domingo, 23 de março de 2014

World of Music, Arts and Dance

Our WOMAD story
In the beginning... there were three men - Peter Gabriel, Thomas Brooman and Bob Hooton who put their innovative musical heads together and founded The WOMAD Festival. This was 1980. It took two years to actually realise their dream and bring WOMAD Festival to Shepton Mallet. And this was July 1982. The crowds came in their droves and encountered a feat of extraordinary musicians and artists, workshops for all. Don Cherry, Simple Minds, Imrat Khan, The Drummers of Burundi, Echo and The Bunnymen and Peter Gabriel (to name but a few). WOMAD was perhaps the first truly international music festival to emerge at this time.

And now... WOMAD, World of Music, Arts and Dance, is an internationally established Festival bringing together artists from all over the globe. WOMAD continues to present music that we feel to be of excellence, passion and individuality, regardless of musical genre or geographical origin, to thousands of festival goers everywhere. As an organisation, WOMAD now works in many different ways, but our aims are always the same - at festivals, performance events, through recorded releases and through educational projects, we aim to excite, to inform, and to create awareness of the worth and potential of a multicultural society.
"Pure enthusiasm for music from around the world led us to the idea of WOMAD in 1980 and thus to the first WOMAD festival in 1982. The festivals have always been wonderful and unique occasions and have succeeded in introducing an international audience to many talented artists.
Equally important, the festivals have also allowed many different audiences to gain an insight into cultures other than their own through the enjoyment of music. Music is a universal language, it draws people together and proves, as well as anything, the stupidity of racism."Peter Gabriel      Source: Womad

Watch and listen the videos: 
Fatoumata Diawara     -   Charlton Park 2011
Afro Celt Sound System - UK 2010
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan  -   Bracknell UK 1988 
Salif Keita                   -   Charlton Park 2010
Sevara Nazarkhan       -   Reading UK 
Trilok Gurtu         
Artist preview 2014     -   Taranaki NZ 2014
Alpha Blondy               -   Charlton Park 2011
J. Adams & J. Camara  -   Abu Dhabi 2009
Oumou Sangare           -   2003
Yelemba d'Abidjan        -  Reading UK 2004  
Womad Russia             -  Russia 2013
Tinariwen                    -   2004
Konkoma                     -  Charlton Park 2013
Samuel Yirga               -   Charlton Park 2011
Peter Gabriel                -   UK 2007  
Peter Gabriel                -   UK 2007 
Carmen Paris               -   Canarias 2005
Spiro                           -   Canarias 2009 
The Black Swan effect   -   Sicily 2009
Amadou & Mariam        -   NZ 2011
Amadou & Mariam        -   Cáceres 2009
Robert Yuldashev          -   Russia - Pyatigorsk 2013
Joseph Tawadros          -  The Greater Sea
Gyutu Monks                -   New Zealand
Abdullah Chhadeh         -   Canarias 
Chemirani Zarb Trio      -
Real World Records / WOMAD - Playlist (116 videos).

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