Youssou N’Dour, Bobby Womack, Manu Dibango, Justin Vali & Ny Malagasy Orkestra, Debademba and Vinicio Capossela join the bill for this summer’s WOMAD Charlton Park festival (July 24-27).
WOMAD is once again shaping up to be one of the highlights of the festival calendar, with another strong announcement of artists flying into Wiltshire to join Nitin Sawhney, Bassekou Kouyaté and Mulatu Astatke.
Youssou N’Dour, who first set foot on the WOMAD stage 30 years ago, now returns as a globally-renowned and defining voice of West African music. Recalling a selection of career highlights, the much-loved saxophonist, Manu Dibango, will also bring his 8 Decades show to the main stage.
Veteran soul singer Bobby Womack returns to English shores, while the much-lauded New Orleans-born Trombone Shorty also traverses the Atlantic. Other new acts include Songlines Music Awards 2014 nominees Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita, legendary valiha player Justin Vali from Madagascar, Debademba from Burkina Faso and Mali, London-based Tuung, and ‘ethno-chaos’ folk quartet DakhaBrakha from Ukraine.
Find out more at www.womad.co.uk
Full line-up so far:
Youssou N’Dour (Senegal)
Manu Dibango (Cameroon)
Bobby Womack (USA)
Alice Russell (UK)
Nitin Sawhney (UK/India)
Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni ba (Mali)
Goran Bregović and his Wedding & Funeral Band (Serbia/Bulgaria)
Mulatu Astatke (Ethiopia)
Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits (Zimbabwe)
Roberto Fonseca & Fatoumata Diawara (Cuba/Mali)
The Gloaming (Ireland/USA)
Fat Freddy’s Drop (New Zealand)
Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita (Wales/Senegal)
Tuung (UK), Marie Boine (Norway), Martin Simpson & Dom Flemons (UK/USA), Kobo Town (Trinidad/Canada), Ibibio Sound Machine (Nigeria/UK), Justin Vali & Ny Malagasy Orkestra (Madagascar), Vinicio Capossela presents Banda Della Posta (Italy), 9Bach (Wales), Snarky Puppy (USA), Debademba (Burkina Faso/Mali), Aar Maanta (Somalia/UK), DakhaBrakha (Ukraine), Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat (India), Anna Cinzia Villani & Macuran Orchestra (Italy), Nuru Kane (Senegal), Magic Drum Orchestra (UK), The Good Ones (Rwanda), Ethno Trio Troitsa (Belarus), Madeeh (Malaysia), Jus Now (Trinidad/UK), Chloe Charles (Canada), 숨 [su:m] (South Korea), Orange Hill (Colombia), Imed Alibi (Tunisia/France) and Salim-Sulaiman with Karsh Kale (India)