WOMAD Charlton Park UK in July 2007

There are new confirmations this week for WOMAD Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, UK, to be held 27-29 of July 2007. The artists added to the line-up are soul legend Isaac Hayes and a special Thursday night welcome performance from The Blind Boys of Alabama.

In addition, a further eight artists have been added to the bill, including: Tinariwen (Mali), Seth Lakeman (UK), Calexico (USA), David D’Or (Israel), Young Zulu Warriors (South Africa), Afrodisiac Sound System (USA), Dream Engine’s ‘Heliosphere’ (UK) and Hocus Pocus (France). Over 80 world-class artists from 40 countries will perform over the festival weekend.

The full line-up now looks like this:

Afrodisiac Sound System (United States) • Baaba Maal (Senegal) • Balkan Beat Box (Israel / United States) • Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba (Mali) • Ben Taylor (United States) • Bill Cobham (United States) • Calexico (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) • David D’Or (Israel) • DJ Shantel (Germany) • Dream Engine’s ‘Heliosphere’ (United Kingdom) • El Tanbura (Egypt) • Gnawa Diffusion (France) • Hocus Pocus (France) • Humanature (Australia) • Isaac Hayes (United States) • 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 (United Kingdom / Senegal) • Serta-Gesar Troupe (Tibet) • Seth Lakeman (United Kingdom) • Sheila Chandra (United Kingdom) • Steel Pulse (United Kingdom) • Taj Mahal Trio (United States) • The Blind Boys Of Alabama (United States) • The Dhol Foundation (United Kingdom) • The Gloworms (United Kingdom) • The Imagined Village (United Kingdom) • Tinariwen (Mali) • Toots & The Maytals (Jamaica) • Toumast (Niger Republic) • Warsaw Village Band (Poland) • Young Zulu Warriors (South Africa) • Zawose Family (Tanzania) • And many many more!

Tickets are now on sale on-line at www.womadshop.com
By phone on +44 (0)845 146 1735.
(Telephone orders incur a higher booking fee)

More at: www.womad.org/charltonpark.

Author: World Music Central News Department

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