20th March 2019
A World in London, Resonance FM, London, UK
The delicious voice of Marina Deligianni on this A World in London!
Marina Deligianni sings a tribute set to Marinella, the iconic Greek chanteuse that has recorded sixty-six solo albums. This week on AWIL, we feasted on some of these songs and also played a Game of Threes with Marina and her trio mates, Dimitris Gionis and Spyros Katsaros. All three artists were locked in spellbinding brilliance between bouzouki, piano, and vocals, that we could have happily listened to forever. It was a family affair in every sense as Marina’s dear mama & papa tuned in from Athens to our studio near London Bridge, linking two great cities, and her proud parents with her musician siblings, through the gift of her gorgeous voice. But then Marina’s voice has the power to unite a universe with its rich exquisite tones and expressive depths, plus her skilful, passionate, pitch-perfect delivery, across vast emotional and genre range. When she covers popular numbers they sound extra-special and unique, part of Marina’s completely eclectic repertoire, encompassing everything from Mariah Carey ballads to Salsa. The songs closest to heart though are classic & contemporary Greek, and she is one of the key instigators of the unmissable Rebetiko Carnival festival - together with other members of her talented extended family like Pavlos Carvalho - which returns in June 2020. Of Marinella, Marina says ‘nobody sings quite like her’, but we say, nobody sings quite as beautifully as Marina Deligianni.
20/3/19 – AWIL 202 Online: https://www.mixcloud.com/Resonance/a-world-in-london-20th-march-2019/ Production & pics by Norman Druker, Sophie Darling, Lucas Keen, artist Alban Low, and Jess Low. Also this week Jazz legend Branford Marsalis at SOAS Radio, click: https://www.mixcloud.com/SOASradio/awil-293 Next week Shuva Das at SOAS Radio and Daemonia Nymphe at Resonance. Download the AWIL Album Wonderland 2018 from #Spotify! Top 50 global CDs handpicked by #AWorldinLondon – Click here: https://open.spotify.com/user/34igi7n6p14p56303se0gtkyj/playlist/5hjexMuYohZ6d4zjuoGIfm?si=Gy0ckfI_QaWw4xqKQ-VGhw #TheSoundofDiverseLondon #ConnectingCulturesThroughMusic – thirteen years - #DJRitu. Live on Wednesdays 6.30pm Resonance 104.4 https://www.resonancefm.com/ & 4pm SOAS Radio https://soasradio.org/ Online worldwide at #Mixcloud http://www.djritu.com EqualisingMusic