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Interview: Criolo @ Womad (July, 2015)

Interview: Criolo @ Womad (July, 2015)

If contemporary Brazil had a voice, it would be Criolo’s. The São Paulo MC/songwriter brought not just the sound of his city but also the music of an entire nation to the Open Air Stage of WOMAD. We talked with him after his performance and tried to understand his musical...
Highlights of Sunday @ Womad 2015

Highlights of Sunday @ Womad 2015

On the last day of its 2015 edition WOMAD UK raised the curtain to present some hugely talented women artists and big bands. The closing day of the festival showcased some inspiring female singers, songwriters and interpreters, and there was a multitude of energetic ensembles playing on the main Charlton...
Highlights of Saturday @ Womad 2015

Highlights of Saturday @ Womad 2015

The sun came out – and so did the WOMAD crowd, to enjoy some truly spectacular and brilliant performances from musicians from Honduras to Tibet! Our top favourites of the day, only a fraction of what was on offer began in the Siam tent, which sprang into action with some...
Interview: Nazim Ziryab @ Womad 2015

Interview: Nazim Ziryab @ Womad 2015

A beam of hot, North African sun was brought to the a rainy WOMAD festival site this afternoon. Thirty year-old Algerian singer and guitarist Nazim Ziryab took to the BBC Radio 3 Charlie Gillett stage with his band of international musicians, giving an energetic performance that warmed up the damp...
Recommendations for Sunday at Womad 2015

Recommendations for Sunday at Womad 2015

Sadly it’s the last day of Womad today.  But there is lots of good acts on.  Here are our Recommendations for the day: Noura Mint 13.00-14.00 OPEN AIR STAGE http://womad.co.uk/lineup/noura-mint-seymali Kocani Orchestra 14.00-15.00 SIAM http://womad.co.uk/lineup/ko%C4%8Dani-orkestar Dona Onete 15.00-16.00 OPEN AIR STAGE http://womad.co.uk/lineup/dona-onete Ghostpoet 16.00-17.00 SIAM http://womad.co.uk/lineup/ghostpoet Violons Barbares 16.00-17.00 RADIO 3...
Rhythm Passport’s highlights of Friday @ Womad 2015

Rhythm Passport’s highlights of Friday @ Womad 2015

Rain, rain everywhere and mud, mud too! But one of the great things about WOMAD is that you don’t always need the brightest and sunniest weather to enjoy the gigs on Charlton Park’s stages. With rain, musicians are even more willing to involve you in their show, to amaze and...
Interview: Mahotella Queens @ Womad (July, 2015)

Interview: Mahotella Queens @ Womad (July, 2015)

They have spent the last fifty years playing and singing from the soul of South Africa and its people, but they still the energy to jump on stage and dance like if they were young girls. During their fifty years of performing the Mahotella Queens have become one of the...
Recommendations for Saturday at Womad 2015

Recommendations for Saturday at Womad 2015

Another good lineup today, here are our picks of the day:   Cheikh Lo -13.00-14.00 OPEN AIR STAGE http://womad.co.uk/lineup/cheikh-l%C3%B4 Hands-on with Fin & the Moog Sound Lab – 14:00-15:00 Bowers & Wilkins Sound System Criolo – 15.00-16.00 OPEN AIR STAGE http://womad.co.uk/lineup/criolo Mbongwana – Star 18.00-19.00 SIAM http://womad.co.uk/lineup/mbongwana-star Ezza – 18.00-19.00 RADIO 3 CHARLIE GILLETT STAGE...
Recommendations for Friday at Womad 2015

Recommendations for Friday at Womad 2015

Lots of Interesting acts today, here is our not so short list: Sona Jobarteh 13.00-14.00 – ECOTRICITY STAGE http://womad.co.uk/lineup/sona-jobarteh Mahotella Queens 13.00-14.00 – ECOTRICITY STAGE http://womad.co.uk/lineup/mahotella-queens Toto La Momposina 15.00-16.00 – OPEN AIR STAGE http://womad.co.uk/lineup/tot%C3%B3-la-momposina Nazim Ziryab 16.00-17.00 – RADIO 3 CHARLIE GILLETT STAGE http://womad.co.uk/lineup/nazim-ziryab Pascuala Ilabaca 17.00-18.00 – ECOTRICITY STAGE...