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English, World-Traditional, 1 seasons, 500 episodes, 21 hours 51 minutes
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Independent Radio Station based at SOAS, University of London. Broadcasting music and speech content with a focus on Africa, Asia and the Middle East. London UK · For our full content, go to www.soasradio.org
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Movements & Sounds - Munkimuk a.k.a. Munk: Living and Breathing First Nations Hip Hop

Munk, A.K.A. Munkimuk, is a Jardwadjali Koori hip hop artist, rapper, producer, breakdancer, visual artist and composer (what hasn’t he done?!) from Sydney. He co-founded the hip hop group (although he calls it “just his group of mates”) South West Syndicate and has his own program “Making Tracks” on Koori Radio, a First Nations radio station based in Sydney. During our talk, I found out Munk is a well of wisdom when it comes to Indigenous talent who have travelled the word as world class performers. Inspiring others is his biggest passion, and if you’ll stick to the end, you’ll be treated with the South West Syndicate track “Paradise,” featuring Uncle Wes Marne! Please be advised that this podcast contains references to people who have passed. Show script: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FGZi8R6qvnpEiY2az5NSZEo7rcs2Es_Zm2SRvkKNF_k/edit?usp=sharing Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/southwestsyndicate/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/southwestsydnicate YouTube: https://ww
22/10/20221 hour 23 minutes 59 seconds
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Movements & Sounds - Drag queen El Beauty

El Beauty is a First Nations drag queen, based in western Sydney’s Parramatta (Burramatta). She’s also referred to as “the beauty of the West.” She regularly lip-syncs across the city, and today El will talk about her experiences of the art of Indigenous drag. Find out more: • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/el_beauty_dragqueen/ • IndigiTube LGBTQI+ channel: https://www.indigitube.com.au/channel/62c6130fb82f59227d85376d • NAIDOC week: https://www.naidoc.org.au/ • Burramatta NAIDOC: https://www.cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/events/burramatta-naidoc • Seed: https://www.seedmob.org.au/
25/07/202255 minutes 27 seconds
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Movements & Sounds - Luke Patterson: A Soundwalk in Redfern

Gamilaroi poet and musician Luke Patterson takes us on a walk through Sydney’s inner-western suburb Redfern, built on Gadigal land. Redfern, seen as the heart of Indigenous activism in Sydney, is Luke’s homebase. After we grabbed a quick coffee, Luke told me all about his experiences of living here – as well as in Kurnell, about his idea of Country, about the blending of city -and urban sounds in his creative work, and last but not least, about his engagement in community projects, such as Ngana Barangarai, publishing poetry by inmates in Junee Correctional Centre. You will hear our conversation, as well as the sounds of the city. At times, the city sounds take over – if you find this unpleasant to listen to, I invite you to either let it wash over you, or skip ahead a few seconds while we turn a corner. Thanks for listening to our experiment of a conversation between humans, city, and Country. Links for more information: • Luke’s take on the opening night of the Sydney Writers’ Fes
25/07/20221 hour 26 minutes 21 seconds
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Movements & Sounds - Yidinji: Visual artist and Didgeridoo player

Yidinji, who is named after his tribal group near Cairns in Australia, is a visual artist and didgeridoo player. We talked about his style of art, the importance of his – uniquely made – digeridoo, and his important work with kids and wider communities in the Canberra region, through his art gallery: Burrunju Aboriginal Art Gallery. From caring for Country, to busking on the Cairns streets to organising workshops: Yidinji does it all. Do check out the website to see his art! Show full script: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L0Cznl8270m8PTj0G5sDDour5Xjax86OrSY1ur-miBs/edit?usp=sharing Links for more information: • http://aboriginal-arts.com.au/contact.htm • https://www.niaf.com.au/ • https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7756582/the-art-of-patience-and-reconciliation/ • https://www.multiculturalfestival.com.au/ • https://www.sentencingcouncil.vic.gov.au/sentencing-statistics/indigenous-young-people-in-detention • https://www.seedmob.org.au/
25/07/202234 minutes 40 seconds
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Movements & Sounds: Interview with Dominic Allen (Carriberrie)

In this episode of Movements & Sounds, Dominic Allen shares his work on a multi-platform project he initiated and directed: Carriberrie. Carriberrie showcases song and dance by various Indigenous cultural groups across Australia, which can be watched in planetariums as a fulldome experience, through VR, and is also accessible through an online website. Dominic sheds light on his experiences working with First Nations artists, as a non-First Nations Australian, and explains why VR can be such a powerful tool to bridge understanding and awareness between peoples in Australia and all over the world. Please be advised that this episode contains the name of a person who has passed. Show full script: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k3ugiB4EUsmQYSKQ0ac55ow2m51nNHfmdF2z221jhRc/edit?usp=sharing Links for more information: • Carriberrie website: https://www.carriberrie.com/ • Carriberrie online: https://www.carriberrieonline.com/ • Spinifex Gum: https://www.spinifexgum.com/home • AIATS
12/07/202228 minutes 52 seconds
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Movements & Sounds - Mi-kaisha

This episode features soul and R&B musician Mi-kaisha, a Darumbal Murri and Tongan artist raised in Sydney who shares her experiences of performing for her community, as well as abroad. She made her dream come true studying at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music and has many achievements in her pocket: she was NAIDOC Youth of the Year in 2019, the same year she released her first EP titled Mi-kaisha, she won FBi Radio’s Next Big Thing Award and has even appeared on Australian X Factor. We’ve talked about her passion for bringing lightness and joy to the world through music, and about taking space when it feels right and what it’s like to navigate white-dominated spaces. Her latest single Brand New was released last year, which you can hear at the end of this episode. Enjoy! Please be advised that this podcast contains references to people who have passed. Show script: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HF0bhu35QmTynLc3ZLHr0eHPfTREhbFjR6p2CESgSXs/edit?usp=sharing Website:
21/06/202253 minutes 1 second
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Understanding Yoga Studies | #5 Dagmar Wujastyk

Dagmar is Associate Professor in the department of History, Classics, and Religious Studies at the University of Alberta and an indologist specialised in the history and literature of classical Indian medicine and alchemy. We discuss the complexities and opportunities of interdisciplinary research and how both disciplinary expertise and academic humility are important in furthering knowledge and cross-cultural exchange and understanding.
31/05/202244 minutes 34 seconds
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Movements & Sounds - Cianna Walker

Cianna Walker is a Yuin and Gumbaynggirr musician living in Sydney. She is at the start of her music career as a singer and she studies Music at the Sydney Conservatorium of music. Cianna comes from a long line of Indigenous activists and cultural educators. We talked about her experiences of starting her university endeavour, awkward land acknowledgements, Indigenous languages, and, turns out, Cianna is a lover of movies! Stay tuned until the end to listen to her cover of the song Ngarra Burra Ferra. Please be advised that this podcast contains references to deceased persons. Show script: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vSgKFwP8M7tSFIDJRNK9tlQABdlyFP8_sgorAKxKtSRUjf98doLwYvzsLXMHeWDdQvpLFuyibLL8e8D/pub Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ciannawalker/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxOluf07qmBDEQq0h3Zwerw Links for more information: – About the movie The Drover’s Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11162490/ – “Bȁpa” by Gurrumul
16/05/202229 minutes 59 seconds
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Understanding Yoga Studies #4 Daniela Bevilacqua

Interview with Dr Daniela Bevilacqua, South Asianist and post-doctoral researcher on the Haṭha Yoga Project. We discuss her extensive fieldwork with ascetic communities in India and why the best time to be doing ethnographic research in the field of Yoga Studies is now!
28/04/202225 minutes 17 seconds
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Understanding Yoga Studies #3 Suzanne Newcombe

In episode 3 of the Understanding Yoga Studies series we interview Suzanne Newcombe, Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at the OU. We cover the importance of contemporary history, yoga as a powerful prism for understanding the contemporary world and the joy of archives!
18/03/202227 minutes 58 seconds
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Understanding Yoga Studies Episode #2 Jason Birch

Listen to an interview with Dr Jason Birch, Senior Research Fellow on the 'Light on Hatha Yoga' Project who discusses the discipline of philology, just what it takes to produce a critical edition, worm eaten manuscripts and his latest textual discovery a 14th century compendia entitled the Yogārṇava, 'The Ocean of Yoga'.
03/03/202250 minutes 39 seconds
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Movements & Sounds - Yulugi

This podcast has been brought to life as part of Charlotte Schuitenmaker’s PhD Thesis on contemporary Indigenous musics in Australia, investigating the relations between activism, urbanism, and Indigeneity through music. Instead of using interviews for just her thesis, Charlotte wants to share the interviews with you. The stories are important, and this way they are more accessible. Please be advised that this podcast contains references to deceased persons. Gamilaroi and Wakka Wakka song man and didgeridoo player Gumaroy Newman and British-Australian flutist, pianist, and composer Keyna Wilkins talk about all things Yulugi; an ensemble they have set up about 3 years ago. From fuzzy Capricorn behaviour to the Scottish origins of the word “digeridoo,” to the Australian national anthem, we have talked about it all. Most importantly, we talked about how music of the “here and now” can celebrate humans in all our commonalities as well as our differences. Because in the end, we are all (g
03/02/20221 hour 2 minutes 49 seconds
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Making Sense

A podcast series aiming to make sense of our complex world; in each episode, SOAS academics interpret global affairs through a multi-disciplinary approach. First Episode: This week's guest is Scott Newton, Head of the School of Law, Gender and Media at SOAS, University of London. Scott, a true polymath, explains legal systems and philosophy, the unfairness of justice systems, Critical Race Theory, and the coming age of Transhumanism.
27/01/202251 minutes 38 seconds
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Understanding Yoga Studies Episode #1 | Indology | Interview with Dr James Mallinson

This podcast is brought to you as part of the Understanding Yoga Studies project, an online content series designed specifically to support early career and independent scholars gain a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the academic field of Yoga Studies. As a recognised field of academic study Yoga Studies is relatively young. Historically the study of traditions of yoga lived within a number of other academic disciplines; for example philology, Indology, history, religion and anthropology. In a contemporary academic context, studies of yoga have branched into further disciplinary contexts; for example sociology, ethnography, economics, modern history. This makes the field highly varied, engaging and exciting but also potentially vast and overwhelming for scholars new to the landscape. Each month we share an introduction to a different discipline within the field of Yoga Studies including an interview with a current academic working within that discipline. This content series i
26/01/202228 minutes 22 seconds
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Panjab In My Eye // Episode 17

Hearts on sleeves. Panjab In My Eye Episode 17 features a mix of artists who have come up in the 2020s. Celebrating Panjabi love, heartache and expressiveness, this weeks show features artists Jeona Sandhu, Arsh Heer and Noor Tung amongst others. Panj Dareyavaan Da Bass - Bass of the Five Rivers Badshah - Surinder Shinda (Prod Sukh Rana) 00:00 Kabooter (Dr. Aashmeen Shahi) - Jeona Sandhu & Wazir Patar 02:30 Location (ft. Humble Kid) - Harjot Sidhu 05:02 12 - HRJXT & Intense 07:00 Tu Te Main - Robin Sekhon 08:52 Kali Nu Mil R&B Refix (ft Harbhajan Mann) - Sukh Rana 11:11 Jaandi Ni - Arsh Heer & Taxsaal 12:08 Mercy - Arsh Heer & Taxsaal 14:20 Gaani - Jeona Sandhu 17:00 Lotus (ft. Humble Kid) - Avatar Soundz 18:55 Boycott - Noor Tung & San B 20:37 Drive - Robin Dhillon 22:30 Mere Dil Wich Basdi - Ashok Phralvi & Ryan Singh 24:19 Bahaane - Noor Tung & San B 26:30 Hello - Jeona Sandhu & Wazir Patar 28:25 Narcos - Arsh Heer & Taxsaal 30:24 Tbh. - Arsh Heer 32:46 Dasde - Arsh Heer & Taxsaal
10/01/202242 minutes 24 seconds
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Sound & Colour: Pooja's Mumbai

Dive into the beauty of Mumbai with guest host Pooja playing the sounds of her hometown. Expect Bollywood songs, Rap, a Koli song and some fun references to trains.
07/01/202257 minutes 34 seconds
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W/msb - 6

With/msb Ep.6 1. Serious – Mansur Brown 00:00 2. Point of View – LTJ Bukem 02:40 3. 2Am – Boonshot 04:28 4. Cool Bless Safe – Finn Foxell 06:10 5. Will You Cry – See Dee 07:45 6. First Class – Khruangbin 10:20 7. Papaya – Wun Two 13:25 8. You Can’t Turn Me Away – Sylvia Striplin 15:30 9. More than a lover, more than a woman – Cay Caleb 18:00 10. U don’t need no frontin’ – Austin Marc 19:30 11. Egyptian Luvr (ft Aminé & Dana Williams) – Rejjie Snow 21:35 12. Together Is A Beautiful Place To Be (Nala Sinephro Remix) – Nubia Garcia 23:40 13. Mate In Five – Joe James 25:35 14. Basvegas (Bonus Track) – Joe James 27:50 15. Ericsson – Finn Foxell 30:50 16. Fenchurch St (ft Joe James) – KwolleM 33:18 17. Loss Pollos Hermanos – Knucks 35:00 18. Woolwich Arsenal (DLR) [ft D.C.] - KwolleM 36:04 19. Hunnids – Sainte 37:20
06/01/202240 minutes 2 seconds
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Movements and Sounds - Dobby

This podcast has been brought to life as part of Charlotte Schuitenmaker's PhD Thesis on contemporary Indigenous musics in Australia, investigating the relations between activism, urbanism, and Indigeneity through music. Instead of using interviews for just her thesis, Charlotte wants to share the interviews with you. The stories are important, and this way they are more accessible. Please be advised that this podcast contains names of deceased persons. This episode’s guest is Dobby. Dobby is a Filipino and Muruwari musician in Australia. He plays the drums, he plays piano, and he raps on top of that. Dobby has released several singles, an EP, and he is always involved in various musical and cultural projects. Show script: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sGFg0tGX5ZRcPVwwmiPp5i5PdT2XAy1slP8vz4eMXYM/edit?usp=sharing To find out more: https://www.dobby.com.au/ Instagram: @dobbyau Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DOBBYAU Links for more information: - About NAIDOC Week: https
05/01/202237 minutes 7 seconds
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Panjab In My Eye // Episode 16

Panjab In My Eye’ Episode 16 featuring Karan Aujla, BBS, Rokitbeats and Gagan Mand. Some feel good and some acceleration tracks. Giving exposure to sound aesthetics and artists through flips, recent releases and Panjabi mixes. Panj Dareyaavan Da Bass - Bass of the Five Rivers on SOAS Radio Tere Te Remix ft AP Dhillon & Gurinder Gill - DJ BBS 00:00 80 Degrees ft Amaal - Karan Aujla 01:45 Sade Bare Ki Sochya - DJ HMD 04:18 No Problem ft Sultaan - Gagan Mand 06:20 Tera Yaar ft Jax - Straight Bank 08:32 Itz A Hustle - Karan Aujla 10:10 Fully Loaded Desi Remix - Deejay JSG & Imperial AV 12:22 Click That B Kickin It (Yaar Jatt De) - Karan Aujla 14:00 18 Wheels ft Straight Bank - G Sandhu 16:08 NY Roots ft Prodiigy - Straight Bank 17:40 Vigdea Jatt - Gagan Mand 19:43 Puff Puff Pass ft Gavy Dhaliwal, Bhallwaan, Swapan Sekhon & Gur Chahal - Sultaan 21:55 Old Skool ft Prem Dhillon - ParasiteDARK Nath ft Surjit Bindrakhia - ParasiteDARK 26:20 Here & There - Karan Aujla 28:42 Boli - Karan Aujla 3
02/01/202241 minutes 36 seconds
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Sound & Colour: Sounds From Cuba - Santería, Jazz, Timba

Cuban music, the real deal. This episodes aims at giving its listeners an authentic introduction to the richness and complexity of the music made on the island of Cuba. It focuses on the influence Afro-Cuban religions have on the culture of the island which lead to the development of one of the most exciting music scenes in the world. Hopefully you'll find some hidden gems and lesser known treasures when listening. Paolo was lucky to receive suggestions by Prof. Lucy Durán whose anecdotes make for surprising discoveries. Be ready for religious syncretism, transculturation, Afro-Cuban Jazz and some of the most danceable songs ever.
27/12/202156 minutes 14 seconds
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Sound & Colour: Special Episode – Sounds Of Footsteps In Nature

On this episode guest host Maria introduces us to songs reminiscent of the beauty of nature and her appreciation for its calming and meditative effects after over a year in lockdown. It is divided into three parts: The sea, the pier and the forest.
18/12/202147 minutes 21 seconds
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Panjab In My Eye // Episode 15

Panjab In My Eye Episode 15. Bringing you 'Panj Dareyaavan Da Bass' (Bass of the 5 Rivers). Essentials, flips, mixes and emotive recent releases
30/11/202136 minutes 9 seconds
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TM AHMED KAYSHER on SOAS Radio

Poet, dramatist and writer TM AHMED KAYSHER of SAUDHA Society of Poetry and Indian Music talks to Isuru about his life, career and influences with live performances and readings plus info on Tagore, Nazrul Islam, Satyajit Ray and Derrida. TICKETS for his latest show - CENTENARY CELEBRATION: T S ELIOT’S ‘THE WASTELAND’ AND NAZRUL’S ‘BIDROHI’ https://richmix.org.uk/events/the-centenary-celebration-of-t-s-eliots-the-wasteland-and-nazruls-bidrohi/?fbclid=IwAR1qMBl_gRvrrjOYHo0QE0JuWePReTXZZ-yBO1Jb_kRROm1zLTxAJXbWu5I
30/10/202150 minutes 38 seconds
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Student Enterprise Podcast Episode 1: Júlia Kozáková

Kimiya Qadri interviews Júlia about her upcoming SOAS Student Enterprise funded music workshop and some of the current issues surrounding Roma music in the 21st century. Júlia Kozáková is a world-music singer from Slovakia and also a student from the Music Department at SOAS. She performed at the SOAS Concert Series in June 2021 with her new project called Manuša which mainly tracks old traditional Roma (Gypsy) songs and their stories from Slovakia and Central Europe.
21/10/202146 minutes 1 second
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Surviving the Institution Episode 1

In today's episode, our guest Amir Massoumian, a PhD student at SOAS University, joins us for a conversation. He will discuss the concerns surrounding eco-fascists in London, as well as his thoughts on diversity in Western education.
08/10/202137 minutes 44 seconds
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The Socioeconomic Drivers Behind Antimicrobial Resistance in Sri Lanka

This podcast series explores various potential channels of antibiotic resistance transmission in Sri Lanka with the focus on wildlife, socio-economic drivers and culture based on the findings from the latest research projects funded by Bloomsbury SET UK. Following the previous podcast on antibiotic resistance & wildlife, we will further discuss socio-economic drivers of antibiotic resistance today. We learnt in the last podcast that the antibiotic resistance transmission is caused not only due to its over-use in healthcare facilities, but the underlying causes are much more complex, such as wildlife, contributing to antibiotic resistance spread through waterways through various channels. This means even without over-using antibiotics, there is a potential threat of antibiotic resistance spread via water contamination because of various factors such as poor sanitation, waste management. We will closely look into this indirect pathway in detail today.
05/10/202116 minutes 55 seconds
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Global Digital Futures: Demystifying Conspiracies & Infodemics

This week, we are speaking to Samuel Olaniran, and Dr Stephanie Diepeveen, who have worked on the article, “Demystifying the COVID-19 infodemic: Conspiracies, context and the agency of users,” which has just been published in Social Media & Society. Samuel Olaniran is a PhD Candidate in the department of media studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, and has lectured at Plateau State University in Nigeria. His research focuses on digital dis/misinformation, social media and politics, computational propaganda and digital culture. Dr Stephanie Diepeveen is a Research Fellow at ODI and a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, where she also obtained a PhD in Politics and International Studies. Her work focuses on the social and political implications of the increasingly digital world. Host & Producer: Chipo Mapondera Researcher: Deirbhile Ni Bhranain Editor: Eliza Bacon Sound Engineer: Fungai Nengare Theme Music: Anna De Mutiis Discover more about this interview
29/09/202135 minutes 4 seconds
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Global Digital Futures: Multiple Feminisms, Multiple Internets

This week we are joined by Paromita Vohra to talk about her platform, Agents of Ishq. Paromita is a filmmaker and writer whose work focuses on gender, feminism, urban life, love, desire and popular culture. It spans many forms, including documentary, fiction, print, video and sound installation. She is the founder of Agents of Ishq, a multi-media online project about sex education and sexual culture in India which platforms discussions and materials around sex, love and desire. Host & Producer: Chipo Mapondera Researcher: Eliza Bacon Editor: Deirbhile Ni Bhranain Sound Engineer: Fungai Nengare Theme Music: Anna De Mutiis Twitter: @global_futures Instagram: @global_futures YouTube: Global Digital Futures Subscribe to our newsletter on Substack: globaldigitalfutures.substack.com/welcome
15/09/202149 minutes 18 seconds
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Global Digital Futures: Global Dynamics of AI in Healthcare

This week we are joined by Darlington Akogo to speak about Global Dynamics of AI in Healthcare. Darlington Akogo is the Founder and Director of Artificial Intelligence at GUDRA, and its subsidiaries; including minoHealth, an AI Healthtech company and minoHealth AI Lab, an AI Healthcare, Biotech and Biomedical Research Lab. Darlington is the also lead for TG-AI4 Radiology under the United Nations ITU and World Health Organization's Focus Group on 'Artificial Intelligence for Health' (AI4H). He is also an Advisory Board Member and Ambassador to West Africa at AI Expo Africa, the largest business focused AI community in Africa. He is a member of MIT Tech Review Global Panel, and he's a Global Shaper under the World Economic Forum's initiative. Host & Producer: Chipo Mapondera Researcher: Eliza Bacon Editor & Sound Engineer: Fungai Nengare Theme Music: Anna De Mutiis Discover more about this interview on our website here. Twitter: @global_futures Instagram: @global_futures YouTube: Glo
01/09/202140 minutes 44 seconds
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Global Digital Futures: Mobile for Development in Tanzania

This week we are joined by Hannah Metcalfe to speak about Mobile for Development in Tanzania. Hannah has had an 8 year career in mobile for development and technology for development. Since 2017 she has been working for Viamo, and since 2019 she has been the Country Director in Tanzania. Viamo is a technology for development organisation with a platform capable of reaching anyone in the world, with a mobile phone. Viamo partners with a wide range of NGOs and other organisations. They can tailor excellent behaviour change communication campaigns, hotlines, infolines and subscription services, as well as providing the data analysis and visualisation to go with it. Host & Producer: Chipo Mapondera Researcher: Eliza Bacon Editor: Deirbhile Ní Bhranáin Sound Engineer: Fungai Nengare Theme Music: Anna De Mutiis Discover more about this interview on our website here: https://www.globaldigitalfutures.com/episode-28-mobile-4-development Twitter: @global_futures Instagram: @global_futures YouT
18/08/202135 minutes 30 seconds
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Global Digital Futures: NFTs & Digital Art Production

On this episode we are speaking to Tais Koshino and Amelie Maia, co-founders of the DiverseNFTArt initiative which aims to provide a community for Women, BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ NFT artists. Tais Koshino is a digital artist from Brazil whose work is featured on Hic et Nunc. Amelie Maia is an artist and senior creative developer currently based in Toronto, Canada. Host & Producer: Chipo Mapondera Researcher: Deirbhile Ní Bhranáin Editor: Eliza Bacon Sound Engineer: Fungai Nengare Theme Music: Anna De Mutiis Discover more about this interview on our website here: https://www.globaldigitalfutures.com/episode-27-nft-digital-art Twitter: @global_futures Instagram: @global_futures YouTube: Global Digital Futures Subscribe to our newsletter on Substack: https://globaldigitalfutures.substack.com/welcome
18/08/202148 minutes 18 seconds
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W/MSB 5

A mix of future beats, bass and London sounds.
16/08/20211 hour 30 minutes 25 seconds
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Panjab In My Eye // Episode 14

Panjab In My Eye Episode 14, giving exposure to various Panjabi sound aesthetics. Featuring artists such as Panjabi MC, LL Cool Singh and Ishu Dhillon. Panj Dareyavaan Da Bass - Bass of the 5 rivers @msb._____
08/08/20211 hour 30 minutes 59 seconds
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DanDana EP 19: Beirut And Beyond

There is before August 4th 2020 and after August 4th in the history of Lebanon. But there is also music and sound. What is the music scene like in Beirut? What artists and venues are there? And how has history been scored into the sound of a city exploded due to corruption and negligence? Beirut and Beyond’s director Amani Semaan joins DanDana’s Christina Hazboun in an intimate, deep and honest conversation about the music scene in Beirut and the latest Beirut 20/21 compilation. With an experience spanning a decade in the music scene in West Asia and North Africa, Amani Semaan recalls the events of the October Revolution, the exceptional, homegrown edition of Beirut and Beyond’s showcase festival in February 2020 and takes listeners through the last twelve months on the music scene in Lebanon. From an intersectional socio-political and mainly musical perspective, you will hear about Beirut’s indie scene and how a whole community of artists, festivals and cultural operators came t
06/08/20211 hour 4 minutes 39 seconds
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Panjab In My Eye // Episode 13

Panj Daryavaan Da Bass - Bass of the 5 Rivers @msb._____
17/07/20211 hour 21 minutes 55 seconds
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Antimicrobial Resistance & Wildlife in Sri Lanka

This podcast series will explore various potential channels of AMR spread in Sri Lanka with the focus on wildlife, socio-economic drivers and culture, based on the findings from our latest research projects.
12/07/202111 minutes 30 seconds
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Global Digital Futures: Online Activism & Digital Freedom

This week, we are speaking to Bhavjit Singh, the founder of the Twitter account @Tractor2twitr. The account was set up to support the Indian Farmers’ Protests and counter the narrative being promoted by the mainstream media and the IT cells of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party led by President Narendra Modi. It currently has over 50,000 followers and is run by several hundred volunteers across the globe. Host & Producer: Chipo Mapondera Researcher: Eliza Bacon Editor: Deirbhile Ní Bhranáin Sound Engineer: Fungai Nengare Theme Music: Anna De Mutiis Discover more about this interview on our website here: https://www.globaldigitalfutures.com/episode-26-tractor2twitr-online-activism Twitter: @global_futures Instagram: @global_futures YouTube: https://bit.ly/3jDIpNp Subscribe to our newsletter on Substack: https://globaldigitalfutures.substack.com/welcome
07/07/202140 minutes 48 seconds
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Global Digital Futures: Extreme Speech & Content Moderation Online

This week we are joined by Dr. Matti Pohjonen to speak about Extreme Speech & Content Moderation Online. For the past 10 years, Matti has developed critical-comparative research approaches for understanding digital cultures globally. This has included work on international news and blogging in India, mobile technology in East Africa, and exploring new methods in “big data” analysis and artificial intelligence for digital media research. Matti has taught at SOAS in Global Media & Post National Communication; he is now a researcher at the University of Helsinki where he is working on global and comparative dimensions of platform accountability. Host & Producer: Chipo Mapondera Researcher: Eliza Bacon Editor: Deirbhile Ní Bhranáin Sound Engineer: Fungai Nengare Theme Music: Anna De Mutiis Discover more about this interview on our website here: https://www.globaldigitalfutures.com/extreme-speech-online Twitter: @global_futures Instagram: @global_futures Subscribe to our newsletter on Su
24/06/202138 minutes 36 seconds
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Sound & Colour: Onda de verão

In this follow-up to the Standing in the Sun episode, Paolo invites you to listen to a few more songs evoking the feeling of a sunny afternoon. The name of the episode is inspired by the wonderful song Onda (which means wave in Portuguese) of the amazing Brazilian musician Cassiano. Verão means summer in Portuguese, and so the title is "summer wave". In addition to referencing one of Brazil's greats in its title, this episode focuses mostly on the country's funk and soul scene from the 70s onwards with some intermissions from Rwanda, France and New York.
21/06/202144 minutes 10 seconds
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Research Forum: Green Parties in Taiwan w/ Dafydd Fell

Dr Dafydd Fell is a Reader in Comparative Politics in our Department of Politics and International Studies, as well as Director of the SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies. A link to his new book, Taiwan's Green Parties, can be found here: https://www.routledge.com/Taiwans-Green-Parties-Alternative-Politics-in-Taiwan/Fell/p/book/9780367650315 He is interviewed by Leon Kunz, a PhD candidate in our Department of Politics and International Studies. Staff profiles: Dafydd Fell: https://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff30933.php Leon Kunz: https://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff135860.php
17/06/20211 hour 2 minutes 33 seconds
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Bollo Speaks Episode 8 - Lockdown

Bollo Speaks is a collaboration between the SOAS Access, Participation and Student Success team, and community partner Bollo Brook Youth Centre. Each episode is created entirely by the young people, with conversations around Identity, perception and more, soundtracked by their own music, recorded at Bollo Brook's in-house studio. In this episode, the young people of Bollo Brook discuss their experience of the lockdowns over the past year. Listen on Spotify and Apple Podcasts: anchor.fm/soasapss
15/06/202130 minutes 45 seconds
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Global DIgital Futures: Social Transgressions & the Digital Influencer Trajectory in Brazil

This week we are joined by Thaysa Costa do Nascimento to speak about Social Transgressions & the Digital Influencer Trajectory in Brazil. Thaysa is a Doctoral student in Business Administration at COPPEAD Graduate School of Business of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Her phD research focuses on influencers and branding within the theme of consumer behavior focused on culture and consumption. She also works as a researcher at COPPEAD Center for Consumer Studies at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, working on topics related to digital influencers, social media, human brands and consumer communities. Additionally, she holds a Bachelor in Defense and International Strategic Management. Host & Producer: Chipo Mapondera Researcher: Deirbhile Ní Bhranáin Editor: Eliza Bacon Sound Engineer: Fungai Nengare Theme Music: Anna De Mutiis Discover more about this interview on our website https://www.globaldigitalfutures.com/episode-24-social-media-influencers-brazil. Substack ne
09/06/202130 minutes 34 seconds
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Global Digital Futures: Social Media & the Changing Election Landscape in Zimbabwe

This week we are speaking to Dr. Admire Mare on Social Media & the Changing Election Landscape in Zimbabwe. Dr. Mare is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Communication at the Namibia University of Science and Technology, Windhoek, Namibia. He is also a Senior Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg’s Faculty of Humanities. His research interests include analyzing the complex intersection between technology and society, people-centred social policies in the global South, digital journalism, social media and politics, media and democracy, media and conflict and the role of artificial intelligence in changing African newsrooms. He currently leads the international research project Social Media, Misinformation and Elections in Kenya and Zimbabwe (SoMeKeZi) funded by the Social Science Research Council (2019-2021). He is a member of the Africa Media Salon and serves on the editorial boards of Digital Journalism, African Journalism Studies and Communicare. Host & Producer: C
26/05/202132 minutes 4 seconds
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Global Digital Futures: Truth, Information & Synthetic Realities in Sri Lanka

This week, we are speaking to Craig Ryder, a PhD researcher at SOAS, University of London on Truth, Information & Synthetic Realities in Sri Lanka. Craig is a digital anthropologist concerned with disinformation, social media and the nascent technology of synthetic media. Building on his journalism experience in Sri Lanka, Craig’s PhD research looks to not only understand the impact of fake news on democracy but how communities are mitigating its effect. Host & Producer: Chipo Mapondera Editor: Eliza Bacon Sound Engineer: Fungai Nengare Theme Music: Anna De Mutiis Discover more about this interview on our website: https://www.globaldigitalfutures.com/episode-22-deep-fakes Substack newsletter: https://globaldigitalfutures.substack.com/welcome Twitter: @global_futures Instagram: @global_futures
12/05/202120 minutes 48 seconds
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Radio Research Forum: Decolonising Fiction: Islamic Identities

In this episode, SOAS' Amina Yaqin, reader in postcolonial literature, and Naomi Foyle, author of the Gaia Chronicles, discuss working together to facilitate decolonised representations of Muslims, particularly women, in Western fiction and culture. They are interviewed by Professor Alison Scott Baumann. Amina: https://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff32041.php Naomi: https://www.naomifoyle.com/about/ Alison: https://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff105767.php
30/04/202146 minutes 19 seconds
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Radio Research Forum: Lessons from our Deepening Democracy Project

Emma Crewe, Richard Axelby and Beth Worku-Dix reflect on their Deepening Democracy Project, which has focused particularly on politically fragile countries through the creation of the Global Research Network on Parliaments and People. Undertaken in collaboration with the Forum for Social Studies (Addis) and Enlightened Myanmar Research Foundation (Yangon), the research has been supported by the Global Challenges Research Fund through the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The discussion will be moderated by Dr Benjamin Bowles. Emma Crewe: https://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff44316.php Richard Axelby: https://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff45954.php Beth Worku-Dix: https://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff123425.php Benjamin Bowles: https://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff125345.php
20/04/202152 minutes 12 seconds
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Bollo Speaks Episode 7 - Our Planet, Our Future?

Bollo Speaks is a collaboration between the SOAS Access, Participation and Student Success team, and community partner Bollo Brook Youth Centre. Each episode is created entirely by the young people, with conversations around Identity, perception and more, soundtracked by their own music, recorded at Bollo Brook's in-house studio. In this episode, the young people of Bollo Brook discuss the climate emergency, protest movements and equality in the future. Listen on Spotify and Apple Podcasts: https://anchor.fm/soasapss
13/04/202130 minutes
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SOAS Leads the Conversation: COVID-19 in UK Jewish Communities

In this episode we were fortunate to have Catherine Hezser, professor of Jewish Studies at SOAS, lead an episode discussing Jews and Coronavirus. She will be talking to Dr. Daniel Staetsky, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Jewish Policy Research, Dr. Keith Kahn Harris, Senior Lecturer and course team leader at Leo Baeck College, and Dr Michael Marks, Associate Professor at the London School of Hygiene and tropical medicine. We will also be joined by Mr Eli Spitzer, headmaster at the Talmud Torah Tiferes Shlomo boys’ school , an Orthodox school in North London. They discuss how Jewish communities have fared during lockdowns, the health and social impacts of Covid on these communities, and the response to vaccinations.
30/03/202147 minutes 24 seconds
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That's the Spirit! Behind the Scenes

In this very special Behind the Scenes episode of 'That's the Spirit', Maliha Shoaib, Abdul Basit and Louisa Johnson talk all about the value of student journalism, and how we structure the Spirit. If you are an aspiring journalist looking for tips and advice on how to break into the industry, or perhaps an external student wondering how to set up your own uni publication - this is the episode for you! We also interview various team members about what it is like to work on the mechanics of a publication, including: Frances (Pickle) Howe, Lara Gibbs, Adela Begum, Anneka Shah, Annie Loduca and Deniz Demirag. Our original music in this episode is by the amazing, Dafydd Vaid! The editing is by Louisa Johnson and Maliha Shoaib
30/03/202134 minutes 48 seconds
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Thats the Spirit! Issue #16

In the latest episode of ‘That’s the Spirit’, the Spirit editorial team of 20/21 sit down to talk through Issue 16. Our final issue of the academic year, this one is our biggest and best yet! In this episode, Maliha Shoaib, Abdul Basit and Louisa Johnson interview National News Editor, Josh Mock, and Culture Editor, Lizzy Edwards, about the many articles in their sections. Maliha, Basit and Louisa also discuss the WTFees campaign at SOAS; squash the rumours about a UCL takeover; share their dismay at the recent spike in anti-Asian racism; reveal their favourite reviews and creative submissions; and speak about the correlation between Manchester United stocks and key COVID-related dates. Check it out! *CONTENT WARNING: mentions of anti-Black and anti-Asian racism, and sexual and gender-based violence*
22/03/202135 minutes 29 seconds
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Radio Research Forum: Out Of Time w/ Rahul Rao

The SOAS Radio Research Forum is a vehicle for us to promote SOAS research projects. Through quality audio content with the expertise of SOAS Radio, the podcast will facilitate discussions around our academics' collaborative research, including partners and other stakeholders, and impact. For more information about Rahul: https://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff50829.php For more information about Sian: https://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff31080.php
15/03/20211 hour 5 minutes 21 seconds
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Sound & Colour: Standing in the Sun

A selection of songs to bridge the last cold and grey weeks before the beginning of spring and hopefully find their way into your sunny days playlists.
05/03/202144 minutes 8 seconds
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SOAS Leads the Conversation: Islamophobia in UK Institutions

This two-part episode looks at issues of Islamophobia on university campuses, in the media and across political institutions. I was fortunate to be able to speak to Professor Alison Scott-Baumann (SOAS) and Professor Mathew Guest (Durham University) about their Islam on Campus research. My colleague Dr Rob Faure Walker had an engaging discussion with Zeeshan Ali from MEND, and Richard McNeil-Wilson from the European University Institute in Florence. Alison and Mathew's research iCoP initiative MEND European University Institute
26/02/202157 minutes 56 seconds
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Panjab In My Eye // Episode 12

Back by popular demand, Panjabi In My Eye Episode 12. Giving exposure to some recent and not so recent releases, flips and mixes. Featuring artists such as Straight Bank and CheemaBeatz amongst others. Indian farmers sit steadfast at Delhi against the centre in opposition to the three farm acts passed by the Parliament of India. This episode is published on the 140th birthday of Chacha Ajit Singh (23-Feb-1881), anti-colonial steppa and uncle of Bhagat Singh, who led the 'Pagri Sambhal Jatta' movement against the British anti-farmer 'Punjab Colonisation Act' 1906. 'Pagri Sambhal Jatta', a song by Banke Daya, has been embedded in the Panjabi psyche as a chant of resistance. The ballad has made a comeback over a century later at the current farmer protests at the borders of Delhi. Panjab, Panjabi, Panjabiyat. Standing with Indian farmers. Kisaan Majdoor Ekta Zindabad #Panjabinmyeye #soasradio
23/02/202128 minutes 2 seconds
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Global Sports Conversations - Interview with Andrew Hunter

In this interview with CISD Master's Students Itoro-Abasi and Phebeana, Andrew Hunter gives an insight into his time at Port Adelaide Australian Rules Football Club, his current responsibilities & projects at Minderoo Foundation, and graciously exposes us to the inner workings of sports diplomacy and Australian bi-lateral relations.
18/02/202129 minutes 55 seconds
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Bollo Speaks Episode 6 - Money

Bollo Speaks is a collaboration between the SOAS Access, Participation and Student Success team, and community partner Bollo Brook Youth Centre. Each episode is created entirely by the young people, with conversations around Identity, perception and more, soundtracked by their own music, recorded at Bollo Brook's in-house studio. This episode is about money and what it means to some of the young people of Bollo. Listen on Spotify and Apple Podcasts: https://anchor.fm/soasapss
09/02/202130 minutes 5 seconds
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That's The Spirit! Issue #15

We're back with a new episode of That's the Spirit. In this episode, the Spirit Senior Editorial Team takes you through our favourite articles of Issue #15. We discussed an exclusive interview with SOAS' new Director, Professor Adam Habib, and recapped his future plans for the university. We went over our International news section, and shared our thoughts on the tragic death of Mohamud Mohammed Hassan following a night in police custody. We also reflected on the ten year anniversary of the Arab Spring, and then moved on to discuss an exciting new photo essay we have in our Features section. Finally, we gave a scathing review of the new Netflix series, Bridgerton, and concluded with conversation about the gender politics of female surfing. We also interviewed two of our Section Editors to get the scoop for this month, so be sure to give this a listen!
08/02/202128 minutes 56 seconds
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DanDana Episode #18 with Rasha Nahas

On top of the high mountains of Haifa, by the Mediterranean sea there lies a vibrant scene of Palestinian music, from which singer songwriter Rasha Nahas emerged. With her guitar and poetic voice, Rasha’s music talks about the personal, political, space, movement and emotions. On the eve before the release of Rasha Nahas’ debut album, DanDana host and producer Christina Hazboun delves with Rasha Nahas into the music scene in Haifa, what tunes inspired her and what magical ingredients Rasha has sprinkled into her debut album Desert.
02/02/202155 minutes 36 seconds
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SOAS Leads the Conversation: Brexit & Borders

This episode is a discussion with SOAS Dr Paolo Novak on the topic of Brexit and Borders, where he talks about border management, sovereignty, citizenship and trade deals. Find out more about Paolo: https://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff31531.php "Back to Borders": https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/22391/
27/01/202134 minutes 8 seconds
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SOAS Leads the Conversation: What will a Biden Presidency mean for the US and for the wider world?

SOAS Leads the Conversation is a new podcast which aims to generate interest around SOAS' research expertise, and to provide the opportunity for SOAS academics, professional services staff, students and our wider community to come together to discuss current affairs. It is a collaborative effort between SOAS and SOAS Radio, co-produced by Fredrik Molin (Station Manager at SOAS Radio) and Katie O'Reilly Boyles (from Research, Enterprise and Knowledge Exchange), who are also both SOAS alumni.
18/01/202135 minutes 41 seconds
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Sound & Colour: Guesting w/ Yara Eid

Guest host Yara Eid takes us through some tracks from her childhood in Gaza, Palestine as well as some of her more recent musical discoveries. @eid_yara
16/01/202151 minutes 10 seconds
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SOAS Students Union Podcast: Meet the Governance, Communication & Sustainability Coordinator

SOAS Students Union Podcast: Meet the Governance, Communication & Sustainability Coordinator by SOAS Radio
04/01/202128 minutes 18 seconds
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That's The Spirit Podcast - Issue #14

That’s the Spirit Podcast is back! In this episode, the Spirit Senior Editorial Team sat down and went through our favourite articles of Issue #14. We discussed the importance of our SOAS News section, the interactive word search and linguistic puzzle in Features, the protests in Poland, the surprise we felt at the racist responses to the Sainsbury’s Christmas ad and the political nature of our Sports and Societies section. We also interviewed three of our Section Editors to get the scoop for this month, so check it out!
07/12/202026 minutes 36 seconds
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Bollo Speaks Episode 5 - Home

Bollo Speaks is a collaboration between the SOAS Access, Participation and Student Success team, and community partner Bollo Brook Youth Centre. Each episode is created entirely by the young people, with conversations around Identity, perception and more, soundtracked by their own music, recorded at Bollo Brook's in-house studio. This episode is about the concept of Home and what it means to some of the young people of Bollo. Listen on Spotify and Apple Podcasts: https://anchor.fm/soasapss
03/12/202030 minutes
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SOAS Black History Month Podcast: Episode 3 with Chidi Nmaju

The journey of an academic is often a difficult, but interesting one. From consulting on international policies, to being a mentor. Chidi Nmaju highlights the importance of being flexible as an academic and what it means to be part of the SOAS community.
23/11/202039 minutes 19 seconds
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SOAS Festival of Ideas Podcast: The Decolonising Debate

The SOAS Festival of Ideas has a principle aim of fostering research synergies and enabling cross-disciplinary conversations within SOAS and throughout higher education in the West. The festival will celebrate and be shaped around the core theme of ‘decolonising knowledge’. At the heart of the Festival of Ideas is meant to be a debate. We have invited four speakers (Professors Margo Okazawa-Rey, and Yamila Hussein-Shannan and ‘FOR’ decolonising-- with a special message from Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith. Dr Kehinde Andrews and Dr Brian Alleyne ‘AGAINST’ decolonising higher education). This Oxford-style debate considers our location ‘in the heart of Britain post-Brexit in this period of late-capitalism to ask the burning question, Should we decolonise higher education?’ Some of the themes our speakers will consider for the debate are: What is the meaning of decolonisation? Why do we need to decolonise? Whose history matters and why? What are the structures that impede us? Is there a d
13/11/20201 hour 53 minutes 14 seconds
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Panjab In My Eye // Episode 11

Alternative Panjabi, Desi Ambience and New Wave Panjabi Beats. Conversation and introspection with Seattle based cross genre and multilingual artist Ron Sidhu who speaks about his recent releases, his family and his journey from producer to vocal artist @ronsidhu #PanjabInMyEye @msb._____
07/11/20201 hour 36 minutes 22 seconds
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Risk Reduction as Anti-Corruption To Power Up The Electricity Sector

De-risking solutions to take on electricity corruption explained: Mushtaq Khan; Pallavi Roy; Neil McCulloch and Muzna Al-Masri in conversation with Sophie Van Huellen unpack the complex story of corruption in the electricity sector in Bangladesh, Nigeria and Lebanon.
06/11/202052 minutes 7 seconds
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Global Sports Conversations: Activist Athletes and Hoops Diplomacy With Katia Foucade-Hoard

In our next episode of Global Sport Conversations, Dr Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff speaks with Katia Foucade-Hoard, a sports PR expert and former professional, Team France, and NCAA University of Washington basketball player, on the ways her Franco-American experience and basketball diplomacy shape her anti-racism activism.
02/11/202018 minutes 49 seconds
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W/msb - 3

W/msb Episode 3. Finding the vibe and prescribing it.. a transcendent experience. A mellow yet thorough mix of beats and flips with artists such as Kwollem, TEK.LUN and aywy. Cover artwork by: @_mannmehndi
30/10/202040 minutes 18 seconds
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Global Digital Futures: Media Spectacle & Democracy in the Philippines

This week, we are speaking to the esteemed journalist Veronica Pedrosa on Media Spectacle & Democracy in the Philippines. Veronica is an award-winning presenter with experience in news reporting, production and presenting. As a journalist she has worked at Al Jazeera English, CNN International, BBC World News, and BBC World Service. With her deep knowledge about global issues, Veronica has been invited to moderate panel discussions by the United Nations, the Red Cross Movement, and the European Union. She is also an experienced communications consultant for humanitarian organisations in emergency situations.
29/10/202027 minutes 13 seconds
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Charkha Discs 6: Still Happened

Music for a Micro-chip found in Amber. A sonic timestamp of f lo a t i n g soundscapes from 2020 and 2019. At times communicating weariness, at others reverence. Just as the amber does, the current situation magnifies. In turns, we are engulfed by the importance of each second and each decision. But trepidation breeds inaction. Let go of that Beta-Blocker. Choose ur painting music carefully. 2020 happened to all of us. It made plain all of the things still happening. It made still happen. Starting off with a new one from Anna Roxanne, our ears follow the audio environments as they chug along through different landscapes. Past Wilson Tanners' Antipodean canals; over Nailah Hunter's blue-toned, dewy early-morning mountain; through KMRU's chattering Nairobi market. As our journey heads into the night, its surroundings turn baroque. Pianos and cellos hit against sub-base and digital gurgles. We step into John Carrol Kirby's living room and feel the dormant threat of Anthony Joshu
24/10/20201 hour 20 minutes 22 seconds
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SOAS Black History Month: Episode 2 with Ida Hadjivayanis

For Black History Month, this podcast series explores the research journeys of black academics at SOAS to tease out what has enabled them to succeed. We will be exploring their realistic but also inspiring careers and how they contribute to the SOAS community and student development to inspire students at all stages to think about becoming academics. In this episode we speak to Dr da Hadjivayanis about her academic career and translation work.
23/10/202025 minutes 35 seconds
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SOAS Students Union Podcast: Meet the Representation & Research Coordinator

Join Lucia Kula as she speaks to Antonia Bright, the SOAS SU Representation & Research Coordinator about her experiences at SOAS as well as what it's like being a student representative.
23/10/202038 minutes 45 seconds
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Panjab In My Eye // Episode 9

Bass culture and folk Panjyaab, satisfying your soul. Delivering mighty sounds to drive your emotions, Panjabi style. Standing for Panjab and Panjabiyat against the mass privatization of the agricultural industry. "If you go to Pardes, dont ever forget your Des, your Boli, and your Bhes”, Malkit Singh. Panjab In My Eye Episode 9, featuring artists such as Jass Bajwa, Sabi Bhinder and Badd Company amongst others. DM for music conversation, translations, requests and shout outs Image: The Late Idu Sharif (Folk Music & Musical Instruments of Punjab: From Mustard Fields to Disco Lights, Alka Pande, 1999), a Sufi Dhadi from the great Idu Clan, who sang Heer to ailing animals, contented Panjabi souls with his powerful folk delivery and kept Panjabi cultural heritage alive #PanjabInMyEye @msb._____
19/10/20201 hour 8 seconds
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Global Digital Futures: What AI Told Us About COVID-19

This week, we are speaking to Quilt.AI Founder and Chief Product Officer, Dr. Angad Chowdhry on What AI Told Us About COVID-19. Quilt.AI describe the internet as “a repository of human behaviour, opinions, preferences, and social interactions.” Their team of Anthropologists, semioticians, designers, engineers, data scientists and mathematicians are using these digital fragments to understand people and culture at scale. They have been doing some fascinating work, including research on child protection and suicide, and launching their climate change dashboard! We discuss their research on how COVID-19 has impacted human behaviours.
19/10/202030 minutes 42 seconds
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Sound & Colour - Desktop Skylines

Inspired by the seemingly endless screentime of online classes. 'Desktop Skylines' is a mix of electronic tracks, some chat, and potentially inspiration (?). Ft. words from T Joutsikoski & B Dawson. Link our instagram @sound_and.colour for tacklists :)
16/10/202035 minutes 4 seconds
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SOAS Festival of Ideas Podcast: Decolonizing Education in Southeast Asia with Farish A. Noor

SOAS Festival of Ideas Podcast: Decolonizing Education in Southeast Asia with Farish A. Noor by SOAS Radio
14/10/202037 minutes 28 seconds
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SOAS Festival of Ideas Podcast: Decolonizing Education with Eleanor Newbigin

SOAS Festival of Ideas Podcast: Decolonizing Education with Eleanor Newbigin by SOAS Radio
14/10/202037 minutes 7 seconds
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SOAS Festival Of Ideas Podcast: Decolonizing Knowledge with Amina Yaqin

Join Myriam François as she speaks to the Director of the Festival, Amina Yaqin on decolonizing knowledge ahead of the SOAS Virtual Festival of Ideas. Find out more about the festival here: https://www.soas.ac.uk/fest-ideas/
14/10/202039 minutes 37 seconds
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SOAS Black History Month 2020: Episode 1 with Dr Althea-Maria Riva

For Black History Month, this podcast series explores the research journeys of black academics at SOAS to tease out what has enabled them to succeed. We will be exploring their realistic but also inspiring careers and how they contribute to the SOAS community and student development to inspire students at all stages to think about becoming academics. In this episode we speak to Dr Althea-Maria Rivas about her career as well as the initiatives she's involved with at SOAS. Students interested in the The Ebony Initiative - Black Students Research Pathway Programme or the BAME Students Decolonial Feminist Reading Group should contact Althea at: [email protected]. You can get in touch with Lucia at: [email protected]
13/10/202027 minutes 49 seconds
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Panjab In My Eye // Episode 8

UKGP, Panjabi Rhythms and des Panjab classics. Panjab In My Eye Episode 8 features Rosleen Sandlas, Shooter Kahlon and RDB amongst others. #PanjabInMyEye @msb._____
12/10/202048 minutes 39 seconds
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SOAS Students Union Podcast: Meet the Sabbatical Officers

Meet the new SOAS Sabbatical Officers as they welcome you to SOAS!
28/09/202037 minutes 56 seconds
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SOAS Students Union Podcast: Meet the Student Advice contacts

Join Lucia Kula & Susanna Momtazuddin as they talk you through what support and advice you can receive from the SOAS SU as well as provide tips for studying remotely. Further reading: https://www.soas.ac.uk/studentadviceandwellbeing/ https://www.soas.ac.uk/studentadviceandwellbeing/students/money/hardship-funds/ ​ https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/ https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/may/01/knuckling-down-in-lockdown-how-to-stay-motivated-while-studying-at-home
28/09/202028 minutes 43 seconds
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Sound & Colour - Roast & Ground Mix // Strength No. 4

A rich, full bodied bassy mix with powerful vocal aromas, hints of ripened rhythms with a light sent of acidity. Once opened, keep in original packaging, receal pack and consume within 2 weeks. Ft Recipe from Belle's Kitchen
28/09/202037 minutes 19 seconds
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The World Made Easy: Episode 2 - Youth Stop Aids (With Georgie Wallis and Alex Causton-Ronaldson)

In today's episode, I sat down with Georgie Wallis and Alex Causton-Ronaldson, who are campaigners with the Youth Stop Aids Movement. Youth Stop Aids are a youth-led movement campaigning for a world without AIDS. Their network of young people across the UK speak out, take creative action and engage those in power to ensure that governments, global institutions and corporations are committed to ending AIDS by 2030. We discussed the HIV/AIDS pandemic, global health inequalities, and what governments need to do to end HIV/AIDS by 2030. Free music for non-comercial use from www.fesliyanstudios.com Resources Youth Stop Aids: http://youthstopaids.org/ Stop Aids: https://stopaids.org.uk/ Terrence Higgins Trust: https://www.tht.org.uk/ Aidsmap: https://www.aidsmap.com/
28/09/202042 minutes
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Panjab In My Eye // Episode 7

Panjabi Rhythms, Panjabi Beats, Panjabi Soul, Panjabi Bass. Episode 7 of Panjab In My Eye has a smooth and regenerative vibe featuring artists such as DJ Stin, DJ HMD and Robin Sekhon. @msb._____#Panjabinmyeye
26/09/202032 minutes 16 seconds
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Global Digital Futures: Online Influencers & Irregular Migration in North Africa

This week we are joined by Amine Ghoulidi to speak about Online Influencers & Irregular Migration in North Africa. Amine is a researcher at King’s College London currently focusing on European security. A career political risk consultant, Amine advises leading multinational corporations on reputational and security risks particularly linked to their operations in Africa and the Middle East. He was previously part of PwC’s Strategic Threat Management team based in Washington, DC where he assisted Fortune 500 companies in assessing business risks across various industries and jurisdictions. He has served as a senior adviser to leading international NGOs working to prevent and counter violent extremism in North Africa and the Middle East. Amine is a Fulbright Scholar and has Master’s degrees in geopolitics and conflict analysis from King’s College London and the American University in Washington, DC, respectively.
23/09/202030 minutes 23 seconds
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Bollo Speaks Episode 4 - Love

Bollo Speaks is a collaboration between the Widening Participation department and community partner Bollo Brook Youth Centre. Each episode is created entirely by the young people, with conversations around Identity, perception and more, soundtracked by their own music, recorded at Bollo Brook's in-house studio. This episode is about love.
23/09/202030 minutes 1 second
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Panjab In My Eye // Episode 6

Panj Dariyaavan Da Bass (Bass of the Five Rivers) - Cultural Ambience and Panjabi Identity through an eclectic mix of Panjabi folk, transcultural sound aesthetics and modern Panjabi expression through music. Episode 6 features Adphetti, Sukha 12 Gej and SP Mangat amongst others. @msb._____ #panjabinmyeye
19/09/202057 minutes 25 seconds
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Global Digital Futures: Designing Chatbots for Social Development

This week we are joined by Isabelle Amazon-Brown to speak about Designing Chatbots for Social Development. With ten years experience in 'mobiles for development', working on projects funded by UNICEF, DfID, USAID and the World Bank. She started out running and designing feature-phone friendly mobile sites, but in the past few years has been working on chatbots. She's “passionately jaded” about digital development, having seen more projects “fail” than succeed, but still believes in the transformative potential of mobile, if initiatives are designed and developed using the right methodologies, and as part of a considered ecosystem which leverages both traditional and digital approaches.
10/09/202035 minutes 56 seconds
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The World Made Easy: Episode 1 - WASH for International Development (With Prof. Barbara Evans)

"WASH is the collective term for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. Due to their interdependent nature, these three core issues are grouped together to represent a growing sector. While each a separate field of work, each is dependent on the presence of the other. For example, without toilets, water sources become contaminated; without clean water, basic hygiene practices are not possible." (Unicef Website) Today’s guest is Professor Barbara Evans, who holds the chair in Public Health Engineering in the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Leeds. Her research activities centre on sanitation, hygiene and water services in the global south. Barbara has travelled widely, lived for many years in South Asia, and has worked in over twenty countries. She is active in the global international development arena and is a member of the Strategic Advisory Group of the Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation which reports progress against the Sustainable Development G
02/09/202034 minutes 15 seconds
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Global Digital Futures: The Politics of Language Online

This week, we are speaking to Marie Thaut on The Politics of Language Online. There are more than 7,000 languages on Earth, yet half of the world’s 7.6 billion people speak just 24 of them, and 95 percent speak just 400 of them. That leaves five percent of the global population spread across 6,600 different languages, hundreds of them now spoken by less than ten people. Marie is doing an MA in Language Documentation and Description and has completed a BA in Language Sciences at the Université Lumière Lyon II and Bachelor degrees in South Asian Studies & Urdu, and Teaching French as a Foreign Language, both at INALCO, the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilisations in France. Marie is also the Project Manager of the Sylheti Project at SOAS University of London, which started as a group of students interested in documenting the Sylheti language as spoken by the various generations of members of a local community in the London Borough of Camden.
28/08/202032 minutes 6 seconds
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DanDana Episode 16 | Black Music Matters

In light of the multiple events that have swept the globe this year, DanDana team decided to reflect on some of the music that matters. As protests highlighting the importance of black lives after the brutal killings of George Floyd and Brayonna Taylor and the rise of the decentralized Black Lives Matter movement, we felt the urge to shine a light on the rich musical heritage of black people in the region from Andalusia to Mongolia and from Yemen to Anatolia. In this episode we dug deep into the musical heritage of the region, and discussed the music produced by some prominent figures on the music scenes like Hamza El Din, Ali Hassan Kuban or Sitti Bent Saad, to more forgotten names like Dahi Ben Elwalid, Asmar Omar and Aster Aweke. All of these wonderful singers and musicians have captured parts of their struggle and the oppression they have undergone in their melodies and lyrics. From Ethiopia to Djibouti, Zanzibar to Bahrain, these works stand as an acoustic testimony to injusti
20/08/20201 hour 36 minutes 22 seconds
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Panjab In My Eye // Episode 5

“Sounds of the Wickedest”, Panjab In My Eye Episode 5 with that Panjabi sound therapy. Investigating Panjabi emotions, the experience of partition on the sounds of the Panjyaab and as always, the ‘Panjabi linear’. Takhat Hazara to Canada, Mehndipur to Birmingham (B21), 1947 to 2020. From Mustard Fields to Disco Lights (Alka Pande). Featured artists include Gitaz Bindrakhia, Surinder Rattan, Himmat Sandhu, Hans Mann and PHANTØM. *Note to Panjabi and non-Panjabi speaking listeners: feel free to DM regarding translations, feedback and music discourse @msb._____ #panjabinmyeye
16/08/202050 minutes 52 seconds
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Global Digital Futures: Landscapes of Journalistic Practice in the Middle East

This week we are joined by Aida Al-Kaisy to speak about Landscapes of Journalistic Practice in the Middle East. Aida is a Media Reform Advisor and has worked extensively on media development projects across the MENA region including in Iraq, Palestine and Jordan. She is currently working on a number of projects, focusing on issues related to youth engagement in media, media in conflict, social cohesion and the media and the development of independent media platforms in MENA amongst other things. She is completing a PhD at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, where she also teaches on a part-time basis, on media in conflict, using Iraq as a case study. Aida is also the programme consultant for the Ethical Journalism Network and a keen promoter of ethical values in journalistic practice and media governance.
13/08/202032 minutes 7 seconds
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Bollo Speaks Episode 3 - The Broken Social Contract

Bollo Speaks is a collaboration between the Widening Participation department and community partner Bollo Brook Youth Centre. Each episode is created entirely by the young people, with conversations around Identity, perception and more, soundtracked by their own music, recorded at Bollo Brook's in-house studio.
13/08/202030 minutes
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Panjab In My Eye // Episode 4

Episode 4 of Panjab In My Eye, old school panjabi sound therapy and investigating the raw Panjabiyat in new school modes of music making & mixing. Featuring Superj4tt, Bally Sagoo and the Hunterz @msb._____ #Panjabinmyeye
21/07/20201 hour 13 minutes 50 seconds
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Professor Playlist: Stephen Chan

Miia Laine speaks to Stephen Chan about occupying the US consulate, being involved with booking Led Zeppelin, learning how to observe an election and his academic career. Learn more about Stephen: http://www.stephen-chan.com/
16/07/202045 minutes
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Noah gets educated on millennial Culture

Welcome back! On today's episode, Noah's brothers (who are internet bangouts) update his terminology book. There are many new terms and phrases which our generation utilise in explaining new shifts in culture, and today we decided to focus on terms used in Gender, Sexuality and a few others you might find interesting. Disclaimer: This hasn't been created to alienate or offend. We only deal with love over here. Song of the Week: Nissi- Judi (Spotify https://open.spotify.com/track/38gOyZatCJM3Sxqh1ifx7o)
07/07/202043 minutes 48 seconds
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Panjab In My Eye // Episode 3

Panjab In My Eye // Episode 3 by SOAS Radio
04/07/202051 minutes 50 seconds
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W/MSB Episode 2

Reflect, Relax and Regenerate. A journey of soothing beats to uplift your spirit and reenergise your week. Featuring artists such as Mansur Brown, Afta-1 and La Soülchyld amongst others. @ msb._____
01/07/202048 minutes 20 seconds
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Bollo Speaks Episode 2 - Inequality & Mental Wellbeing

Bollo Speaks is a collaboration between the Widening Participation department and community partner Bollo Brook Youth Centre. Each episode is created entirely by the young people, with conversations around Identity, perception and more, soundtracked by their own music, recorded at Bollo Brook's in-house studio. In episode 2, the young people discuss inequality and mental wellbeing.
25/06/202030 minutes
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Global Sports Conversations with Sean Cottrell

Dr J Simon Rofe & Sean Cottrell (lawinsport) in conversation concerning the legal implications of COVID19 for Sport, Lex Sportiva and Sports Law.
08/06/202058 minutes 12 seconds
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DanDana Episode 14 | Ambient Music from Greater MENA

The borders between genres such as ambient, drone, musique concrète, electro-acoustic and experimental music are blurry. Compositions sonically weave together soundscapes from natural and urban environments, recordings of instruments, voice, with synthesizers and electronics, creating immersive listening experiences which transcend linear narratives and instead invite us to discover novel notions of space and time. Join the usual sonic culprits Emily Sarsam, Yamen Makdad and Christina Hazboun in their aural exploration.
05/06/20201 hour 29 minutes 23 seconds
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CISD Afghanistan Strategic And Geopolitical Perspectives 12 March 2019

CISD Afghanistan Strategic And Geopolitical Perspectives 12 March 2019 by SOAS Radio
03/06/202050 minutes 34 seconds
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Panjab In My Eye // Episode 2

Manvir is back with this weeks mix of alt Panjabi hits
30/05/202050 minutes 28 seconds
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Bollo Speaks Episode 1 - Identity & Perception

Bollo Speaks is a collaboration between the SOAS Access, Participation and Student Success team, and community partner Bollo Brook Youth Centre. Each episode is created entirely by the young people, with conversations around Identity, perception and more, soundtracked by their own music, recorded at Bollo Brook's in-house studio.
20/05/202030 minutes 1 second
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Sound & Colour Ep 5.5: Astral Traveling

In this follow-up episode on the space theme, we explore music evoking contemplative spaciousness. Expect spiritual jazz from the 70s, sheets of sound and Afrofuturism.
18/05/20201 hour 6 minutes 44 seconds
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Charkha Discs 5: Face To Face

As we carry on face to face, even thru screens and windows, here are some sounds that calm and suppress. From artists who are always looking for new futures, creating sonic worlds where tactile instruments sound plastic, where machines mimic and replicate environmental fluidity and frailty. First 30 bubbles up gently, with contemporary artists Yu Su, D.K, DJ Wave dancing between conceptions of left-field and groove. Moving into a steady groove the sweet UK translation of street soul bangs against the shimmer and bubble of Japanese city pop. Eventually we are dropped at the feet of Taeko Ohnuki and Ichiko Hashimoto. 'Opening The Door Of The Heaven, There Overflowed The Orange Shine'.
13/05/20201 hour 59 minutes 59 seconds
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W/MSB- 1: PS, Floral. A Memory

Prepare to kick back with our new show Dj'd by the ever-talented Manvivr Brar. This week he brings you the best beats in R&b and Hip-Hop
11/05/20201 hour 11 minutes 22 seconds
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Sound & Colour Ep 5: Music in Space

To escape the boredom at home during the lockdown, Paolo invites you to a musical journey through the cosmos. Expect an eclectic mix of genres and spontaneous poetry.
08/05/202052 minutes 11 seconds
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DanDana Episode 13 | Resistance and Solidarity Pt. 2

Expanding on our first part of Ep. 13 Resistance and Solidarity, we carry on the path to explore intersectional and multifaceted forms of resistance to social injustice, wars, gender inequality and more. In this episode we immerse ourselves in music from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Armenia, Sudan, Tunisia and more. The music we explore is outside the usual media framing and we detangle the circumstances surrounding the songs of our revered musicians.
07/05/20201 hour 40 minutes 11 seconds
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Sound & Colour Ep 4.5: A Future Creator

In this unique episode, expect new releases interspersed by conversation with a guest musician on creating music during lockdown -features some hot takes on the current status of the gig economy.
01/05/202054 minutes 40 seconds
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Sound & Colour Ep 4.0: It's Not All Bad

In an attepmt to prove that it's not all doom and gloom, Matt takes you through some hot new releases. Expect a range of rhythms and references to the pandemic.
22/04/202034 minutes 37 seconds
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Graphic Details Episode 1 - Persepolis

Graphic Details explores the world of graphic novels and comics from Asia and Africa. In this first episode Indigo, Ayesha and Gaia will be discussing Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. They will look at the historical and political context and how that has shaped the story, as well as its literary and artistic styles.
20/04/202017 minutes 40 seconds
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Charkha Discs 4: Saga

An up-tempo mix of pop melodies and blissed-out, fuzzy earworms to accompany and sooth during this saga. A collection of personal favourite pick-me-ups filled with Joyful, bubbling synths and skittering drum patterns. For a moment when all our lives feel like one long Jim Jarmusch mood poem. Featuring 90s acid nostalgia from Andras, fourth-world infused tech-trance from Richard H. Kirk, and the best Bjork song you've never heard. 'I've been to the doctor, he says I'm alright'.
16/04/202059 minutes 55 seconds
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A Conversation with the Makers of Film Festival Film

A podcast focused on the provocative movie Film Festival Film with its co-directors Mpumelelo Mcata and Perivi Katjavivi, as well as film producer Anna Teeman, in conversation with Lindiwe Dovey and Caspar Melville (SOAS Centre for Creative Industries, Media, and Screen Studies). https://twitter.com/oldlocationfilm https://twitter.com/BLK_JKS https://twitter.com/AnnaTeeman https://twitter.com/screenworlds1 https://twitter.com/lindiwedovey https://twitter.com/CasparMelville
06/04/20201 hour 1 minute 12 seconds
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Cococnut Qawwali Episode 2: IKEA SHEETS

Episode 2 is here! In this episode, Zaynab takes us through some of the more contemporary renditions of Qawwali from popular Pakistani Dramas to the grooves of Nescafe Basement. For more of Sami Yusuf check Out his performances in the Dubai Opera House here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcd3gQz6UIU
04/04/202028 minutes 21 seconds
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SOAS World Languages Institute Podcast: Do you sign or do you speak?

In this episode, Saskia examines an often overlooked side of languages. British Sign Language is the first language of many deaf and hard of hearing people, and their children across the UK, and yet misconceptions and myths about sign languages are pervasive and most Linguistics courses do not include modules on them. This podcast explores some of those myths, looking at some areas of linguistic interest, in BSL and around the world. Diane Stoianov, a PhD student, and Bencie Woll, head of UCL’s DCAL (Deaf Cognition and Language Research Centre), share what they are working on, and what they most want people to know about the study of sign languages, including topics on conversation practice, the history of BSL, and how sign languages are structured. BSL is an official minority language in the UK, and in UNESCO’s International Year of Indigenous Languages it is important to remember that here in the UK we have 14 indigenous languages, and not all of them are spoken. This podcast was rec
01/04/202033 minutes 43 seconds
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Sound & Colour Ep 3.5: Lilac Orchids

A mixtape continuation of Ep 3 devoted to International Women's Day 2020. The official colour of IWD, purple, has been used throughout history to signify solidarity and resistance. This mixtape spans genres, generations and geography - Enjoy.  Shameless plug: For updates on future episodes along with tracklists, follow us on Instagram: @sound.and_colour
21/03/202040 minutes 10 seconds
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Professor Playlist: Paul Basu

Fred speaks to Paul Basu, Professor of Anthropology about the archive of Northcote Thomas and the ‘Museum Affordances / [Re:]Entanglements’ project he is leading. Tune in for 5 archival selections. https://re-entanglements.net/
19/03/202054 minutes 53 seconds
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Sound & Colour Ep 3: Heliotropics (International Women's Day)

An episode devoted to purple - the official colour of International Women's Day. Expect inspiring, genre defining female aritists from a range of decades. For tracklists, updates on future episodes and fresh tunes, catch our insta @sound.and_colour
08/03/20201 hour 7 minutes 30 seconds
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Sound & Colour Ep 2.5: Ultramarine

Join our relaxed ascent into the ultramarine with this layed back mixtape of tracks that didn't quite make it onto episode 2.
27/02/202028 minutes 4 seconds
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Digital Identity Systems: Great potential but let's not forget the risks

Digital identity systems: Great potential but let's not forget the risks. In conversation with Mushtaq Khan In our third podcast from the SOAS Anti-Corruption Evidence research consortium, Mushtaq Khan joins Agata Slota to explain why digital identity systems have been lauded for their potential to reduce fraud and improve the delivery of public services. But along with the benefits come risks, especially for the poor and marginalised.
27/02/202018 minutes 17 seconds
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Global Sports Conversations: Cricket Diplomacy

nother of our Global Sports Conversations with Amran Malik, Wicketz Development Office, Cricket East Lords Taverners & Dave Summers, Diverse Communities Officer Cricket East Lords Taverners.
24/02/202022 minutes 10 seconds
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That's the Spirit Podcast: Issue #11

This edition Syraat AL- Mustaqeem, Hana, and Maliha discuss topics of journalism, diversity, and representation in journalism, as well as some of their favourite articles from issue #11
19/02/202017 minutes
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Global Sports Conversations: Christa Pryor

In this Episode, Christa's prior talks about how sports is a "universal delivery system for joy" especially for young females around the world. Listen to how Christa and Lindsay break down the nuances of sports and it's impact on changing gender dynamics and perceptions when the opportunity to engage with them becomes more open to women.
17/02/202019 minutes 59 seconds
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SOAS World Languages Institute Podcast: Tongue tied – do you speak your mother's tongue?

Tongue tied – do you speak your mother's tongue? Kúnmi speaks to people who grew up with a home or family language different to a dominant societal one. Heritage speakers, as they're often called (who sometimes do not actually speak the language at all) feel a connection to the associated 'minority' culture which at times leads to complex relationship with the language. In the year of indigenous languages, this episode sought to ask what some people feel their indigenous language is. We heard from two languages (Yoruba and Spanish) and two generations to get their perspective on what it feels to be caught between two tongues. This podcast was recorded at SOAS Radio. Episode concept by Kúnmi Ọlá Music: Yellow Light District (ID 1135) Lobo Loco - www.musikbrause.de Creative Commons License (by-nc-nd) This podcast forms part of a series of four podcasts produced by the SOAS World Languages Institute celebrating UNESCO’s International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019.
10/02/20201 hour 34 minutes 36 seconds
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Sound & Colour Ep 2: Shades of Midnight

Join us on a journey into the ultramarine. This episode explores the sounds of midnight and the accompanying thoughts to this mysterious hour. Expect relaxing tones and badly pronounced names.
07/02/202058 minutes 14 seconds
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DanDana SPECIAL Ep 11 | Ammar 808

Out of the drawer of history, we summoned out an interview that DanDana co-hosts Christina Hazboun and Yamen Mekdad conducted in December 2018 with the prolific producer Ammar 808 before is performance at Café Oto. We spoke to Sofyan Ben Youssef about his work, production, electro-percussion and how the latest album Maghreb United with all its influences came into being. We also speak about cross border north African collaboration with Algerian Sofiane Saidi, Maroccan Mehdi Nassouli and Tunisian Cheb Hassen Tej From piles of hay to isolate sound to electricity cuts and local music in west Tunisia, dive with us into the story of music from North Africa.
06/02/202054 minutes 25 seconds
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Humanitarian Hub Podcast - Episode 6, Dr. Natalie Roberts

In the sixth episode of the humanitarian hub podcast, Tayba Ahmed talks with Dr Natalie Roberts about her role as head of emergencies with MSF. Dr Natalie draws our attention to the ongoing Ebola epidemic in the DRC, while also highlighting the cohort of actors involved in the work she does. More broadly, she shares her insights and predictions of the future landscape of humanitarianism and development from the perspective of a medical doctor. To access some of Natalie's previous blog posts and podcasts visit: blogs.msf.org/bloggers/natalie-roberts wemcast.podbean.com/e/natalie-rober…to-be-a-doctor/ This podcast is also available for downloads on Apple Podcasts. For more information about SOAS's new Msc programme: Humanitarian Action (online) visit: www.soas.ac.uk/development/prog-an-action-online/
06/02/202018 minutes 22 seconds
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Humanitarian Hub Podcast - Episode 5, Ellen Goodwin

In the fifth episode of the SOAS Humanitarian Hub Podcast, Jake Tacchi talks with Ellen Goodwin about her PhD research exploring the potentials of promoting local, inter-religious cooperation to build resilience in fragile contexts. Ellen is currently researching at SOAS, in conjunction with World Vision UK. We were able to explore various aspects of her expertise, and to talk more generally about the growing prominence of religion in humanitarian and development work. For more information about SOAS’s new MSc programme: Humanitarian Action (Online) visit: www.soas.ac.uk/development/progr…an-action-online/ Please do visit our blog for more research, current news and debates about humanitarianism: blogs.soas.ac.uk/humanitarian-hub/
06/02/202025 minutes 27 seconds
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Humanitarian Hub Podcast - Episode 4, Dr. Claudia Seymour

In the fourth episode of the SOAS Humanitarian Hub Podcast, Jake Tacchi talks with Dr. Claudia Seymour about her book: 'The Myth of International Protection, War and Survival in the Congo'. Dr. Seymour's book presents a highly engaging, and very readable, amalgamation of her own experiences working within the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)as a child protection adviser, alongside her subsequent PhD research. We discussed many themes that arose from the book, as well as the difficulties of moving between humanitarianism and academia. For more information about SOAS’s new MSc programme: Humanitarian Action (Online) visit: www.soas.ac.uk/development/progr…an-action-online/ Please do visit our blog for more research, current news and debates about humanitarianism: blogs.soas.ac.uk/humanitarian-hub/ Dr. Seymour's fascinating and highly accessible book is available for sale: www.ucpress.edu/book/978052029984…tional-protection
06/02/202028 minutes 1 second
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Humanitarian Hub Podcast - Episode 3, Professor Steve Hopgood

In the third episode of the SOAS Humanitarian Hub Podcast, Jake Tacchi talks with SOAS's Professor Steve Hopgood about his latest article: 'When the Music Stops, Humanitarianism in a Post Liberal World Order'. Amidst a shifting away from a liberal world order, most notably exemplified by the rise of China over the last 30 years, Professor Hopgood argues that humanitarianism and human rights as we know them are likely to suffer. He argues that, because such concepts are underpinned by the values of Western Liberalism, they will hold less dominance in the international sphere. As we move away from a Western-dominated global environment, the foundations of humanitarianism and human rights will be shaken as there is a greater focus on state sovereignty, not individual rights. For more information about SOAS’s new MSc programme: Humanitarian Action (Online) visit: www.soas.ac.uk/development/progr…an-action-online/ Please do visit our blog for more research, current news and debates abou
06/02/202031 minutes 12 seconds
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Humanitarian Hub Podcast - Episode 2, Amy Joce

In the second episode of the SOAS Humanitarian Hub Podcast, Jake Tacchi talks with Amy Joce, a 3rd year undergraduate student at SOAS. Amy, who read Development Studies, has just completed a dissertation exploring sexual exploitation within humanitarian settings. In the backdrop of the #metoo movement, alongside highly publicised scandals, such as those including Oxfam, Amy has provided a relevant and topical piece of research that looks to better understand the role of the humanitarian. We discuss the requirement for greater awareness of the inherent power dynamics at play in complex humanitarian environments, and the need for all organisations to create systems that are able to prevent abuses. For more information about SOAS’s new MSc programme: Humanitarian Action (Online) visit: www.soas.ac.uk/development/progr…an-action-online/ Please do visit our blog for more research, current news and debates about humanitarianism: blogs.soas.ac.uk/humanitarian-hub/
06/02/202013 minutes 37 seconds
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Humanitarian Hub Podcast - Episode 1, Dr. Suda Perera

In the first episode of the SOAS Humanitarian Hub Podcast, Jake Tacchi talks with Dr Suda Perera, Senior Teaching Fellow in Conflict and Migration at SOAS, about her recent article: ‘To Boldly Know: Knowledge, Peacekeeping and Remote Data-Gathering in Conflict Affected States’. Dr Perera’s article covers the growth of remote technologies as a tool for data gathering in conflict affected areas. Using her own experience of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Dr Perera discusses how these new technologies are affecting both research and humanitarian action, by creating greater distance from intended beneficiaries. This insightful and extremely relevant article is available online at: www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.108…12.2017.1383566 For more information about SOAS’s new MSc programme: Humanitarian Action (Online) visit: www.soas.ac.uk/development/progr…an-action-online/ Dr Perera’s new podcast: We Need to Talk About Dev, is also available now: @user-807880240 Please do v
06/02/202026 minutes 44 seconds
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Professor Playlist: Meera Sabaratnam

Almira speaks to Meera Sabaratnam as she shares 5 tracks and speaks on community organisation, decolonisation and her academic career.
05/02/202043 minutes 59 seconds
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Sound & Colour Ep 1.5: Breakfast in Red

A fast paced mixtape of confidence: A continuation of episode 1, crimison watermelons.
31/01/202029 minutes 55 seconds
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Sound & Colour Ep1: Crimson Watermelons

Loosely based on synesthesia, this new show explores music’s relationship to the colours of our daily lives through varying lens’ of emotion. Dress code: Casual. The Sound & Colour journey begins with confidence and crimson watermelons. In this first episode, expect some empowering artists serving you a variety bag of sweet tunes.
27/01/20201 hour 9 seconds
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Global Sports Conversations - Episode with Matthew Barrett

Join us for a revealing conversation between Dr J Simon Rofe (CISD, SOAS) and Mr Matt Barrett, of Goal Click https://www.goal-click.com/ - a fascinating account of an organisation that operates globally 'helps people understand one another through football'.
25/01/202012 minutes 46 seconds
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Global Sports Conversations - Episode with Herwig Demschar

In this episode of Global Sport Conversations, Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff speaks with POWDR SVP of International Business Development and former alpine coach for the Austrian and US ski teams Herwig Demschar.
14/01/202019 minutes 56 seconds
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Intro: Who is Mr inner Voices?

Check out one of SOAS's very own Noah Adeoye's Podcast 'Our Inner Voices'. He will be dropping episodes on SOAS radio from time to time. If you'd like to suggest ideas, speak with him about topics, join him on an episode please email at [email protected]. You can also follow him on Instagram at @MrInnerVoices. Love.
13/01/202014 minutes 3 seconds
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DanDana SPECIAL Ep. 10 | Nuri, Tunis, Afro-futurism and the Underground

In the last episode of 2019 co-host and producer Christina Hazboun interviews Tunisian producer and musician Nuri during his London visit to Shubbak Festival. Throughout the episode we play songs that evolved around Nuri’s musical journey, mirroring the social events happening on the ground at each given moment in Tunis. Come ride the soundwaves with us!
23/12/201942 minutes 23 seconds
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SOAS World Languages Institute Podcast: What Is Multilingualism?

Join Leo and Frazer, as they take you on a whistle-stop tour around the world via interviews with speakers of a variety of languages in an attempt to answer the above questions. They explore what it means to speak more than one language, whether fluency is all that important, the darker side of multilingualism, language ideologies and policies, how they affect us all, and a whole lot more in between. Thanks to all the interviewees who shared their stories! This podcast was recorded at SOAS Radio. Episode concept by Leonore Lukschy and Frazer Roberts
18/12/201950 minutes 58 seconds
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Global Sports Conversations - Episode With David Lasday

In our next episode of Global Sport Conversations, Dr Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff speaks with David Lasday, the Chief Operating Officer of the Israel Lacrosse Association. Lasday explains how the interest in lacrosse is steadily growing around the world with Israel at the forefront of its expansion. Furthermore, he highlights how Lacrosse in Israel has helped build relations on both the local and global scale
17/12/201923 minutes 49 seconds
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SOAS World Languages Institute Podcast: What is Indigenous?

Are you indigenous? What makes a person indigenous? What does being indigenous really mean? Join Francesca, Clare and Kúnmi on a big discussion on what it means to be ‘indigenous’, the differences between indigenous and endangered languages, and the rate at which indigenous and endangered languages are disappearing. With flash interviews from linguists and SOASians, and a conversation with SOAS World Languages Institute director Mandana Seyfeddinipur, we disentangle the different meanings and contexts behind the heavily loaded term ‘indigenous’, and see what interesting and important information it can give us regarding the future of endangered languages.' This podcast was recorded at SOAS Radio. Episode concept by Francesca Brown and Clare Green Music: Yellow Light District (ID 1135) Lobo Loco - www.musikbrause.de Creative Commons License (by-nc-nd) This podcast forms part of a series of four podcasts produced by the SOAS World Languages Institute celebrating UNESCO’s International
12/12/201930 minutes 16 seconds
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Urban Echoes: Episode 5 - Changing Tides

Jee has recently raised a complaint against the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for homophobic, racist and transphobic abuse. In this episode, they reflect on a journey of resisting a white institution, and how this intersects with their family's living under an authoritarian government back in Singapore. Laura Siegler Song : Faye Wong - You're Happy, so I'm Happy
09/12/201958 minutes
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Scrap Podcast: Scrap It Up

SOAS Radio's Jean Kostrzewski in conversation with SCRAP's project coordinator Dr. Olamide Samuel about how young people can get involved in an exciting disarmament campaign! This discussion of youth involvement comes in the context of a recent development on the 21st of October this year, when the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution on Youth, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation. We discuss whether this resolution gives young people a meaningful platform to engage in Disarmament and Non-Proliferation discussions.
27/11/201914 minutes 18 seconds
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Women in Diplomacy - 2019 Bertha Lutz Prize Interview with Sylvia Bashevkin & Jennifer A. Cassidy

2019 Bertha Lutz Prize winner Professor Sylvia Bashevkin questions what we know about women's participation in political executive roles with Dr Jennifer Cassidy and Marissa Conway. Sylvia Bashevkin is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. Her primary research focus is gender and politics, notably women’s impact as public leaders. Jennifer A. Cassidy is a Departmental Lecturer in Global Governance and Diplomacy at the University of Oxford Her gained PhD from the University of Oxford which centred on the evolving topic of Digital Diplomacy. Marissa Conway is the Co-Founder of the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy, a current doctoral candidate earning her PhD in Politics at the University of Bristol, and this year was named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list
08/11/201948 minutes 27 seconds
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SOAS Spirit Chats: The Big Launch 19/20

Its the new academic year which means a new year for the SOAS Spirit! This year's addition is gonna be extra spooky not only because it comes out on Halloween but also because Valerie Amos's controversial departure is front page. In collaboration with SOAS Radio the managing team behind the Spirit (Syraat, Hana, and Malhia) sat down to tell us what is in store for this very special edition.
31/10/201914 minutes 30 seconds
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Global Sports Conversations - Gavin Price and Rosa Bickerton

Discussing the use of sports diplomacy to broaden the international engagement of a small country like Wales with Gavin Price, (co-project lead British Council Wales), Rosa Bickerton (British Council Wales), hosted by Dr J Simon Rofe.
25/10/201917 minutes 6 seconds
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Global Sports Conversations - Akira Shimazu

Global Sports Conversations - Akira Shimazu by SOAS Radio
08/10/201912 minutes
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Global Sports Conversations - Episode with Kely Nascimento-DeLuca

In our next episode of Global Sport Conversations, Dr Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff speaks with Kely Nascimento-DeLuca, a storyteller, advocate, and Global Goals World Cup Ambassador to learn about the Women Warriors of Football movement, how she’s experienced the power of sport, how family informed her love of the global game and more. Learn more about Kely’s work here: https://warriorwomenoffootball.com Follow Kely on Twitter: https://twitter.com/casakely _________________ About the Global Sport Conversations Podcast Sport is a key driver of globalization focusing attention on issues that transcend national boundaries. It’s a story fed by history, culture, race and identity, technology, business, international relations, and more, one that is also being shaped by topical debates and ethical issues of today’s news cycles. But in a rapidly changing global sports world, how do various stakeholders come to and interact with sports beyond the game? How do they experience the intersection
23/09/201920 minutes
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Global Sports Conversations - Episode with Pops Mensah-Bonsu

In today’s episode of the Global Sport Conversations podcast, Dr Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff exchanges with General Manager of the Capitol City Go-Go and former Team Great Britain and professional basketball player Pops Mensah-Bonsu about his career and being at the front lines of the intersection of basketball and diplomacy. Key questions they explore include: how was Pops inspired to a career in the game? In what ways did the people-to-people knowledge exchanges involved in basketball diplomacy help him integrate into local communities in different cultures around the world, and how did the elements of race and identity (sometimes multiple identities) play a role? What was it like representing Team Great Britain in the London 2012 Olympics? And why is he excited about the forthcoming NBA-FIBA Basketball Africa League and the future of global basketball? Learn more about Pops’ career: https://www.okayafrica.com/in-conversation-pops-mensah-bonsu-gm-capital-city-go-go/ Follow Pops on Tw
16/09/201914 minutes 30 seconds
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Global Sports Conversations - Episode with Syra Sylla

In our next episode of Global Sport Conversations, Dr Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff speaks with Syra Sylla, a journalist and self-proclaimed basketball junkie on the hoops scene in France, why she started the Lady Hoop website, how she’s engaged in basketball diplomacy in Senegal, the challenges encountered as a black woman of color in sports, and more. Learn more about Syra’s work here: https://ladyhoop.com https://fr.linkedin.com/in/syrasylla Follow Syra on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ladyhooop ___________________ About the Global Sport Conversations Podcast Sport is a key driver of globalization focusing attention on issues that transcend national boundaries. It’s a story fed by history, culture, race and identity, technology, business, international relations, and more, one that is also being shaped by topical debates and ethical issues of today’s news cycles. But in a rapidly changing global sports world, how do various stakeholders come to and interact with sports beyond t
10/09/201919 minutes 52 seconds
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Global Sports Conversations - Chris Dial

Welcome back for another episode of the Global Sport Conversations podcast. Today host Dr Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff is joined by FIBA coach and founding president of The Basketball Embassy Chris Dial to discuss the ways basketball has taken him around the world, the importance of basketball diplomacy, what it was like building the first Kosovar national basketball team and more. __________________ About the Global Sport Conversations Podcast Sport is a key driver of globalization focusing attention on issues that transcend national boundaries. It’s a story fed by history, culture, race and identity, technology, business, international relations, and more, one that is also being shaped by topical debates and ethical issues of today’s news cycles. But in a rapidly changing global sports world, how do various stakeholders come to and interact with sports beyond the game? How do they experience the intersection of sports and diplomacy and governance? What are key take-aways from careers a
03/09/201924 minutes 40 seconds
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Urban Echoes: Episode 4 - Put Your Price Up

In this episode, we meet with Emily, a former sex worker in London. Emily shares her experience of the profession, and invites us to look beyond what both the demonising and the glamourising aspects of popular media want us to believe. Songs: Kokoroko - Abusay Junction/We Out Here Blondie - Call Me Producer & Interviewer: Laura Siegler
27/08/201938 minutes 19 seconds
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Global Sports Conversations - Joe Favorito

Welcome back to the Global Sport Conversations podcast. This season begins with an wide-ranging look at storytelling and communicating within the global sports world as our host, Dr Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff, exchanges with storytelling expert extraordinaire Joe Favorito. Joe has over 30 years of strategic communications / marketing, business development and public relations expertise in sports, entertainment, brand building, media training, television, athletic administration and business. Learn more about Joe’s work here: https://joefavorito.com Sign up for his global sports industry newsletter here: http://joefavorito.com/contact-me/newsletter-signup/ Follow Joe on Twitter: @joefav https://twitter.com/joefav ________________________ About the Global Sport Conversations Podcast Sport is a key driver of globalization focusing attention on issues that transcend national boundaries. It’s a story fed by history, culture, race and identity, technology, business, international rela
27/08/201918 minutes 13 seconds
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DanDana Episode 08 | Sheikh Imam and Egypt Part 1

DanDana hosts Christina Hazboun and Yamen Mekdad chat with music historian Hazem Jamjoum. Travelling back in history to Egypt in 1918 we explore the life and music of Sheikh Imam Issa, one of the most prominent revolutionary artists of the twentieth century Arab world. We discuss the political turmoil and historic events that Sheikh Imam engaged in his music, especially since he joined his efforts with those of street poet Ahmed Fouad Negm. In part I, we discuss the singer and poet’s lives and work until their imprisonment by Nasser in the late 1960’s. Sheikh Imam and Ahmed Fouad Negm Eza El Shams Gher2et Sheikh Imam and Ahmed Fouad Negm Ana Atoob 3n 7obbak Sheikh Imam and Ahmed Fouad Negm Kelmeteen la Masr Sheikh Imam and Ahmed Fouad Negm Baqaret 7a7a Sheikh Imam and Ahmed Fouad Negm El Fool Wella7ma
26/08/20191 hour 2 minutes 34 seconds
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That Show About South African Music

Predictably, this is is a show about South African Music. The host, Dela Gwala, takes us on a journey of music and memory - speaking through what she misses about being home.
23/08/201932 minutes 20 seconds
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Global Digital Futures: Dynamic Solutions for Healthcare in the Global South

This week we are joined by Dr. Rainer Tan to speak about Dynamic Solutions for Healthcare in the Global South. Rainer is Swiss, Malaysian and Canadian. He grew up in Canada and finished med school at the university of Lausanne, Switzerland in 2014. He was the Field Coordinator in Tanzania for the NGO Canada Africa Community Health Alliance, and is now in residency training for a specialisation in Tropical Medicine, while completing a Clinical Research Fellowship for a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH). Rainer’s research consists of developing and evaluating clinical decision algorithms for the management of sick children in peripheral (mostly rural) health facilities in Tanzania with the DYNAMIC project. He will be moving to Tanzania in January 2020 for 2-3 years to work on this project. The DYNAMIC project is lead by the Global and Digital Health Unit at Unisanté in Lausanne, Switzerland, in collaboration with the SwissTPH, EP
22/08/201926 minutes 34 seconds
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Global Digital Futures: Navigating Online & Offline: Social Activism in China

This week, we welcome Zhang Leilei to speak about Navigating Online & Offline: Social Activism in China. The media and information landscapes in China present unique challenges for social activism. Zhang Leilei is a Chinese feminist activist whose strategic campaigns have effected profound change, but not without considerable difficulty and threat to her livelihood. Leilei is the founder of Chinese group F Feminists in Guangzhou and she is the principle organiser and participator of the Chinese #Metoo movement. She conducted the offline campaign called 'Human Billboards', as well as a nationwide campaign to start mechanisms against sexual harassment in universities. She is also following up several influential cases against discrimination of women in the work place and is a facilitator of feminist awareness and training programs. While she studies Gender, Media and Culture (MA) at Goldsmiths University, she is the coordinator of VaChina feminist group in London. Discover more on our w
03/08/201941 minutes 14 seconds
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Interview with Yanis Varoufakis (International Social Forum 2019)

On 13th and 14th July, SOAS hosted the International Social Forum organised by the Labour party and the SOAS Department of Economics. This was an opportunity for Labour to bring together politicians, economists and social movement leaders from across the world in an effort to discuss ideas and open a dialogue on ways to reform International Institutions to tackle climate change and growing inequality. Laura Siegler chatted with Yanis Varoufakis about the European environmental agenda and his campaign for transnational democracy. Voices: Dela Gwala Almira Binte Farid
18/07/201920 minutes 4 seconds
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Global Digital Futures: Media for Development in Bangladesh

This week we are speaking with BBC Media Action Bangladesh about Media for Development in Bangladesh. Joining us is Richard Lace, the Country Director in Bangladesh. Richard has worked in media and development for 15 years, in Europe and Africa as well as Bangladesh. He has been leading the BBC Media Action office in Bangladesh since early 2014, and leads a team of 80 staff to deliver media and communications projects that aim to improve family health, enable people hold their leaders accountable, and help people improve their economic security and preparedness for disaster. Prior to becoming Country Director, Richard led BBC Media Action Bangladesh’s projects on climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction, including initiating, developing and delivering the Amrai Pari project. We are also joined by Research Manager Arif Al Mamun. Arif has worked with BBC Media Action in Bangladesh since 2009, and currently manages the in-country research, monitoring and evaluation programme in t
16/07/201936 minutes 14 seconds
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Professor Playlist: John Parker

Fred chats with Dr John Parker, lecturer in African history. He shares how Blues music informed his research interest in death and dying.
11/07/201937 minutes 9 seconds
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CISD Annual Law Lecture Interview - Professor Ann Towns

When public office opened up for women among the states of the early 20th century, there were generally two exceptions: women were not allowed to join the military or diplomacy. Not until the past two decades have a growing number of women entered diplomacy. What does the encounter between women and diplomacy – which was male-dominated for over a century – look like? In what ways are diplomatic practices gendered? How do women diplomats experience and navigate the gendered terrain of diplomacy? What theoretical insights might a study of gender and diplomacy bring to diplomatic studies and its recent turn to practices? Marissa Conway, CFFP Co-Founder and UK Director is joined by Professor Ann Towns - PI of the Gender and Diplomacy (GenDip) Program in political science at the University of Gothenburg, who will address these questions in a talk on her new book project.
08/07/201939 minutes 27 seconds
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Global Digital Futures: The Rohingya Crisis and the Role of Media in Conflict

This week, we welcome Ronan Lee to speak about The Rohingya Crisis and the Role of Media in Conflict. Ronan is an Irish-Australian political advisor and completed his PhD at Deakin University researching Rohingya history and identity. Ronan has travelled extensively in Myanmar, first visiting the country to witness the political changes associated with its transition from direct military rule to a quasi-civilian government. He witnessed Myanmar’s 2010 general election and met with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi shortly after her release from house arrest. Ronan has provided comment for the BBC, Al Jazeera, TIME, and the Guardian and has written widely about Myanmar. Discover more on our website: https://www.soascodingclub.com/soas-radio-episode-12-rohingya-crisis
25/06/201928 minutes 37 seconds
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Consent Vent - Episode 8- Consent in Queer Spaces (2/2)

This is episode 8 of SOAS Radio’s 10-part series Consent Vent.
25/06/201929 minutes 10 seconds
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Consent Vent - Episode 9 - Who holds consent for sex workers?

This is episode 9 of SOAS Radio’s 10-part series Consent Vent. In this episode, we talk to Fez from SWARM, the Sex Worker Advocacy and Resistance Movement about the he work that they have been doing towards the decriminalisation of sex work and their views on the notion of consent in sex work. We will also hear a testimony from a former sex worker. Produced by Laura Siegler SWARM website: https://www.swarmcollective.org/
19/06/201944 minutes 29 seconds
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Professor Playlist: Mulaika Hijjas

Professor Playlist is a new podcast series on SOAS Radio, which invites SOAS academics into the studio to share their personal journeys in research, interspersed with five of their favourite pieces of music. Frederik Molin and Almira Farid are the hosts of this first season, taking listeners through the first five guests of the series. In this episode, Almira is joined by Dr Mulaika Hijjas, lecturer in the Southeast Asian Studies Department. She talks about her journey into the Jawi language and the Malay Manuscript Tradition, and what it means to her to teach Southeast Asia from afar.
17/06/201929 minutes 14 seconds
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Consent Vent - Episode 10 - Is consent becoming a buzzword?

This is the final episode of Consent Vent, in which Sonja discusses the outcome of this series, and the potential risk of consent becoming a buzzword.
14/06/20193 minutes 1 second
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Consent Vent - Episode 7 - Consent In Queer Spaces (1/2)

This is episode 7 of SOAS Radio’s 10-part series Consent Vent. In this episode we hear an anonymous testimony from a SOAS Student as well as from Carlos of Maricumbia.
14/06/201928 minutes 59 seconds
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Consent Vent - Episode 6 - How Does Exoticisation & Fetishisation Affect Consent?

This is episode 6 of SOAS Radio’s 10-part series Consent Vent. In this episode our producer Celine spoke to students about exoticisation & fetishisation and how it relates to consent.
14/06/201922 minutes 17 seconds
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Jobs, corruption and major development donors - applying the ACE approach to a thorny problem

Enough good jobs are vital to social cohesion. But people can't get and keep good jobs without skills. Mushtaq Khan and Jess Sinclair Taylor look into a highly funded development sector, skills training, and ask what could be done to combat corruption in the skills sector, using Mushtaq's work in Bangladesh as an example. The results have some far wider implications than you might imagine.
10/06/201920 minutes 8 seconds
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Professor Playlist: Benjamin Dix

Professor Playlist is a new podcast series on SOAS Radio, which invites SOAS academics into the studio to share their personal journeys in research, interspersed with five of their favourite pieces of music. Frederik Molin and Almira Farid are the hosts of this first season, taking listeners through the first five guests of the series. In this episode, Fred talks to SOAS alumnus Dr Benjamin Dix, as he shares the story which led him to found Positive Negatives - a nonprofit organisation that produces comics, animations and podcasts about complex social and humanitarian issues.
10/06/201950 minutes 31 seconds
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Global Digital Futures: Mobile Phones & Educating the Girl Child in Kenya

This week, we welcome Professor Ronda Zelezny-Green to speak about Mobile Phones & Educating the Girl Child in Kenya. Ronda is a mobile technologist, educator, and researcher, whose professional experience spans the public, private, and civil society sectors. She specialises in educational technology (especially mobile learning), gender, teaching and training, and policy advice. Ronda regularly publishes in academic forums, and is globally recognised as the world’s foremost expert in gender and mobile learning, and she is a sought-after speaker and thought leader in this area. Discover more on our website: https://www.soascodingclub.com/soas-radio-episode-11-mobile-education-in-kenya
07/06/201930 minutes 3 seconds
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Violence To Voice

Welcome on an exploration of the power of singing and performance to give people voice where words alone fail. Paige Annelize takes us behind the scenes into two creative communities, the Everyday People choir and Borderline theatre ensemble, finding out how their refugee and asylum seeker members engage in expression, resistance and healing.
06/06/201919 minutes 55 seconds
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Professor Playlist: Angela Impey

Professor Playlist is a new podcast series on SOAS Radio, which invites SOAS academics into the studio to share their personal journeys in research, interspersed with five of their favourite pieces of music. Frederik Molin and Almira Farid are the hosts of this first season, taking listeners through the first five guests of the series. In this episode, Almira speaks with Dr Angela Impey, reader of Ethnomusicology and convener of the MA Music in Development. She introduces her latest book - 'Song Walking: Women, music and environmental justice in an African borderland', and speaks on the relationship between music and ideas of migration, memory and place.
04/06/201930 minutes 42 seconds
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Why are anti-corruption efforts failing? In conversation with Mushtaq Khan

In a first podcast from the SOAS Anti-Corruption Evidence research consortium, Mushtaq Khan joins Jessica Sinclair Taylor to explain why standard, off-the-shelf approaches to anti-corruption in developing countries are failing. So what's to be done? Mushtaq unpacks the ACE approach to corruption and tells us why he thinks it can provide some solutions.
31/05/201916 minutes 9 seconds
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Urban Echoes Episode 3 - Dick & Venus: F*ck Me In The Ear

Dick Twitch and Venus Flytrap introduce us to the stimulating world of audio porn and to their first project as a duo, "Fuck Me in the Ear". They also ran a workshop last April at the London Porn Film Festival inviting participants to create scenarios, sexy stories and stimulating noises. Be prepared for an *explicit* voyage into the aural side of sex! Excerpts from: fuckmeintheear.wordpress.com Music: Wtp "K.T.S.E" - Teyana Taylor Love Song - Dent May Producer: Laura Siegler
24/05/201925 minutes 53 seconds
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Professor Playlist: Caspar Melville

Professor Playlist is a new podcast series on SOAS Radio, which invites SOAS academics into the studio to share their personal journeys in research, interspersed with five of their favourite pieces of music. Frederik Molin and Almira Farid are the hosts of this first season, taking listeners through the first five guests of the series. In this first episode, Fred chats with Dr Caspar Melville, convener of the MA Global Creative and Cultural Industries. He walks listeners through 5 of his favourite records and how they informed his research for his upcoming book: 'It’s a London Thing: How Rare Groove, Acid House and Jungle Remapped the City'. Connect with Caspar: https://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff86379.php https://twitter.com/CasparMelville https://www.waterstones.com/book/its-a-london-thing/caspar-melville/9781526131256 Full Playlist: https://bit.ly/2EvtjWj
23/05/201941 minutes 38 seconds
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Consent Vent - Episode 5 - Can Sexual Violence Be Prevented?

This is episode 5 of SOAS Radio’s 10-part series Consent Vent. In this episode we spoke to Juliet Grayson, pyschosexual therapist and founder of STOPSO a charity that offers therapy and counselling to convicted and potential sexual offenders. We spoke to her about her work with STOPSO, what makes someone become a sex offender as well as how she thinks our criminal justice system can be reformed to prevent sexual violence. You can find out more about the work of STOPSO and donate at ⇨ https://stopso.org.uk/ ⇦ Other organisations mentioned in the episode were; ⇨Circles of Support and Accountability, who recruit volunteers to help people who have caused sexual harm to take accountability for their actions. https://www.circles-uk.org.uk/ ⇦ ⇨The Lucy Faithfull Foundation, who work to educate organisations in order to prevent sexual violence towards children www.lucyfaithfull.org.uk ⇦ ⇨ Stop It Now, who are a child sexual abuse prevention campaign and helpline run by the Lucy Faithfull
22/05/201948 minutes 20 seconds
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The Yemen crisis & the UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia - Interview with Campaign Against Arms Trade

Zaynab and Laura talk to Ibtehal Hussein from Campaign Against Arms Trade about Yemen and the UK's arms trade with the Saudi-led coalition. The UN has qualified the humanitarian crisis in Yemen the worst in the world, bombings in the region are putting no less than 80% of the population at risk of famine, and 85,000 of children have already died of starvation. What is the role of the UK's government and institutions in this crisis? Facebook: @campaignagainstarmstrade Twitter: @CAATuk
10/05/201927 minutes 28 seconds
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Movimientos Flawa Festival Special

Part of the team behind London’s upcoming FLAWA festival take over the Movimientos show to discuss the gender gap in the arts, filmmaking with a smartphone and the diversity of events at the Festival of Latin American Women in Arts 15th-19th May. http://flawafestival.co.uk/
10/05/201958 minutes 34 seconds
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Global Digital Futures: Digital Strategies for Counter Narratives (EPISODE 10!!)

WE'RE BACK WITH OUR 10TH EPISODE!!! This week, we welcome Dr. Dounia Mahlouly to speak about Digital Strategies for Counter Narratives. Dr. Mahlouly is lecturing at SOAS Centre for Global Media and Communications. She conducted her PhD research at the University of Glasgow, in partnership with the American University in Cairo and worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at King's College London, as part of the European consortium VOX-Pol. Her research interests are in the area of Media Studies and Political Communication. Her work focuses on the interplay between state and non-state actors' communication strategies in post-2011 North Africa. She is about to publish an ethnography of research in 'violent online political extremism', which is designed as a contribution to the current academic debates in critical terrorism studies. Discover more on our website: https://www.soascodingclub.com/soas-radio-episode-10-counter-narratives
05/05/201930 minutes 15 seconds
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CISD Conversation with Dr Phil Clark on Rwanda, Justice and Civil Society.

Dr Clark talks about the need for justice to be done in accessible, community spaces and how his book takes lessons learned from Rwanda and uses this to critique the broader workings of the International Criminal Court. We discuss the civil society space in Rwanda that and Dr Clark explains why it is a difficult space to operate in and how academic research by Rwandans can help to break this space open.
03/05/201929 minutes 39 seconds
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Layers of a Ghost City: a tour of Downtown Beirut

In this episode, Laura talks with Marc Ghazali, the organiser of Layers of a Ghost City, a walking tour of Downtown Beirut. Marc tells us about the reconstruction of Downtown Beirut after the Civil War and its impact on the urban and social fabric of the area. With the participation of Arjun Banerjee.
22/04/201953 minutes 58 seconds
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Global Digital Futures: Molka & Online Violations of Women in South Korea

This week, we welcome Dr. Yenn Lee, to speak about Molka & Online Violations of Women in South Korea. Yenn is an active researcher in the field of digital culture and politics, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. At SOAS she also designs and delivers an institution-wide training programme for doctoral researchers. In addition to providing courses and workshops on research methods and skills, both online and offline, she is responsible for a range of other tasks to enhance postgraduate research experience. Discover more on our website: https://www.soascodingclub.com/soas-radio-episode-9-molka-in-south-korea
22/03/201926 minutes 26 seconds
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Show With Saffa

Listen to Saffa talk about her experience growing up in Holland as a Sudanese.
22/03/201915 minutes 11 seconds
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SOAS Concert Series - Peyman Heydarian (پیمان حیدریان) - The Voice of the Santur

Taken from the LIVE SOAS Series Born in Shiraz, Iran, Peyman Heydarian (پیمان حیدریان) is an award-winning santur (Iranian hammer dulcimer) virtuoso, computer scientist and musicologist. Over the years, he has adopted innovative tuning systems and performance techniques to play a multi-ethnic repertoire on santur and developed computer algorithms for the analysis of Persian musical signals. In addition to teaching at various London universities, Peyman has toured the world with his multi-ethnic programme ‘The Voice of Santur’ since 2010.
15/03/20191 hour 22 minutes 59 seconds
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Mr B. and the Teaching Factory

Urban Echoes Episode 2 In this episode, Mr B. tells us about being a teacher in London and the difficulties that schools and students are facing in the current socio-political landscape. Helped by a bottle of whisky, Mr B. navigates through the memories of his childhood and school life in India. Interviewer: Laura Siegler
14/03/201950 minutes 44 seconds
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Global Digital Futures: AI for Social Good

This week, we welcome Angad Chowdhry and Anurag Banerjee, the co-founders of Quilt.ai, the company using big data to understand people better. We speak to them about AI for Social Good. Dr Angad Chowdhry completed his PhD from SOAS, the University of London. His academic specialization is anthropology and media studies. He has conducted big data / big culture research in over 70 countries across clients and industries. At Quilt.ai he is working on integrating the latest advances in cognitive computing with the exponentially increasing human data that is being openly generated to conduct anthropology at scale. For almost a decade, Anurag Banerjee ran a 800 person team for global business development at American Express. He built a fee based Travel Big Data business to $1BB before starting on his entrepreneurial journey. He was employee number one at Jana Mobile (invested in by Publicis and Verizon ventures with $100MM raised). Post exiting Jana, he raised $150MM across multiple ven
12/03/201934 minutes 56 seconds
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Consent Vent - Episode 4 - Interview with Black Fly Zine

This is episode 4 of SOAS Radio’s 10-part series Consent Vent. This week we talk to Ella and Nana, co-founders of Black Fly, a sexual health zine for people of colour. We discussed the experiences that led them to create the zine, how they put it together and how it has led them to the work they are doing now. It was a lot of fun to record as well as very informative. Enjoy! You can find out more about black fly @blackflyzine on twitter and instagram or order their first issue here. ⇨ https://blackflyzine.bigcartel.com/ ⇦ You can use this form to give us feedback or recommendations (this can be anonymous). ⇨ goo.gl/forms/hpJS8S7GqhJiCQj53 ⇦ Co-Produced by Celine Raynaud and Mary Holditch for SOAS Radio Featuring Jamila Versi, Celine Raynaud and Zaynab Siqqiqui.
12/03/201944 minutes 22 seconds
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BKchat? BKwards!!

Enjoy our parody of a popular talk show... P.S. Not our own views!
08/03/20191 hour 31 minutes 19 seconds
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CISD UN Study Trip Reflections

During reading week of term two, CISD students went for a five day study trip to the UN Headquarters in Geneva. Tune in to listen to participating students' reflections on the trip.
07/03/201946 minutes 5 seconds
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Dear SOASians Episode 001

The talk show you have been waiting for is finally here! We deliver the tea piping hot every week! From the issues of growing up in the diaspora to being young, Black and British in today's society.
07/03/20191 hour 34 minutes 56 seconds
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Why is it important to improve links between the agriculture, nutrition, and food sectors?

Despite significant increases in agricultural productivity in the past 50 years and falling food prices, hunger, malnutrition and poor health are persistent development challenges. According to the WHO, almost half a billion people are underweight, and 155 million children were chronically under-nourished in 2016. At the other extreme, excess food consumption has helped trigger global epidemics of overweight, obesity, and food-related chronic disease. It’s widely acknowledged that the agricultural and food systems can play a pivotal role in promoting more nutritious and sustainable diets for populations all over the world. As such, the agriculture, nutrition, and health sectors can work together to enhance human health and wellbeing. In this podcast, we will examine why it’s important to create links between agriculture, health and nutrition. We will also explore the work of Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA), a research initiative fun
06/03/201914 minutes 26 seconds
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Episode 2: Nader Shah's Rise and Fall

My guest Parsa enlightens us on why Nader Shah was able to be so successful and also on his meteoric decline as well. Along the way we discuss things from the psychology of war to Iranian Nationalism!
26/02/20191 hour 7 minutes 35 seconds
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World Radio Day 2019: Max Graef (RadioActive)

In Conversation with Max Graef from RadioActive, for World Radio Day 2019. "RadioActive offers a full range of technical services for radio stations and studios – including technical advice and feasibility studies, studio design and installation, creation of radio imaging (jingles, adverts and trailers), radio production training and ongoing technical support" https://radioactive.org.uk/
19/02/201923 minutes 39 seconds
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World Radio Day 2019: Sara Wong (Positive Negatives)

In conversation with Research and Project Manager of Positive Negatives - Sara Wong. "PositiveNegatives produce comics, animations and podcasts about contemporary social and humanitarian issues. We combine ethnographic research with illustration, adapting personal stories into art, education and advocacy materials" https://positivenegatives.org/about/
19/02/201925 minutes 12 seconds
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World Radio Day 2019: Vanessa Berhe (One Day Seyoum)

In Conversation with Vanessa Berhe and her campaign 'One Day Seyoum' working for the release of her uncle and journalist Seyoum Tsehaye who has been illegaly detained since 2001. http://onedayseyoum.com/
19/02/201913 minutes 35 seconds
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World Radio Day 2019: Hannah Clark (FarmerRadio, LYF)

In conversation with guest Hannah Clark (Lorna Young Foundation, Farmer Radio) More on the Lorna Young Foundation: http://www.lyf.org.uk/
19/02/20195 minutes 57 seconds
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World Radio Day 2019: Emma Heywood (FemmepowermentAfrique)

In conversation with Emma Heywood(FemmepowermentAfrique)after her sharing for World Radio Day at SOAS. Dr. Emma Heywood is a lecturer in journalism, politics and communication at the University of Sheffield. She is currently assessing the impact of radio and women's empowerment in Niger, as part of her project FemmePowermentAfrique. She has previously examined the role of local radio in NGO activities on the West Bank, and foreign conflict reporting and audience perceptions of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict in Russian, French and UK TV news.
19/02/20195 minutes 1 second
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The Social Commentary: Religion is a Sin

The Social Commentary: Religion is a Sin by SOAS Radio
18/02/201910 minutes 59 seconds
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Consent Vent - Episode 3 - How Do I Report?

Welcome to the 3rd episode of our 10 part series on consent. In this episode we will discuss what happens when you decide to report an incident of sexual assault or harassment at SOAS. To do this we spoke with Alex* who shared with us their experience of going through the complaints procedure at SOAS, hearing about the demands of the experience and the impact it had on their life and studies. We also spoke to campaign group Account For This SOAS to hear about the actions they are taking to transform harassment policies at SOAS and as a result make the university a safe place for survivors. To learn more about the work of Account for This visit ⇨ https://www.facebook.com/AccountForThisSOAS/ ⇦ You can use this form to give us feedback or recommendations (this can be anonymous). ⇨ goo.gl/forms/hpJS8S7GqhJiCQj53 ⇦ We’d love to hear from you! Produced by Mary Holditch and SOAS Radio. Featuring Zaynab Siddiqui, Indigo Lilburn- Quick and Harleena Jagde.
11/02/201932 minutes 32 seconds
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Dardasha Episode 2 with Farah Chamma

For the second Episode of Dardasha, we met with performance and spoken word artist Farah Chamma. translation of the poem "Table Rase" by Farah Chamma (In French) Take everything I know Take everything I know and throw it in the Nile Like the mother of Moses did Don’t ask me where I am from Or where I was born Don’t look for what is written on my papers I am no one A nomad, a lost soul, a simple nomadic spirit I am a language without meter, without rhyme I am Arabic, Persian, Latin, German I am language, unconstrained (In Arabic) There is no homeland for me on the ground, I find it in the sky, A free cloud, pure There is no homeland for me on the ground, I find it in the sky, A fleecy cloud, pure, Stretching like the sea, on hold The infinite blue (in French) I am snow and desert, I am earth and universe I am the calm of the ocean of the sea I am the words that follow each other in a verse (in Arabic) I am Darwish, (In e=English) I am Poe, (In French) I am Baudelaire (in Arabic) I
11/02/201931 minutes 44 seconds
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Global Digital Futures: Technologies of Financial Inclusion in Low Income Countries

This week we speak about Technologies of Financial Inclusion in Low Income Countries. a key focus for the Centre for Global Finance at SOAS, run by Professor Victor Murinde. Professor Victor Murinde is a financial economist, with more than 25 years’ expertise, mainly in academia, policy and consultancy roles for governments and leading international organisation. He was the founding Director of African Development Institute at the African Development Bank (2011-2014). Professor Murinde is currently the Principal Investigator (PI) of a large research project on “Delivering Inclusive Financial Development and Growth”, and a Co-Investigator on “Research on China’s Financial System towards Sustainable Growth: The Role of Innovation, Diversity and Financial Regulation” jointly with colleagues at SOAS University of London and Nankai University Tianjen, and Zhejiang University, Hangzou, in China. In 2017, he was appointed to the AXA Chair in Global Finance in the School of Finance and Mana
06/02/201924 minutes 26 seconds
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Hikma History - Abbasid Trade with Europe and India

Toslima is a PhD student at SOAS and her research topic studies the Abbasid Caliphate's trade with Europe and India.
05/02/201945 minutes 59 seconds
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Global Digital Futures: Queering the Internet, LGBTQ Representation Online

This week we have 2 guests in the studio to talk about Queering the Internet, LGBTQ Representation Online. Following the repealing of section 377 in India. A law which gives hope for LGBT communities by making homophobia illegal. In this episode we explore the realities and how queer identity can exist online. Mayur Suresh is a Lecturer in Law at SOAS. In 2016, he was awarded a PhD from Birkbeck for this thesis titled ‘Terrorist’ lives in Delhi’s courts: An ethnography of the legal worlds of terrorism trials. Before his doctoral studies, Mayur practiced law in Delhi, where he and his colleagues represented a wide variety of clients. Mayur was part of the legal team in the Naz Foundation case – that successfully challenged India’s anti-homosexuality law in the Delhi High Court, and defended the judgment in the Supreme Court. Mayur has co-edited a volume on the politics of the Indian Supreme Court titled The shifting scales of justice: The Supreme Court in Neoliberal India (2014). He i
25/01/201928 minutes 24 seconds
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Dardasha - Interview - Missy Ness

On the 10th of November after a great Show by Djane Missy Ness and Lebanese Hip Hop artist el-Rass, we met with Inès aka Missy Ness and talked about her sounds, her influences, some projects she runs, we talked about Feminism, her experiences as a Djane.
25/01/201935 minutes 43 seconds
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SOAS Concert Series: Arsen Petrosyan - Armenian Duduk

SOAS Concert Series welcomes Armenian Duduk player 'Arsen Petrosyan' to play in the Brunei. Sophie Darling of SOAS Radio interviewed Arsen before his performance about his upcoming show, the traditions of the ancient duduk and Armenian music. Arsen Petrosyan Duduk: Sound & Symbol of Armenia Arsen Petrosyan is a young master of the Armenian duduk, an ancient double reed woodwind instrument made of apricot wood. He is a graduate of the Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan, where he studied under renowned master Gevorg Dabaghyan. Considered a musical prodigy, Arsen initially began his studies with mentor Krikor Khachtryan, starting out on the shvi (an Armenian wind instrument) at the age of six. Despite his relatively young age (born in 1994), Petrosyan has already performed throughout the world. He is currently a soloist with the Armenian Traditional Music Ensemble (Yerevan) and has his own group, the Arsen Petrosyan Trio. For this concert, Arsen will perform from a repertoire Arm
23/01/201922 minutes 34 seconds
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The Believers - Episode 1 - Hare Krishnas

In the first episode of The Believers, a show about religion and faith at SOAS, Pablo and Krithika get under the skin of the Hare Krishnas, to learn more about them than the delicious free lunches that they provide students.
15/01/201948 minutes 40 seconds
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Tea with the Spirit - Episode 1

Tune in to Episode 1 as we take a look into behind the scenes of creating a student newspaper with The SOAS Spirit Editors. To get involved in The SOAS Spirit, email [email protected]
15/01/201913 minutes 39 seconds
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Global Digital Futures: Online Spaces & Overcoming Government Censorship

This week we are speaking with 2 SOAS students from Egypt about Online Spaces & Overcoming Government Censorship. Hossam Fazulla is a researcher and writer from Cairo. He has spent the last 7 years bridging the gap between art and human rights as Director of Freedom of Artistic Creation at the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE) and as a former trainer at Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies. Fazulla’s work focuses on cultural policies and the contemporary Egyptian cultural scene. Fazulla has authored several publications including Why You Can’t be Creative in Egypt (2017), Cultural Policies: Foundation, Evolution and Problems (2015), and co-authored Censor of Creativity (2013). Salma Khamis is a researcher and writer from Cairo, whose interests lie somewhere in between journalism and academia. She conducted research on Muslim-Christian relations and religious diversity in Egypt and currently works at one of the country's leading independent news outlets Mada
11/01/201936 minutes 19 seconds
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The Impostors - EP8 - Ends & New Beginnings

First-time guests Alina Apostu and Imran Jamal join us again on the final episode of The Impostors to reflect on the last eight months of PhD chat on the show. Tune in for thesis submission and viva tips, some great advice on how to survive the winter blues and writing-up process, a few reflections on the future, and a very geeky discussion on the importance of 'communitas'.  About the guests: Imran Jamal is a fourth year PhD student at the Department of Anthropology at SOAS: https://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff115652.php Dr Alina Apostu completed her PhD at the Department of Anthropology at SOAS, and successfully defended her viva in November 2018: https://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff97216.php To see Jimi Hendrix playing the acoustic guitar, as described by Alina in this episode, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzL7G0jItzU
16/12/201842 minutes 8 seconds
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Global Digital Futures: Who Should Have The Right To Watch Over You?

This week we are speaking with Griff Ferris from Big Brother Watch about exactly Who Should Have The Right To Watch Over You? Big Brother Watch aims to expose and challenge threats to our privacy, our freedoms and our civil liberties at a time of enormous technological change in the UK. Their work includes research around facial recognition and biometrics, access to  communications data, and digital surveillance. Their most recent campaign #FREESPEECHONLINE focuses on the risks of censorship online. Discover more on our website: https://www.soascodingclub.com/soas-radio-episode-3-big-brother-watch
14/12/201827 minutes 46 seconds
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Interview with Bhuchar Boulevard team

SOAS Radio hosting Sudha Bhuchar and Neela Doleẑalová the team behind 'Decolonising the Curriculum', a new verbatim theatre project to be made in residence at SOAS by Bhuchar Boulevard theatre company. https://www.soas.ac.uk/news/newsitem135509.html Editor: Mai Weisz Co-host and photographer: Lena Naassana
11/12/201819 minutes 21 seconds
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Consent Vent - Episode 2 - Where Do I Go?

Welcome to the 2nd episode of our 10 part series on consent. This time we give some answers to the question ‘Where can I go?’ signposting help and resources available at SOAS and in the wider community, for those of you who have experienced sexual violence or want to support a loved one. We are also joined by SOAS Academic and Welfare case worker Susanna who tells us about her work, what support is available and how SOAS can do more to support its students. Use this form to give us feedback or recommendations (this can be anonymous). ⇨ https://goo.gl/forms/hpJS8S7GqhJiCQj53 ⇦ We’d love to hear from you! Here is the article Zaynab reccomended ⇨https://saltyworld.net/the-spectrum-of-consent-you-can-say-yes-still-feel-gross-about-an-encounter/⇦ More specific organisations and support can be found at ⇨www.itv.com/thismorning/sexual-harassment-helplines⇦ ⇨http://thesurvivorstrust.org/⇦ ⇨http://www.survivorstogether.co.uk/⇦ ⇨https://stopso.org.uk/ ⇦ Produced by Mary Holditch and SOA
11/12/201823 minutes 19 seconds
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Global Digital Futures: Cultural Nuances & India's Digital Economy

We speak with Soum Paul about Cultural Nuances & India’s Digital Economy. Soum is the CoFounder and CEO of Homescreen Network, a television network venture built for the smartphone era. Over the last two decades, he’s played instrumental roles in a series of disruptive startups - Knowlarity, State.com, Mixercast. He’s also a writer, and his books Topper Prepares andFlight of the Unicorns have both been published by Harper Collins India. When in between projects, he spends his time trotting the globe and developing his photography and filmmaking skills. Discover more on our website: https://www.soascodingclub.com/soas-radio-episode-2-soum-paul
30/11/201826 minutes 57 seconds
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About a War - Interview with the Directors

This Episode of Regional Spotlights Middle East features an exclusive interview with the directors of 'About a War' a documentary film exploring violence and social change through interviews with ex-fighters from the Lebanese Civil War. https://www.curzoncinemas.com/soho/film-info/about-a-war Editor: Mai Weisz Contributor and photographer: Lena Naassana
26/11/201836 minutes 50 seconds
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The Impostors - EP7 - The Art of Multitasking

Doing a PhD is not an isolated activity: to progress with our careers whilst staying sane (and funded!) we often have to do a range of other things. In this month's discussion, we hear from two expert multitaskers on how to achieve a work-life balance, and how to cope when things can start to feel overwhelming. About the guests: Karla Cervantes Barrón is currently doing her PhD in Engineering at the University of Cambridge, looking at Energy Services across different countries: http://www.eng.cam.ac.uk/profiles/kc512. Apart from doing her PhD, she is currently finishing her year as President of Corpus Christi MCR, organising events as Head of Workshops for CUSPE and tries to keep active in sports and in social life. Marcello Francioni is a 4th year Anthropology student at SOAS: https://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff118101.php. When he's not trying to unravel the mysteries of the service business of Tokyo's gay bars, selling some expensive organic skincare product, or teaching the (SOAS
21/11/201841 minutes 7 seconds
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DanDana Episode 03 | Cairo Congress on Arabic Music

DanDana returns in full force with special guest Hazem Jamjoum, who’s writing his PhD on Arabic Music and previously ran radio shows in Canada and New York. In this episode we discuss the Cairo Congress on Arab Music held in 1938, the history and politics around it and who attended the conference. We delve deep into details about what was going on behind the scenes, while we explore the rich musical recordings that ensued from the conference. Towards the end of the episode we invite you to attend the screening of Jumana Manna’s film A Magical Substance Flows into Me, being screened on Thursday 22nd of November 2018 at the ICA as part of the London Palestine Film Festival (https://www.ica.art/on/films/ayny-magical-substance-flows-me).
20/11/20181 hour 33 minutes 16 seconds
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Global Digital Futures: Research & Technology in Hard to Reach Locations

We are speaking with Lecturer Matti Pohjonen about Research & Technology in Hard to Reach Locations. Matti is an academic at the intersection of digital anthropology, philosophy and data science. His work developing innovative research methods for hard-to-reach populations has taken him from Kenya and Ethiopia, to India. Now back at SOAS he is a Lecturer in Global Digital Media. Tune in every 2 weeks for conversations on the future of digital technologies and their global impact. https://www.soascodingclub.com/soas-radio/ Facebook: @SOASCodingClub Twitter: @SOASCodingClub
16/11/201829 minutes
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Why are innovative approaches to evaluation and evidence synthesis important?

This podcast examines why it's important to use innovative approaches to evaluate development programmes and evidence. In recent years, there’s been increased scrutiny of international development and particularly foreign aid. For example, the UK’s Department of International Development (DFID) regularly faces criticisms regarding the effectiveness of its aid programmes from publications such as the Daily Mail and Sunday Express. At the same time, the Sustainable Development Goals have helped create an ambitious and multi-layered development agenda. Development practitioners are increasingly required to plan and work systematically. They also have to manage in a chaotic and dynamic world. In this podcast, we explore why robust evaluation of development programmes is more important than ever. We also consider the work of the Centre of Excellence in Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL), which is administered through the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and ho
15/11/201816 minutes 27 seconds
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SOAS Concert Series - On the Stage: Wiyaala

Live recording of Soas Concert Series' first performance of the academic year: Wiyaala 19th Oct 2018. Produced by Sophie Darling Wiyaala, which means “the doer” in her local Sissala dialect, is from Funsi, a village in the upper West region of Ghana, close to the borders of Burkina Faso and Cote D’Ivoire. Her music is a potent fusion of West African folk songs and stadium Afro-pop, informed by her personal interpretation of traditional West African mythology and storytelling. Despite growing up in a patriarchal society that can be hostile to artistic growth, Wiyaala has emerged as one of Ghana’s leading international touring artists, performing at events and festivals all over the world, including at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia and WOMAD (UK).
12/11/20181 hour 29 minutes 32 seconds
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Global Sport Conversations - Changing Mediums: Sports, media and diplomacy in 2018

Here is our next episode in the Global Sport Conversations Podcast Series. We interviewed Keir Radnedge, who has been covering football worldwide for more than 50 years, writing 36 books, from tournament guides to comprehensive encyclopedias, aimed at all ages. His journalism career has included reporting at 14 World Cups as well as many Olympic Games and European Championships. Radnedge speaks to SOAS academic Dr J Simon Rofe about: his own experiences of technology change in global sports media, the issues of gender and diversity in the world of journalism and sport, then some reflections on the 2018 Russia FIFA World Cup, and the future of sport mega events and journalistic spaces. More information on Keir Radnedge: https://twitter.com/KeirRadnedge http://keirradnedge.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/mynetwork/invite-sent/keir-radnedge-a527008/?isSendInvite=true About the series: Global Sport Conversations Podcast Series is a collaborative project between: the Centre for Interna
07/11/201820 minutes 14 seconds
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Women Founders of the UN with Dr Rebecca Adami and Fatima Sator

In her new book, Women and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Dr. Rebecca Adami highlights the contributions made by Latin American female delegates and other prominent non-Western female representatives who took part in the drafting of the United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Intrigued by the history of gender equality in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Dr. Adami dedicated her research to uncover the hidden figures who pushed for more inclusive language in the texts, such as the clause " ...faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small", where the first draft did not mention the word “women”. Fatima Sator, a research associate at SOAS will also present her research findings on the origins of Gender Equality in the UN charter, as well as the advocacy project she led with her research partner to promote and give greater visibility to the La
04/11/201823 minutes 11 seconds
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CISD Presents: New Beings and Women's Empowerment Group in discussion with Baroness Valerie Amos

"We have to be able to recognize that we have discrimination in our society, that there is prejudice and that we are going to have to do some concrete things to deal with it. But if we are not even prepared to admit that its there, we are not going to make any progress." Valerie Amos (2017) Director of SOAS since September 2015, Baroness Valerie Amos has already become a formidable presence on the campus. As the first black woman to be the Director of any UK university, what better person to profile during Black History Month to highlight issues around both gender and racial discrimination, whilst simultaneously demonstrating how accomplished black women like her are navigating their careers and breaking the glass ceiling in the process. This interview has come out of a collaboration between the Women's Empowerment Group and New Beings: The Women’s Empowerment Group is a progressive, forward-thinking initiative set up by Joelle Moeckli and Motsabi Rooper at the Centre for Internatio
01/11/201824 minutes 24 seconds
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4429 Lectures - Sport Diplomacy: Dr Simon Rofe

Dr Simon Rofe discusses his recently published book: 'Sport and Diplomacy: Games within Games', (Manchester: Manchester University Press / USA Oxford University Press 2018) as the culmination of the first phase of research in Sport and Diplomacy spanning the years 2012-2018. The book critically enhances the appreciation of sport and diplomacy in global affairs from the perspective of both practitioners and scholars. It draws on a range of scholarship across the fields of history, politics, sociology and international relations, exploring linkages across these fields in relation to soft power and public diplomacy.
31/10/201834 minutes 56 seconds
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CISD: Bruce Jentleson - The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons from 20th Century Statesmanship

Bruce Jentleson is a professor of public policy and political science at Duke University, and is the recipient of the 2018 Joseph J. Kruzel Memorial Award for Distinguished Public Service from the American Political Science Association International Security Section. He is a leading scholar of American foreign policy and has served in a number of U.S. policy and political positions. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Jentleson was a senior advisor to the U.S. State Department Policy Planning Director. He was a member of the National Security Advisory Steering Committee for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. He served as a senior foreign policy advisor to Vice President Al Gore during his 2000 presidential campaign.
25/10/20186 minutes 59 seconds
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Global Sport Conversations - Professor Susan Brownell: On spaces and bodies in global sport

Here is our next episode in the Global Sport Conversations Podcast Series. We interviewed Susan Brownell, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. Most recently she has co-authored (with Niko Besnier and Thomas F. Carter) The Anthropology of Sport: Bodies, Borders, Biopolitics (University of California Press). She also wrote Beijing’s Games: What the Olympics Mean to China (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008) and edited The 1904 Anthropology Days and Olympic Games: Sport, Race, and American imperialism (University of Nebraska Press, 2008). More information on Professor Susan Brownell: https://www.umsl.edu/divisions/artscience/anthro/Faculty%20and%20Staff/susanbrownell.html About the series: Global Sport Conversations Podcast Series is a collaborative project between: the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, the Japan Research Centre, the Centre for Media and Film Studies and SOAS Radio. All proudly funded by the Research and Enterprise Office See
25/10/201824 minutes 32 seconds
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Interview: Neneh Cherry

Neneh Cherry dropped by the SOAS Radio Studio the night before the release of her 5th album "Broken Politics", after her "In Conversation with Reni Eddo-Lodge" at SOAS as a part of the Black History Month events put on by the SOAS Students Union.
19/10/20186 minutes 55 seconds
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Zoroastrianism on SOAS Radio with PROF. Almut Hintze and Farrukh Dhondy

Isuru talks to Professor Almut Hintze and Author Farrukh Dhondy on Zoroastrianism
18/10/201832 minutes 25 seconds
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Carlene Dancehall Queen

CARLENE The ORIGINAL DANCEHALL QUEEN talks to ISURU about her career and influences!
18/10/20186 minutes 50 seconds
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The Impostors - EP6 - PhDs and Parenting

Is it a good idea to do a PhD while being a parent, or to become a parent while doing a PhD? In this month's episode, we escalate the question of how to balance PhD life and personal life by hearing experiences of parenting while being a doctoral student. About the guests: Miho Zlazli is a doctoral student at the Department of Linguistics at SOAS: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Miho_Zlazli Dr Claudia Prieto Piastro completed her PhD at the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at King's College London: https://kclpure.kcl.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/claudia-prieto-piastro(80c6c32c-67b8-48cb-bab2-8b543cd0d96a).html Find out more about her work as a food anthropologist and her cooking lessons: https://piastrokitchen.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PiastroMexicanKitchen/
18/10/201848 minutes 56 seconds
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UrbanEchoes 1st Episode - The Dust of Cairo

The Dust of Cairo Urban echoes wants to share the voices of London that are often drowned out by the hustle and bustle of the big city. By sharing honest, intimate and uncensored portraits of London’s souls, this podcast aims at discovering, and connecting the life bubbles shaping our big and sometimes anonymous cosmopolis. In this first episode, an anonymous speaker walks us through East London and shares what has been lost, or found back from a missed Egypt in his daily life in London. Songs: Kokoroko – Abusay Junction/We Out Here Hamzam Namira /Dari Ya Alby Kadim al-Saher / Ahebini
17/10/201833 minutes 39 seconds
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The Impostors – EP5 – Public Engagement

PhD students are increasingly encouraged to disseminate their research to the wider public, but it can be tricky to know where to begin and how to do so effectively. In this month's episode, we talk about why public engagement is important, and explore different avenues to communicate with audiences beyond academia. About the guests: Alexandra Bulat is completing her PhD at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES): https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ssees/people/politics-and-sociology-research-students-folder/alexandra-bulat Carl Truedsson is a PhD candidate in Human Geography & Urban Studies at the LSE's Department of Geography and Environment: http://www.lse.ac.uk/geography-and-environment/people/phd-students/carl-truedsson
26/09/201858 minutes 42 seconds
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Consent Vent - Episode 1 - What is Consent?

A podcast on consent. Straightforward, right? With more and more cases of harassment and rape going public, the conversation seems to have found a wider platform. How come that harassments of different kinds are still the norm in most societies? What leads to survivors being blamed? What different and intersecting power dynamics are at play? These are only some of the questions we will be asking in this podcast. We aim to stir this conversation in a direction that takes radical approaches examining gendered, sexualised and racialised interactions. Please comment below to let us know your opinion, and email us for any inquiries.
24/09/20186 minutes 50 seconds
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Development Matters- Why is migration still a hot topic, and what is the role of research?

More than 1 billion people are estimated to be migrants, living either inside or outside their country of birth. Since an influx of Syrian refugees arrived in Europe in 2015, the question of dealing with migrants and asylum seekers has dominated Western headlines. Although net migration in Europe has declined, anti-migration rhetoric persists and has provoked political instability in countries such as Germany and Spain. What’s more, US President, Donald Trump, has drawn ire for his ‘zero tolerance’ policy towards irregular immigration. This podcast explores why migration remains such a hot-button issue, and the work of the London International Development Centre Migration Leadership Team (MLT), which has been formed by the UK Economic and Social Research Council and Arts and Humanities Research Council. The speakers are Professor Kavita Datta, Professor of Development Geography at Queen Mary University of London and co-Investigator on the MLT, and Jenny Allsopp, Postdoctoral Fellow on
30/08/201822 minutes 7 seconds
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Almaz: A Story of Migrant Labour

This podcast is a dramatisation based on the account of a 21-year old woman called Almaz. In 2014, Almaz was living in a women's refuge in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where she was recovering from her ordeal working as a domestic maid in Saudi Arabia and told us her story. Almaz represents the story of thousands of African and Asian migrant workers trapped in abusive and exploitative situations across the Gulf. The true story of one woman reveals the experience that far too many domestic workers endure, depicting the systematic lack of protection for workers throughout the recruitment and migration cycle. Almaz amplifies the hundreds of stories silenced and the experiences of countless workers made invisible. Comic: positivenegatives.org/comics-animati…2/almaz-story/ Written and produced by Caroline Bolster and Miia Laine Almaz voiced by Hanisha Solomon Music by Joe Smith A SOAS Radio & PositiveNegatives Production.
07/08/201813 minutes 28 seconds
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Global Sport Conversations - Unpacking (2): Additional Reflections with Dr. Stuart Murray

This episode is a companion piece to the previous podcast where we interviewed Wonde Nevens and Gavin Price. In this episode Verity, Wonde and Gavin speak to Dr. Stuart Murray, from Bond University, Australia. The three guests discuss Stuart’s new book which represents five years of work around the area and paradigms connected to sports diplomacy. Wonde and Gavin ask Stuart how his book connects to the current sport diplomacy and governance issues that have played out in 2018. More information on Wonde and Gavin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wonde-nevens-23549097/ https://twitter.com/GavinMPrice https://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff121848.php Stuart Murray https://twitter.com/StuarMurray https://www.routledge.com/Sports-Diplomacy-Origins-Theory-and-Practice/Murray/p/book/9780815356905 ​For information on SOAS sport and governance: www.soas.ac.uk/sport-diplomacy-and-governance/ For information on the next event at SOAS around the 2019 Japan Rugby World Cup: https://www.soas.ac.uk/j
19/07/201824 minutes 12 seconds
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Global Sport Conversations - Interview with Netball Player Maryka Holtzhausen

In this episode, we interviewed Maryka Holtzhausen, a Vitality Netball Super League player from South Africa. A netball fanatic, Maryka, has just finished her first season at the Severn Stars franchise and has 98 caps for South Africa, playing in three Commonwealth Games and two Netball World Cups. Maryka speaks to SOAS teaching fellow Verity Postlethwaite about her career inside and outside of netball, especially, experiences living and playing elite netball globally. More information on Maryka and Severn Stars: https://twitter.com/marykaholtz https://www.severnstars.co.uk/ ​For information on SOAS sport and governance: www.soas.ac.uk/sport-diplomacy-and-governance/
19/07/201816 minutes 5 seconds
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The Impostors – EP4 – Mental Health Matters

Why is it important to talk about mental health as PhD students? In this month’s episode of The Impostors, we discuss this question from a UK and cross-cultural perspective, reflecting on the mental health challenges many of us face in the pursuit of a doctorate, and also sharing advice on how to help ourselves and others. About the guests: Liana Chase is completing her PhD at the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at SOAS: https://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff132223.php Laura Hamilton is a PhD student based at UCL’s Department of Social Sciences and the Thomas Coram Research Unit: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Laura_Hamilton8
18/07/201854 minutes 15 seconds
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The Impostors – EP3 – Rites of Passage

In this episode of The Impostors we look back to the different rites of passage we have to go through as PhD students; from the first year upgrade, to the submission of the thesis, to the viva. Are rites of passage useful to think about, or are these just bureaucratic formalities? And how do we get ourselves through it all? Here is some great advice from people that have been (almost!) through it all. About the guests: Dr Rebecca Bradshaw completed her PhD in History of Art and Archaeology at SOAS last year, and will be graduating this summer. For more about her research and current adventures: http://chicons.academia.edu/RebeccaBradshaw Thomas van der Molen has just submitted his thesis in Anthropology at SOAS, and is awaiting to have his viva: https://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff89875.php
18/07/201852 minutes 8 seconds
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S.U. Voice box S2 E1: The New Sabbs

The new SU sabbatical officers/Co-presidents for 2018-19 introduce themselves: Hau-Yu (Democracy & Education), Youssra (Equality & Liberation), Soph (Activities & Events) and Jess (Welfare & Campaigns).
16/07/20184 minutes 17 seconds
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Global Sport Conversations - Unpacking (1): The complexities of sport, diplomacy and human societies

This is the first of two companion podcasts. In this episode, we interviewed Wonde Nevens, a current SOAS student who has recently completed the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy module – Sport and Diplomacy: ‘More than just a Game;’ alongside Gavin Price SOAS alumni and now Associate Tutor for MA Global Diplomacy programme and trade specialist in the UK Government. Wonde and Gavin speak to SOAS Teaching Fellow Verity Postlethwaite about their thoughts and experiences on sport in Ethopia, USA and Australia, in particular, the impact of current geopolitical climates on the complex issues that intersect with sport. More information on Wonde and Gavin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wonde-nevens-23549097 https://twitter.com/GavinMPrice https://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff121848.php ​For information on SOAS sport and governance: www.soas.ac.uk/sport-diplomacy-and-governance/ For information on the next event at SOAS around the 2019 Japan Rugby World Cup: https://www.soas.ac.
25/06/201818 minutes 35 seconds
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Interview with Rachel Beckles Willson - "Today is Good!" Album Launch

Rachel Beckles Willson, ethnomusicologist, writer and musician was a guest at SOAS Radio, to present a new album she recorded "Today is Good!" by young asylum-seekers recently arrived on the coast of Europe. In the run up to the Arts Against Slavery Launch Event on June 30th, Miia Laine had a conversation with Rachel about her work in Sicily, the process that took Rachel from providing music workshops in reception centres in Sicily to recording the album and launching a new charity. Album Launch "Crossings", 30th June, London: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/crossings-tickets-46521561242 Arts Against Slavery: https://artsagainstslavery.org
25/06/201831 minutes 24 seconds
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Environmental Movement Podcast Episode #4: Heathrow Third Runway

This is the fourth episode of the SOAS’ Environmental Movement’s podcast. Clare joins Hannah in the SOAS Radio studio to discuss why she is currently 14 days into a hunger strike – which is primarily because of proposals to build a new runway at Heathrow airport, and the impact this will have on carbon emissions. They discuss the climate crisis, aviation, Heathrow expansion plans, the impending Parliamentary vote & how you can get involved. Listen to find out more! Relevant groups: https://www.facebook.com/votenoheathro/ https://www.facebook.com/RisingUpUK/
22/06/201816 minutes
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The Soundscapes of Tribe of Doris

Tribe of Doris is an annual summer school of music, dance and ceremony taking place in August each year at Standford Hall in Leicestershire. This is a collection of soundscapes from the workshops, performances, showcases, special moments at this unique festival. Whilst you journey through the summer school’s workshops featuring Afro-Colombian song, performances of Jamaican percussion, to moments around the communal campfires, you’ll hear the joy of learning, the rich diversity on offer, the inter-generational exchanges, and respectful celebrations of world cultures. For more information go to: http://www.tribeofdoris.co.uk/ Image credit: Anita Hummel
06/06/201821 minutes 45 seconds
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S.U. Voicebox Episode #10: Almost there!!

Joined in the SOAS Radio studio by Nisha, Halimo & Dimitri ~ 1:33 Question: Why Boycott the NSS? 10:12 Question: Complaints & people going through disciplinary procedures as a result of the hard picket 13:56 Question: The women's wudhu facility is very poor and lacking compared to the men's. Can this be resolved? 15:00 Constitutional reform 16:30 S.U. survey - fill it out here for a chance to win 5x £50: https://soasunion.org/news/article/6013/All-Student-Survey-out-now/ 18:30 #SavetheGreen 20:22 What's coming up 20:58 Summer of SOUL 6th June - buy your tickets here: https://soasunion.org/ents/event/1085/ 22:25 UoL workers strike 6th June 24:00 Submit photos from this year to [email protected]! They will projected on the wall at the End of Term party ~ 24:39 Second hand bike sale June 5th!! 25:32 Environmenstrual workshop June 12th 25:56 Decolonising Sexuality conference June 9th-10th 26:18 Commemorating the anniversary of the SOAS cleaner deportation June 12th 27:40 Grenf
04/06/201828 minutes 48 seconds
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Global Sport Conversations - From Russia with Love: Thoughts on the imminent World Cup

Here is our next episode in the Global Sport Conversations Podcast Series. We interviewed Simon Kuper, a Financial Times columnist and author, who has been at the forefront of journalistic commentary of current affairs with a specialist focus on global football and football tournaments for over three decades. ​Kuper speaks to SOAS academic Dr J Simon Rofe about: his own work, his preparations for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup and some general reflections on the dynamic of sport, diplomacy and football. More information on Simon Kuper: https://www.ft.com/life-arts/simon-kuper https://twitter.com/KuperSimon ​Kupers latest text Soccernomics (2018 World Cup Edition) https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/simon-kuper/soccernomics-2018-world-cup-edition/9781568587516/ For information on SOAS sport diplomacy and football: https://www.soas.ac.uk/sport-diplomacy-and-governance/
17/05/201813 minutes 10 seconds
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The Impostors - EP2 - Procrastination

In this episode of The Impostors, we take down the topic of procrastination, our struggle with it, but also how we manage to get everything done, and even spare some time to work on other interesting projects, asking ourselves, can procrastination ever be useful? About the guests: Jonathan Galton is a PhD student based at the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at SOAS: https://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff115658.php When not writing his thesis or out on a long walk, he composes music and plays the piano: https://soundcloud.com/jonathan-galton Kirstie Kwarteng is pursuing her PhD at the Department of Development Studies at SOAS: https://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff127273.php Between the occasional Netflix break, since 2014 she also dedicates her time to running The Nana Project: https://www.thenanaproject.org/
14/05/201853 minutes 42 seconds
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The Timeline Of A Knot

An omnipresent topic in culture yet often a taboo in conversation, six Londoners reflect on their different stages of broken hearts. A sound collage put together from four interviews conducted over winter 2017/18. Produced by Miia Laine Artwork by Lena Laine
13/05/201822 minutes 26 seconds
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Brainworm Episode 1: Interview with writer Mahesh Rao

I sit down with author Mahesh Rao to interview him about his short story collection One Point Two Billion. We talk about his writing process, his motivations for his short stories, and his short stories as vignettes into different cross-sections of modern neo-liberal Indian life.
08/05/20181 hour 16 minutes 2 seconds
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Listening In, Sounding Out EP01 - Reylon Yount Presents His EP 'Sun'

In this first episode, we speak to Reylon Yount, an MA student of “Music in Development”. Reylon plays the yangqin, a percussive string instrument also known as the Chinese hammered dulcimer. As a biracial Chinese American, he cherishes the opportunity he has to stay connected to his heritage through music. He is also interested in the potential of music to create the cultural conditions necessary for sustainable development. Listen to/buy his EP here: www.reylon.bandcamp.com Contact: www.reylonyount.com
07/05/201856 minutes 54 seconds
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S.U. Voicebox Episode #9: Co-presidents respond to your questions

Join all four co-presidents in the SOAS Radio studio today discussing the past couple of very eventful months here at SOAS Students' Union. The co-presidents respond to some questions submitted by SOAS students, including: 3:46  Why is the SU not letting students hold them to account? 6:26 Why is the SU acting like a rogue entity whereby they dismiss and intimidate all those with grievances. 8:21 Why did some S.U. co-presidents vote against having a referendum to hold them to account? 14:38 Why were all students not balloted if they want to support recent teachers strike action- is the student union unrepresentative, only 10% of SOAS students voted in electing union officials many of which had only 1 candidate- is the student union therefore dictatorial and akin to a one party state 20:58 Also do you think tactics of intimidation by picket-liners who in turn forced student solidarity (by people being scared to cross the picket line) is acceptable?   32:24 Why hasn't SOAS Admin + SOAS
23/04/201840 minutes 4 seconds
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Global Sport Conversations - When Sport Meets Diplomacy and Governance

Here is our next episode in the Global Sport Conversations Podcast Series. Today we interview Dr. J Simon Rofe and Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff, who respectively, have been at the forefront of academic scholarship in and around sport diplomacy across the past decade or so. Simon and Lindsay speak to Verity about their own perspectives on: what is sport diplomacy and governance; who benefits, in particular, is an athlete a diplomat? And some thoughts on the future of the debate. For more information on today’s speakers please check out the following: Simon’s profile - https://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff74153.php A recent piece from Simon - https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/22167/ Lindsay’s website - https://www.lindsaysarahkrasnoff.com/ A forthcoming edited text by Simon and with a contribution from Lindsay - http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781526131058/ About the Podcast: The Global Sport Conversations Podcast Series is a collaborative project between: the Centre for International Stud
23/04/201820 minutes 53 seconds
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The film festival as laboratory - A conversation with ICA curator Nico Marzano

In this conversation with Nico Marzano - film curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London - we speak his work as a curator and about the upcoming edition of a very special small film festival, called “Frames of Representation”. We speak about the idea of the film festival as laboratory; as a space for discovery for innovative cinematic language and as a space where cinema and art become dynamic forces for change. Why does the 'film festival as laboratory' matter? Can cinema change the world? What do you believe in as a supporter of independent cinema? #FoR18 - “Frames of Representation” – 20-28 April 2018 @ ICA London http://www.framesofrepresentation.com/ Tracklist: Pina (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) A Song For H Far Away (Max Richter) Interview by Max Bloching
20/04/201823 minutes 9 seconds
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Global Sport Conversations - Aziyadé Poltier-Mutal

Here is our first episode in the Global Sport Conversations Podcast Series. A collaborative project between: the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, the Japan Research Centre, the Centre for Media and Film Studies and SOAS Radio. All proudly funded by the Research and Enterprise Office Seedcorn Initiative. The purpose of this podcast series is to explore, with industry and academic experts, the role sport has played in their lives and professional practices. It is an exciting opportunity for a variety of voices and multiple interpretations of the leading question: where does sport fit in global diplomacy? The first interview is with Aziyadé Poltier-Mutal, who is the Head of the Perception Change Project, in the Office of the Director General at the United Nations. Aziyadé speaks to Verity about the upcoming United Nations and UEFA Match for Solidarity; an insight into the relationship between the United Nation and the International Olympic Committee; and finally her own e
17/04/201821 minutes 48 seconds
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The Impostors - EP1 - Back to the start

In this first episode of The Impostors, three anthropologists look back to the beginning of their PhDs, the difficulties of writing ethnography, and the silver linings that help them get through the process.
16/04/20181 hour 2 minutes 37 seconds
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World Radio Day Interview with Omar Salha: Football Beyond Borders & Identity in Sports

In this episode, Laura Siegler talks to Omar Salha, Phd Student at SOAS University. Omar’s research focuses Muslim football players and their role in the integration of the Muslim community in Britain. He is also a member of Football Beyond Borders, an organisation that supports young people from low income background in education, work and public life through football practice. Omar talks about structural improvements through accommodation of religious practices in football clubs, and the different influences that local sport practices and mega sporting industries have on identity politics.
09/04/201831 minutes 3 seconds
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13/03/2018 - The University Pension Strike continues

University staff UK-wide have entered the 4th week of striking in one of the biggest industrial actions of the sector. On March 12th, an agreement between the University College Union (UCU) and employers represented by Universities UK (UUK) was proposed and later rejected. The meeting discussing the proposal at the UCU North London Headquarters drew a crowd of hundreds of strikers protesting the deal. Miia Laine for SOAS Radio spoke to some of the university staff present about their views and experiences of the strike and the proposed deal.
14/03/20188 minutes 47 seconds
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CISD Seminar Series: The Cinderella State: Pakistan - New Form and Relationships

Dr Ayesha Siddiqa, SOAS South Asia Institute – Research Associate In an age where a number of South Asian states seem to re-define their nationalism, Pakistan is engaged in building both its identity and partnerships aimed at re-defining the country's role and status in the hierarchy of nations. It no longer considers itself a weak embattled state that has limited capacity to respond. Pakistan's new power configuration aims at a more significant role in South Asia and also the Middle East. The important issue, however, is that how will a new imagined geo-political environment trained on a traditional socio-political paradigm respond to the changes?
09/03/201833 minutes 18 seconds
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Interview with Seun Kuti and preview of new album, Black Times.

SOAS Radio was unbelievably glad to be hosting this musical legend, Seun Kuti, who is holding up the mantle of political afrobeat. Listen as Nick and Seun preview Seun's soon to be released album Black Times, out on March 2nd, and talk some serious politics, such as corruption worldwide and also delve a little into Seun's past. Catch Seun's gig with Soundcrash on March 2md at Electrics Brixton and buy the new album @passerdj
01/03/20181 hour 7 minutes 50 seconds
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Being vulnerable, free and unafraid - An Interview with Yumna Al-Arashi

In this interview with the Yemeni-American photographer Yumna Al-Arashi we will speak about her upbringing and education in the US and about a project she researched at SOAS. We will talk about being a visual artist in the times of Instagram and how to play with the media in order to have an impact. Yumna will share an experience of turning pain into something positive and constructive, she will talk about what it means to be vulnerable as an artist and how it is important to find and share joy.
01/03/201839 minutes 40 seconds
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Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century - Interview with Prof. Kathryn Sikkink

In this podcast, Dr. Leslie Vinjamuri (Director of the Centre on Conflict, Rights and Justice at SOAS) talks to Prof. Kathryn Sikkink (Harvard Kennedy School of Government) about her book "The Evidence of Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century", the forgotten Latin American origins of human rights and the erasure of agency of the global south, and the unknown drafters of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
22/02/201835 minutes 7 seconds
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World Radio Day Interview with Verity Postlethwaite - Sports & colonial history

In a post World Radio Day interview with SOAS teaching fellow Verity Postlethwaite, we talk about the complexities of sport, including, reconciliation, colonialism and gender based historical sporting moments.
20/02/201817 minutes 14 seconds
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S.U. Voicebox Episode 8: Strike, elections & beyond

Check in with the 4 co-presidents of SOAS Students’ Union to get an update about what’s been going on & some of the key things coming up, including all things election & UCU-strike related! 01:12 – 4th UGM coming up 03:04 – SOAS Green Week 03:45 – University Mental Health Day 04:26 – UCU strike & what the S.U. is doing 17:09 – Students’ Union Elections 20:55 – What advice would you give to someone thinking of running in the election? Intro & outro song: Video recorded by Ed Emery at the Notre Dames de Landes victory party on Feb 10th
16/02/201828 minutes 43 seconds
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Radio Fair Interview: InsightShare - Sports for Development

In this interview, Maisie talks to Soledad from Insightshare about how participatory media and sports projects can be used in community and personal development, existing gender barriers and sports projects in public spaces. More about insightshare: http://insightshare.org
14/02/20184 minutes 27 seconds
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Radio Fair Interview 2018: Street Child United

In this interview, Nick talks to Dave from Streetchild United. Street Child United is a UK charity using the power of sport, specifically international sports events, to change the negative perceptions and treatment of street-connected children everywhere. They are still looking for communications volunteers for May 2018 in Moscow – find out more and apply here. More about Streetchild United: https://www.streetchildunited.org
14/02/20186 minutes 3 seconds
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Lola - FBB Productions Interview

During World Radio Day 2018, SOAS Radio broadcasted live from our mobile studio at the Radio Fair. In this Interview, Lola from SOAS Radio speaks to Nick Connell, Head of media company FBB Productions. The social enterprise, connected to the charity Football Beyond Borders, FBB Productions will raise funds for their many important projects while also creating employment opportunities for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Nick is a digital media professional with more than 13 years experience working for world-renowned companies, including the English FA, FIFA, UEFA, MTV, the BBC and Sony BMG. In that time he has managed numerous projects, websites, YouTube channels, social media accounts and his own digital teams, gaining extensive experience developing digital content, and a broad understanding of both the commercial and editorial side of media. Visit the FBB Productions website here: http://fbbproductions.com
14/02/201813 minutes 23 seconds
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2018 Radio Fair Interview: Dekan Apajee

During World Radio Day 2018, SOAS Radio broadcasted live from our mobile studio at the Radio Fair. In this interview, Karl FM from SOAS Radio speaks to Dekan Apajee, former BBC Broadcast journalist with over 14 years experience producing and reporting on London news stories using a variety of media platforms. Currently a Freelance Multimedia Producer and a broadcast media and sports journalism lecturer at University of East London.
14/02/20186 minutes 57 seconds
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CISD Seminar Series: The Evolution of India's 'Act East' Policy

Dr Frederic Grare, Carnegie’s South Asia Program - Non-Resident Senior Fellow
13/02/201851 minutes 47 seconds
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WAGIC EP1 - What is a 'Chinese Woman Artist'?

In WAGIC’s very first podcast, hosts Tessa Qiu and Yuan Ren are joined by researchers Dr Monica Merlin (Birmingham School of Art), Luise Guest (White Rabbit Collection), Christina Yuen Zi Chung (University of Washington) and artist Yi Dai to respond to the questions: What is a 'Chinese woman artist'? And is there such a thing as 'Chinese women’s art'? https://www.wagic.org/podcast
05/02/201829 minutes 54 seconds
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"Sports as more than a game": Interview with Simon Rofe & Jose Gigante

Over the last few decades, sport has become a business and a social phenomenon that attracts more interest and more investment than many other industries, and has gone far beyond just being “a game”. Miia Laine talked to Dr Simon Rofe (SOAS) and Jose Gigante (Y-Sport) about how sports consumption and business is changing, what international sports events say (or don’t say) about diplomatic relations between countries, and the darker side of power dynamics in global sports. In the build up to the World Radio Day Event on Feb 7th, 2018 the SOAS Radio Team will be interviewing community radio, representatives of communication for sports & development organisations, radio industry professionals and academics on this years theme of ‘Sports & Radio’ in a series of podcasts. Sign up to the free event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/world-radio-day-2018-sports-radio-tickets-42167120994
02/02/201826 minutes 35 seconds
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S.U. Voicebox Episode 7: back to it in 2018!

Way overdue, but here you go!! Now a historical snapshot into SOAS S.U.'s activities during mid-late Jan 2018, with dimitri, Nisha & Halimo - next episode to be coming soon! 0:45 What's been up 0:55 UGM & quora 5:24 Restructuring 8:40 Student Advice & Wellbeing 13:17 Walkout 2.0 13:49 Catering consultation & in-house campaign outline 19:18 Hot drinks in the S.U. shop survey & NUS Green Impact Award 20:40 Coffee cup sculpture 21:30 Things 'coming up' 22:00 S.U. elections ~ 23:35 Fave module @ SOAS Intro & outro song: Hugh Masekela, Thimlela, live at Graceland festival 1987
02/02/201827 minutes 21 seconds
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World Radio Day 2018 Podcast Series: Interview with Fight for Peace

In this episode, Laura Siegler talks to Fight for Peace about their youth programme giving young people a way out of crime, what makes their organisation successful, and how they integrate young women into boxing practise! More info on Fight for Peace: Fight for Peace combines boxing and martial arts with education and personal development to realise the potential of young people in communities affected by crime, violence and social exclusion. We provide young people with the tools and support structures they need to become life champions and create positive futures for themselves. We support young people directly at our Academies in Rio de Janeiro and London, and via a global training programme, which equips partner organisations around the globe with the knowledge and resources to better support young people in their communities. In the build up to the World Radio Day Event, Feb 7th, 2018 the SOAS Radio Team will be interviewing community radio, representatives of communication for
02/02/201814 minutes 37 seconds
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World Radio Day 2018: Interview with Anna Kessel (Women in Football)

In the build up to the World Radio Day Event 2018 the SOAS Radio Team will be interviewing community radio, representatives of communication for sports & development organisations, radio industry professionals and academics on this years theme of ‘Sports & Radio’ in a series of podcasts. In this episode, Laura Siegler talks to Anna Kessel. Anna Kessel is a sport journalist for The Observer and The Guardian. In 2007, she co-founded Women in Football, an organisation working on women’s participation in football, celebrating women’s achievement, challenging discrimination and offering professional expertise. Anna talks about the role of Women in Football in tackling gender issues in the sport industry and the importance of creating a more inclusive sport culture, as well as the role that radio and journalism plays in challenging mirepresentations of women in sport. The World Radio London 2018 event will be hosted by SOAS Radio on Wednesday 7th February, in the Brunei Gallery at SOAS, U
25/01/201810 minutes 50 seconds
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What I did when the British media made our kind invisible - Feminist Sangeeta Pillai Lander

“I believe there is little or nothing in mainstream British media about British Asian women. And I’d like the media to talk about us beyond honour killings and bride burning. Because you see, we’re awesome and sexy, and all sorts of other wonderful things.” - Sangeeta Lander Pillai talks to SOAS Radio about her upcoming erotic novel Soul Sutras, and her project Masala Monologues that adapts Eve Ensler’s masterpiece, The Vagina Monologues, to archive unique and under-represented British Asian experiences. Collaborating with similarly positioned women in London by creating theatre pieces, digital audio-visual artworks, exhibitions, and TV scripts, Sangeeta’s movement has already begun. Click to listen to our hearty chat! Sangeeta’s Sexy Wednesday Playlist: Roop Tera Mastana from Aradhana (1969) Dil Kya Kare from Julie (1975) Bruce Springsteen - I’m on Fire Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, Pink - Lady Marmalade Mousee T - I’m Horny
15/01/201859 minutes 18 seconds
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The Korea Crisis: Déjà Vu All Over Again?

Professor Steve Tsang, Director of the SOAS China Institute, talks about the Korean Crisis. Will the Trump Administration manage to get China to help resolve the nuclear and missile challenges from North Korea? This talk will focus on the real drivers behind China’s policy towards the challenges which North Korean regime under Kim Jung-en has posed for the USA, the world and, indeed, China itself. Professor Tsang suggests that China’s objective is to contain the problem not to resolve it, even though there is in principle an option available to the USA which, can persuade Beijing to work to resolve the problem. Edited by Isabella Steel
11/01/20181 hour 6 minutes 18 seconds
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UK FCO's Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and China Papers Archives for Research

This session – led by Ms Vicky Bird and Dr Avinash Paliwal – will offer an introduction to the archives of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office’ papers on Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, and China. Highly suitable for teaching and research purposes, these archives are now available digitally via Adam Matthew International. SOAS Library will begin its month-long trial version of these archives starting October 24, 2017. Open to students and staff, the session seeks to sensitise scholars to the depth and breath of these documents. Critical to study a variety of historical topics such as foreign and security policy, international relations, and domestic politics of UK, South Asia, and China, these documents can be of use to scholars from various disciplines. Edited by Isabella Steel
11/01/201826 minutes 7 seconds
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Corporate Compliance

Chenaara Edghill-Peart talks about the rise of corporate compliance. From what it entails such as anti-bribery to why it has gained importance over the last 6 years including her very unusual career on how she has found herself working across industries as an ex-SOAS student. She will also touch up on ethical issues and wider political background with selected companies. Edited by Isabella Steel
11/01/201859 minutes 42 seconds
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S.U. Voicebox Episode #6: End of the year wrap-up

Tune in to listen to your 4 co-presidents chat about what's been going on at SOAS this past month, and what's to come in 2018! 1:15 Whole school walkout & Restructuring 12:20 Saturday School 13:40 Students Not Suspects/ Preventing Prevent 22:55 Decolonising SOAS 25:55 Issues facing Research students 30:30 What's coming up; UGM, Participatory Budgeting & more! Shout out to South African band 'The Soil' & their song 'Unspoken Word' as the beautiful intro/ outro music.
15/12/201737 minutes 49 seconds
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Sex Talk, Cities, and Those Movies - LIVE With Sugandha Parmar & Srishti Guru Krishnakumar

Our first LIVE show had Ruchi chatting with SOAS's very own Sugandha Parmar & Srishti Guru Krishnakumar - talking sex-cultures, cities, movies and female friendships. Our conversations are sprinkled by anonymous real-life testimonies by young people who narrate deeply personal and relatable accounts of flimsy family sex-education, school secrets, drawing kissing tips from Hollywood and young women buying condoms from older male pharmacists. Enjoy kijiye!  This podcast is drawn from the show aired on SOAS Radio between 16.00 - 17.00 on Wednesday, November 29th.
05/12/20171 hour 1 minute 36 seconds
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Asia Rising: China and India As Emergent Great Powers

CISD Seminar Series Abstract: China and India’s contemporary rise to prominence will significantly impact upon geopolitics over the coming decades. Based upon the presenter's recent book - China and India: Asia's Emergent Great Powers (Polity, 2017) - this talk will provide a comparative analysis of their shared emergence as great powers within the international system, and evaluate the impact of Asia’s two largest powers upon the definition and nature of power politics in the 21st century. Focusing upon the factors integral to such a phenomenon (from both historical and theoretical perspectives), it will highlight these two countries’ past, contemporary and future global significance. India and China are often expected to rise in much the same way as the current and previous great powers, primarily via traditional material and military measures. Dr Ogden vitally contends however that domestic political / cultural values and historical identities are also central driving forces behin
04/12/20171 hour 6 minutes 55 seconds
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Development Matters - What is antibiotic resistance and why is it a serious global threat?

The World Health Organization has described antibiotic resistance as one of the biggest threats to global health and food security. It is estimated that at least 700,000 people die globally each year from ‘superbug’ infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines and this is predicted to rise to 10 million by 2050. This episode explores what exactly we mean by antibiotic resistance, the use of antibiotics in food production, the potentially devastating effects of not addressing antibiotic resistance and solutions to this frightening problem. The speakers are Dr Clare Chandler (Associate Professor in Medical Anthropology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) and Dr. Lucy Brunton (Lecturer in Molecular Epidemiology at the Royal Veterinary College).
29/11/201722 minutes
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Episode 5: India's WHITE FETISH Says it All

The unusual attention given to that Caucasian exchange student in your class, to all-white celeb crushes and sports gods; your all-time (and all-white) favourite movies, to those ‘gorgeous’ Instagram personas after whom you model your appearance and ideal body-image; from your desired holiday destinations to the ‘hot guy’ or ‘hot gal’ of your ultimate dreams - India, we got a problem. Ruchi chats with Srishti, Adit and Vedant in an episode that wittily turns the spotlight towards despair – that of white fetish and its hold over Indian bodies, fantasies and aspirations.
26/11/201749 minutes 10 seconds
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CISD Seminar Series: Lord Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal

Lord Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal, is a leading astrophysicist as well as a senior figure in UK science. He has conducted influential theoretical work on subjects as diverse as black hole formation and extragalactic radio sources, and provided key evidence to contradict the Steady State theory of the evolution of the Universe. His talk -Peering into the Future: The Bumpy Road Ahead was held at the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS University of London on 6 November 2017. Co-Hosted by British Pugwash
26/11/20171 hour 10 minutes 44 seconds
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CISD Seminar Series: Ambassador Abdul Minty on South African Politics

H.E. Ambassador Abdul Samad Minty (retired), Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations Office at Geneva, Deputy Director General South African Department of International Relations; Honorary Secretary – British Anti-Apartheid Movement, London: 1962 -1995, discusses recent political developments in South Africa at the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS University fo London on 6 November 2017.
26/11/20171 hour 20 minutes 1 second
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CISD Seminar Series: Women and the UN Origins - A Southern Critique

Current thinking would lead you to believe that Western delegates were responsible for getting women’s right into the UN in 1945– but they weren’t. On the contrary, it was the vocal feminist claims of particularly non-Western women delegates that were instrumental in establishing this first international agreement to declare women’s rights as a part of fundamental human rights. Nevertheless, the pivotal contributions of the global South in the founding of the UN has generally been ignored and neglected. The event "Women and the UN Origins - a Southern Critique", will introduce five scholars who with their diverse background will present and discuss the women who shaped the UN, from the League of Nations, in the UN Charter,the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and who continue to do so today. The research on women and the UN shed new light on topics that today remain highly political, such as the origins of human rights, feminism and international organisations.These researchers al
25/11/20171 hour 6 minutes 33 seconds
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Episode 4: Intimacy is Not All About Sex! - Young Indians Speak Out

Is there a certain movie, food, pillow, song, or place with which you share an intimate connection? If your mind screamed "hell, YEAH!", then think about why we mostly associate intimacy with sex - and not with the connection made with an only friend at an awkward party, OR when you cosy up against a cool wall, OR use silly voices to talk to those that love you for it? We bring to you deep and personal testimonies which delve into how contrarily people experience intimacy and how it ain't all about sex! Brace yourselves for some heartfelt and endearing accounts that pay tribute to the role of intimacy in our lives. Jai Intimacy Ho!
22/11/201713 minutes 58 seconds
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CISD Seminar Series: War And Peace in the 21st Century

Dr Plesch reviews renewed concerns over nuclear war and emerging technologies against the context of intensifying regional conflicts, with hints for a 'soft landing'. He also talks about the Scrap Weapons project, for more information see: www.scrapweapons.com (10th Oct 2017)
21/11/201753 minutes 21 seconds
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SU Voicebox Episode #5: End o' Reading Week

Hear from Co-Pres of Democracy & Education Nisha and SOAS Radio's very own Fred about exciting things coming up after reading week!
10/11/201720 minutes 57 seconds
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Ep 2: Governments, markets, men, women, children - who decides which food is good?

What is good food? A conversation about food decisions made by governments, the market, in the household and among children Francesca, a PhD researcher in anthropology, affiliated to SOAS and the Thomas Coram Research Unit at UCL’s Institute of Education reflects on her fieldwork among young children in care and at home in London. Mehroosh, who has recently submitted her PhD thesis in development economics at SOAS, looks out from her research into how food decisions effect households in India. Who decides what food should be farmed, what food is available at subsidised prices, and the shape of religious-moral food prohibitions and possibilities? Hosts: Francesca Vaghi | twitter: @Francesca_Vaghi Mehroosh Tak | twitter: @mehr00sh | instagram: @ooshish Studio production: Anna Cohen Editor: Mukta Das Music: Brandi Simpson Miller With thanks to SOAS Radio. Music credits: Double Down by Silent Partner It's Always Too Late to Start Over by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative C
10/11/201728 minutes 51 seconds
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Why You Must Talk to Young People About Sex...and How! - with Paromita Vohra and Nicole Cheetham

Chiming in from Mumbai, London and Washington DC - listen to Ruchi and Natalie’s discussion about sex and its nagging partner, shame. Buddies, it is time we step in and break ‘em up! Our master panellists: Filmmaker and writer, Paromita Vohra (Partners in Crime - 2011, Morality TV and the Loving Jehad – 2007, Where’s Sandra – 2006). She has written the internationally acclaimed film, Khamosh Pani – Silent Water (2003) and is the creative director of Agents of Ishq – the cutting edge digital sex education resource for Indians. Nicole Cheetham, Director of International Youth Health and Rights at Advocates for Youth, Washington DC, an organization that focuses on adolescent reproductive and sexual health. Nicole has over 20 years of experience and expertise in youth-led advocacy, peer education, youth-friendly services, and parent-child communication.
07/11/201733 minutes 51 seconds
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CISD - Diplomacy Lecture By Dr Plesh

Dr. Dan Plesch, Director of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS University of London, speaks about disarmament on Tuesday, 24 October, 2017.
01/11/201756 minutes 30 seconds
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CISD - Dan Plesch on SCRAP Project

Dr. Dan Plesch, Director of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) at SOAS University of London, speaks about the student-led SCRAP Weapons, disarmament project, and the groups recent meeting at the United Nations in New York City in the 18 and 19 October 2017. Learn more about the project: scrapweapons.com
30/10/201711 minutes 5 seconds
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Interview with Habib Koite; One of Mali's Guitar Greats

Recorded over the phone, with Habib in Bamako and myself in North London, we talk about Habib's ethos as a musician and his relationship with his home country, Mali. We also take a look over some of the songs from his new, soothing yet diverse album, Söo. Forgive the audio quality, phone conversations are a nightmare for interviews, especially transcontinental ones. Make sure you catch what will undoubtedly be an amazing live show at Nell's Jazz and Blues on 16th of October. https://www.seetickets.com/event/habib-koite/nells-jazz-blues/1091803 Songs: Habib Koite - Wassiye Habib Koite - Sôo Habib Koite and Eric Bibb - Touma Ni Kelen Habib Koite - Cigarette Abana
30/10/201728 minutes 18 seconds
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Interview with Kefaya; The Internationalist Music Collective

For this interview session I had the pleasure of speaking with Al MacSween and Guiliano Modarelli, the creative power and production duo behind Kefaya and the amazing album Radio International; a record that brings together and finds common ground between musicians from Spain, Indian, Italy, Palestine and more in a political, upbeat, sometimes raucous and always stunning arrangement. We talk about the creative journey behind their last album and a new creative venture they are setting off on in the lead up to their next London show at Nell's Jazz and Blues on September 24th. Interviewed by Nick Hann
30/10/201745 minutes 30 seconds
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Interview with Diabel Cissokho; The Senegalese griot

In this show I speak with Diabel Cissokho, the kora maestro and multi instrumentalist from Senegal, after the release of his fourth album Tambacounda Express, a fiery blues infused West African record that also has essences from all corners of the globe, such as Austria, India and Morocco. He has his first show in the UK for a long stretch after touring extensively in Senegal, he is playing at Nell’s Jazz and Blues on August 27th with Afrikan Boy. Listen as we talk about his connection to his home in Senegal, Tambacounda, and life as a modern day griot. Interviewed by Nick Hann Photo: A212
30/10/201731 minutes 11 seconds
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Episode 3: A Queer-y on India

Queerness is more common than you may think. Queerness is more ingrained in societies than you may think... even societies where it is a social taboo and criminal offence. There are no bounds to the expression of queerness. Episode 3 presents a nugget of voices from urban India that reveal feelings and moments of queerness in everyday experiences.
25/10/201712 minutes 10 seconds
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Development Matters- Why does global mental health deserve more attention?

A quarter of the world’s population will be affected by a mental disorder at some point in their lives (WHO), and in low and middle income countries up to 85% of people with severe mental disorders receive no treatment. This episode discusses global mental health with Dr Daniela Fuhr (Assistant Professor in in Mental Health Systems at the Centre for Global Mental Health at LSHTM) and Dr Erminia Colucci (Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University Department of Psychology). It explores the relationship between poverty and mental health, treatment in humanitarian settings and local understandings of mental health.
18/10/201726 minutes 54 seconds
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Sex, Shame & Urban India Episode 2: Shame On Sex Education

Does sex education only mean ‘reproduction’, ‘organs’ and ‘hormones’ – or is it more? Are unfiltered discussions about sexual experiences, contraception and emergency pills being avoided, simply because teachers do not want to accept that the Indian youth indulges in premarital, multiple partner sex? What is not being told to students – and what are the consequences? This episode features unheard voices of young Indians who tell us about their vulnerabilities while trying to seek proper information about sex in their school years. Listen to find out why barring information means disempowerment.
18/10/201712 minutes 58 seconds
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S.U.Voicebox Episode 4

Looking at consent workshops, UGMs, elections & societies - and a little reflection on a very hectic freshers fortnight. Intro song is a small sample from Rewind by Kelela, shoutout to her & her album debut tonight.
12/10/201720 minutes 8 seconds
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Sex, Shame & Urban India Episode 1 - DOCTOR, DOCTOR! Where are the Real Gynaecologists?

Me: A sexual health check-up for me, please! Gynaecologist: Why would you be needing one? You’re not married. Me: Erm…’cause I’m sexually active? Gynaecologist: (pauses for a cold, hard stare) Why are you destroying your body? Me: ……….(say what?)…….. Episode 1 brings to light some questions that no one seems to be asking…questions about actual access to sexual healthcare in urban India. Sex, Shame & Urban India – Honey, it’s Not All About the Kamasutra! combines humour, entertainment and real life accounts to take taboos topics head on. Based on testimonies obtained from young Indians, Heavy Belly’s Natalie and Ruchi bring light to unheard issues of youth fantasy, love-technology, sex education, clinics, white fetish and Indian queerness, to name a few.
05/10/201711 minutes 14 seconds
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Sex, Shame and Urban India - Pilot

22-year old Nabila gets stared at when she buys condoms. On her boyfriend’s birthday, she spent the night at his house, and snuck out secretly in the morning to avoid being caught by his mum. Nabila hails from the big Indian metro, Bangalore. She runs, she hides, and yet she celebrates desire. What is it like to explore sexual desire in urban India? This podcast introduces you to our series on sexuality and shaming in urban India. Listen to get a taster of what is to come.
02/10/20178 minutes 53 seconds
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S.U. Voicebox Episode 3 - Freshers Fortnight on the Horizon

Latest episode of S.U. Voicebox - listen to get a taste of what's to come during Freshers Fortnight!
19/09/201731 minutes 58 seconds
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Don Kipper (SOAS Concert Series) - 06/03/2017

Don Kipper are a multi award-winning innovative ensemble playing and transforming a wide range of traditional musical forms reflecting the cultural diversity of North East London, from Turkish Fasil and Greek Rebetiko to Romani music and Klezmer. While they attempt to root themselves deeply in these traditions they always seek to explore radical interpretations and taut arrangements full of complex harmonies, poly-rhythms and imaginative improvisation. Since 2013, they have released several albums, been featured on the BBC, played two European Tours, and won both the Moshe Beregovski Award for best Klezmer Newcomers and World Music Network’s ‘Battle of the Bands’ competition. Part of the SOAS Concert Series 2016/17 - the public face of music at SOAS With an ever growing popularity and profile, our Concert Series has established itself as the place to go for some of the most interesting and varied multicultural music in London today, with consistent high quality and a great concert at
08/09/20171 hour 27 minutes 6 seconds
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Sekar Enggal (SOAS Concert Series) - 20/02/2017

Gamelan degung from Sunda/West Java Sekar Enggal is a London-based ensemble performing traditional Sundanese music from West Java, Indonesia. The group was formed in 1992, when the first set of gamelan degung instruments arrived in the UK. The ensemble is directed by Simon Cook, who began playing gamelan in the Netherlands in 1979, and subsequently spent 12 years in Indonesia, where he studied Sundanese music. Gamelan degung is unique to Sunda. It developed during the 19th century in the courts of the Bupati (Regents); since Independence in 1945 degung has become increasingly widespread, nowadays often played at wedding receptions. It has also become the vehicle for a certain type of Sundanese popular music (degung instrumental), which enjoyed phenomenal commercial success in the late 1980s. Part of the SOAS Concert Series 2016/17 - the public face of music at SOAS With an ever growing popularity and profile, our Concert Series has established itself as the place to go for some of
01/09/20171 hour 8 minutes 44 seconds
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Manorama Prasad (SOAS Concert Series) - 13/03/2017

Spiritual and soul-stirring Carnatic vocals Manorama Prasad from Bangalore came to the UK in 1990. After early musical training she had a career as an economist before making music her focus again, which for her is a lifelong passion and challenge. Prasad is known for her traditional and technical rendering, and exquisite control over ragas. She has also collaborated with Western, Classical, Jazz and Hindustani musicians which she greatly enjoys: "Music is amazing, whether it's western or eastern the system is the same, the notes are the same, but the way we project that is different. It's very exciting." For Prasad, beyond being exciting, Carnatic music is unique, soul-stirring and elevating the spirit. Part of the SOAS Concert Series 2016/17 - the public face of music at SOAS With an ever growing popularity and profile, our Concert Series has established itself as the place to go for some of the most interesting and varied multicultural music in London today, with consistent high
29/08/20171 hour 51 minutes 16 seconds
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Kalia (SOAS Concert Series)- 02/02/2017

Contemporary music from Crete Singer, songwriter and song-collector, Kalia, presents contemporary music of her Cretan homeland. Her quartet comprises of Vassilis Chatzimakris on the Cretan lyra and mandolin, Nikos Ziarkas on Cretan laouto and electric guitar, and Theodoris Ziarkas on double bass. Kalia joins them singing and playing nay flute, thiaboli, mandoura pipes and daoulaki. Fast and furious dances blend with soulful laments in original compositions and innovative arrangements from one of the most dynamic living music traditions in the Eastern Mediterranean today. Part of the SOAS Concert Series 2016/17 - the public face of music at SOAS With an ever growing popularity and profile, our Concert Series has established itself as the place to go for some of the most interesting and varied multicultural music in London today, with consistent high quality and a great concert atmosphere guaranteed. And it's all for free too! Our season runs from October to May every year, and featu
26/08/20171 hour 1 minute 53 seconds
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CLAPBACK EPISODE 2 - Tunde Jegede and The New Horizons

In this episode, I am joined by Tunde Jegede & The New Horizons. We will be discussing how music is used for healing and reflection in the global African diaspora today! Tunde Jegede is a composer and (Kora) instrumentalist, Deborah Olufa is the vocalist of the Lagos Arts Ensemble, and Victor Ray is a solo vocalist – together they make the New Horizons. Songs played Tunde (Solo) – Mineon Ba Tunde & The New Horizons – Sometimes (I wonder) Tunde Jegede & The New Horizons – No go slow Victor Ray – Violins Please find more info below: https://www.facebook.com/NewHorizonsAfrica/?fref=ts http://www.tundejegede.com/
17/08/201755 minutes 15 seconds
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SU Voicebox Episode 2 - Summer Update

Welcome to the second episode of the monthly SOAS Students’ Union podcast, S.U. Voicebox! Hear from co-president of Activities & Events Mehdi, co-president of Equality & Liberation Halimo, and special guest S.U. Sports & Societies co-ordinator Ian about what’s been going on in the SU this past month and what to look forward to in the coming weeks. New & potential students check out the final section to hear some advice about things to consider when thinking about starting University.
15/08/201718 minutes 17 seconds
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Clapback Ep 1 - WE ARE HERE

In episode one we will be introducing the show, and what does it mean to clapback today? We will be exploring self developed concepts such as ‘radical vulnerability’ and ‘compassionate politics’ in framing a subversive approach to art, politics, and culture of the everyday to the good vibes of music in the global African diaspora.
08/08/201752 minutes 24 seconds
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Meet The Sabbs

The incoming SOAS Students' Union co-presidents for 2017/18 are introducing themselves - Dimitri, Mehdi, Nisha and Halimo. Listen to their ambitions for the year and some embarrassing moments of their own SOAS time!
25/07/201713 minutes 36 seconds
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Development Matters- How can we ensure the needs of people with disabilities are met in development?

This episode looks at disability in development and how we can ensure that the needs of people with disabilities are met in global development. Dr Margo Greenwood, who is leading full-time educational and social inclusion research at iNGO Sightsavers and Professor Hannah Kuper, Director of the International Centre for Evidence in Disability at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine discuss the relationship between poverty and disability, the issues faced by disabled people in the global south, why including disability in development goals and processes is important, and how best to do so.
26/06/201719 minutes 44 seconds
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Lame Ducks 1: Post-Brexit Apocalypse

A refreshing look at politics and current affairs. Satire and interviews locally sourced and temporarily housed in barns for their welfare. In this episode, we take a look at post-Brexit politics in Britain and also interview queer activist Daniel Luther.
02/05/201721 minutes 56 seconds
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Governance in Africa Conversations: Prof. Khadija Elmadmad

As part of the series Governance in Africa Conversations Dr. Mashood Baderin talks to Professor Khadija Elmadmad – CUDM on African Governance, Human Rights and Migration.
20/04/201727 minutes 5 seconds
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Governance in Africa Conversations: Dr. Deborah Bräutigam

Dr. Deborah Bräutigam, one of the world’s leading experts on China and Africa, speaks to Dr. Carlos Oya about China’s role in Africa today.
20/04/201739 minutes 17 seconds
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Governance in Africa Conversations: Dr. Graça Machel

Dame Graca Machel, President of SOAS, University of London, speaks to Professor Christopher Cramer about her career in humanitarian affairs, politics and governance. Dame Machel was at SOAS in July 2015 and spoke to an audience at the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre.
20/04/20171 hour 12 minutes 45 seconds
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Governance in Africa Conversations: Dr. Tumani Corrah

Dr Michael Jennings from SOAS speaks to Dr Tumani Corrah during the Governance in Africa Residential School at SOAS, University of London, 25th March 2015.
20/04/201713 minutes 11 seconds
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Faith i Branko (SOAS Concert Series) - 27/01/2017

A love affair with Roma music Faith and Branko Ristic, an English-Roma couple, take the audience on a journey from melancholy Roma violin laments to storming ‘Kolos’ and explorations into jazz improvisation, swing and Gypsy Rumba with their high- energy performance. Branko’s violin soars at break-neck paces over Faith’s ‘nimble accordion accompaniment plus selected guest musicians. Branko – a self-taught virtuosic Roma violinist with an eventful personal history opens his heart in their slower compositions, revealing at times the sadness beneath the wild virtuosic revelry. Part of the SOAS Concert Series – the public face of music at SOAS With an ever growing popularity and profile, our Concert Series has established itself as the place to go for some of the most interesting and varied multicultural music in London today, with consistent high quality and a great concert atmosphere guaranteed. And it’s all for free too! Our season runs from October to May every year, and features 1
14/04/20171 hour 14 minutes 55 seconds
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CISD Annual Law Lecture: Should we be worried about the health of international law?

Françoise Hampson, Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Essex Making rules and adhering to them has underpinned the course of the United Nations and international relations more generally since 1945. Some States have not respected these and situations have arisen where adherence to these rules were dismissed but this had limited impact on the rules themselves. They were a violation of the rules, rather than a challenge to them. But some argue that they must now fight for the rules themselves, a cause they never anticipated (continued below). Françoise Hampson was an independent expert member of the UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (1998-2007) and acted as a consultant on humanitarian law to the International Committee of the Red Cross. She is currently working on autonomous weapons, investigations into alleged violations in situations of armed conflict and on the use of an individual petition system to address what are widespread or systematic hum
14/03/20171 hour 24 minutes 40 seconds
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Community Radio Podcast Series: Episode 1 Donga Matung Radio Station, Cameroon

In many places around the world community radios provide the principle means of communication in the area, meaning they play a fundamental role in spreading news and knowledge in communities where information would otherwise be difficult to access. Each episode in this series will feature a different community radio around the world and look at the impact it has on the local community. Image credit to Max Graef, Radioactive.org
21/02/201727 minutes 17 seconds
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Interview with Ken Loach and Francesca Martinez

After a packed-out film screening of BAFTA award-winning I, Daniel Blake and a Q&A session at SOAS we caught up with film director Ken Loach and comedian Francesca Martinez for a short interview - listen to them talk about the human right of laughter, the role of the arts in politics and the surprising success of Loach's latest film I, Daniel Blake. Thanks to Feyzi Ismail. Interview and production by Miia Laine. About I, Daniel Blake: Daniel Blake, 59, has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the state. He crosses paths with single mother Katie and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie’s only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless hostel in London has been to accept a flat in a city she doesn’t know, some 300 miles away. Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man’s land, caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy as played out against the rhetoric of ‘striver and skiver’ in modern-day Britain. Ken Loach wa
15/02/201711 minutes 58 seconds
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Big Up Better: 1 Tourism And Social Justice

BIG UP BETTER: This is the show where we call a halt to political apathy and platitudinal complaints. Where we invite you gentle listener to come and take part in the social justice revolution. 1 TOURISM AND SOCIAL JUSTICE Thank you to our panelists; Duncan Tyler Alison Stancliffe Kevin Curran Johannes Noy Fabien Frentzel More information about Ethical Tourism can be found at: tourismconcern.org.uk Details of CABI’s publications can be found at cabi.org London South Bank University list their events at lsbu.ac.uk/whats-on Get in touch with comments and suggestions. BYE!
01/02/201722 minutes 38 seconds
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World Radio Day 2017 Podcast Series: Interview with Noma Masina

In the build up to the World Radio Day Event 2017 the SOAS Radio Team will be interviewing community radio, representatives of communication for development organisations, radio industry professionals and academics on this years theme of ‘Radio and Global Transitions’ in a series of podcasts. In this episode, Joe Smith talks to Noma Masina. Noma is the Current Affairs Producer for ZiFM Stereo, the first independent, non-state radio station to be set up in Zimbabwe in 2012, a senior teaching fellow at the centre for Media Studies at SOAS, and was formerly a writer for the Zimbabwe Independent Newspaper. Noma talked with Joe about the role of a private radio in the context of the history of Zimbabwe’s State broadcasting dominance, pre- and post-independence, the role of alternative broadcasting in the build up to elections and social media and its usefulness and limitations in youth uprisings, with specific reference to the #Rhodesmustfall and #feesmustfall movements in South Africa.
31/01/201725 minutes 49 seconds
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Interview with "Dear Home Office" - a Refugee Theatre Production

SOAS Radio had special guests Kate and Goitom from Phosphoros Theatre talking about their highly acclaimed theatre production telling stories of and by young refugees and asylum seekers from Eritrea, Afghanistan, Somalia and Albania. Goitom and Kate talked about how the play came about, audience responses and how to support unaccompanied minors more generally. Get tickets to their upcoming shows on Feb 6-8 and tune in for the interview and a beautiful musical surprise! Phosphoros Theatre Phosphoros Theatre’s first show, ‘Dear Home Office’, was performed in London and Edinburgh in 2016. It gained 4 and 5 star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and was nominated for the Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award. In Autumn 2016 it performed sell out performances at the Pleasance Islington and the Southbank Centre’s Being a Man Festival. Dear Home Office is a letter to those in power, detailing the true stories of a group of young male unaccompanied minors who have fled the troubles of Eritrea, A
27/01/201719 minutes 18 seconds
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World Radio Day 2017 Podcast Series: Interview with Peter Lewis

In the build up to the World Radio Day Event 2017 the SOAS Radio Team will be interviewing community radio, representatives of communication for development organisations, radio industry professionals and academics on this years theme of ‘Radio and Global Transitions’ in a series of podcasts. In this episode, Anna Ruth talks to Peter Lewis. A former senior lecturer of Community Radio at London Metropolitan University and co-author of ‘From the Margins to the Cutting Edge: Community Media and Empowerment’, Peter has promoted the profile of radio in the academic world and contributed much to this field. Peter talked with Anna about the emergence and history of community radio, its role as an important resource for protest and activism, the current mapping project he is involved with, ‘Radio Garden’ as part of Transnational Radio Encounters and more. The World Radio London 2017 event will be hosted by SOAS Radio on Friday 10th February, in the Brunei Gallery at SOAS, University of Lond
23/01/201725 minutes 18 seconds
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Richard Murphy: Taming the Inclination to Tax Abuse

Continuing reports of tax avoidance and substantial new estimates of tax evasion suggest that neither activity is going out of fashion. That implies that many of the efforts put in place to date to tackle these issues may not have had the desired effect. In this talk, Richard Murphy will tackle three themes. The first is why those efforts to curtail abuse have failed. The second is how the abuse is continuing. The third is what we need to do now.
18/01/20171 hour 34 minutes 33 seconds
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Wang Beibei (SOAS Concert Series) - 02/12/2016

Chinese percussion extravaganza! Wang Beibei is a virtuoso percussionist and rising star in the classical music world. She is an international soloist with both Chinese and British musical education, with Master Degrees from the Central Conservatory of Music (China) and the Royal Academy of Music (UK). She tours and performs worldwide with noted conductors, orchestras and soloists. Her musical sensibility of Chinese heritage and Western avant-garde influences serve her motto to challenge herself in every concert. By exploring new possibilities and challenging assumptions from all fields, she and her collaborators have developed genre-defying projects, pushing boundaries and delighting audiences the world over. Concert presented by ethnomusicologist Ruard Absaroka and Tessa Qui (presenter of Bang Bang Bang De Qiao Men Sheng 梆梆梆的敲门声 on SOAS Radio). Part of the SOAS Concert Series 2016/17 - the public face of music at SOAS With an ever growing popularity and profile, our Concert Seri
23/12/20161 hour 27 minutes 40 seconds
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Pocket Caravan (SOAS Concert Series)- 18/11/2016

Tracing routes & connections between Europe and South America Pocket Caravan explore the fascinating rhythms of South America and the fiery melodies of European folk traditions, finding connections between music from across the continents. The Quartet began after a chance encounter between South Brazilian violinist Felipe Karam and British guitarist Peter Michaels, developing to include Bahian percussionist Anselmo Netto and North Brazilian double bassist Matheus Nova. From the barn dances of Northern Brazil to the gypsy circles of Spain via the Gaucho campfires of Uruguay, the ensemble combine live looping, improvisation and traditional techniques to celebrate the shared influences of music around the globe. Part of the SOAS Concert Series 2016/17 - the public face of music at SOAS With an ever growing popularity and profile, our Concert Series has established itself as the place to go for some of the most interesting and varied multicultural music in London today, with consistent
23/12/20161 hour 10 minutes 31 seconds
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CISD: Security And Nuclear Issues In South Asia

In this talk Ambassor Dhanapala discusses safety concerns in South Asia with India and Pakistan being nuclear countries. Is it a threat to the stability of the region? What incentives can be given to follow a path of disarmament?
09/12/20161 hour 3 minutes 14 seconds
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The Chilcot Inquiry: Lessons for Strategy? Talk by Sir Roderic Lyne

Chaired by Dr. Leslie Vinjamuri of SOAS, Sir Roderic Lyne, member of the Iraq inquiry committee and Ms Bronwen Maddox, Director of the Institute for Government, discuss their views on "The Chilcot Inquiry: Lessons for Strategy?". Sir Roderic Lyne was a member of the committee of 5 Privy Counsellors, chaired by Sir John Chilcot, which conducted the Iraq Inquiry and reported in July 2016. He was a member of the Diplomatic Service from 1970 to 2004, serving as the British Ambassador to the Russian Federation and before that as the UK Permanent Representative to the international organisations in Geneva and as the adviser to Prime Minister John Major on foreign and defence affairs and Northern Ireland. From 2009-16 he was Deputy Chairman of Chatham House. ​ Bronwen Maddox is the new ​Director of the Institute for Government. For the previous five and a half years, she was editor and chief executive of Prospect Magazine, the UK’s leading current affairs and culture monthly title. Previousl
09/12/201659 minutes 13 seconds
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Improving Early Warning of Mass Atrocities - Talk by Prof. Ben Valentino

What do we know about early warning for mass atrocities and how can we improve it? In this lecture, Professor Valentino will discuss the state of the field of atrocity early warning, and describe his work on the Early Warning Project. The Early Warning Project is a joint initiative of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College. The Early Warning Project produces risk assessments of the potential for mass atrocities around the world by combining state-of-the-art quantitative and qualitative analysis. The project aims to give governments, advocacy groups, and at-risk societies earlier and more reliable warning, and thus more opportunity to take action, before such killings occur.
08/12/20161 hour 48 minutes 55 seconds
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The Risk of Nuclear War: Interview with Prof. Scott Sagan and Prof. Ben Valentino

Dr. Leslie Vinjamuri of SOAS University interviews Professor Scott D. Sagan of Stanford University and Professor Ben Valentino of Dartmouth on "The Nuclear Necessity Principle: Ethics, Law, and the Risk of Nuclear War". Can the use of nuclear weapons be morally justified? The Obama Administration’s 2013 nuclear weapons guidelines directed the U.S. military to ensure that all nuclear war plans “apply the principles of distinction and proportionality and seek to minimize collateral damage to civilian populations and civilian objects". At the same time, recent polls show that many Americans support using nuclear weapons first, if necessary, to avoid U.S. military casualties. What are the future risks of nuclear weapons use and how can they be minimized? Scott D. Sagan is the Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science, the Mimi and Peter Haas University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, and Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and the Freeman Sp
05/12/201620 minutes 3 seconds
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CISD: David C. Unger - Explaining the American Election

In this talk, David C. Unger delves into the complexities of the US election. He discusses its immediate causes, identity politics, and how different parts of the globe will be effected. Bio: David C. Unger is a journalist, author and is currently Adjunct Professor of American Foreign Policy at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies Europe. In this talk, he will address why various groups within America voted in the way they did and the issues that have driven the vote such as economic dislocation, immigration, fear of terrorism and anger at the traditional political establishment. Moving beyond this, he will ruminate on the implications for long-term changes and trends in US domestic politics, American aims for international trade as well as US foreign policy towards the UK & Northern Ireland, the EU and NATO.
26/11/201649 minutes 49 seconds
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Southern Cone Quintet (SOAS Concert Series) - 04/11/2016

Sounds & inspirations from Argentina, Uruguay & Chile. Southern Cone Quintet takes its name from the geographical area of the same name, embracing the countries of Uruguay, Argentina and Chile. The area is brimming with diverse musical traditions, with popular music genres like tango, cueca, and candombe, as well as indigenous forms such as Mapuche music. It is from this rich terrain that the quintet draws its inspiration, rearranging pieces from a wide variety of sources: from 20th century composers like Astor Piazzolla and Violeta Parra, to traditional folk songs and ancient native chants. Part of the SOAS Concert Series 2016/17 - the public face of music at SOAS With an ever growing popularity and profile, our Concert Series has established itself as the place to go for some of the most interesting and varied multicultural music in London today, with consistent high quality and a great concert atmosphere guaranteed. And it's all for free too! Our season runs from October to May
24/11/20161 hour 15 minutes 28 seconds
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CISD Talk: Anti-Corruption in Adverse Contexts

In this talk, Dr Pallavi Roy, Mushtaq Khan and Antonio Andreoni discuss Anti-corruption strategies in adverse contexts and how to identify anti-corruption activities that are likely to have a high impact and that can be feasible in these contexts. This talk was recorded on 18 October 2016
11/11/20161 hour 20 minutes 46 seconds
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Namlo (SOAS Concert Series) - 21/10/2016

Namlo: Nepali folk music reinvented Namlo is the only London-based Nepali band, committed to raise the profile of Nepali music in a global context. It is a unique collaboration of musicians inspired by Ganga Thapa, coming together to make Nepali music accessible in a contemporary way by fusing indigenous folk traditions with global influences. With poetic lyrics and melodies inspired by the Himalayan foothills & mountains, the band weaves an eclectic cross-cultural musical soundscape with inspirations ranging from West Africa to South America. Part of the SOAS Concert Series 2016/17 - the public face of music at SOAS With an ever growing popularity and profile, our Concert Series has established itself as the place to go for some of the most interesting and varied multicultural music in London today, with consistent high quality and a great concert atmosphere guaranteed. And it's all for free too! Our season runs from October to May every year, and features 12 concerts. The 2016/1
08/11/20161 hour 30 minutes 19 seconds
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Abbos Kosimov (SOAS Concert Series) - 10/10/2016

Uzbek percussion master on a rare UK visit Abbos Kosimov is a world-recognised master of the doira frame drum and an ambassador of Uzbek culture. He is well known for his charisma and his virtuoso feats involving multiple instruments. Abbos was born into a musical family in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and trained with leading Uzbek doira artists. He went on to establish his own percussion school in 1994 and the ensemble ‘Abbos’ in 1998. He moved to the USA in 2005, and has since performed with artists such as Zakir Hussain, Alim Qasimov, Kronos Quartet, and Omar Sosa as well as recording with Stevie Wonder. Part of the SOAS Concert Series 2016/17 - the public face of music at SOAS With an ever growing popularity and profile, our Concert Series has established itself as the place to go for some of the most interesting and varied multicultural music in London today, with consistent high quality and a great concert atmosphere guaranteed. And it's all for free too! Our season runs from Octobe
08/11/20161 hour 14 minutes
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Development Matters - How can we engage children in global development issues?

This episode looks at development education in schools and how to engage children in global development issues. Dr. Doug Bourn, Director of UCL’s Development Education Research Centre and SOAS Senior Fellow Dr. Ben Dix, founder of the charity PositiveNegatives, discuss the concept of ‘global citizenship’, why teaching children about sustainable development and humanitarianism is important and how to educate children on issues such as conflict, migration, climate change and poverty.
28/09/201624 minutes 22 seconds
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WOMAD Festival 2016 Highlights

Couldn't make it to WOMAD this year? Or did you go, love it and want to relive the experience? Either way, this show is for you! Listen to the SOAS Radio team's musical highlights from WOMAD 2016 plus some fascinating extracts from our artist interviews, live recordings and more... Featuring Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band, Sidestepper, Ibrahim Malouuf, Blick Bassy, Grit Orchestra, Volosi, Aziza Brahim, Meta & The Cornerstones, Ana Tijoux, Onra, Concordu e Tenore de Oresei, La Mambanegra. Presented and produced by Althea Sullycole, Yara Salahiddeen, Will Roper and Miia Laine.
31/08/201650 minutes 55 seconds
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WOMAD Festival 2016 - The Breath Interview

We had a lovely chat to The Breath, the new project of guitarist Stuart McCallum (former Cinematic Orchestra) and singer Rioghnach Connolly at WOMAD Festival 2016. They talk about composing in the kitchen and why the Manchester sound is in 85 bpm. More about The Breath and the album order here: https://realworldrecords.com/release/655/carry-your-kin/ Produced by Will Roper & Miia Laine.
26/08/201612 minutes 21 seconds
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WOMAD Festival 2016 - Onra Interview

Warning - contains strong language. On the last night of Womad Festival 2016, we chatted to Onra. The French DJ and producer became succesful ten years ago with an album of Chinese samples called "Chinoiserie". In our interview he talks about his latest album "Fundamentals", the weak state of the music industry, being pigeonholed and the upcoming Chinoiserie 3, off which he played a few exclusives at WOMAD Festival. Thanks to Team Borkowski for the support! Produced by Miia Laine & Will Roper
22/08/201610 minutes 34 seconds
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Migrant Culture in Berlin - The "Werkstatt der Kulturen"

The Werkstatt der Kulturen ("Workshop of Cultures") is Germany's only cultural community & arts centre that is completely dedicated to migrant and minority cultures. Having been financially supported by the City of Berlin for the last 10 years, the senate recently announced the withdrawal of its funds for 2018. SOAS Radio visited the cultural centre to find out what it means for Germany's capital.
14/08/201610 minutes 18 seconds
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Women on the Move Awards 2016 - Migrant Women in the UK

SOAS Radio attended the 2016 UK Women on the Move Awards, held annually in recognition of the achievements of migrant women. Listen to the best moments of the ceremony and an exclusive interview with Woman of the Year Mariam Ibrahim Yusuf.
05/07/20169 minutes 21 seconds
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"The right to be wrong": Academic Freedom in the Arab World: Interview with Prof. Lisa Anderson

Dr. Leslie Vinjamuri of SOAS University interviews Prof. Lisa Anderson on the topic of academic freedom and scientific research in the aftermath of the 2011 uprisings against Hosni Mubarak. During her tenure as President of the American University of Cairo, Dr. Anderson had to navigate the most crucial political upheavals in Egypt’s history while leading a prominent educational institution, serving during the terms of four different Egyptian presidents. As she dealt with the upheavals, she also focused on fulfilling the social responsibilities of the AUC; encouraging debate within the university community; fostering collaboration between academic institutions; and cultivating research in Egypt and the region. Dr. Anderson's views on her decisions during this tumultuous period are captured in an interview from an article titled, ‘Universities Are Places Where Everybody Has the Right to be Wrong’: “Yes it is true that we were very adamant about how we are going to do this peacefully and
22/06/201630 minutes 52 seconds
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Good Enough Governance: Interview with Prof. Stephen Krasner

Dr. Leslie Vinjamuri of SOAS University interviews Prof. Stephen D. Krasner of Stanford Unversity on "Good Enough Governance". The renowned author of “Sovereignty: Organized Hypocrisy” addresses the concept of "Good Enough Governance" in matters of war and nation building. American foreign policy has consistently focused on promoting democracy, which has overshadowed more immediate national security concerns. The assumption that countries could be put on a path toward consolidated democracy has been the fundamental cause of American failures in Afghanistan, Iraq or its inability to devise a coherent policy for Egypt and Syria. Stephen Krasner is the Graham H. Stuart Professor of International Relations at Stanford, and a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute, and the Hoover Institution. From February 2005 to April 2007 he was Director of the Policy Planning Staff at the Department of State. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace, and
22/06/201628 minutes 18 seconds
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CISD: Setsuko Thurlow: Interview with a Hiroshima survivor

As a 13-year old schoolgirl, Setsuko Thurlow found herself in close proximity to the hypocenter of the atomic blast that hit Hiroshima on the 6th August 1945. A survivor of one of the most pivotal events in modern history, she has dedicated much of her life to breaking the silence surrounding nuclear issues and has recounted her experiences thousands of times across the globe. Now aged 83 Setsko, who resides in Canada with her husband, remains a prominent anti-nuclear activist and last year received the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s Distinguished Peace Leadership Award for her work. Here she speaks on her life after Hiroshima, her experiences moving to the US, and her views on the legacy of the 1945 tragedy both for modern Japan and the future of world politics. Further information on the Anti-Nuclear Movement: Over the last 9 years – worn out by the political and diplomatic deadlock over nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation negotiations, and off the back of an announcement by t
19/06/201622 minutes 32 seconds
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Governance without Hierarchy? Interview with Prof. Tanja Börzel and Prof. Thomas Risse

Dr. Leslie Vinjamuri of SOAS University interviews Professors Tanja Börzel and Thomas Risse of the Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin on "Governance Without Hierarchy? Effective and Legitimate in Areas of Limited Statehood". Tanja Börzel is professor of political science and holds the Chair for European Integration at the Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin. She is coordinator of the Research College "The Transformative Power of Europe", together with Thomas Risse, as well as the FP7-Collaborative Project “Maximizing the Enlargement Capacity of the European Union” and the H2020 Collaborative Project “The EU and Eastern Partnership Countries: An Inside-Out Analysis and Strategic Assessment”. She also directs the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence “Europe and its Citizens”. Her recent publications include “From Europeanization to Diffusion”, Business and Governance in South Africa. Racing to the Top?, Governance Transfer by
19/05/201620 minutes 48 seconds
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Human Dignity: Interview with Prof. Anthony Arend

Dr. Leslie Vinjamuri of SOAS University interviews Professor Anthony Arend on his new book Human Dignity: The Future of Global Institutions. About the book: What does human dignity mean and what role should it play in guiding the mission of international institutions? In recent decades, global institutions have proliferated—from intergovernmental organizations to hybrid partnerships. The specific missions of these institutions are varied, but is there a common animating principle to inform their goals? Presented as an integrated, thematic analysis that transcends individual contributions, Human Dignity and the Future of Global Institutions argues that the concept of human dignity can serve as this principle. See more at: http://press.georgetown.edu/book/georgetown/human-dignity-and-future-global-institutions#sthash.dfngYYo0.dpuf About the author: Anthony Clark Arend is Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Graduate and Faculty Affairs in the Walsh School of Foreign Service. Dr. Ar
26/04/201623 minutes 55 seconds
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CISD: UN Series UNHCR Luc Brandt interview

Interview with Dr Luc Brandt, a consultant with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, about his experience of working in the UN
25/04/20166 minutes 13 seconds
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CISD: UN Series OHCHR Mutoy Mubiala Interview

Interview with Mr Mutoy Mubiala, an official at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on his experiences at the U.N.
25/04/201617 minutes 47 seconds
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CISD: UN Series IOM Daniel Szabo Interview

Interview with Daniel Szabo, Communications Officer at the International Organisation for Migration on his experiences at the U.N
25/04/201611 minutes 38 seconds
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CISD: UN Series: Nour's Speech

CISD Student Nour Shawaf gives the opening speech at the UN reception on the first day of the study tour.
25/04/20168 minutes 3 seconds
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CISD: Constancy and Change in U.S. Foreign Policy from Truman to Obama

Dr Seyom Brown, author of Faces of Power: Constancy and Change in United States Foreign Policy from Truman to Obama, will show how Barack Obama’s tenure in the Oval Office has transformed him more than he sought to transform the world. Chaired by Dr Dan Plesch.
25/04/20161 hour 11 minutes 40 seconds
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CISD: International Humanitarian Diplomacy & The Role Of NGOs

Humanitarian Diplomacy aims to mobilize public and governmental support and resources for humanitarian operations, and it is a field with many players, including governments, international organizations, NGOs and the private sector. The issue of Humanitarian Diplomacy has acquired a particular relevance and urgency in the last decades, with the eruption of inner conflicts, civil wars and consequent humanitarian crises in a wide geography extending from Palestine, Somalia and Mali to Afghanistan, Myanmar and Syria. Speakers: Mr Omar Salha Mr Izzet Sahin Mr Huseyin Oruc
11/04/20161 hour 22 minutes 10 seconds
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Interview with Theatre for Peace Director Ali Mahdi Nouri

Interview with Ali Mahdi Nouri about his work as an actor & theatre director working with ex-child soldiers and refugees in Sudan. Ali Mahdi Nouri is the Director of the Al-Bugaa Theatre in Khartoum, the National Director of SOS Children, and the Director of the Centre for Theatre in Conflict Zones in Darfur. He has been awarded the UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for his work with child soldiers and refugees in Sudan, and the UNESCO Arab Culture Prize for the promotion of dialogue between Arabic culture and cultures of the world. In 2012 he was officially designated a UNESCO Artist for Peace.
07/03/201628 minutes 46 seconds
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WHIRLDFUZZZ #8

Divine & Magoo returns! Whirldfuzzz DJs Sheila Divine and Tallulah Magoo return from the wilderness back into the studio with another eclectic mix of fuzzalicious rock'n'roll, specially selected to satisfy the earholes of the most discerning punkheads around the globe! DIG IT!
28/02/20161 hour 59 minutes 25 seconds
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BYOB Brass Band mix

Will Roper, Austin Cooper and Max RG from BYOB, recently sprung a two-hour mix of brass band from around the world. Originally aired as part of their first 6hour installment on Resonance Extra, this mix gives a taster of some of the global styles their residency will feature. Tracklist: Rebirth Brass Band - Do Watcha Wanna Fanfare Ciocarlia - Golden Days Red Baraat - Chaal Baby Anthony Holborne - Renaissance Suite Grimethorpe Colliery Band - Concerto D’Aranjuez Gangbe Brass Band - Les Vrais Amis Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Balicky Bon Riot Jazz - Paradox Spok Frevo Orquestra - Frevo Vassourinhas Kocani Orquestar - Papigo Aisakawa Brass Band - Kplango Song Ghana The Unthanks with Brighouse and Rastrick Band - The King of Rome Hackney Colliery Band - GTFA Hot 8 Brass Band - What’s My Name? The Williams Fairey Brass Band - Acid Brass Banda La Arroladora Brass Peru - Huayno Amorcito Youngblood Brass Band - Brooklyn
25/02/20162 hours 1 minute 48 seconds
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World Radio Day 2016 - Radio and Peacebuilding panel

Panel Discussion on Radio for Peacebuilding from the SOAS Radio & C4D World Radio Day 2016 event in the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre. The Panel: Anne Bennett (Hirondelle Foundation) Francis Rolt (Radio For Peacebuilding/ Search For Common Ground) Kerida McDonald (UNICEF) Introduction by Miia Laine (SOAS Radio), chaired by Jackie (C4D)
25/02/20161 hour 30 minutes 51 seconds
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SOAS SU Lecture Series: Decolonising the University

Introductory statements were made by Neelam Chhara, Co-founder of Decolonising Our Minds and final year politics student. Discussions around legacies of colonialism have been highlighted nationwide through campaigns such as Why Is My Curriculum White and the Rhodes Must Fall Oxford movement which have underlined the colonial violence embedded in universities. What does it mean for an institution to be “white?” How does coloniality affect the higher education institutions we are part of? How do we confront the white institution and what can be done to decolonise the academy? Historically, we can see that universities have the potential to be sites of radical thought, however what they have struggled to embrace and accommodate is non-Western thought, ways of knowing and worldviews. In light of SOAS’s centenary, it is particularly important that we examine SOAS’s founding and history with a critical gaze. How does a university like SOAS which has a particular regional focus on A
24/02/20162 hours 4 minutes 4 seconds
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Brass Bands of New Orleans

Will Roper takes a listen to the evolution of the Brass Band sound of New Orleans. In an interview with expert Matt Sakakeeny, we hear how the tradition has changed from its early roots from slavery, through to its importance mingling with the sounds of jazz and later R&B, funk and hip-hop. We hear songs and stories of the key bands, and how the music highlights topics such as race relations in the US, police brutality, community spirit, gender roles and musics role in post-Katrina New Orleans. Matt Sakakeeny is a Professor at Tulane University, researcher and author of 'Roll With It: Brass Bands in the Streets of New Orleans' http://mattsakakeeny.com/ Originally broadcast as part of BYOB's Brass Band Takeover on Resonance Extra with SOAS Radio on 18th Feb.2016 Playlist Stooges Brass Band -Where Ya From? Bunk Johnson & Bunk's Brass Band - Bye & Bye Jelly Roll Morton - Funeral Marches The Young Tuxedo Brass Band - Free As A Bird/Near My God To Thee Leroy Jones - Just A Little
24/02/20162 hours 32 minutes 42 seconds
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SOAS SU Lecture Series: Paki And The Changing Face Of Racism In South Asian

The term "Paki" rose to prominence in the 1960s, white britons threatened by the arrival of south asian migrants to the UK used the term as a violent slur. Physical violence would often occur throughout the 60s,70s, 80s and 90s and these attacks would often be termed as "Paki bashing." Despite this being a significant part of the experience of many from south asia when first arriving to Britain, its cultural legacy has never been fully captured or grasped by mainstream media, film or the arts in general. Any reference to "Paki bashing" is resigned to a footnote as seen in the film "This is England" told from a young white skinheads perspective. Today, the term is still used widely as Islamaphobic rhetoric reinforces the idea of an "extremist," child grooming Muslim being someone brown skinned and bearded. The purpose of the panel is to chart the terms historical origins and its usage today and examine the ways in which it has changed. After the panel we hope to have a session of q
03/02/20161 hour 43 minutes 25 seconds
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CISD: Emily Bowerman Interview

In relation to the event Education Beyond borders, Emily Bowerman is Programmes Manager at Refugee Support Network. Emily runs the Higher Education programme, helping young refugees and asylum seekers to access university, and also Youth on the Move, supporting Afghan former unaccompanied asylum seeking children at risk of being forcibly removed from the UK.
03/02/20169 minutes 25 seconds
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CISD: Dami Makinde Interview

In relation to the event Education Beyond Borders, Dami Makinde is a Project Co-ordinate at Let Us Learn, a youth-led movement for access to higher education for young people who were brought to the UK as children but who are denied student finance and ‘home fee status’ for university. Let Us Learn develops young leaders to campaign for change and to raise awareness of immigration status and issues around access to higher education.
03/02/20165 minutes
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CISD: Education Beyond Borders

We hope that SOAS create their 'Refugee Scholarships' in a way that is inclusive and provides meaningful access and support for people affected by displacement. This event is to raise awareness about the structural difficulties refugees, asylum seekers, and people with temporary protection face when seeking higher education. The panel is made up of support networks, experts by experience and campaigners that fight for the right to an education. Speakers: Emily Bowerman Theodros Abraham Dami Makinde Abdi-aziz Suleiman
03/02/20161 hour 38 minutes 28 seconds
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The Student Union Lecture Series 5 - Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades

Decolonising Our Minds and Pluto Press are delighted to welcome Peter Hudis, Selim Nadi and Tithi Bhattacharya for a discussion on Professor Hudis's crucial new book on Frantz Fanon's philosophical and psychological thought, and political activism - "Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades". Scholarship on Fanon is vast, and he is regarded as a singular figure in postcolonialism, critical theory and revolutionary political thought. His works have inspired movements in Palestine, South Africa, Sri Lanka, the US and many other contexts, and in addition to the practical force of his philosophies, his writings have been the subject of intense intellectual study for decades. "Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades" is a critical biography of Fanon's extraordinary life. Peter Hudis draws on the expanse of his life and work - from his upbringing in Martinique and early intellectual influences to his efforts to fuse psychoanalysis and philosophy and contributions to the anti-colonia
29/01/20162 hours 14 minutes 42 seconds
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CISD: David Kennedy, "A World of Struggle"

David Kennedy, Ben Fine, Gina Heathcote, Stephen Hopgood and Gerry Simpson discuss David Kennedy’s new book "A World of Struggle: How Power, Law, and Expertise Shape Global Political Economy". "A World of Struggle reveals the role of expert knowledge in our political and economic life. As politicians, citizens, and experts engage one another on a technocratic terrain of irresolvable argument and uncertain knowledge, a world of astonishing inequality and injustice is born.
25/01/20161 hour 49 minutes 15 seconds
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CISD: The Paris Agreement On Climate Change

The panel for this event will evaluate the content of Paris Agreement. They will cover mitigation, adaptation, loss and damage as well as finance and technology transfer. They will also outline what needs to happen to implement the Paris Agreement effectively to actually mitigate dangerous anthropogenic climate change. Each panel member has worked on climate change both within and beyond the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. They will provide insights into the negotiation process itself, commenting how it has (or has not) changed since 1992, reflecting experiences at COP 21 in Paris 2015. Speakers: James Cameron, MJ Mace, Linda Siegele, Professor David Fisk. Chaired by Dr Feja Lesniewska
18/01/20161 hour 37 minutes 25 seconds
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CISD: Interview Natalie Bennett On The Refugee Crisis

Following up on the event 'Refugee Crisis: Perceptions, Realities & Solutions', Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party, holds an in-depth discussion with SOAS radio concerning her views on the refugee 'crisis' and the actions that Britain should be taking.
14/01/201614 minutes 26 seconds
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CISD: Refugee Crisis: Perceptions, Realities & Solutions

The crisis facing refugees is entering its worst phase yet. Hundreds of thousands of people have left their homes in search of a better life for them and their families. The SOAS Students Union, MENA and Ahlulbayt Islamic Societies bring to you this exclusive insight dissecting the perceptions, realities and solutions on the issue with talks by academics, organisations and volunteers including, Benjamin Ward - Deputy Director of Human Rights Watch's Europe and Central Asia Division Natalie Bennet - Leader of the Green Party Josephine Liebl - Oxfam UK policy and advocacy advisor on humanitarian crisis and conflicts in Africa Dr. Tahir Zaman - Visiting research fellow at the centre for research on migration, refugees & belonging (CMRB) at the University of East London and a Senior Teaching Fellow at SOAS Abdi-aziz Suleiman - Ex- President of Sheffield students union and NUS NEC, currently campaigning for Universities to do more for refugees. Hiba Al-Hijazi - SOAS Alumni a
14/01/20162 hours 29 seconds
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CISD: Women Of The Global South Were Instrumental In Placing Gender Equality On The UN Charter

Panelists Dr Dan Plesch and students discuss whether this southern agency changes the sense of ownership of the Charter and UN Women? Should SOAS honour these "Women of San Francisco?". Chaired by Dr Gina Heathcote
14/01/201657 minutes 59 seconds
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CISD: Prosecuting Rape As A War Crime

Panelists Professor Christine Chinkin, Dr Dan Plesh and Ewan Lawson discuss the work of the new LSE Centre on Women, Peace and Security and its nexus to cutting edge gender research at the SOAS Centre for Gender Studies and the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy. Chaired by Dr Gina Heathcote.
14/01/20161 hour 29 minutes 26 seconds
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Afterwar: Healing the Moral Wounds of our Soldiers - Interview with Professor Nancy Sherman

Dr. Leslie Vinjamuri of SOAS University interviews Professor Nancy Sherman of Georgetown University on her new book "Afterwar: Healing the Moral Wounds of our Soldiers". About the book: Movies like American Sniper and The Hurt Locker hint at the inner scars our soldiers incur during service in a war zone. The moral dimensions of their psychological injuries -- guilt, shame, feeling responsible for doing wrong or being wronged -- elude conventional treatment. Georgetown philosophy professor Nancy Sherman turns her focus to these moral injuries in AFTERWAR. She argues that psychology and medicine alone are inadequate to help with many of the most painful questions veterans are bringing home from war. Trained in both ancient ethics and psychoanalysis, and with twenty years of experience working with the military, Sherman draws on in-depth interviews with servicemen and women to paint a richly textured and compassionate picture of the moral and psychological aftermath of America’s longe
13/01/201624 minutes 13 seconds
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Whirldfuzzz #7

Divine & Magoo return with Whirldfuzzz#7 with special guest Veronica Bianqui from LA, spinning one of her own tracks and her festive favourites. Expect our usual feature "Slab of Filth", mixed in with some minced pies and some silly Winter numbers. Listen all the way to the end to hear our new wonderful feature the "Slice of Heaven", which is truly heavenly. Death - Politicians In My Eyes - Detroit, US (1975/2009) Becky Lee and Drunkfoot - Waterfall, US (2013) Tom Waits - Christmas Card From a Hooker In Minneapolis, US (1978) Zulu - Candela - Peru, (1973) Orchestre Bawobab- Ma Penda, Senegal (re-released 2015) Lightning Bolt - Dead Cowboy, US (2005) James Brown - Santa Claus goes straight to the Ghetto, US (1968) Veronica Bianqui - If Love’s a gun, I’m better off dead, US (2015) Mystic Braves - Great Company, US (2015) Shannon and the Clams - Point of Being Right, US (2015) Los Monjes - Batman, Mexico (1966) Skaldowie - Z Kopyta Kulig Rwie, Poland (1969) La fille de pere-Noel - Franc
13/12/20152 hours 24 minutes 35 seconds
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Interview with Startupboat-founder Paula Schwarz

Founded in August 2015, Startupboat is an initiative that develops tech and innovative solutions to respond to the migration crisis. Paula Schwartz, the founder of the initiative came to SOAS Radio to talk about her team's work at the frontlines of the refugee crisis in Greece, why start ups can be more efficient than NGOs and some of the projects that have come out of startupboat, such as Marha Cars and Donatio. More on www.startupboat.eu Support their crowdfunding project www.indiegogo.com/projects/lesbos-fund or get involved by e-mailing [email protected].
08/12/201513 minutes 43 seconds
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Book Talk: 'The Politics of African Industrial Policy' (5 Oct 2015)

Lindsay Whitfield discussed her new book published by Cambridge University Press. This book engages in the debate on growth versus economic transformation and the importance of industrial policy, presenting a comprehensive framework for explaining the politics of industrial policy. Using comparative research to theorize about the politics of industrial policy in countries in the early stages of capitalist transformation that also experience the pressures of elections due to democratization, this book provides four in-depth African country studies that illustrate the challenges to economic transformation and the politics of implementing industrial policies.
03/12/20151 hour 43 minutes 56 seconds
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The Political Economy of HIV: Review of African Political Economy Special Issue Launch (12 Oct 2015)

The special issue on the political economy of HIV has been co-edited by Kevin Deane (University of Northampton), Deborah Johnston (SOAS) and Matteo Rizzo (SOAS, RoAPE Editorial Board). The issue contains conceptual, original research and review articles that will be of interest to those working in political economy, public health, international development, economics and epidemiology. ​
03/12/20151 hour 31 minutes 19 seconds
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Why So Much Interest In China Africa Links? (23 Oct 2015)

The interest in China's engagement with Africa has grown fast in the past 10 years. This reflects both real trends in trade, investment and labour flows, but also a clash of perceptions about their potential impact on the development prospects of African economies and societies. This seminar tackled the basis for these different views and how empirically-grounded work often challenges well-established perceptions about China-Africa relations. Speaker: Dr. Carlos Oya Moderator: Raffaello Pantucci
03/12/20151 hour 11 minutes 33 seconds
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The Cinema and its Publics in Africa (19 Oct 2015)

Litheko Modisane is a Senior Lecturer (Television Studies) in the Centre for Film and Media Studies, University of Cape Town. Modisane discusses how films are catalysts for public reflections on social and political issues germane to anti-apartheid politics and fledgling democracies. Chair: Dr. Lindiwe Dovey Discussant: Dr Carli Coetzee
03/12/20151 hour 23 minutes 41 seconds
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Mercy Mercy Screening Panel Discussion (3 Nov 2015)

Among many other activities, the Centre of African Studies organises seminars, meetings, workshops and conferences promoting Africanist research and understanding, aiming at linking the academia, government, and business, as well as the wider public. Here you can find a collection of the recordings of some of our past event. Enjoy!
03/12/201529 minutes 31 seconds
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Book Discussion: "Administration and Taxation in Former Portuguese Africa, 1900-1945" (9 Nov 2015)

Among many other activities, the Centre of African Studies organises seminars, meetings, workshops and conferences promoting Africanist research and understanding, aiming at linking the academia, government, and business, as well as the wider public. Here you can find a collection of the recordings of some of our past event. Enjoy!
03/12/20151 hour 34 minutes 30 seconds
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The English-everywhere agenda in education in a multilingual Cameroon (23 Nov 2015)

The English-everywhere agenda in education in a highly multilingual Cameroon: Towards a recipe for disaster? Cameroon is one of the most multilingual countries in the world. But the history of languages-in-education in Cameroon is marked by the very absence of Cameroonian languages from the mainstream education system. During this seminar Dr. Seraphin Kamdem(SOAS) discussed the recent developments of the English-everywhere agenda in the school education system and critically presented some of the pedagogic and operational challenges faced by this contentious agenda. Chair: Dr Carli Coetzee
03/12/20151 hour 43 minutes 29 seconds
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Translanguaging as a multilingual pedagogical strategy for South African universities(26 Nov 2015)

Translanguaging as an alternative pedagogical strategy for implementing multilingual education in South African universities Recently,translanguaging has been proposed by various scholars as a pedagogic strategy for implementing multilingual education in multilingual contexts. Dr. Mbulungeni Madiba(UCT) discussed this strategy and its implementation in South African universities, with special reference to the University of Cape Town. Chair: Friederike Luepke
03/12/20151 hour 27 minutes 11 seconds
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Female ‘Renegade’ Artistes: A Critical Study of Sexuality and Social Positioning (30 Nov 2015)

Among many other activities, the Centre of African Studies organises seminars, meetings, workshops and conferences promoting Africanist research and understanding, aiming at linking the academia, government, and business, as well as the wider public. Here you can find a collection of the recordings of some of our past event. Enjoy!
03/12/20151 hour 23 minutes 22 seconds
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CISD: Interview with Adekeye Adebajo, UN @ 70

Adekeye Adebado, Director of the Center for Conflict Resolution in Cape Town, discusses the challenges at the UN at 70 and its relationship to the Global South.
20/11/20159 minutes 12 seconds
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CISD: Lecture, UN @ 70

Our panel discussion commemorates a momentous occasion, the 70th anniversary of the United Nations on Friday, 23rd October, the eve of “UN Day” that marks the entry into force of the Charter. Does multilateralism, the bedrock of the world organisation, matter in today’s increasing fragmenting world? Why did it matter in 1942-45? Was the post-World War Two global order truly multilateral? In particular, what presence did the global ‘South’ have in crafting it? Our panellists are Valerie Amos, Director of SOAS and long associated with the UN and international development, Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International, and Thomas Weiss, one of the most eminent scholars of international relations and the politics of the UN. They will discuss and debate the UN’s role in providing the global ‘South’ an adequate platform for creating a multilateral world order in which their collective voice has been recognised—both in 1945 and in 2015. The event will be introduced by Dan Plesch
20/11/20151 hour 29 minutes 47 seconds
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Workshop UN @ 70 Podcast1 Final

In a global order that seems more volatile and uncertain than ever, multilateralism is often considered as mere fancy. That multilateralism matters, however, is not an argument that needs to be made, but too often its existence and even the need for it tends to get subsumed in more mainstream discourses of Realpolitik. Our workshop follows the panel discussion on Saturday, 24th October, and is based on the extensive new research of our participants. Despite concerns of ‘Southern’ hostility towards the West, aspirations for liberal multilateralism existed in 1945 and exist even in the fractured contemporary global order. In other words, multilateralism does indeed matter. The revised papers from the workshop will appear as a special issue of the Third World Quarterly in 2016.
20/11/20152 hours 44 minutes 6 seconds
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Workshop UN @ 70 Podcast2 Final

In a global order that seems more volatile and uncertain than ever, multilateralism is often considered as mere fancy. That multilateralism matters, however, is not an argument that needs to be made, but too often its existence and even the need for it tends to get subsumed in more mainstream discourses of Realpolitik. Our workshop follows the panel discussion on Saturday, 24th October, and is based on the extensive new research of our participants. Despite concerns of ‘Southern’ hostility towards the West, aspirations for liberal multilateralism existed in 1945 and exist even in the fractured contemporary global order. In other words, multilateralism does indeed matter. The revised papers from the workshop will appear as a special issue of the Third World Quarterly in 2016.
20/11/20152 hours 18 minutes
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Behind the Music with Reem Kelani

Reem Kelani joins Alexa from Behind the Music at SOAS Radio, in advance of her upcoming performance at the London Jazz Festival this weekend. She brings a wonderful array of music, and takes us on a journey, from Beirut through to the US, even bringing us a special track of her own that will be released on her new album next year. Come join us!
19/11/201559 minutes 23 seconds
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Whirldfuzzz #6

Sheila Divine and Tallulah Magoo are back with their favourite fuzzzy tracks. Music from Peru, Burkina Faso, Nepal, Japan and much moreeeee. The Slab of Filth returns alongside new features: Felix Montpelier's ten minute power hour and our slice of heaven. ENJOY FUZZZLINGS x
12/11/20152 hours 12 minutes
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The Student Union Lecture Series 3: The Legacies of Slavery in Britain

The history of British slavery, although superficially acknowledged from time to time, has been largely concealed. Indeed, few acts of political and historical forgetting could be described as thorough or as effective as the erasure of slavery from the "British story". The compensation of Britain’s 46,000 slave-owners was the largest bailout in British history until the bailout of the banks in 2009. Not only did the enslaved receive nothing, but they effectively paid part of the bill for their own manumission. "Legacies of British Slave-ownership" is the umbrella for two unprecedented projects based at University College London (UCL) tracing the impact of slave-ownership on the formation of modern Britain. At the same time, questions are raised surrounding the enslaved themselves, their stories, and their legacies. As the project notes, the role played by the British crown, state, families and individuals in the slave trade, slave-ownership and the wider slavery business has been la
04/11/20151 hour 6 seconds
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The Student Union Lecture Series 4: Is There Room for Black On Union Jack?

The Student Union Lecture Series 4: Is There Room for Black in the Union Jack? Britain has seen a complicated relationship with race. The Industrial Revolution saw Britain’s industries and economy grow exponentially, almost totally a direct result from its colonial and imperial (mis)dealings. It had taken part in both World Wars, recruiting thousands from the colonies to fight in the armed forces. Britain has therefore been a truly 'global' nation with cities like London built almost entirely out of the colonial moment. In the 1970s and 80s, post-colonial migrants from across the empire then began to define as ‘black’ as a term of solidarity to confront racism in the UK. However, ‘political blackness’ has become contentious, as solidarities have arguably broken down. So what does black mean now? London – the heart of the empire – looks very different today. It has redefined itself as the ‘post-race’ and ‘superdiverse’ melting pot, despite black communities being quickly gentrified a
04/11/20151 hour 49 minutes 45 seconds
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Interview with South African film director Mpumelelo Mcata

Mpumelelo Mcata and Anna Teeman, director and producer of Black President, a documentary feature on exiled Zimbabwean artist Kudzanai Chiurai's work and philosophy, join Helen Reid in the studio to discuss the film, politics and art in South Africa and the #FeesMustFall movement. Featuring music from Mpumi's experimental rock band BLK JKS. Watch Black President, part of Film Africa festival, this Wednesday 04/11/15 at Hackney Picturehouse. Mpumi will do a Q&A after the screening.
02/11/201534 minutes 21 seconds
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Behind the Music - Interview with Dom La Nena

In this Behind the Music special, Lizzie talks to Brazilian-French singer-songwriter Dom La Nena, about her newly released album 'SOYO' and her musical influences.
28/10/201523 minutes 40 seconds
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The Future of International Criminal Justice: Leslie Vinjamuri interviews Ambassador Stephen Rapp

Stephen Rapp, Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues in the Office of Global Criminal Justice at the U.S. Department of State 2009-2015 talks with Dr. Leslie Vinjamuri, Co-Director, Centre for the International Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice at SOAS about international justice in Sierra Leone, peace vs. justice in Syria, the US relationship with the International Criminal Court, and the Future of International Criminal Justice.
26/10/201516 minutes 19 seconds
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The Student Union Lecture Series 2: Twerking as an act of resistance

During Black History Month 2015, SOAS Women’s network and SOAS BME network hosted a talk on twerking. Apart from discussing twerking as an act of resistance, other themes were discussed critically such as cultural appropriation, occupation of black bodies, black femininity in relation to white femininity, autonomy, white supremacy, spaces, body positivity, self-love, twerking as a space to stop resisting, twerking as an act of defiance against the sexualisation of aspects of African culture, twerking as a low-art , twerking as reclamation and empowerment etc. The featured panelists in the order of speaking: Sarah Nwafor: the current NUS Mature and Part-Time Students' representative and a member of NUS Black Sabbs Executive Committee Kelechi aka ‘Cocoa: a Personal Trainer, Twerk instructor and Pole Dance instructor Siana Bangura: a poet and the editor of Black Feminist platform No Fly on the WALL Prisca Vungbo: Events Coordinator, Ain't I a woman collective Ama Jose
22/10/20152 hours 10 minutes 49 seconds
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The Student Union Lecture Series 1: WTF Are British Values

“British Values” according to Prime Minister David Cameron, describe the “democracy, the rule of law, freedom of speech, mutual respect and tolerance of those of different beliefs and faiths." Its introduction is a response by the state to what it perceives to be Black, Minority and Ethnic (BAME) communities growing and representing a threat to the norms inherited by hundreds of years of colonial rule. What is portrayed as a way of “uniting” communities can be a way of policing culture and in particular cultures of colour. Invariably, it can also be a way for the government to criminalise articulations of dissent from BAME communities who express the frustrations of marginalisation. The zine British Values is a response to “British Values.” Written and created by journalist Kieran Yates, the zine seeks to “rewrite the narrative of what "British values" are by passing our aux cords over to taxi drivers, re-visiting our school lunch boxes and generally shining the spotlight on the li
20/10/20151 hour 42 minutes 45 seconds
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The Future of International Criminal Justice: Stephen Rapp Lecture

The Centre for the International Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice at SOAS, in association with the London Transitional Justice Network, hosted Ambassador Stephen Rapp, Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes in the US Office of Global Criminal Justice at the Department of State from 2009-2015, and before this, Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone where he was responsible for the prosecution of former Liberian President Charles Taylor. Ambassador Rapp spoke about 'The Future of International Criminal Justice' Leslie Vinjamuri, CCRJ's Co-Director, Chaired this talk.
13/10/20151 hour 40 minutes 45 seconds
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London - The first National Park City?

Daniel Raven-Ellison is a SOAS alumnus with a radical plan to make London the world's first National Park City. Here in the studio with Helen Reid, he talks about his inspiration and aims for the National Park City campaign, his admiration for foxes, and how SOAS taught him the activism he puts into practice today. Read more about the campaign: www.nationalparkcity.london
12/10/201526 minutes 36 seconds
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WOMAD 2015 - In conversation with Dizraeli

We had a chance to briefly chat to Bristol based poet, MC, guitarist and all round top bloke Dizraeli. He discussed inspirational teachers, gave great advice on writing and the creative process, and described a very healthy meal for us! His last gigs ever with Dizraeli and the Small Gods are happening on Friday 25th September at the Islington Assembly Hall in London and then Saturday 26th September at the Marble Factory in Bristol. More info on www.dizraeli.com Track Listing: Track Album Year Maria Engurland (City Shanties)2009 Pure and simple Moving in the Dark 2013 Good God Engurland (City Shanties)2009 Never Mind Moving in the Dark 2013
22/09/20159 minutes 20 seconds
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SOAS Radio at WOMAD 2015 - Jambinai

SOAS Radio got to meet amazing Jambinai - the South Korean group currently shaking up the world's perception of Korean Traditional Music. Listen to bandmembers Ilwoo, Bomi and Eun Youg talk about their innovative sound, how they got into Korean Traditional Music and their dreams for the future.
14/09/201514 minutes 10 seconds
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Anti-austerity protest: who, why and what’s next?

The results of the Labour Party leadership race will be revealed tomorrow. If Jeremy Corbyn is successful, the anti-austerity movement will move away from the fringes and into mainstream British politics. On the eve of the results, SOAS Radio takes a retrospective look at the aims of the anti-austerity protest movement and its members. Photo https://www.flickr.com/photos/lewishamdreamer/19621569840/in/photolist-vTTL5m-waRP2f-vTTEgN-5R7y8f-9bBdFG-3Ls1En-vTTF7h-5PGSrK-5PM9LU-5PMc3y Photo by https://www.flickr.com/photos/lewishamdreamer/
11/09/201513 minutes 55 seconds
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SOAS Radio speaks to Cambodian Space Project at WOMAD UK 2015

SOAS Radio speaks to Channthy and Julien from Cambodian Space Project before they played a great set on the Saturday night. They talk about the band's inception, their influences and their latest release Electric Blue Boogaloo.
06/09/201528 minutes 44 seconds
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Hossam Ramzy interview at WOMAD UK 2015

SOAS Radio were delighted to spent a short while in conversation with Egyptian master percussionist after his performance in the Siam tent at WOMAD UK 2015 www.soasradio.org www.womad.co.uk www.hossamramzy.com Track list: 1) Hossam Ramzy Live at WOMAD 2015 2) Hossam Ramzy, Rafa El Tachuela - Juntos (from Flamenco Arabe)
25/08/201515 minutes 1 second
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SOAS Radio at WOMAD 2015 - Interview with ESKA

SOAS Radio got to chat to ESKA at WOMAD Festival 2015 before her performance which blew us all away. She gave us an amazing interview, talking passionately about her debut album, current tour and her inspirations and challenges on her musical journey so far.
14/08/201520 minutes 34 seconds
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Freedom of Expression in Mozambique

Professor Christopher Cramer interviews Mozambican Economist Carlos Nuno Castel-Branco, a SOAS alumnus and visiting researcher, and founder of the Institute of Social and Economic studies (IESE) in Mozambique. Carlos Nuno Castel-Branco and two journalists have been put on trial for a post on Facebook that criticised the Government, and in this podcast he explains the context of the trial and other challenges for Freedom of Expression in Mozambique.
08/08/201515 minutes 56 seconds
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CAS Events:Horses,mules,donkeys:neglected factors in the economic development of Africa?(23 Feb2015)

Historians have paid some attention to horses, but essentially as machines of war and prestige, whereas donkeys, wild asses, mules and zebras have been altogether neglected. It is suggested here that equids were significant economic resources in the Sahel-Sudan Belt, the Ethiopian highlands, and the savannas of eastern and southern Africa. Christopher Cramer chairs a discussion with William Gervase Clarence-Smith(SOAS)
15/07/20151 hour 37 minutes 14 seconds
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CAS Events: Oil and Rural Infrastructure Development(Nigeria)-Dr Babajide Ololajulo (27 Oct 2014)

Full Title: Oil and Rural Infrastructure Development : Discourses, Methodologies, and Outcomes of Intervention in Oil Communities of Nigeria Leventis Fellow and anthropologist Dr Babajide Ololajulo presents from his research on the experience of state organised oil-led development intervention among the Ilaje, a coastal Yoruba speaking group in Ondo state, Nigeria. The study examines the different meanings that intervention agencies’ development spending generated among the people, and the way in which ‘entitlement’ and ‘disentitlement’ are constructed around spatial categories of oil-producing and non oil-producing.
15/07/201545 minutes 9 seconds
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CAS Events: Miners Shot Down post-screening discussion (5 Feb 2015)

Miners Shot Down looks at the Marikana miners perspective on what happened in August 2012. Six days after the mineworkers in one of South Africa’s biggest platinum mines began a wildcat strike for better wages,the police used live ammunition to brutally suppress the strike, killing 34 and injuring many more. After the screening of this compelling documentary, Ben Fine (SOAS) chaired and interesting discussion with the audience and James Nichol - the lawyer representing the mine workers' families at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.
15/07/201545 minutes 33 seconds
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CAS Events: Anne Schumann - Creating a creative economy in Côte d’Ivoire (9 Feb 2015)

Within twelve years of its emergence as a musical style at the University of Abidjan residence in Yopougon in 1991, the fame of zouglou music soared across borders and continents. The conditions that made the emergence and spread of zouglou music possible are part of a larger context that has influenced other recent genres of African popular music. Due to copyright piracy, Ivoirian artists have also experienced difficulty in surviving financially from their music. However, recently there has been a new development: many new maquis (open air restaurants) have opened as new affordable performance spaces in which artists perform live, rather than via play-back. Anne Schumann presents and discusses these new performance spaces in the Ivoirian music economy as well as the role of cultural entrepreneurs in reviving Abidjan as an African creative city.
15/07/20151 hour 34 minutes 44 seconds
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CAS Events: 'The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo' Director Yaba Badoe Q&A (10 Mar 2015)

First of its kind, the documentary 'The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo' celebrates the acclaimed Pan-African feminist, poet, playwright and novelist and provides a fascinating insight into her life. The film explores the artistic contribution of one of Africa’s foremost woman writers, a trailblazer for an entire generation of exciting new talent. This audio captures the engaging discussion involving the director Yaba Badoe, Nana Ayebia Clarke (Ayebia Clarke Publishing Limited), Louisa Egbunike (SOAS), Kwadwo Osei-Nyame (SOAS) and a lively audience after the screening of the documentary.
15/07/201559 minutes 25 seconds
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Welcome To London

Welcome to London! Hafsa, Mulue and Sam have teamed up with SOAS Radio for Refugee Week to share their experiences of moving to London, learning English and meeting bus drivers! Have a listen to their good (and bad) experiences getting around London and how they came to meet each other as well as sharing some of their favourite songs in their Refugee Week podcast. Tracklist Abraham Afewerki Samai Emeli Sande Read All About It Presenters Hafsa, Mulue and Sam Producer Seonaid Weightman Murray
19/06/201515 minutes 5 seconds
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Behind The Music Special - 47Soul

In this Behind the Music special, Will talks to El Far3i from 47Soul ahead of their debut EP launch, 'SHAMSTEP'. He tells us about the border breaking musics of dabke and choubie, the importance of the Mijwiz reeds onto the electro sounds, and we listen to some of the sounds that make up 47Soul's Shamstep style. Find out more at: Official Website: http://www.47soul.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/47soul More shows from Behind the Music - https://www.facebook.com/soasradioconcertseires?ref=ts&fref=ts Playlist 47SOUL - Meeli Ashraf Abu el Leil - Dal Ouna Kadem Al Sahir Ali El Deek - 'Hatti Al Hattab' Adel Ogla - 'Lahn AlJobi' Björk - 'Crystalline (Omar Souleyman Remix)' 47SOUL - 'Everyland'
17/06/201559 minutes 9 seconds
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CAS Events: Daniel Jatta - The African Roots Of The New World Banjo(1 Dec 2014)

Daniel Laemouahuma Jatta is a Jola scholar and musician from Mandinary, Gambia, who pioneered the research and documentation of the akonting, a Jola folk lute, as well as the related Manjago folk lute, the buchundu, in the mid-1980s. Jatta has done three decades of research on the relationship between the akontingand the banjo of the American south, and has presented his findings at major congresses in Africa, Europe and the USA. Together with Dr Lucy Duran (Lecturer in African Music) and Dr Toby Green (Lecturer in Lusophone African History and Culture, KCL) he discusses his research and gives a demonstration of the akonting.
17/06/20151 hour 44 minutes 31 seconds
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CAS Events: Owusu Ankomah In Conversation (22 Sep 2014)

Owusu-Ankomah discusses his work and contemporary African art with Chris Spring (curator, Sainsbury African Galleries, British Museum). Owusu-Ankomah was born in Sekondi, Ghana, in 1956, a year before independence from British colonial rule. He studied at Ghanatta College of Art, in Accra, before moving in 1986 to Bremen, Germany, where he now lives and works. His paintings depict a spiritual world of forms, without light or shadow, occupied by figures and symbols. The way in which these figures interact with the surrounding symbols in his paintings has moved through several distinct phases that reflect the artist’s own spiritual journey. His early work drew heavily on the ancient traditions of masquerade and African rock painting; then his figures shed their masks and body paintings to become boldly visible actors swimming in an ocean of signs.
17/06/20151 hour 19 minutes 18 seconds
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SOAS Concert Series - Behind the Music: Abdoulaye Samb

In Behind The Music this week, we meet Abdoulaye Samb, a Senegalese guitarist, singer and composer whose love of mixing musical genres and styles creates wonderful fusions of cultures and musics. In the interview Abdoulaye tells us about his latest album Wouty, and the musicians from Senegal who have inspired him along the way. Abdoulaye will be performing with his band Minnijiaraby on Thursday 30th April in the Brunei Gallery at SOAS. For more information about the concert, follow this link: https://www.soas.ac.uk/music/events/concerts/30apr2015-senegalese-music-with-an-open-heart.html Copies of Abdoulaye Samb's new album 'Wouty' will be available to buy at the concert. For more information about Abdoulaye Samb and his band Minnijiaraby, follow these links: http://minnjiaraby.com/ https://www.facebook.com/abdoulaye.samb.3158?fref=ts Track listing: 1) Wouty - Abdoulaye Samb & Minnijiaraby 2) Wango arti - Baaba Maal 3) Bannaya Foly - Noumoucounda Cissoko 4) Ne la thiass (Gona in a
26/04/201543 minutes 54 seconds
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Behind the Music Special - Dream Of Shahrazad

Karen from Behind the Music speaks to Director Francois Verster about his documentary film The Dream of Shahrazad, a beautiful film that explores the role of music, storytelling and creativity during the Arab Spring. The film will be screened on Tuesday 24th March at the Curzon Soho cinema and Thursday 26th March at the Barbican cinema, as part of the Human Rights Watch London film festival. For more information: http://ff.hrw.org/film/dream-shahrazad?city=4 For more information about the film: http://dreamofshahrazad.com/
26/03/201528 minutes 7 seconds
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Behind the Music Special - Beats on the Antonov: Interview with Hajooj Kuka

Hajooj Kuka, the Director of Beats of the Antonov, came to speak with Will Roper about his documentary. In a follow up to the interview with Alsarah, Hajooj tells us more about how he filmed in the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains, the importance of music in the conflict and the identity crisis at the conflict's heart. Beats of the Antonov Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beatsofantonov Human Rights Watch Film Festival http://ff.hrw.org/
24/03/201535 minutes 21 seconds
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Behind The Music Special - Beats of the Antonov

Will talks to musician and ethnomusicologist, Alsarah, about her involvement in 'Beats of the Antonov': Hajooj Kuka's remarkable documentary that looks at the lives, musics and recent conflicts of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains of Sudan. This film is being screened this weekend as part of the Human Rights Watch Festival. Beats of the Antonov Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi3ronTd3xg Soundtrack Sampler https://soundcloud.com/alsarah/sets/beats-of-the-antonov Alsarah's website http://www.alsarah.com/ Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2015 http://ff.hrw.org/film/beats-antonov?city=4
21/03/201552 minutes 10 seconds
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Behind the Music Special - No Lands Song

Karen speaks to Mohammad Najafi from Light of the Music Ensemble and Samin, an Iranian singer, giving us a glimpse into the wonderful female singers of Iran's cultural past. In parallel, we follow the story of Sara Najafi, a female singer and Composer, from the film No Lands Song demonstrating the immense difficulties women now face today in Iran. This film is being screened this weekend as part of the Human Rights Watch Festival. http://ff.hrw.org/film/no-lands-song?city=4 Light of the Music Ensemble: http://www.lightofmusic.com/index.html
19/03/201546 minutes 5 seconds
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"Harmonious" China

In Chinese, 东西 can be translated in "things, stuff", an assortment of anything and everything. So yeah, let's talk about stuff. Victoria takes you on a stream-of-conscious journey through the musings and questions about China she has picked up as a Chinese-American living and studying there for ten years before returning to the US for college. Through her experiences, you'll get to hear never before shared internal monologues and thoughts on what is China and what it means to be Chinese today. She hopes that through these shared fragments, you can piece together a story of China that makes sense to you, especially if coming from a different educated mindset. Fun Fact: if you pull 东西 apart, 东 means East and 西 means West. Now look at the title again. C'mon, you have to agree that was kind of clever. "Harmonious" China China, such a great and terrible country, a conundrum I love and hate in equal measure. Okay, those are strong words, but any resident of China should be equipped wi
18/03/201512 minutes 49 seconds
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SOAS Concert Series- Behind the Music : Jyotsna Srikanth

In Behind The Music this week, we meet Jyotsna Srikanth, a British-Indian violinist and composer who uses her Carnatic musical routes to create musical fusions inspired by traditions from all around the globe. Jyotsna will be performing on Monday 16th January in the Brunei Gallery at SOAS. For more information about the concert, follow this link: https://www.soas.ac.uk/music/events/concerts/16mar2015-carnatic-nomad-with-a-violin.html Track listing (all tracks performed and composed by Jyotsna Srikanth): 1. Thilana Ratipatipriya 2. Raghuvamsha Sudha 3. Haunting Thoughts 4. Monsoon Magic 5. Spring 6. Folk Dreams 7. Arabian Dreams 8. Irish Folk Dance Produced by Katie Bruce and Alex Richardson. For more information about Jyotsna’s ‘London International Arts Festival’ follow this link: http://www.liaf.co.uk/
15/03/20151 hour 1 minute 1 second
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Divestment Digest - Episode 4

Just what exactly is the point of ethical investment? What even is it?! Does it make financial sense for institutions like SOAS? In this episode we put these questions (and a few more!) to Giles Chitty, an ethical investor with over 25 years of experience promoting conscious investment within the world of British finance. The 'Divestment Digest' is a series based at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, and focuses on the university campaign to divest from fossil fuels.
04/03/20158 minutes 57 seconds
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Development Matters: Health and Sustainability of Palm Oil

Palm oil is almost ubiquitous in our food. But what is it doing to our health and the economies & environment where it is produced? An international collaboration, part of the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research in Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH), has recently been awarded funding from the grant from the Wellcome Trust to co-lead a pilot research project on health and sustainability aspects of palm oil. The research project ‘POSHE: Palm Oil: Sustainability, Health and Economics’ started last September and is co-led. Anna Marry from London International Development Centre (LICD) speaks to Bhavani Shankar, Professor of International Food, Agriculture and Health at SOAS and Richard Smith, Professor of Health System Economics at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
24/02/201519 minutes 8 seconds
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SOAS Concert Series - Behind The Music: The Sound of Silk And Bamboo

With music to celebrate Chinese New Year, Cheng Yu and Yao from the UK Chinese Music Ensemble play live in the studio and tell us more about the sound of their Silk and Bamboo repertoire. 1. Song of the Horse (Live) 2. Song of Happiness 3. Colourful Clouds Chasing the Moon 4. White Snow in Sunny Spring (Live) 5. Waterscape Silhouette 6. Full of Joy (Live) http://www.ukchinesemusic.com/
23/02/201544 minutes 42 seconds
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World Radio Day London 2015: Radio and International Development talk

Panel discussion held on World Radio Day, 13th February 2015, at SOAS, University of London, with presentations by: -Sharath Srinivasan, Center for Governance and Human Rights, University of Cambridge. Public consultation and political participation in Africa using mobile phones and interactive radio. -Kevin Perkins, Farm Radio International. The work of Farm Radio International, a Canadian NGO with over 30 years of experience providing farming education to rural farmers around the world. -Will Snell, Development Media International. Preliminary research outcomes from a DMI and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine research project exploring how a radio campaign can help improve child and maternal health in Burkina Faso. -Daniel Bruce, Internews Europe. The role of radio in emergency and disaster preparation and recovery, and supporting independent media, freedom of information and free expression. Moderated by Carlos Chirinos, Department of Development Studies, SOAS, Univer
19/02/20151 hour 49 minutes 35 seconds
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MENAFM : Radio vs Social Media in the Middle East and North Africa

Noura Abughris , Ali Mitib and Fatima Said from the MENAFM team debate the changing use of radio and social media in the MENA region. MENA FM is a new radio show at SOAS radio which discusses political issues related to the MENA region while giving people insight into the culture.
12/02/20159 minutes
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From Scratch To Masterpiece: Young innovators finding solutions to the problems in Sierra Leone.

The unique power of radio to bring people together, allows us to follow Innovate Salone, a program established by Global Minimum in Sierra Leone with their ventures. Innovate Salone helps to create a culture of creativity, independence and growth for its country by supporting young innovators who aim to find solutions to the problems of their communities. The show highlights the importance of radio in communities where youths with restricted opportunities have limitless ideas and where with their brilliance, they create masterpieces from scratch. Mariami Basharadze interviews Mahmoud Javombo, the program director of Innovate Salone, followed by Hassan Swaray and Jasonta Coker, two students engaged with their projects. To get more information and to support the program see www.innovatesalone.org/donate/ and http://gmin.org/ and like their page on Facebook @ Innovate Salone.
12/02/201518 minutes 39 seconds
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WRD 2015: Reaching the Unreachable - Broadcasting to ‘Africa’s North Korea’ (in SWAHILI)

This podcast has been translated into Swahili by Andrew Harvey. Alice McCool interviews Amanuel Ghirmai, an Eritrean refugee and journalist for Radio Erena (www.erena.org). With the support of Reporters Without Borders, this Paris based station offers freely-reported, independent news and information to Eritreans in Eritrea. Alice and Amanuel discuss the issue of press freedom in his country, and how his radio broadcasts reach to one of the most closed countries in the world. Listen to Radio Erena and support their work at www.erena.org
11/02/201510 minutes 26 seconds
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WRD 2015: Reaching the Unreachable - Broadcasting to ‘Africa’s North Korea’ (in SPANISH)

This podcast has been translated into Spanish by Iris Tome Valencia. Alice McCool interviews Amanuel Ghirmai, an Eritrean refugee and journalist for Radio Erena (www.erena.org). With the support of Reporters Without Borders, this Paris based broadcaster offers freely-reported, independent news and information to Eritreans in Eritrea. Alice and Amanuel discuss the issue of press freedom in his country, and how the radio reaches one of the most closed countries in the world. Listen to Radio Erena and support their work at www.erena.org
11/02/20157 minutes 30 seconds
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WRD 2015: Reaching the Unreachable - Broadcasting to ‘Africa’s North Korea’

Alice McCool interviews Amanuel Ghirmai, an Eritrean refugee and journalist for Radio Erena (www.erena.org). With the support of Reporters Without Borders, this Paris based broadcaster offers freely-reported, independent news and information to Eritreans in Eritrea. Alice and Amanuel discuss the issue of press freedom in his country, and how the radio reaches one of the most closed countries in the world. Listen to Radio Erena and support their work at www.erena.org
11/02/201510 minutes 27 seconds
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SOAS Concert Series - Behind the Music: A Oca

In Behind The Music this week, we hear from Gaio de Lima to tell us all about his latest project 'A Oca'. A Oca brings together a group of musicians to explore the rhythms, melodies and dances from the Amazonia and Northern Brazil. We hope this show will inspire you to come along to see A Oca play live in the Brunei Gallery at SOAS on Friday 6th February. Track listing: 1 'Tupyzinho' by Carlos Malta e Pife Muderno 2 'Queima' by Zabé da Loca 3 'Chiclete Com Banana' by Jackson do Pandeiro 4 'Vapor da Paraíba' by Jongo da Serrinha 5 'Carro de Boi' by Zé Coco do Riachão 6 'Coisa dos Santos' by Carlos Malta e Pife Muderno 7 'Puia da Limeira' by Terezinha e Lindalva) 8 Xotiando The Queen by A Oca Produced by Will Roper, Alexandra Richardson & Karen Boswall
02/02/201542 minutes 34 seconds
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SOAS Concert Series - Behind the Music: London Sacred Harp

In Behind The Music this week, we hear from Michael and Joe from London Sacred Harp. We learn all about this unique style of community singing that spans way back in history to the 1800s. We also give you a taste of what you can expect to hear in their concert, Early Music from the New World, on Friday 16th January at the Brunei Gallery at SOAS University. Track listing: 1. 77 on the top 'Child of Grace' from Sacred Harp, performed by London Sacred Harp 2. 573 from Sacred Harp, performed by London Sacred Harp 3. The Watchman's Call from Christian Harmony, performed by London Sacred Harp 4. 49 on the top 'Old Hundred', from Sacred Harp, performed by London Sacred Harp 5. 'Old Hundred' - John Philip Sousa 6. 'As pants the hart for cooling streams', by Hugh Wilson, performed in Manchester Cathedral. 7. 'Sacred Throne', performed by London Sacred Harp 8. 111 on the bottom, from Sacred Harp, performed by London Sacred Harp 9. 'Rockbridge' from Christian Harmony, performed by London Sacred
16/01/201552 minutes 52 seconds
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Whirldfuzzz #2

Join Sheila Divine and Tallulah Magoo for Whirldfuzzz #2. They’ll be traversing the globe to find some fuzzy musical gems, including a ridiculous contender for the slab of filth. Tunes from Japan, Angola, Europe and moreee.
22/12/20142 hours 5 minutes 53 seconds
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Anti-Corruption Day 2014: Songs Against Corruption

How can activists use the arts to engage youth in the fight against corruption? Alice McCool interviews Lucky Ronald Menoe (Corruption Watch, South Africa) and Robtel Pailey (SOAS PhD Researcher and children's book author, Liberia) to find out. Songs by Fiesta Black and Takun J. Photo courtesy of Transparency International Zimbabwe. Alice is Speech Editor at SOAS Radio and Campaign Officer at Transparency International UK.
08/12/201425 minutes 31 seconds
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The Crisis of Extremes: A Meditation on Indian Politics

SU Current Affairs Lecture Series Developments in India since the mid 1980’s signify the breakdown of consensual politics and the ideal of composite Indian nationhood. Communal animosity has corroded the social conscience, contributed to a disregard of human life, and led to the decay of a reliable criminal justice system. Radical rhetoric these days covers all shades of the political spectrum - the reality today is that extremism is a mainstream phenomenon. We need to rediscover the virtues of moderation. SPEAKER DILIP SIMEON: was part of the Maoist movement in India which he left in 1972 in the wake of the Bangladesh crisis. From 1974 till 1994 he taught history at Delhi University. From 1984 onward, he participated in a citizen's campaign against communal violence, known as the Sampradayikta Virodhi Andolan (Movement Against Communalism). From 1998 till 2003 he worked on a conflict-mitigation project with Oxfam; and is now associated with the Aman Trust, which works to understa
05/12/20141 hour 10 minutes 39 seconds
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Experiences from Iraq: What Really Went Wrong

SOAS SU Current Affairs Lecture Series The chaos in Iraq has its roots in the fractured state building project brought about by the occupation of the country. Between 2003 and 2011, Iraq was transformed by a foreign occupation that saw state institutions and power divided between a select few political actors. In this exclusive political arrangement, the Iraqi state ceased to function properly as its governing institutions came under the control of Shia, Sunni and Kurdish political elites who divided state resources between themselves. This political arrangement was in part smashed in June 2014 by the fall of Mosul in Northern Iraq to Islamic State, whose movement shook the political establishment and galvanised the support of an already disgruntled and marginalised population. This event invites former Coalition Provisional Authority officials and experts to discuss the repercussions of the statebuilding project in Iraq. SPEAKERS HENRY HOGGER CMG -Former British diplomat who wil
05/12/20141 hour 14 minutes 40 seconds
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Beyond the Neoliberal University: How Do We Free Education?

Beyond the Neoliberal University: How Do We Free Education? A talk and rally in the run up to the National Demonstration for Free Education, to discuss the impact of neoliberalism on education and how we can transcend the current education system, abolishing financial and social barriers and creating an education system that is not just free in terms of not having fees (for international students as well as home students), but that is also democratic, representative, inclusive and supportive of all students and staff. SPEAKERS: MATTEW BRETT (via video from Montreal) - Former SOAS student, involved with the Free Education movement in Quebec MEERA SABARATNAM- Lecturer in International Relations at SOAS and UCU representative. ARIANNA TASSINARI- Former SOAS Students' Union Co-President and activist. DAVID GRAEBER - lecturer in anthropology at LSE and activist.
05/12/201455 minutes 23 seconds
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WAD 2014: Misguided Myths and Cold Hard Facts - How HIV/AIDS affects Women

Do you know the difference between HIV and AIDS? For World AIDS Day 2014, Jake Leyland dispels some misguided myhts and gives us some cold hard facts about HIV/AIDS. This podcast also discusses the fact that HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death for women at a reproductive age and gives us an insight into what young students in London know and think about HIV/AIDS and women.
01/12/20146 minutes 6 seconds
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WAD 2014: Cervical Cancer Prevention Among HIV-Infected Women in Africa

For World Aids Day 2014, Noura Abughris talks to Helen Kelly from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine -LSHTM, who is conducting research on cervical cancer prevention among HIV-infected women in Africa.
29/11/20146 minutes 15 seconds
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Divestment Digest - Episode 3

For the third episode of the Fossil Free SOAS ‘Divestment Digest’ we were joined by Bill McKibben, a co-founder of the organisation 350.org, and key advocate for fossil fuel divestment. Since 2012, 350.org has been taking on the oil, gas and coal industries with great success by highlighting their questionable links to educational, religious and government institutions. Fossil Free SOAS’s Julia Christian met with Bill to discuss how to bring about climate and social justice. Produced at SOAS Radio, London
27/11/20148 minutes 22 seconds
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In Conversation: Diane Abbott MP

On Tuesday 25th November 2014, SOAS Radio's Daniel Avis caught up with the long-standing MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, Diane Abbott to discuss immigration, Theresa May's proposed anti-terrorism legislation and her own ambitions to become the next Mayor of London in 2016.
27/11/20142 minutes 41 seconds
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SOAS Concert Series - On the Stage: Songs and Drums from Uruguay

Be transported to the streets of Montevideo with this live recording of Guillermo Rozenthuler's Candombé band. Recorded live at the concert, part of the SOAS Concert Series, on Monday 10th November 2014.
23/11/20141 hour 23 minutes 20 seconds
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SOAS Concert Series: Behind The Music - Oxford Maqam

Oxford Maqam members, Ethnomusicologist and Qanoun player Martin Stokes and vocalist Yara Salahiddeen give us a taste of the music they will perform in the SOAS Concert series, and talk to Karen Boswall about the passions and inspirations behind the music of Oxford Maqam. 1. Ew'a Tekallimny Baba Gayy Waraaya performed by Aziza Helmi El Masreyyah 2. Ali, Abd Al-Bari Dawr 3. Mawwal Maskeen W Hali Addam performed by Maqam 4. Muwwashah Qad Harakaat performed by Maqam 5. El Tohfageyyah performed by Maqam
19/11/20141 hour 1 minute 1 second
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Whirldfuzzz #1

Join Sheila Divine and Tallulah Magoo in a new show called Whirldfuzzz. For the next two hours, they bring you an adventure of fuzz, psych, punk, noise and rock'n'roll from all around the world. Join us while we jam out to some our favourite tracks found on the road less travelled...
16/11/20141 hour 48 minutes 36 seconds
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Behind the Music Special - Kasse Mady Diabate new album launch

Behind The Music Special featuring music from the new album by Kasse Mady Diabate to be launched at SOAS on Monday 24th November. Caspar Melville talks to Karen Boswall about issue of music copyright and ownership of traditional music and some of the other themes to be addressed at the event by publisher and writer Joe Boyd, Malian music expert Lucy Duran, Kasse Mady himself and chaired by Caspar Melville.
14/11/201459 minutes 7 seconds
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From Failed Interventions To A New Strategy For Afghanistan

On the 21st of October, Dr Graciana del Castillo gave a lecture discussing the current concerns presented in her latest book, 'Guilty Party: The International Community in Afghanistan’. The lecture included commentary on aid and drug dependency in Afghanistan, as well as the challenges that both the new government and the international community face in bringing peace, stability and prosperity to the region. Dr Graciana del Castillo is an expert on countries in crises, including those affected by conflict, natural disasters and financial collapse. In the early 1990s, she was the first senior economist in the Cabinet of the UN Secretary-General, involved in ongoing post-conflict operations in Central America, Asia, and Africa. Dr. del Castillo designed the arms-for-land program for El Salvador that was credited for bringing the peace process back on track.
13/11/20141 hour 2 minutes 15 seconds
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Myths, Truths & Legends: SOAS African-Caribbean Society, Black History Month Special

Aggie & Cassie's ACS Radio Show Tune in to our first show entitled 'Myths, Truths & Legends'. The show will seek to consolidate Black History Month and explore the relevance of the month as a whole whilst celebrating a number of key musical icons in Black history. To find out more about the SOAS African-Caribbean Society visit: https://www.facebook.com/soasacs
13/11/201431 minutes 10 seconds
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Divestment Digest - Episode 2

For the second show of the Fossil Free SOAS ‘Divestment Digest’, we meet with representatives from Fossil Free UCL and Kings College to talk about the need to unite campus activists for fossil fuel divestment. The 'Divestment Digest' is a series based at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, and focuses on the university campaign to divest from fossil fuels.
13/11/201411 minutes 35 seconds
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Divestment Digest - Episode 1

This is the first instalment in the 'Divestment Digest' series, based at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London UK, focusing on the university campaign to divest from fossil fuels. For this show, we are joined by Rob Abrams from the Fossil Free SOAS campaign, as well as Danni Pffard from 350 Europe.
13/11/201410 minutes 5 seconds
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SOAS Concert Series - Behind The Music: Candombé, Songs and Drums from Uruguay

In Behind The Music this week, we hear from Guillermo Rozenthuler, who talks about his upcoming concert 'Candombe: Songs and Drums from Uruguay'. We learn something of the music from Uruguay, Latin-America’s ‘unknown gem’, and how the Afro-carnival tradition and rhythm of Candombé spread from Montevideo to influence the music of South America.
06/11/201438 minutes 22 seconds
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Madera Verde Show 4 (22/10/14)

ITS A BOOTY BASS SHAKING SPECIAL ... Global Bass High Priest BUMPS from label CLUB POPOZUDA is MADERA's guest this week, talking about future releases, how he makes tracks without actually meeting his collaborators + a very special Halloween party. Puuuuul up! TRACKLISTING: YESKING, Devil Inside (J Star Dub) LUCAS SANTANNA, Nao Tenho Medo Nao BUMPS vs LOKI, Beleza * in conversation with BUMPS * RAFAEL ARAGON & TROPIKORE, Punjabi Bhangra * in conversation with BUMPS * BUMPS vs EL MALITO, Plastik Nites THE GRITS, Black Sambuca PILOOSKI, The Wizzard AGLORY, Esmeralda DJ TZINAS, Cienaguera TONY ALLEN, Moving On JAH WOBBLE & BILL LASWELL, Subcode
27/10/20141 hour 3 minutes 57 seconds
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AWIL 131 (22/10/14)

The Grand Union Orchestra have just celebrated 30 years on the road! Boasting a core team of over 30 musicians, all Londoners from multicultural backgrounds, this brilliant orchestra is undoubtedly the most diverse in existence. Their music conveys powerful & evocative stories about migration and unification. Musical director, Tony Haynes has created a new show to mark their three decades of activity, so catch him on this AWIL, alongside general manager Claire Sivier, talking about ‘Undream’d Shores’ which runs at The Hackney Empire Nov 1st & 2nd! Also on this A World In London, new CDs from Amparo Sanchez, Aziz Sahmaoui, and Martha D. Lewis. A World In London with Cultural Co-operation live on Wednesdays, 4pm, from SOAS Radio: mixlr.com/soasradio Online at iTunes/SOAS Radio website https://www.facebook.com/DjRitu Twitter:@djritu1 www.djritu.com ARTIST TRACK COUNTRY Aziz Sahmaoui Lawah-Lawah Morocco Amparo Sanchez
27/10/20141 hour 38 seconds
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Soas Concert Series - On The Stage: Världens Band

Live Recording of Världens Band from last Monday 20th October's Concert. Enjoy!
27/10/20141 hour 12 minutes 29 seconds
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Royal African Society - The West Africa Ebola Outbreak: Gaps in Governance and Accountability

Thousands of lives have been claimed in the West African Ebola outbreak since the World Health Organisation (WHO) was first notified of the outbreak in Guinea in March 2014. The epidemic is expected to spread rapidly over months to come. The three countries most affected by the crisis, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, are post-conflict states with weak health infrastructures. In a climate of fear and mistrust of government institutions, health workers face huge challenges in raising awareness and educating communities. The crisis has not only highlighted the deficiencies in the capabilities of these West African governments, but those of the international community. The World Health Organisation’s emergency response mechanisms, which have experienced budget cuts over recent years, have shown they are largely inadequate in the face of international health crises. Speakers: - Dr Kandeh K. Yumkella, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and CEO, Sustainable Energy for All -
23/10/20141 hour 36 seconds
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SOAS Concert Series - On the Stage: Music of the Caucasus.

Live recording of Soas Concert Series' first performance of Ashiq Nargile and Tabuni on 13th October. Produced by Will Roper & Katie Bruce
19/10/20141 hour 32 minutes 51 seconds
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Ramayana: The Living Legend - Part 4

Ramayana: The Living Legend sees distinguished storyteller Dr Vayu Naidu share the magical epic that lies behind Diwali, the Hindu festival of light, which will be marked by more than 1 billion Hindus, Sikhs and Jains on Thursday October 23rd. Vayu brings to life an unscripted telling of the Ramayana drawn from India’s four corners and in touching on themes including honour, and the battle between might and right, highlights how the epic inhabits everyday, contemporary India in religious, cultural and political contexts. Dr Vayu Naidu has a Ph.D in Performance Oral Traditions (University Of Leeds) and has performed the Ramayana everywhere from the Barbican to London’s hip Bombay-style café Dishoom. She is the author of the Ramayana-inspired novel Sita's Ascent (Penguin) [www.penguinbooksindia.com/en/content/sitas-ascent] Produced by Rahul Verma [twitter.com/_storywallah]. Edited by Daniel Avis [twitter.com/DanielAvis123] Photo: Bhaskar Peddhapati [www.flickr.com/photos/peddhapati]
17/10/20145 minutes 2 seconds
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Ramayana: The Living Legend - Part 3

Ramayana: The Living Legend sees distinguished storyteller Dr Vayu Naidu share the magical epic that lies behind Diwali, the Hindu festival of light, which will be marked by more than 1 billion Hindus, Sikhs and Jains on Thursday October 23rd. Vayu brings to life an unscripted telling of the Ramayana drawn from India’s four corners and in touching on themes including honour, and the battle between might and right, highlights how the epic inhabits everyday, contemporary India in religious, cultural and political contexts. Dr Vayu Naidu has a Ph.D in Performance Oral Traditions (University Of Leeds) and has performed the Ramayana everywhere from the Barbican to London’s hip Bombay-style café Dishoom. She is the author of the Ramayana-inspired novel Sita's Ascent (Penguin) [www.penguinbooksindia.com/en/content/sitas-ascent] Produced by Rahul Verma [twitter.com/_storywallah]. Edited by Daniel Avis [twitter.com/DanielAvis123] Photo: Bhaskar Peddhapati [www.flickr.com/photos/peddhapati]
17/10/20144 minutes 20 seconds
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Ramayana: The Living Legend - Part 2

Ramayana: The Living Legend sees distinguished storyteller Dr Vayu Naidu share the magical epic that lies behind Diwali, the Hindu festival of light, which will be marked by more than 1 billion Hindus, Sikhs and Jains on Thursday October 23rd. Vayu brings to life an unscripted telling of the Ramayana drawn from India’s four corners and in touching on themes including honour, and the battle between might and right, highlights how the epic inhabits everyday, contemporary India in religious, cultural and political contexts. Dr Vayu Naidu has a Ph.D in Performance Oral Traditions (University Of Leeds) and has performed the Ramayana everywhere from the Barbican to London’s hip Bombay-style café Dishoom. She is the author of the Ramayana-inspired novel Sita's Ascent (Penguin) [www.penguinbooksindia.com/en/content/sitas-ascent] Produced by Rahul Verma [twitter.com/_storywallah]. Edited by Daniel Avis [twitter.com/DanielAvis123] Photo: Bhaskar Peddhapati [www.flickr.com/photos/peddhapati]
17/10/20144 minutes 2 seconds
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Ramayana: The Living Legend - Part 1

Ramayana: The Living Legend sees distinguished storyteller Dr Vayu Naidu share the magical epic that lies behind Diwali, the Hindu festival of light, which will be marked by more than 1 billion Hindus, Sikhs and Jains on Thursday October 23rd. Vayu brings to life an unscripted telling of the Ramayana drawn from India’s four corners and in touching on themes including honour, and the battle between might and right, highlights how the epic inhabits everyday, contemporary India in religious, cultural and political contexts. Dr Vayu Naidu has a Ph.D in Performance Oral Traditions (University Of Leeds) and has performed the Ramayana everywhere from the Barbican to London’s hip Bombay-style café Dishoom. She is the author of the Ramayana-inspired novel Sita's Ascent (Penguin) [www.penguinbooksindia.com/en/content/sitas-ascent] Produced by Rahul Verma [twitter.com/_storywallah]. Edited by Daniel Avis [twitter.com/DanielAvis123] Photo: Bhaskar Peddhapati [www.flickr.com/photos/peddhapati]
17/10/20146 minutes 6 seconds
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SOAS Concert Series - Behind the Music: Världens Band

In the latest show of SOAS Radio's new coverage of the University's Concert Series, we talk to Cassandre Balbar and Charu Hariharan from Världens Band to find out more about the band and their music. Featuring 15 musicians, from 7 different countries, Världens Band came together to discover the possibilities when traditions are shared, creativity is freed and diversity is embraced. In this interview we learn how the band met and how they went on to bring their different musical traditions together in a new creative venture that breaks all kinds of borders. Tracklisting: 1. Kolonien – My Adventure – Intro music. 2. Världens Band – Sammanhang 3. Världens Band - Tamzara 4. Världens Band – Indian Song 5. O Shakuntala – Pandit Debahshish Bhattacharya & Charu Hariharan 6. Follow the Rats – Barrel Organ Set 7. Världens Band – Farewell to Govan : Superfly Världens Band – http://varldensband.com/ Monday 20th October: https://www.soas.ac.uk/music/events/concerts/20oct2014-swedish-polskas-m
14/10/201449 minutes 12 seconds
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Cultural Dimensions of Ebola: interviews with Peter Piot and Kandeh Yumkella

In this audio clip, Professor Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and one of the members of the team that discovered Ebola in 1976, and Dr Kandeh Yumkella, UN Under-Secretary-General - Special Representative & CEO - Sustainable Energy for All, speak about the cultural dimensions of Ebola, behavioural change and the role of Community Radio in disseminating information to help contain the disease. Interviews by Carlos Chirinos. Image: Ebola awareness poster, UNICEF.
13/10/20141 minute 46 seconds
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SOAS Concert Series - Behind the Music: Music of the Caucasus

In the first of SOAS Radio's new coverage of the University's Concert Series, we talk to Stefan of the Sayat Nova Project to find out more about Music from the Caucasus. In an area often thought as a border between Europe and Asia, we learn a little about the region's rich linguistic and cultural heritage. We learn about the Ashiq bards that travel through the diverse region, and how Monday's performer, Ashiq Nargile fits into that tradition. Tracklisting: 1. MiqayelVoskanyan – Eshkhemet (Sayat Nova) – Intro music. 2. Yosi ben Yohai –Juhuro (Mugham sung by a mountain Jew) 3. Pankisi Ensemble 4. Absalden – Avar song on accordion 5. AshiqGarib – OrtaSaritel 6. AshiqNargile- YurdYeri (Homeland) 7. Marina Mustafaeva - MoiIzbranniy (My Elites) 8. AmiraniNekerauli – Tush Balalaika Sayat Nova Project - http://www.sayatnovaproject.com/ Monday 13th October: https://www.soas.ac.uk/music/events/concerts/13oct2014-a-special-evening-of-caucasian-music.html SOAS Concer
10/10/201445 minutes
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Movimientos 1 Oct 2014

Another Movimientos edition with plenty of fresh latin beats from across the board Afro-Venezuelan sounds to Peruvian psych, Salsa Dura, Latin House, future Mexican Norteño, Digital Cumbia and Brazilian Bass. With new music from Mexico's Nortec Collective and LA's Jungle Fire from Nacional Records, plus a great track from the new Chancha Via Circuito album, Ruben Blades goes Tango and new Aurelio Martinez on Real World Records. TRACKLISTING: Monsalve y Los Forajidos - La Carcajá Jeriko - Hey Joe Jungle Fire - Tropicoso Herman Olivera - El Venecedor Captain Planet - Un Poquito Mas ft Chico Mann Don Pascal - Tributo Ruben Blades - Pedro Navaja Chancha Via Circuito - Sueno En Paraguay Afroelectro - Omin Coco De Tebei - Peixe Piaba (Chico Correa remix) Jackson Do Pandeiro - Buraca Velho Stereo (Tahira edit) Nortec Collective - El Coyote Aurelio Martinez - Sañanaru
07/10/20141 hour 2 minutes 44 seconds
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Beyond Religion - ISIS And The Crisis In The Middle East

On September 26th 2014 SOAS Students’ Union hosted its first public lecture of the year in collaboration with the London Middle East Institute and the Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS. The event featured 3 speakers who all specialise in the Middle East, and addressed the topics of ISIS, and the recent crisis in the Middle East. CHAIR: Dr Hassan Hakimian, London Middle East Institute, SOAS SPEAKERS (In order of appearance): - Ghias Aljundi : ‘ISIS and the Syrian cause’ - Charles Tripp: 'Iraq: the rentier caliphate' - Nadje Al-Ali: 'Gender, Violence and Minorities' Recorded and edited by Daniel Avis for SOAS Radio
03/10/201454 minutes 42 seconds
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SOAS Anthem

SOAS Anthem, performed by Ali Khan. Recorded for The Rustle Radio Show Christmas Special 2010.
11/09/20143 minutes 20 seconds
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Lecture 2. The Urban Revolution

What are the origins of inequality? World history is here seen through the lens of production: before agriculture, agriculture without and then with cities, after agriculture, each phase marked by revolutions. How does Africa relate to this scheme? V. Gordon Childe What Happened in History (1942) Michael E Smith ‘V Gordon Childe and the urban revolution’ (2009 pdf)
11/08/201449 minutes 11 seconds
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Lecture 3. Africa and the Ancient Mediterranean

Bernal’s critique of Eurocentric history as a racist project of social exclusion. The Eastern Mediterranean distorted by regional specialization. The urban revolution seen in wider comparative perspective. Jack Goody’s application of Childe to Africa is rooted in production and population. Martin Bernal Black Athena: The Afro-asiatic roots of classical civilization (1987) http://thememorybank.co.uk/2012/01/10/jack-goodys-vision-of-history-and-african-development-today/
11/08/201452 minutes 10 seconds
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Lecture 1. Introduction: Africa in the World

Why these lectures are improvised. World history seen from an African perspective. Why this is needed. African critiques of European capitalist imperialism from the viewpoints of nationalism and socialism. Cheikh Anta Diop The African Origins of Civilisation (1974) Walter Rodney How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (1972)
11/08/201445 minutes 56 seconds
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Lecture 5. The African Diaspora

Dubois’ great assemblage aims to touch hearts and not just minds. The issue of the 20th century is the ‘colour line’. The meaning of ‘soul’, ‘veil’ and ‘double consciousness’. Dubois’ later history takes him from integration to separation. Reflections on the history of the abolition movement and Panafricanism. W E B Dubois The Souls of Black Folk (1903)
11/08/201453 minutes 40 seconds
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Lecture 6. Colonial Empire and the World Economy

Diversion on method: scaling up the self, scaling down the world (Shakespeare, Gandhi). The Lewis model is traced to theories of development that hinge on the rural-urban division of labour. A racist world society divided between rich and poor countries was formed c.1900, not by centuries of European colonialism. W Arthur Lewis The Evolution of the International Economic Order (1978)
11/08/201453 minutes 40 seconds
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Lecture 4. Atlantic Slavery and the Haitian Revolution

Recording curtailed (see unpublished essays above). C L R James synthesizes Western Marxism and postcolonial theory. His history of the Haitian revolution brought it back into world history and inspired his own vision of the anti-colonial and world revolutions. (Recording curtailed) C L R James The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo revolution (second edition 1963) http://thememorybank.co.uk/2010/03/20/waiting-for-emancipation-slavery-and-freedom-in-west-africa/ http://thememorybank.co.uk/2011/02/07/clr-james-and-the-idea-of-an-african-revolution/
11/08/201428 minutes 52 seconds
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Lecture 8. The Anti-colonial Revolution

The main event of the twentieth century was the anti-colonial revolution. Fanon says that war is the normal catalyst of social change; but his psychiatric case studies shows that war is humanly insupportable. Brilliant writing on the class struggle, nationalism, the successor elite and culture. Frantz Fanon The Wretched of the Earth (1961)
11/08/201449 minutes 48 seconds
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Lecture 7. Panafricanism

What is Panafricanism? James reviews African revolt on both sides of the Atlantic, concludes that Africa is ready for an anti-colonial revolution now. Race + capitalism is dynamite. Revolution in Africa and