Tag Archives: Womad UK

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...
Womad UK 2016

Womad UK 2016

It’s less than a month until the most exciting world music event of the British Summer: Womad UK 2016. To help you to make the most of the four days, but also tempt you to join us on the green of Charlton Park, we have gone through the thrilling line up...
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...