“Absolutely wonderful” ~ Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 MusicBased in Bogotá, Colombia, Sidestepper are long-time pioneers of Latin electronic dance music. Mixing exciting beats with Colombia’s native ‘cumbia’ sound (accordion led dance music), Sidestepper bring to life joyful grooves and South American melodies with shakers, flutes, percussion, dreamy guitars, and stunning vocals.Recently, the band has delved into a more organic sound that celebrates the traditions of other incredible South American dance bands – the great ‘orquestas’ of Colombia, Haiti, Trinidad, Cuba and Africa. These were bands that existed well before the electronic revolution in the 80s and 90s, and add a fresh new dynamic to Sidestepper’s already infectious sound.Don’t miss this glorious show perfect for summer.

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WOMAD 2016 Highlights: Saturday

They invited their fans singing “come see us play”. So we did it and enjoyed every single minute of it. Sidestepper brought their Afro-Colombian groove to WOMAD Festival and it was simply “chevere!”   A few minutes later, we witnessed the brilliant 30-year reunion of Songhai – kora king Toumani Diabate with flamenco guitarists…

Artists: Ana Tijoux , Anoushka Shankar , George Clinton , Parliament Funkadelic , Sidestepper , Toumani Diabaté

Interview: Richard Blair – Sidestepper (March 2016)

Back in 2009 there was a big music conference like Womex in Bogotà. There I met a guy called Bernard Batzen, who was also Mano Negra and Manu Chao’s manager – an experienced statesman in the world music sphere. He had travelled to Bogotà, participated in the conference, and then…

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Preview: WOMAD Charlton Park 2016 (Malmesbury, 28th – 31st July)

WOMAD UK 2016 edition will also be the 10th on the grounds of Charlton Park, that’ why the organisers are already going all out to celebrate the anniversary… You just have to take a glance at the first name announced for the upcoming 34th edition of the event, which will take…

Artists: Afriquoi , Aziza Brahim , Baaba Maal , Baloji , Dom La Nena , George Clinton , Hot 8 Brass Band , Ibrahim Malouf , Moh! Kouyaté , Sidestepper

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