Womad Festival 2012

WOMAD Festival UKJIMMY CLIFF, HUGH MASEKELA AND MORE ADDED TO WOMAD LINE UP!

South Africa’s musical godfather Hugh Masekela, and reggae legend Jimmy Cliff, lead the latest names celebrating the 30th Anniversary edition of WOMAD – World of Music, Arts and Dance held at Charlton Park, near Malmesbury, in Wiltshire.

Also confirmed today as a WOMAD exclusive is The Manganiyar Seduction by Roysten Abel a 40+-strong gathering of Muslim singers and musicians from Rajasthan who appear in boxes framed by strings of lightbulbs which light up whenever they are playing or singing

Also confirmed Ben l’Oncle Soul, Mama Rosin, Balkan Alien Sound, Kimmo Pohjonen and DakhaBrakha, Marewrew and for clubbers there’s Etienne Tron and Mo Laudi, NZShapeShifter, Jupiter Okwess International, Ballet Nimba, and Lions Of Africa a troupe of dancers (and accompanying musicians) from West Africa.

And finally for today hailing from North America are acoustic blues veteran Keb’ Mo’, and Toronto’s folk chamber masters The Wilderness of Manitoba.

For more WOMAD FESTIVAL 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

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