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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...
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: Ibeyi @ WOMAD (July 2015)

Interview: Ibeyi @ WOMAD (July 2015)

No matter that time is limited, the rain is pouring down or that backstage hustle and bustle is off the scale. When you have the chance to interview the most up-and-coming act of the year – and one of the most charming and stylish- you just have to seize the...
Interview: Alhousseini Anivolla & Maarja Nuut @ WOMAD (July 2015)

Interview: Alhousseini Anivolla & Maarja Nuut @ WOMAD (July 2015)

Cross-cultural collaborations are a big thing at WOMAD, and 2015 was no exception. Today we talked to a most unusual pairing of desert blues fused with the folk traditions of the chilly Baltic. Etran Finatawa guitarist, percussionist and vocalist Alhousseini Anivolla from Niger teamed up with fiddler and singer Maarja...
Interview: Kapela Maliszów @ WOMAD (July 2015)

Interview: Kapela Maliszów @ WOMAD (July 2015)

It’s raining, but we don’t care! The first full day of WOMAD got into full swing this Friday with the wide range of global music we’ve come to expect. The BBC Radio 3 Charlie Gillett Stage played host to probably the youngest band member this year along with her family band...
Interview: Ezza @ WOMAD (July 2015)

Interview: Ezza @ WOMAD (July 2015)

Saharan blues never sounded so rocky! This Toulouse-based group plays with spirit and energy, and for a trio their sound is big. Just after their fiery WOMAD show on The Radio 3 Charlie Gillett Stage early on Saturday evening we talked to front man Omar Adam Goumour, bass player Menad Moussaoui...
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...
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