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AWIL 159 - Ramon Goose

 Dynamic desert blues with producer/singer/guitarman Ramon Goose on this A World in London! Click:

Much of the time we Essex girls keep our geographical roots to ourselves, but when we meet exceptionally talented Essex boys like Ramon Goose, our hidden past comes tumbling out with pride. Chatting with Ramon on A World In London is like having an easy natter in a Romford pub or Harlow coffee shop, enhanced by his riveting experiences with the world and its musics. Ramon’s colloquial fluidity is echoed in his virtuosic guitar skills and lyrical composition, whether he’s talking about road trips through Africa or exile and pollution. It always just feels like a simple melodious conversation where there’s a lot of common ground and mutual understanding. Ramon wraps his musical collaborations in the same conversational style where everyone gets a chance to be heard, say their piece, and be a valued part of the discussion. A perfect illustration of this can be heard in his song ‘Morning Light’ with three Berber women vocalists as he weaves neat guitar riffs and just a dab of his own voice into a perfect accord of desert blues. Other illustrious travel companions on the hot & dusty Long Road To Tiznit include gifted guitar peer Justin Adams, and divine Brit-Asian vocalist Najma Akhtar. Ramon has strutted from Colchester to Dakar to Agadir, Saharan cowboy style with his trusty guitar slung around his shoulders, and the results in his latest album are glorious. The Only Way is Essex, unless you go with Ramon via the Long Road to Tiznit. Find the CD on the World Music Network label and see Ramon on stage TONIGHT April 6th at Camden’s Green Note!

ARTIST                                  TRACK                    COUNTRY

Joji Hirota                   Hiten Ryu II    Japan/UK

Roger Grech               Agapame       UK/Cyprus

The Blood Tub Orchestra  Never Let Your Braces Dangle  UK

Ramon Goose             Come On In My Kitchen  UK

‘           ‘                       Morning Light            ‘           ‘

‘           ‘                       Wandering Sheikh     ‘           ‘

‘           ‘                       Africa In Sahara         ‘           ‘

‘           ‘                       Hard Time Killing Floor Blues  ‘  ‘                     

28/3/18 – AWIL 159  Online: Production & pics by Sofia Gaetani-Morris, Norman Druker, Sophie Darling,  and sketches by Alban Low. This week on SOAS Radio – Lucie Caswell from the Featured Artists Coalition. Click:  Next week author Garth Cartwright on SOAS and Seby Ntege at Resonance. #AWorldinLondon – IN ITS TWELFTH YEAR! Live on Wednesdays 6.30pm Resonance 104.4 & 4pm SOAS Radio