Tag Archives: Womad UK

Interview: Meklit – Humble to the Unknown (August 2018)

Interview: Meklit – Humble to the Unknown (August 2018)

With a nomadic upbringing and a yearning to speak her own truth, Meklit is an empowered songstress making big noise in the modern world of Ethio-jazz. Combining East Coast African jazz with her own brand of danceable soul, the end result is a dynamic mix of energy and courage in...
Event Review: Womad 2017 (Malmesbury, 30th July 2017)

Event Review: Womad 2017 (Malmesbury, 30th July 2017)

This year, we only got a glimpse of the music bonanza offered by the Womad UK weekend. Our stay in Malmesbury consisted of a hit-and-run or a ‘toccata-and-fugue’, in-keeping with the musical topic, and saw us pay a visit to Charlton Park on the last day of the event. Still,...
Playlist: Womad 2017

Playlist: Womad 2017

Heading to Womad or maybe you are already strolling along Charlton Park green, good and ready to enjoy the world music festival par excellence? We have something for you…We went through the music treasure trove that is Womad 2017’s line up and picked 20 acts you shouldn’t miss. From Thursday to Sunday, Open...
Interview: Fuel Fandango @ WOMAD Charlton Park (July 2016)

Interview: Fuel Fandango @ WOMAD Charlton Park (July 2016)

When rock and electronic sounds reinvigorate (Fuel) an already hot-blooded and passionate style like flamenco (Fandango), the outcome can only be combustible. That’s why Fuel Fandango have developed into exciting and acclaimed actors on the Spanish music scene. With their latest release, Aurora, and its respective Summer tour, which brought...
WOMAD 2016 Highlights: Sunday

WOMAD 2016 Highlights: Sunday

It’s been a few years since Konono No 1 first burst onto the WOMAD scene straight from the streets of Kinshasa with their fresh irresistible dance groove, and they’re still bursting with an unpretentious energy. Their wonderfully low-tech instruments – thumb-pianos, cowbells & drums and even amplification – are made...
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