan Cafe Band  Ticharaca Tchoub      UK

Montgomery Sadler   The Sea – 1st movement  UK

Ruben Blades             La Flor De La Canela  Panama

Jorge Drexler              El Surco                       Spain

Pedro Guerra             Fina Estampa             Peru

Ajay Srivastav            Namaste                     UK/India

‘           ‘                       Between The Cracks  ‘           ‘              

AWIL Goin’ Global Gigs Guide: Oct 7 iYatra Quartet @ Half Moon, Oct 7 Grupo Lokito @ Hootenanny, Oct 8 Rebet Asker @ Green Note, Oct 14 Yaaba Funk, Amira Kheir ++ @Africa in the Square, Oct 16 Habib Koite @ Nell’s Jazz & Blues, Oct 19 Habib Koite @Rich Mix, Oct 21 Olcay Bayir ++ @ Kings Place, Oct 25 Kuljit Bhamra book launch @ Club Inegales, Oct 28 Kuch Kuch Bollywood Nights @ The Alice EC3A...more at 

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