Friday, 28 April 2017

Eliane Correa - Tornado of Passion

Eliane Correa
Manuela Panizzo

Date - 26th April 2017
Venue - A World in London, SOAS, London, UK

Future Performance
April 29th 2017 at La Linea 2107, Rich Mix London

Eliane Correa and Manuela Panizzo on this A World In London! 
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Manuela Panizzo
A tornado of energy, passion, and infinite talent breezed into AWIL this week in the form of Eliane Correa! Pianist, composer, and musical director of numerous outstanding projects, Eliane has an enquiring and restless mind that challenges the status quo and seeks out the truth. She champions the unrepresented and digs out the undiscovered, surging the treasure found deep within Afro-Cuban roots and rhythms through her compositions. Piano may be her primary instrument given that she was drawn to it as a toddler, but equally remarkable is her sultry voice with raw gypsy power. For this session at AWIL, we had two Latin hearts in vocal harmony – Italian & Spanish – beating as one, as Manuela Panizzo joined Eliane in the studio.

Their voices will pair again this Saturday at Rich Mix for La Linea Festival 2017, adding to a perfect line up that includes The London Lucumi Choir. Together they’ll also premiere a new single – ‘Love In the Ashes’ – raising much needed funds for domestic violence charities. Although she thrives in every setting, choirs make sense as Eliane naturally gravitates towards big collaborations, matching the enormity of her own talent and vision; thirty-one musicians from Havana feature on her album, ‘Rumba Con Flores’. When asked ‘’where is home?’’, Eliane  replies ‘’neither London nor Havana’’ because she is a citizen of the world. For an artist of world-class calibre and infinite capability like Eliane, perhaps even the world is not enough! 

26/4/17 – AWIL at Res 124  Online:  Production & pics by Sofia Gaetani-Morris & Norman Druker. Sketches by Alban Low. Also this week, new global albums at SOAS Radio! Next week Dashni Morad @ Resonance & non-stop music at SOAS. HAPPY FIFTEENTH BIRTHDAY RESONANCE FM!!!!!!!
#AWorldinLondon – IN ITS ELEVENTH YEAR! Live on Wednesdays 6.30pm Resonance 104.4 & 4pm SOAS Radio 

Monday, 17 April 2017

Chico Chica - Witty Jazz-Pop at AWIL

Barbara Snow

Chico Chica
Hilary Cameron - voice/piano
Tom Hannah - voice/guitar
Barbara Snow - voice/trumpet/percussion

Date - 12th April 2017
Venue - A World in London, SOAS, London, UK

Current releases

Falling, Falling (2017)

Future Performance
19th April 2017 - The Pheasantry, Kings Road, Chelsea

Tom Hannah
This Bank Holiday treat your ears to a multiplex of songs & spoken word wrapped around Salsa, Samba, Tango and Rai by London 5-piece Chico Chica! This witty, worldy wordy collective dazzled us on A World in London with their bumper-packed treasure chest of new goodies from their forthcoming album ‘Falling Falling’!

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Hilary Cameron
AWIL Goin’ Global Gigs Guide: Apr 15 She'koyokh @ Beans & Barley, Apr 19 Chico Chica @ Pizza Express Kings Road ChelseaThe Pheasantry, Apr 21 Olcay Bayir Offical & Djanan Turan @ Epic Dalston, Apr 21+22 Bubble Schmeisis @ Battersea Arts, Apr 22 NAMLO @ St Ethelburga’s Listen to the World, Apr 23 Amizade at Pizza Express Jazz Club 23.04.17, Apr 28 Don Kipper @ Stour Space, Apr 28 Hura Nights with Djanan Turan & Special Guests @ the Library, Apr 29 Don Kipper Trio @ The Stable, Whitechapel, Apr 29 Oysland @ Jamboree, Apr 29 Kuch Kuch Bollywood Nights @ The Alice Bar. APR 18 – 29 La Linea - The London Latin Music Festival @ various ...more at

AWIL visitor Jess Low

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Give a Gig Week - Youth Music Charity & Tourino Records

Florence Glen
Tourino Records
Florence Glen
Jahi the poet

Date - 31st March 2017
Venue - The Pocket Watch, Shepherd's Bush, UK

Current releases

Florence Glen - Spread Them Eggs
Tourino Records - "Barrington Way" by Politburo (March 18, 2017)                                                                                                           

Future Performance 2017
Florence Glen
10th April. Blue Monday @ Boogaloo, Highgate, London
14th April. Sofar Sounds @ London - secret location!
16th April. @ Wendell Park Farmer's market  

Jahi the Poet
A evening of conversation, poetry and acoustic music at The Pocket Watch in Shepherd's Bush, London, UK in aid of the Youth Music Charity. On the final day of Give A Gig A Week an embrace of beautiful West London people gathered to share music and spoken word as the populace boozed themselves into the weekend. Rather than battle the background chatter from the bar Florence Glen slowly brought the audience closer in a conspiratorial huddle, gathering us like the selected few. We swam against the tide, a shoal of glittering minds eagerly listening to the wash of Glen's music. In contrast the audience leaned back for Jahi The Poet's performance, he was a wave, a personality and talent of some force.

Emily Somerville
Give a Gig Week is a nationwide extravaganza of live music and fundraising. Hundreds of gigs of all shapes and sizes took place during 24-31 March 2017. Give a Gig Week is an initiative to raise funds for Youth Music. They are a national charity investing in music-making projects for children and young people in challenging circumstances.