Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Womad add names

The line-up for this year's Womad is starting to take shape - Candi Staton is on board, alongside Toots and The Maytals, Sheila Chandra and Baaba Maal. And all these:

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 )
CJ Chenier ( United States )
Daara J ( Senegal )
DJ Shantel ( Germany )
El Tanbura ( Egypt )
Imagined Village ( United Kingdom )
Kronos Quartet ( United States )
Kung Nei & Ouch Savy ( Cambodia )
Lila Downs ( Mexico )
Mariza ( Portugal / Mozambique )
Marzoug ( Algeria )
Sam Tshabalala ( South Africa )
Samba Mapangala & Orchestre Virunga ( Kenya / Congo Dem. Rep. )
Serta-Gesar Troupe ( Tibet )
Sheila Chandra ( United Kingdom )
Steel Pulse ( United Kingdom )
The Dhol Foundation ( United Kingdom )
Toots and the Maytals ( Jamaica )
Toumast ( Niger Republic )
Warsaw Village Band ( Poland )

If you live near the new Womad home of Charlton Park, you can get a cheapie ticket for just fifty quid; usual price is £120, so that's quite a good deal/


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