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AWIL 148 - London Gypsy Orchestra

 The magnificent London Gypsy Orchestra on this festive A World in London! Click:

Our Chanukah & Christmas special was lifted into outer-orbit by Balkanesque big band, the London Gypsy Orchestra! Nine members of this charity-based outfit squeezed themselves into our studio, along with their fine array of instruments ranging from a pocket trumpet to a mother-of-pearl inlaid accordion. Linguistic chameleons Sarah Montague and Agnes Branner led a bold & brassy vocal trek across Eastern Europe taking in gypsy classics from Hungary to Macedonia including a marvellous cover of Esma Redzepova’s ‘Caje Sukarije’. LGO has been on the road since 2005 when it was first founded by Magic Violin’s Gundula Gruen, and they’re still one of the most exciting and vibrant groups in our capital. Catch them on this AWIL – our last show of 2017 – and check out their brilliant new CD – ‘Gankino Goes To HoraWood’!

ARTIST                                                 TRACK                COUNTRY

Joji Hirota & London Taiko Drummers  Hiten Ryu II         Japan/UK

Tell Tale Tusk                                     Lady Luna                  UK

Marina Deligianni/Plastikes Karekles Min Ton Rotas Ton Ourano  Greece/UK

London Gypsy Orchestra                   Zsal Osavao                UK

‘                       ‘                                   Gankino Horo            ‘ ‘

‘                       ‘                                   Mar Djandja               ‘ ‘

‘                       ‘                                   Caje Sukarije              ‘ ‘

‘                       ‘                                   Petyorshka                 ‘ ‘

20/12/17 – AWIL at Res 148  Online: Production & pics by Sofia Gaetani-Morris, Norman Druker, Sophie Darling, and sketches by Alban Low. Also this week Marina Deligianni & Sofia Pechlivani at SOAS. Click:  Happy holidays and speak again on January 10th! #AWorldinLondon – IN ITS ELEVENTH YEAR! Live on Wednesdays 6.30pm Resonance 104.4 4pm SOAS Radio