WOMAD has announced that Peter Gabriel will be making a guest appearance at WOMAD Charlton Park in July of 2007 to celebrate 25 years of WOMAD in the UK. This performance on Friday 27 July by Peter Gabriel, WOMAD’s co-founder, will be one of only a few shows in the UK this summer.
Latest confirmations for the Charlton Park line-up which will feature over 70 world-class artists from 40 countries performing over the weekend include: Chambao (Spain) • Chota Divana (India) • Clube Do Balanço (Brazil) • Gnawa Diffusion (Morocco) •Humanature (Australia) • Mari Boine (Norway) • Seckou Keita Quartet (Senegal / Italy / Egypt / Gambia) • Taj Mahal (United States) • The Gloworms (United Kingdom) • Zawose Family (Tanzania)
The full line-up so far is as follows, with many more acts due to be announced over the coming months:
Baaba Maal (Senegal) • Balkan Beat Box (Israel / United States) • Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba (Mali) • Ben Taylor (United States) • Bill Cobham (United States) • Candi Staton (United States) • Cesaria Evora (Cape Verde) • Chambao (Spain) • Chota Divana (India) • CJ Chenier (United States) • Clube Do Balanço (Brazil) • Daara J (Senegal) • DJ Shantel (Germany) • El Tanbura (Egypt) • Gnawa Diffusion (Morocco) • Humanature (Australia) • Kong Nay & Ouch Savy (Cambodia) • Kronos Quartet (United States) • Lila Downs (Mexico) • Mari Boine (Norway) • Mariza (Portugal / Mozambique) • Marzoug (Algeria) • Peter Gabriel (United Kingdom) • Sam Tshabalala (South Africa) • Samba Mapangala & Orchestre Virunga (Kenya / Congo Dem. Rep.) • Seckou Keita Quartet (Senegal / Italy / Egypt / Gambia) • Serta-Gesar Troupe (Tibet) • Sheila Chandra (United Kingdom) • Steel Pulse (United Kingdom) • Taj Mahal Trio (United States) • The Dhol Foundation (United Kingdom) • The Gloworms (United Kingdom) • The Imagined Village (United Kingdom) • Toots and the Maytals (Jamaica) • Toumast (Niger Republic) • Warsaw Village Band (Poland) • Zawose Family (Tanzania) •
line-up is subject to change.
WOMAD stands for World of Music, Arts and Dance, expressing the central aim of the WOMAD festival – to bring together and to celebrate many forms of music, arts and dance drawn from countries and cultures all over the world.
The festivals are often weekend-long, family-oriented, active and diverse musical events, featuring simultaneous performances on two or three stages, including participatory workshops and special events for children, as well as music and dance sessions hosted by many of the visiting artists.
Tickets are available:
On-line at www.womadshop.com
By phone on +44 (0)845 146 1735.
(Telephone orders incur a higher booking fee)
Visit the website for information on tickets, line-up, site details, accommodation, location and more: www.womad.org/charltonpark.
Author: World Music Central News Department
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