For Episode 21 of the #speakupthursday radio show we had the honour of speaking with Yahael Camara-Onono. Yahael is the founder and band leader of Balimaya Project, a 17-piece collective of multi-talented musicians, celebrating West African folklore with modern musical arrangements and sounds. He programmed a playlist of some of his favourite west African songs which were a joy to listen too. You may have seen him on stage in London at Jazz Refreshed, Church of Sound, Afropunk, or collaborating with other prominent London artist such as Nubya Garcia.  Yahael is a musical force not to be overlooked and we can’t wait to hear the debut record which is out soon.The #SpeakUpThursday Radio Show airs live on Soho Radio every other Thursday at Noon GMT then lives forever on

On the 20th episode of #speakupthursday we celebrate #unantiracismday and #worldagainstracism by speaking with devout anti-racist activist and leader, Sofia Rana.  Sofia is an elected city councillor in Oslo and has been dedicating her life to building and sustaining an international anti-racist movement for her entire adult life.  She programmed a playlist of music that inspires her from all sort of genres from folk to punk to hip hop.  Be sure to follow and for more about UN Anti Racism Day.

Love Music Hate Racism’s #speakupthursday airs live on sohoradiolondon.comevery other Thursday at Noon GMT and lives forever on

#SpeakUpThursday episode 19 Love Music Hate Racism had the honour of sitting down with Jamz Supernova, a Radio Presenter, Nightclub DJ, Record Label Owner, and all-around taste-maker of London music. Jamz’s influence cannot be overstated. This special show included an insightful conversation and Jamz played us some of her favourite music out right now featuring tunes from her label, Future Bounce.The #SpeakUpThursday Radio Show airs live on Soho Radio every other Thursday at Noon GMT then lives forever on

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