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AWIL 260 - Eugenia Georgieva
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 Queen bee of Bulgarian folk music, Eugenia Georgieva on this A World in London! Click here: https://soasradio.org/music/episodes/awil-260-eugenia-georgieva

London’s premier & most eloquent ambassador for traditional Bulgarian vocal music, Eugenia Georgieva, has just released her magnificent debut solo album, Po Drum Mome! Recorded with a handpicked team of special musicians in her hometown Plovdiv, this unique artist has returned to the recording label where her London story first began back in 2008 when World Music Network subsidiary Riverboat gave us ‘Introducing Perunika Trio', opening fresh doors for Bulgarian music. Global music aficionados were already aware of the polyphonies and harmonies coming out of Bulgaria because of internationally renowned group Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares, but Eugenia propelled the genre multiple steps further by collaborating with cool fusion bands like Transglobal Underground, demystifying centuries-old tradition and popularising these enigmatic harmonies. Eugenia’s own voice is pure, powerful and versatile, one that you are sure and secure in because of its strength and authenticity, as Eugenia carries the folk traditions of Bulgaria in her heart. On Po Drum Mome, away from her numerous choral projects, it’s her voice that gets a chance to shine beautifully centre-stage and conjure up a vivid tapestry of lyrical imagery & story-telling steeped in folklore straight from her grandmother’s knee.  ‘’The music changes me, but I change the music as well, it matures within me’’ However, Eugenia’s talents as a gifted performer and inspirational, pioneering choir creator are not lost - the Perunikas, Yantra, and Veda Slovena Bulgarian Choir live on, informing and being informed by her solo adventure plus successful career as a stage actress. Catch Eugenia on stage with her full new band at The Ritzy in Brixton on June 17th for the album launch at Princes Amongst Men! www.eugeniageorgieva.com

Also on this AWIL new global CDs and a world exclusive extract from Kongo Dia Ntotila’s forthcoming album ‘360°’ introduced by Norman Druker, Sophie Darling, and DJ Ritu.

ARTIST                                  TRACK                                   COUNTRY

Joji Hirota                   Akita                           Japan/UK

Daemonia Nymphe   Krataia Asterope       Greece/UK

Sean Khan, Hermeto Pascoal, Heidi Vogel Moment of Collapse  UK/Brazil

Kongo Dia Ntotila     Feti                  D.R. Congo/UK

The Baghdaddies      Mashup                       UK

Eugenia Georgieva   Deno. Sreburno Vreteno  Bulgaria/UK

‘           ‘                       Po Drom Mome                      ‘           ‘

‘           ‘                       Zmey Lyubi Moma                 ‘           ‘

‘           ‘                       Trugnala Rada                      ‘           ‘

AWIL Goin’ Global Gigs Guide: May 18 Oysland @ The Step N22, May 18 Raka @ Balabam, May 19 Roger Grech at M’s Place N12, May 19 London Gypsy Orchestra @ Babel Art House, May 19 Geoff Berner & Jeremy Hardy @ Balabam, May 20 Roger Grech @ Cafe Buzz N12, May 20 – 21st North Finchley Music Festival, May 23 Lola Rueda @ Tuned In London, May 24 Kongo Dia Ntotila @ Rich Mix, May 26 Nogabe Randriaharimalala @ Woolwich Tramshed, May 26 Kuch Kuch Bollywood Nights @ The Alice EC3A, June 1 SOAS Radio Showcase incl Oxford Maqam @ St Mary’s Music Hall...more at www.djritu.com

16/5/18  AWIL 260  Also this week Geoff Berner at Resonance, click: https://www.mixcloud.com/Resonance/a-world-in-london-16th-may-2018/  Next week Marcus Corbett at SOAS and Kal Lavelle at Resonance!  #AWorldInLondon is podcast on #Itunes & #Mixcloud:   http://www.mixcloud.com/SOASradio/playlists/a-world-in-london/   A World In London – in its TWELFTH year! Live on Wednesdays, 4pm, from SOAS Radio: mixlr.com/soasradio  and AWIL  at Resonance 104.4fm at 6.30pm, repeat Monday 8am, online, DAB  & on Resonance Extra 5pm Wednesdays.  Join us on Twitter @aworldinlondon  www.djritu.com   https://www.facebook.com/DjRitu  Twitter:@djritu1