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Khyam Allami

Afrobeat pioneer, Dele Sosimi, returned to A World In London after a 5-year gap. Brilliant composer/ performer with a huge catalogue of achievements, Dele remains ever candid and modest, plus dedicated to keeping the spirit of Fela Kuti alive. See him on stage at Afrobeat Vibration this Saturday in The New Empowering Church, Hackney, and hear our exclusive play of his superb new single, TMI, on this AWIL!

A World In London live on Wednesdays, 2pm, from SOAS Radio:

Rita Ray drops a music mix to get in the mood for Celebrating Sanctuary London festival on the South Bank, launching Refugee Week in the UK in June. Plenty of music to warm the heart and feet from Samuel Yirga's terrific piano playing, SRA back with a well good album, Seu Jorge from Brasil, Roberto Fonseca and loads more.

Dj Ritu delivers her 2nd A World In London for SOAS Radio taking in the sights and sounds of international stars like Sondorgo and Mamani Keita as well as music from Londoners such as Clara Sanabras and Khyam Allami.

Khyam Allami - Resonance/Dissonance Album Launch

This concert launched Khyam Allami’s debut album Resonance/Dissonance, composed in a creative flurry at SOAS in Feb 2011. Khyam was accompanied by percussionist Vasilis Sarikis.

In the final Aswat al-Fan in the OpenAir archives, Khyam Allami looks at instrumental composition in the Arab world