Portuguese Fado superstar to perform at WOMAD on Sunday July 29th

Portuguese Fado superstar to perform at WOMAD on Sunday July 29th

With little over a month to go until the landmark festival returns to its spiritual home of the English West Country, WOMAD are delighted to confirm a further thirty-seven artists joining the bill. The new artists, listed below, typify WOMAD’s idea of diversity and include acts from the UK to Mauritania, Palestine to Korea and Israel to Mali. Over 70 world-class artists from 40 countries will perform over the festival weekend.

2007 is a very special year for WOMAD. Festival co-founder Peter Gabriel will be headlining Friday night as the event celebrates 25 years by returning to the West Country after 17 years at Reading. To commemorate this milestone WOMAD will be releasing a three CD box set that will bring together some of the many highlights from the past quarter century. The release will also include a 96-page book and is due out at the end of July to coincide with the festival.

WOMAD have confirmed that The Blind Boys Of Alabama (USA) will be performing their Grammy-winning mix of gospel and soul at Charlton Park on Thursday 26th July, giving anyone already on-site a fantastic bonus on top of the three ‘official’ festival days.

The newly confirmed artists are:

Antibalas (USA), Asian Dub Foundation (UK), BC & JC (UK), Bobby Friction and Nihal (UK), Charlie Winston (UK), Christopher of the Wolves (UK), Daby Touré (Mauritania), DJ Andy Smith (UK), Dr Jyotsna Srikanth (UK), Dulsori (Korea), Ensemble Shanbehzadeh (Iran), Frédéric Galliano and Kuduro Sound System (France/Angola), Guo Yue (China), Jamie Catto (UK), Jaune Toujours (Belgium), Jewels Vass (UK), Jones and Barnard (UK), Le Trio Joubran (Palestine), Los Excéntricos (France/Spain), Lou Rhodes (UK), Massukos (Mozambique), Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls (UK), Mor Karbasi (UK/Israel), Mr Scruff (UK), Muntu Valdo (Cameroon), N’Faly Kouyaté (Guinea/Belgium), Niki Stevens (UK), Physical Jerks (UK), Reem Kelani (Palestine/UK), Russ Jones (UK), Steinski (USA), Te Matarae I Orehu (New Zealand), The Black Eagles (Tanzania), The Real Tuesday Weld (UK/Brazil), The Silk String Quartet (UK), Trilok Gurtu (India) and Vieux Farka Touré (Mali).

The full artist list is as below, with more to be announced:

Afrodisiac Sound System (USA) ~ Antibalas (USA) ~ Asian Dub Foundation (UK) ~ Baaba Maal featuring Daande Lenol (Senegal) ~ Balkan Beat Box (Israel/USA) ~ Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba (Mali) ~ BC & JC (UK) ~ Ben Taylor (USA) ~ Bill Cobham (USA) ~ Bobby Friction and Nihal (UK) ~ Calexico (USA) ~ Candi Staton (USA) ~ Cesaria Evora (Cape Verde) ~ Chambao (Spain) ~ Charlie Winston (UK) ~ Chota Divana (India) ~ Christopher of the Wolves (UK) ~ CJ Chenier (USA) ~ Clube Do Balanço (Brazil) ~ Daara J (Senegal) ~ Daby Touré (Mauritania) ~ David D’Or (Israel) ~ DJ Andy Smith (UK) ~ DJ Shantel (Germany) ~ Dream Engine’s ‘Heliosphere’ (UK) ~ Dr Jyotsna Srikanth (UK) ~ Dulsori (Korea) ~ El Tanbura (Egypt) ~ Ensemble Shanbehzadeh (Iran) ~ Frédéric Galliano and Kuduro Sound System (France/Angola) ~ Gnawa Diffusion (France) ~ Guo Yue (China) ~ Hocus Pocus (France) ~ Humanature (Australia) ~ Isaac Hayes (USA) ~ Jamie Catto (UK) ~ Jaune Toujours (Belgium) ~ Jewels Vass (UK) ~ Jones and Barnard (UK) ~ Kong Nay & Ouch Savy (Cambodia) ~ Kronos Quartet (USA) ~ Le Trio Joubran (Palestine) ~ Lila Downs (Mexico) ~ Los Excéntricos (France/Spain) ~ Lou Rhodes (UK) ~ Mari Boine (Norway) ~ Mariza (Portugal/Mozambique) ~ Marzoug (Algeria) ~ Massukos (Mozambique) ~ Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls (UK) ~ Mor Karbasi (UK/Israel) ~ Mr Scruff (UK) ~ Muntu Valdo (Cameroon) ~ N’Faly Kouyaté (Guinea/Belgium) ~ Niki Stevens (UK) ~ Peter Gabriel (UK) ~ Physical Jerks (UK) ~ Reem Kelani (Palestine/UK) ~ Russ Jones (UK) ~ Samba Mapangala & Orchestre Virunga (Kenya/Democratic Republic of Congo) ~ Sam Tshabalala (South Africa) ~ Seckou Keita Quartet (UK/Senegal) ~ Serta-Gesar Troupe (Tibet) ~ Seth Lakeman (UK) ~ Sheila Chandra (UK) ~ Steel Pulse (UK) ~ Steinski (USA) ~ Taj Mahal Trio (USA) ~ Te Matarae I Orehu (New Zealand) ~ The Black Eagles (Tanzania) ~ The Blind Boys Of Alabama (USA) ~ The Dhol Foundation (UK) ~ The Gloworms (UK) ~ The Imagined Village (UK) ~ The Real Tuesday Weld (UK/Brazil) ~ The Silk String Quartet (UK) ~ Tinariwen (Mali) ~ Toots and the Maytals (Jamaica) ~ Toumast (Niger) ~ Trilok Gurtu (India) ~ Vieux Farka Touré (Mali) ~ Warsaw Village Band (Poland) ~ Young Zulu Warriors (South Africa) ~ Zawose Family (Tanzania)
(line-up is subject to change)

Region: All
Venue: Charlton Park
Venue Address: Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Website: http://www.womad.org
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Press Tickets:
Name: Henry Jacob
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