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Womad 2015

PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:50 pm
by Alan
Looking forward - 4 days to go... hope for good weather, great music and to bump into some forumistas

This list covers most of the music, full list available here http://womad.co.uk/timetable

THURSDAY 23 JULY
19:45 BIG RED TENT Kala Chethena Kathakali Company    
20:00 SAN FRANS DISCO BAR Queen Bee
20:00 MOLLY'S BAR Shackle 'N' Skank Discoteca  
21:00 OPEN AIR Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar  
21:30 SAN FRANS DISCO BAR Andy Payback
21:30 WORLD RHYTHMS The Flying Carpet
22:30 MOLLY'S BAR All the Young Dudes
23:30 MOLLY'S BAR The Soulprofessor  

FRIDAY 24 JULY
11:00 WORLD RHYTHMS Djembe Sidiki Dembele
13:00 ECOTRICITY STAGE Sona Jobarteh  
13:00 WORLD RHYTHMS Tal National - workshop
13:00 OPEN AIR Molotov Jukebox
14:00 SIAM TENT Mahotella Queens
14:00 CHARLIE GILLETT STAGE Kapela Maliszow
14:00 BOWERS WILKINS SOUND TENT Moog with Richard Norris (The Grid)    
15:00 OPEN AIR Totó La Momposina  
15:00 BIG RED TENT 47SOUL
15:00 WORLD RHYTHMS Count Drachma - workshop  
15:00 ECOTRICITY STAGE Sagapool
16:00 SIAM TENT Orange Blossom  
16:00 CHARLIE GILLETT STAGE Nazim Ziryab
16:00 BOWERS WILKINS SOUND TENT Son of Dave
17:00 OPEN AIR Tal National
17:00 BIG RED TENT Swindle
17:00 WORLD RHYTHMS Sagapool - workshop
17:00 ECOTRICITY STAGE Pascuala Ilabaca y Fauna  
18:00 SIAM TENT The Correspondents  
18:00 CHARLIE GILLETT STAGE Winston McAnuff & Fixi
19:00 BIG RED TENT Nightmares on Wax
19:00 OPEN AIR Bellowhead  
19:00 WORLD RHYTHMS Orange Blossom - workshop  
19:00 ECOTRICITY STAGE Count Drachma    
20:15 SIAM TENT Tinariwen
20:30 CHARLIE GILLETT STAGE Ibeyi
21:30 OPEN AIR De La Soul
21:30 ECOTRICITY STAGE Sheelanagig      
21:30 BIG RED TENT Luke Vibert  
23:00 SIAM TENT Souad Massi
23:00 BOWERS WILKINS SOUND TENT Mad Professor
23:30 CHARLIE GILLETT STAGE Cambodian Space Project  
00:30 BOWERS WILKINS SOUND TENT Andy Votel
00:45 SIAM TENT Kassé Mady Diabaté    

SATURDAY 25 JULY
10:45 BOWERS WILKINS SOUND TENT School of Noise
11:00 WORLD RHYTHMS Djembe Sidiki Dembele
12:00 SIAM TENT Hossam Ramzy  
12:00 CHARLIE GILLETT STAGE Kakatsitsi, Drummers from Ghana
12:15 BOWERS WILKINS SOUND TENT British Library - The Soundsavers
13:00 OPEN AIR Cheikh Lô            
14:00 BOWERS WILKINS SOUND TENT Moog Sound Lab
14:00 CHARLIE GILLETT STAGE Shikor
14:00 SIAM TENT Sinkane
15:00 OPEN AIR Criolo    
15:00 ECOTRICITY STAGE Delaney Davidson
15:00 WORLD RHYTHMS Hossam Ramzy
15:00 BIG RED TENT The Soil
16:00 CHARLIE GILLETT STAGE L'Hijâz'Car
16:00 SIAM TENT Magnifico
16:00 BOWERS WILKINS SOUND TENT The Lake Poets
17:00 ECOTRICITY STAGE Acholi Machon
17:00 OPEN AIR Ester Rada  
17:00 ECOTRICITY STAGE Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp
17:00 BIG RED TENT Red Baraat
17:00 WORLD RHYTHMS Spiro
18:00 CHARLIE GILLETT STAGE Ezza
18:00 SIAM TENT Mbongwana Star
19:00 BIG RED TENT The Very Best
19:00 OPEN AIR Tiken Jah Fakoly  
20:15 CHARLIE GILLETT STAGE Luzmila Carpio
20:15 SIAM TENT The Staves
20:30 BOWERS WILKINS SOUND TENT Klavikon  
21:30 OPEN AIR Atomic Bomb! William Onyeabor music
21:30 BIG RED TENT Daddy G & MC Deemas J
21:30 ECOTRICITY STAGE Spiro
23:00 SIAM TENT Aurelio
23:00 BOWERS WILKINS SOUND TENT Don Letts
23:15 CHARLIE GILLETT STAGE Egyptian Project
00:30 SIAM TENT Tigran
00:30 BOWERS WILKINS SOUND TENT Jazzie B

SUNDAY 26 JULY
10:00 CHARLIE GILLETT STAGE Cerys Matthews broadcasting live on BBC RADI0 6 with Red Baraat, Cheikh Lô, Dona Onete and a BBC Introducing/R3 find Nawang Lodup. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b063hpdr
13:00 OPEN AIR Noura Mint Seymali              
14:00 SIAM TENT Kočani Orkestar  
14:00 CHARLIE GILLETT STAGE Alhousseini Anivolla/Maarja Nuut 
15:00 OPEN AIR Dona Onete
15:00 WORLD RHYTHMS Samba Claudio Kron  
16:00 SIAM TENT Ghostpoet  
16:00 CHARLIE GILLETT STAGE Violons Barbares  
16:00 BOWERS WILKINS SOUND TENT Cara Dillon  
17:00 OPEN AIR Mahmoud Ahmed & Badume’s Band
17:00 WORLD RHYTHMS Noura Mint - workshop  
18:15 SIAM TENT Orquesta Típica Fernández Fierro
18:30 CHARLIE GILLETT STAGE Acholi Machon
19:00 WORLD RHYTHMS Kocani Orkestar - workshop  
19:15 OPEN AIR Red Baraat  
20:30 SIAM TENT Laura Mvula
20:30 CHARLIE GILLETT STAGE Olcay Bayir
20:30 BOWERS WILKINS SOUND TENT The Apples
21:45 OPEN AIR The Cat Empire  
23:00 SIAM TENT Chassol
23:00 CHARLIE GILLETT STAGE Cheikh Lô    
23:00 BOWERS WILKINS SOUND TENT Analog Africa Sound System

Re: Womad 2015

PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:28 pm
by Kari Salonen
Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp just made me a fan just with their name.
Winston McAnuff and Fixi are coming to Helsinki in august. I'm still hesitating, but they might throw a nice gig.

Have yourselves a good time. Shouldn't be hard with that variety of programming.

Re: Womad 2015

PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:51 pm
by Chris P
Kari Salonen wrote:Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp just made me a fan just with their name.


great live band & good recordings too Kari!

Re: Womad 2015

PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:38 am
by EleanorT
That's funny - I looked at the programme yesterday and that's the one band name that really caught my eye too!

Re: Womad 2015

PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:54 pm
by Andrewq
A great selection of knowns and unknowns - and that's just the weather. See you there

Re: Womad 2015

PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:05 pm
by will vine
Molotov Jukebox are great fun (Friday 13.00). Wish I could be there.

Re: Womad 2015

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:09 am
by will vine
An opportunity to use that most insincere and vacuous phrase so often employed by people today..........."Our hearts and prayers go out to them."

But no. Genuinely hope you're all drying out at Womad and looking forward to a brighter day today.

Re: Womad 2015

PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:42 pm
by NickH
I haven't been to a Womad event since the 2007 'Womud' experience, when the festival moved to the Charlton Park site for the first time. Hope those who went to this year's festival had a great time and managed to stay reasonably dry. Despite the return of rain and mud this year, I rather wish I was there.

Today's joint Radio 3/6Music live broadcast from the Charlie Gillett stage had some impressive live contributions from Cheikh Lo and Red Baraat. Great to hear Charlie's voice again during a brief tribute in the second hour.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b063hpdr

Re: Womad 2015

PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:09 pm
by Alan
Yep it did rain a bit - well incessantly for two days - but another great Womad.

Lots of highlights for me in particular Kassé Mady Diabaté’s late night and Cheikh Lô’s lunchtime sets, sparky Sona Jobarteh, Son of Dave defying the no encore policy, Tal National’s dancer, a storming set from Mbongwana Star, relaxing in the sun (!) to L'Hijâz'Car, pleasant stuff from Souad Massi, glimpses of lost youth with De La Soul and loads more besides. Still a great festival.

Really enjoyed Cerys' show on Sunday morning live from Charlie’s stage, simulcast with Radio 3. Particularly special was the touching tribute to Charlie put together by Cerys’ producer (Alison Gardiner). I’d sent her a couple of excerpts and she used them beautifully. It’s here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b063j33r 00:44:20 – 00:50 and Cerys also did a little feature on Charlie in the first part of her show as well http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b063hpdr 01:22:25 – 01:28:00. His spirit lives on!

Re: Womad 2015

PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:58 pm
by will vine
Thanks for all of that Alan. Glad you rose above the soaking and found lots to enjoy. Chiekh Lo is a constant joy to me. I really should have got along to see him by now. I look forward to finding a few minutes to listen to Cerys' clips.

Re: Womad 2015

PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:21 pm
by Alan
will vine wrote:Chiekh Lo is a constant joy to me

Me too. I bumped into Cheikh about half hour after he'd finished his main set and went to shake his hand and say how much I'd enjoyed his set. He gave me a really big brotherly hug. Not too proud to admit that a man-hug from Cheikh Lô is a pretty cool thing. He's definitely a dude. Wonder if any of his magic rubbed off.

Re: Womad 2015

PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:28 pm
by EleanorT
I too was there and also enjoyed the radio show on the Charlie Gillett stage, with 76 year old Dona Onete from Brazil also beaming from the stage - a warmth that was welcome as it was probably the coldest point of the weekend. Loved too listening to Charlie's voice again! I was amazed after the deluge that was Friday that the ground really did dry out in the Saturday sun. So conditions could have been worse. They weren't good enough to prevent us chickening out of Sunday night in the tent, and the warmth of my parents' house an hour away became too great a temptation.

I loved Sona Jobarteh's show at Canada Water Lib a while back and was sorry I couldn't get to WOMAD in time for her. I also missed Nazim Ziryab whose music I wanted to hear - can anyone report on that? Conditions on the roads on the way were pretty terrible. I did get to Souad Massi who is one of my all time favourites but she struck me as rather tired - I know she is touring festivals at the moment. I loved the Ibeyi Cuban twins, enjoyed the Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp, loved the big stage Bangladeshi team of Lokkhi Terra and the All Stars - just what that huge Red Tent needed. I thought the Egyptian Project were good too. But it is a lot for three days, two in the rain... I find I don't give every band the attention they merit and feel like a bit of a music butterfly as I try to fit as much in as possible. I stayed to hear Laura Mvula, having been really wowed by a Proms recording of hers at Christmas. Great show, great musicians (including her brother and sister) but not in this case really music I'd want to listen to again.

Re: Womad 2015

PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:46 pm
by NormanD
Did you see Robin Denselow's Guardian review of WOMAD?
http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/j ... dona-onete

"Bringing the festival to a close on the Charlie Gillett stage on Sunday, the classically-trained Turkish Kurd singer Olcay Bayir was both emotional and powerful. She didn’t deserve the rain".

Re: Womad 2015

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:54 pm
by EleanorT
Just looked at it Norman. Agree with everything that I saw that he writes about which is most, bar one or two.