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DJ RITU – Pioneering World Music Guru and Turntablist!
Her 33 year career includes two decades at the BBC, co-founding cult label Outcaste Records, and touring in over 35 countries as a band-leader and solo artist. A musical chameleon, Ritu’s eclectic repertoire encompasses Pop, soul, disco, as well as ‘world’ genres, making her a firm favourite at prime venues & festivals like WOMAD, Roskilde, Sfinks, Tate Britain, Spiritland, and The Royal Festival Hall.
A Rough Guides CD compiler and music industry consultant, Ritu also manages two leading London club nights, is the SOAS Concert Series Producer, a member of the Mayor’s London Music Board, and the European World Music Charts panel.
What is ‘A World in London?‘
A World in London – the UK’s definitive global music show, about connecting culture through music. Featured on Resonance 104.4fm Wednesdays at 6:30pm, drop in to check it out!
‘A World In London’ was born when DJ Ritu joined BBC London in 2006, inheriting Charlie Gillett’s slot. The show is recognised as an essential meeting point for world music fans and a hub for the industry.
AWIL has an unrivalled reputation for presenting a rich cultural mix that truly reflects the diversity of London and its people. Guests include international stars such as Tarkan, Angelique Kidjo, Bebel Gilberto, AR Rahman, and Esma Redzepova, though the show aims to champion local, emerging, and marginalised talent.
A World in London now has a sparkling range of outstanding podcasts under its wing, available on Mixcloud, produced by the talented team that have worked on the original flagship show for the last five years. Check out artist Alban Low’s all-vinyl A – Z of Africa, crate-diggers delight Vinyl Joblottin’, and The Interlopers Guide. Then there’s musician Lucas Keen’s in-depth African music show, Rendezvous A Bobo. And new to the AWIL lexicon, is Musicians Noted, THE essential discussion programme with & for music-makers!
Boatloads of musical bliss from international waters, with legends Paco De Lucia, Sister Sledge, Otis Clay, Ali Farka Toure & Ry Cooder, The Selecter, Udit Narayan, Simon Emmerson’s Afro Celt Soundsystem & more, mixed by DJ RITU.
To listen to name of show, drop into Resonance 104.4fm on Wednesdays at 6:30pm, or ANYTIME Worldwide at Mixcloud/DJRitu [https://www.mixcloud.com/djritu/]