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WOMAD

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International cooperation is achieved through music at WOMAD, on a huge scale, and with such vibrancy and enthusiasm that attendance tops 80,000 at every event.

The WOMAD Foundation describes the festivals as ‘nomadic’, because the idea has spread far across the globe since its inception in 1982 by Peter Gabriel in Shepton Mallet. Today’s UK WOMAD festivals vary both in location and date, but are most often held in Rivermead during July or August and last for three days. The intention behind the festival’s title (World of Music, Arts and Dance) is one of social as well as musical achievement and the foundation is itself a registered charity, dedicated to cross-cultural education, the expansion of musical and inter-racial understanding and the elimination of racism.

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“WOMAD Festival line-up 2010”

WOMAD festival returns this summer with another exciting and diverse line-up of world artists. Headlining this year’s festival is Malian afro-pop star Salif Keita, the world-famous Drummers of Burundi and indigenous Australian superstar Geoffrey Gu… Read more...

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“WOMAD FESTIVAL / 23-25 JULY 2010, CHARLTON PARK, MALMESBURY, WILTSHIRE”

The WOMAD Festival returns this summer to Charlton Park in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, from 23 to 25 July 2010. Promising another year of exciting artists and diverse musicians from across the globe, the 28th WOMAD Festival will be one of the best family even… Read more...

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GIL SCOTT-HERON TO PLAY WOMAD ON SUNDAY 25 JULY 2010

Legendary US political poet and smart rap ancestor Gil Scott-Heron will break his World Tour to perform at this summer’s WOMAD festival. Without a doubt one of the most important voices in 20th century music, he will close the festival on Sunday 25 July and enchant the crowd with tracks from his stunning new album “I’m New Here”.

PETER GABRIEL TO PLAY WOMAD UK ON SATURDAY 25 JULY TO RAISE FUNDS FOR WITNESS

MONGREL, CIMARRÓN, RADIOKIJADA AND RACHEL UNTHANK AND THE WINTERSET AMONG NEW NAMES ANNOUNCED

ACTOR PETE POSTLETHWAITE TO DELIVER ‘WELCOME TO COUNTRY’ ADDRESS FOR INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN COLLECTIVE BLACK ARM BAND

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