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WOMEX 2005 Announces Final List of Showcases

womex-300Berlin, Germany – In a third and final installment, the WOMEX
organizers have published the remaining names of the confirmed artists that will
showcase at the 2005 conference. The concerts will be staged at WOMEX 2005
in Newcastle Gateshead (UK), October 26 – 30, 2005.

Artists confirmed:Actores Alidos (Sardinia/Italy) – Sardinian female Polyphony


David Krakauer
(USA) – Klezmer


Erik Marchand Quartet – Unu, Daou, Tri, Chtar !
(Serbia/Romania/France) – Gypsy heart & Breton soul


Fiamma Fumana
(Italy) – The Folk of Emiglia Romana goes global


Julien Jacob
(Benin/France) – Afropop

Kevin Johansen & The Nada (Argentina) – Rock


Les Boukakes
(France) – Rock ‘n’ Raï


Mariem Hassan
(West Sahara/Spain) – Desert blues


Maurice El Medioni
(Algeria/France) – Arabic piano

Miquel
Gil
(Spain) – Mediterranean songs meet world music


Mitsoura
(Hungary) – Contemporary Gypsy

Pedro
Luis Ferrer
(Cuba) – Guaracha

The other artists previously confirmed are:


Atongo Zimba
(Ghana/UK) – 21st century Afro Fusion

Aziz
Ibrahim
(Pakistan/UK) – The prince of Asian Blues guitar

Babar Luck (Pakistan/UK)

Dele Sosimi (Nigeria/UK) – Afrobeat

DJ Aki Nawaz (Pakistan/UK)

Flook (Ireland/UK) – Celtic

Genticorum (Canada) – Québecois

Samwad (India) – Classical East Indian Jugalbandhi,
http://www.kalaramnath.com &
http://www.purbayan.com.

The Nasha Experience (UK) – East Indian
electronic tabla breaks

Unusual Suspects (Scotland) –
The ‘Scottish National Folk Orchestra’ – a 22-piece ensemble

Vusi
Mahlasela
(South Africa) – The enchanting singer / songwriter voice of the
revolution

Debashish Bhattacharya (India): The Master of the Hindustani Slide Guitar


The Chéhadé brothers
(Palestine/Lebanon): State of the art Tarab with a
Mediterranean flavor

Tiken Jah Fakoly (Ivory Coast/France):
African Reggae Griot Style

Marcelo D2 (Brazil): Looking for the perfect Brazilian HipHop Beat – and finding it


Hermeto Pascoal
(Brazil) – The Godfather of Brazilian Folk into World into
Jazz


Cristóbal Repetto
(Argentina) – The timely voice of Tango old and new

DJ
Scratchy
(UK): Former Clash touring DJ travels through time and the tropical
islands

DJ Shantel (Germany): The star of booming Balkan and Gypsy dance floor


Thandiswa
(South Africa): The red-hot Afro-Pop queen of Kwaito and Mbaqanga

Wang Lei (China): The future sound of Chinese laptop wizardry

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