WOMAD festival has revealed details of its latest line-up additions, which will include the electronic act St Germain, sitar player Anoushka Shankar and many more.
WOMAD is the UK’s number one festival for world music and has been championing music from around the globe for decades!
The latest additions are:
Much-in-demand DJ/producer specialising in African-accented futuristic sounds.
Deeply expressive Kurdish singer from Turkey whose admirers include Yo-Yo Ma and Johnny Depp.
Cinematic Orchestra alumni set intimate Irish vocals to a widescreen canvas.
Unstoppable groove machine from north-east Brazil, putting samba, ska, funk, psychedelia and hip-hop into the blender.
Fiercely played Bosnian ska-punk that adds a new chapter to the Balkan sound story.
Deeply mesmeric piano-led creations from this fantastically talented Milan-born, Berlin-residing composer.
Block-party-rocking beats from Germany’s foremost funk-friendly disc-spinner.
Truly multinational folk-jazz fusionists described as “ridiculously good” by the Washington Post.
Kim Juhong’s Ensemble Noreum Machi
Visually enthralling and aurally stimulating drum ensemble from South Korea.
Meta & the Cornerstones
Diamond-hard roots-reggae outfit from New York City, led by Senegalese dread Meta Dia.
Rabble-rousing neo-folk from the spirited twins. Melbourne’s answer to Mumford & Sons?
Selda Bagcan & Boom Pam
Venerable Turkish psych-rock singer joins forces with prog-friendly Tel Avivians.
Spirited combo offering their self-styled “rough Romanian soul”
WOMAD already confirmed the following acts:
George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic (USA) / Baaba Maal (Senegal) / John Grant (USA) / Roots Manuva (UK) / Hot 8 Brass Band (USA) / Charles Bradley(USA) / Les Amazones D’afrique (Mali) / Ana Tijoux (Chile)Afriquoi (UK) / Asiq Nargile (Georgia) / Aziza Brahim (Western Sahara/Spain) / Baloji (Belgium) / Blick Bassy (Cameroon) / Broadway Sounds (Australia) / Chouk Bwa Libete (Haiti) /Cuncordu E Tenore Orosei (Italy) / Desert Slide (India) / Dom La Nena (Brazil) / The East Pointers (Canada) / Ethno-Trio Troitsa (Belarus) The Grit Orchestra (UK) /Hanoi Masters (Vietnam) / Heartbeat (Palestine/Israel) / Hindi Zahra(Morocco/France) / Ibrahim Maalouf (Lebanon/France) / La Mambanegra(Colombia) / Lula Pena (Portugal) / Lura (Cape Verde) / Mercedes Peon (Spain) / Moh! Kouyate (Guinea/France) / Muzykanci (Poland) / N’diale (Mali/France) / Pat Thomas And His Kwashibu Area Band (Ghana) / Sidestepper (Columbia) / Sons Of Kemet(Uk) / Soom T (UK) / Tetish (Israel) / This Is The Kit (UK) / Wiyaala (Ghana)
WOMAD festival takes place in Wiltshire between 28th and 31st July 2016.