Womad 2014 - Full Line-Up

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Artists line up for Womad 2014

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9Bach Talk the Language, Quarries…
Wales - 9Bach will perform an acoustic set and talk about songs from their album… -
Aar Maanta
Somalia - The voice of young British-Somalians"I was alone, in a new place, a new… -
Adrian Sherwood - My Life in Dub…
United Kingdom - Adrian recounts his history in Dub, followed by a DJ set bulldozing boundaries… -
Afrikan Boy
Nigeria - West Africa-facing grime MCThere's no identity crisis in the music of Olushola… -
Alice Russell
United Kingdom - Blighty's greatest soul singerWe've all heard about taking coals to Newcastle… -
Amira Kheir
Italy, Sudan - Soulful Sudanese jazzIf everyone kept to within their own borders, culturally… -
Amjad Ali Khan with Ayaan & Amaan…
India - The undisputed sarod champ"Since my childhood, I always wanted my instrument,… -
AMJ Collective and The Malmesbury…
Jamaica, United Kingdom - Since 2007 WOMAD has been cooking up an annual festival project with… -
Anna Cinzia Villani & Macuran…
Italy - Singing protector of the riches of Salento"A major voice in European folk,… -
Arreola + Carballo
Mexico - Where poetry and prog collideHere's an interesting one. Take two musical… -
Ashley Beedle
United Kingdom - You can't talk about UK dance culture without mentioning Ashley Beedle. He's… -
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba
Mali - Bassekou Kouyate's extraordinary musical journey shows that he is… -
Batch Gueye Band
Senegal, United Kingdom - Honey-voiced singer leads exquisite bandBatch Gueye started out performing as a… -
Beardyman - One Album Per Hour.
United Kingdom - World-famous beatboxer/musician Beardyman will be premiering the newly… -
Ben Watt
United Kingdom - After twenty years as joint singer-songwriter and primary instrumentalist in… -
Bernie Krause - The Great Animal…
United States - The world's leading expert in natural sound, who has been recording soundscapes… -
Brushy One String
Jamaica - Jamaican troubadour goes back to basics"I didn't really know how to play and I… -
Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita
Senegal, Wales - Winning formula of harp meeting koraThe trophy cabinet does not lie. fRoots'… -
Chicha Libre
France, United States, Venezuela - Tropical psychedelia from New York CityWhile in recent years Brooklyn has been… -
Chloe Charles
Canada - Singer-songwriter with strong sense of adventureIf you're a female… -
Chloé Bird
Spain - Precocious young troubadourYou can scarcely believe that Chloe [accent] Bird is… -
Clinton Fearon
Jamaica - Soul-deep reggae titan"I write from my heart. The world is full of inspirations… -
Clinton Fearon Solo
Jamaica - Soul-deep reggae titan"I write from my heart. The world is full of inspirations… -
Spain - 14-strong percussion orchestraBy this stage of this World Cup summer of ours,… -
Congo Natty
United Kingdom - Pioneering jungle revolutionaryCongo Natty is almost certainly the only artist… -
Čači Vorba
Poland - Pan-East European gypsy tunesmithsIt's a romantic tale. Fifteen-year-old female… -
Çiğdem Aslan
Turkey - Praise-strewn Rembetika revivalist "Istanbul is very cosmopolitan," Cigdem… -
Dakha Brakha
Ukraine - Dizzy, dazzling "ethno-chaos"Before you even get to their music, there are two… -
Dave Okumu & The Invisible with…
United Kingdom - Fascinating collaboration between in-demand producer and Noisettes singerDave… -
David Holmes - Rare DJ set
United Kingdom - "When I DJ, I like to venture into a world of music that interests me as a… -
Burkina Faso, Mali - Mali's bright hopes show a firm grasp of historyWere an African music… -
Dr John Dibb - The Art of Listening
United Kingdom - Bowers & Wilkins Senior Development engineer guides you through the art and… -
Namibia - Guitar-toting troubadour from Africa's south-western corner"I realised I was… -
Fat Freddy's Drop
New Zealand - The 14-legged reggae-soul groove machine"We're a motley bunch of dudes, really.… -
Fatoumata Diawara & Roberto Fonseca
Cuba, Mali - Brilliant transatlantic musical unionThe Buena Vista Social Club took a… -
Francois & The Atlas Mountains
France - Charming and tunesome Anglo-French accordFor years, many of us have believed… -
Goran Bregović and His Wedding &…
Bulgaria, Serbia - The Balkans' great maverick bandleaderGoran Bregovic's watch must run slower… -
Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys
Canada - Fast and furious fiddle funMost people would struggle to even get a single note… -
Greg Wilson
United Kingdom - The DJ who taught Fatboy Slim how to scratchThey say you should never go back,… -
Gruff Rhys
Wales - In an age where rock'n'roll is increasingly the preserve of worthy men setting… -
Hazmat Modine
United States - True New York eclecticismAny band that includes harmonica and sousaphone… -
Iarla Ó Lionáird's Sound-World…
Ireland (Irish Republic) - Iarla is the most renowned living vocalist working in the Irish music… -
Ibibio Sound Machine
Nigeria, United Kingdom - Afrobeat goes electroWhen it comes to deciding what records should be on their… -
Imed Alibi
France, Tunisia - Percussionist with the bulging contacts bookSometimes, the supporting cast move… -
In The Dark presents 'Welcome to…
United Kingdom - In The Dark is the world's first audio cinema: a place where listeners are… -
In The Dark presents 'Welcome to…
United Kingdom - In The Dark is the world's first audio cinema: a place where listeners are… -
Jonathan Allen - Recording live at…
United Kingdom - The BAFTA award-winning Abbey Road engineer reveals the secrets behind… -
Jus Now
Trinidad & Tobago, United Kingdom - Bass-heavy soca mash-upAs they themselves explain, Jus Now represents "the… -
Justin Vali & Ny Malagasy Orkestra
Madagascar - The world's premier valiha playerThere are some instruments forever associated… -
Kathryn Williams
United Kingdom - Ten albums down for the evergreen singer-songwriterAlthough hers doesn't quite… -
Kobo Town
Canada, Trinidad & Tobago - Gate-keepers of calypso - much more besides…"Dub and calypso both come from a… -
Leandro and Jose Batchata Dance…
Cuba - Batchata is a very popular, beautiful and sensual dance from the Dominican… -
Les Ambassadeurs
Mali - Les Ambassadeurs - Feat. Salif Keita & Cheick Tidiane SeckRecharged West… -
Linnea Olsson
Sweden - Delightful cello-playing singer-songwriterOther than some spirited soloing… -
Lucinda Belle
United Kingdom - Languid, harp-plucking jazz chanteuseLucinda Belle has a back-story that's not… -
Malaysia - Hypnotic rainforest rhythmsWhile the world's rainforests continue to diminish,… -
Magic Drum Orchestra
United Kingdom - 20 drummers drumming…Rarely - if ever, in fact - has Dorset been mistaken for… -
Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat
Iran - Soothing-voiced sister actIn Iran, female singers are denied the right to… -
Manu Dibango
Cameroon - The hard-blowing funk-soul brotherSome people refuse to be defined by age.… -
Mari Boine
Norway - Beguiling performer with the otherworldly voiceThere are those singers who are… -
Martin Simpson & Dom Flemons
United Kingdom, United States - Guitar guru meets banjo balladeerYou can hear the aficionados purring from… -
Martyn Ware - My life in twenty…
United Kingdom - Synth legend and Heaven 17 founder exposes his love of all things electronic:… -
Maz O'Connor
United Kingdom - Young folkie in for the long haulThere's always room for another female folkie,… -
Melt Yourself Down
United Kingdom - Horn-heavy free-jazz tribal funkThe word 'supergroup' has rarely been greeted… -
Monsieur Doumani
Cyprus - Melodic, meaningful and modern take on Cypriot folk rootsThese three men claim… -
Mulatu Astatke
Ethiopia - The architect of Ethio-jazz"I think of music as a science. There is no… -
Muyayo Rif
Spain - Roof-raising Latino skaLike many port cities, the cultural complexion of… -
Nitin Sawhney ONEZERO
United Kingdom - Pioneer turns back the clockYou could never accuse Nitin Sawhney of taking the… -
Norman 'Rubba' Stephenson Dance…
Jamaica - Rubba has specialised in African dance since 1977 and was the principal dancer… -
Nuru Kane
Senegal - West meets North. Total groove ensuesThis is surely the only act on this year's… -
Oliver Mutukudzi & The Black…
Zimbabwe - Return of the Zimbabwean legendNot many musicians can claim that the amount of… -
Public Service Broadcasting
United Kingdom - Old words, new soundsIt's a project surely born out of a cheese-fuelled dream,… -
Radiophonic Workshop - a talk from…
United Kingdom - The members of the Workshop will be exploring some of the techniques,… -
Radiophonic Workshop - live…
United Kingdom - In a rare public performance the legendary Radiophonic Workshop - influential… -
Richard Blair - Joyful set from…
United Kingdom - Richard Blair is a musician and producer, the founder of the group Sidestepper,… -
Richard Thompson
United Kingdom - Return of the folk-rock kingRichard Thompson is many things to many people.… -
Salim - Sulaiman
India - Today Salim and Sulaiman merchant are among India's most respected composers,… -
Salim - Sulaiman with Karsh Kale
India - The now - and future - sound of IndiaThe word 'prolific' could well have been… -
Samantha Crain
United States - Smoky-voiced Oklahoma troubadour"I think of my music as moving music,… -
Armenia, Finland, United Kingdom - Beguiling and unnerving soundscapesAside from being a long-serving… -
Septeto Santiaguero
Cuba - Lively keepers of the Cuban flameAny fears that the traditional acoustic music… -
Sinéad O'Connor - I'm Not Bossy…
Ireland (Irish Republic) - Sinéad O'Connor 'I'm Not Bossy I'm The Boss' will be closing the Open Air… -
Zimbabwe - Evergreen drums and dance, now with First World War focusSiyaya are no… -
Snarky Puppy
United States - Deep grooves from the Brooklyn big bandThe University of North Texas Music… -
Songhoy Blues
Mali - Timbuktu indie kids and stars of the Africa Express albumAs well as acquainting… -
Sonia Sabri Company
India, United Kingdom - Sonia Sabri Company present a kaleidoscope of exhilarating dance and powerful… -
Stylo G
Jamaica - Jamaican native and South London resident Stylo G (aka Jason McDermott) has had… -
Hungary - Open your ears to tamburitzaAsk your head to play you some Eastern European… -
The Chair
Scotland - Boisterous stomp music from OrkneyThere's high energy and then there's the high… -
The Gloaming
Ireland (Irish Republic), United States - Transatlantic Irish folk supergroupThe music of The Gloaming is beautifully… -
The Good Ones
Rwanda - Delightful acoustic trio born out of horrorIn an industry that, even on its… -
The Good Ones
Rwanda - Delightful acoustic trio born out of horrorIn an industry that, even on its… -
The Jolly Boys
Jamaica - Mento's venerable eldersNot many groups can boast that they're named by a true… -
The Magnolia Sisters
United States - Utterly divine Cajun trioThings don't move fast in southern Louisiana and the… -
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
United States - Brass band heat meets rock and funkNew Orleans' venerable brass band tradition… -
United Kingdom - Folk's tech-savvy experimentalistsThe best part of a decade ago, the… -
Vinicio Capossela & The Post…
Italy - They say he's the Italian Tom Waits In the increasingly buttoned-down,… -
Yaaba Funk
United Kingdom - 21st-century Afrobeat and highlife. Some artists are somewhat slippery when it… -
Yoga Tree
United Kingdom - Each morning in the All Singing All Dancing tent Yoga Tree will be running a 90… -
Youssou NDOUR et le Super Etoile…
Senegal - Do you really need an introduction?It was almost 30 years ago that a young… -
Korea (Republic of) - New ancient stringsPedants of punctuation might sigh deeply at their curious… -
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