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Interview: Sheelanagig @ Womad 2015 (July 2015)

Interview: Sheelanagig @ Womad 2015 (July 2015)

WOMAD and Bristol have developed a tight-knit relationship. The festival has always hosted many bands from this southwestern city on its stages, and thousands of Bristolians visit Charlton Park every year to enjoy hearing their fellow city-dwellers playing in a different context. It’s not surprising then that one of the...
Interview: Violons Barbares @ Womad (July 2015)

Interview: Violons Barbares @ Womad (July 2015)

Violons Barbares, as their name suggests, are indeed a wild trio. To say these guys are virtuosic would be an understatement. We interviewed the two fiddlers and percussionist just after their highly entertaining and mind-blowing set on The Radio 3 Charlie Gillett Stage on a wet WOMAD Sunday afternoon. As well...
Interview: Kassé Mady Diabaté @ Womad (July 2015)

Interview: Kassé Mady Diabaté @ Womad (July 2015)

At the age of sixty-six, Kassé Mady Diabaté is one of the living greats of Malian music. His nickname Kassé derives from the Bambara word Kassi, which means to weep, as his beautiful voice is said to make people cry with joy. What an honour it was then to have a short interview...
Interview: Aurelio @ Womad (July 2015)

Interview: Aurelio @ Womad (July 2015)

Like most minorites, Garifuna people hardly ever make the news. The Garifuna people are six-hundred thousand souls who inhabit a the fringes of the Caribbean Sea coast between Belize, Honduras and Guatemala, plus a few scattered islands of the Basin. But there is one aspect of that population that distinguishes...
Interview: Acholi Machon @ Womad (July, 2015)

Interview: Acholi Machon @ Womad (July, 2015)

From South Sudan, the world’s newest country, came Acholi Machon – and what a remarkable story they had to tell! It’s a wonder the two members ever made it to the UK considering the nightmarish problems they faced just to get visas, with expensive treks to the Kenyan embassy via...
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