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Trained in Indian classical music, Jon Sterckx employs live multitrack sampling and audio processing to create magnificent percussive soundscapes. Each composition by Jon provides a unique journey through all quarters of the world built around his inter-continental range of drums: tablas, riq, darabuka, vocal percussion, and much more! Sample his excellent debut CD, ‘Drumscapes’, on this A World In London!

Juwon Ogungbe has been composing for London theatre productions since the 1980s. A gifted singer & pianist, Juwon now releases his solo album title ‘Life Force Music’, in which his many talents shine through.
Hear extracts from the CD on this A World In London, and about Juwon’s recent and inspiring work in Zimbabwe!

Welcome to LifeLines, SOAS Radio's new show on the interesting lives and experiences of our very own SOAS students. In this exciting programme, you will discover the fascinating triggers which encouraged students to come to SOAS, and learn about their plans for the future after their degree.

In today's episode, Stefanie Heerwig brings you an interview with Liz, who worked as a salesperson in countries all over the world, such as Nigeria and Yemen, before deciding to come to SOAS and study Politics as a mature student. Here is Liz's story...

Tropical sounds to warm the feet and heart with Cumbia and Palenque from Colombia, Cuban nu skool. A couple of terrific reissues of hot Afrobeat from Benin and Nigeria and gorgeous new sounds from Finland's Lepisto and Lehti. I've also thrown in a few remixes of some of my current faves and that's this episode of Rita's World.

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Throw aside preconceived musical prejudices, abandon all attempts to catalogue: a rich chemistry of cultural influences is at work when Adriano Adewale and his group get together on stage.

In the first episode, Nayela Wickramasuriya presents a roundup of some of the key stories from 2010. We find out what, 6 months on, people think about the legacy of South African World Cup, discover a musical based on the life and work of Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, look at China’s economic growth in 2010, look forward to the UK release of the Japanese film Norwegian Wood, and examine the impact of Wikileaks and social media in Turkey and Tunisia.

The challenges facing the education sector in Nigeria and potential ways of overcoming them are analysed in the second episode of Development Matters.

Emeritus professors Pai Obanya, of Ibadan University, Nigeria, and Lalage Bown, University of Glasgow, discuss the impact of politics, the importance of adult education, and the problems of aid dependency. They also share their experiences of Nigeria's independence celebrations and speak of their hopes for Africa's most populous nation ahead of its fiftieth birthday later this year.