Tag Archives: WOMAD

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,...
Interview: Inna Modja @ WOMAD Charlton Park (July 2016)

Interview: Inna Modja @ WOMAD Charlton Park (July 2016)

As it turns out, no, she’s not “bad” at all! If you read that her name means “Inna is bad”, that was just a mistranslation copied and pasted by a host of websites and magazines, a fact that Inna Modja herself was keen to emphasize when we met her at...
Interview: N’Diale @ WOMAD Charlton Park (July 2016)

Interview: N’Diale @ WOMAD Charlton Park (July 2016)

“When you decide what you play you also decide what kind of life you lead.”  Hélène Labarrière   N’Diale is one of the most convincing collaborations between European and African musicians in recent years. In this instance Breton and Malian players have created a new music that resonates strongly with...
WOMAD 2016 Highlights: Saturday

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...
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