Travel Begins at 40 gives the overview on the current year's WOMAD performance, which is remaining consistent with its worldwide roots. 

Each late spring in late July artists, artists, entertainers, craftsmen, scholars and even cooks from everywhere the globe head for the lavish sections of land of Charlton Park Wiltshire to perform at WOMAD, the "universe of music, expressions and dance".

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 The 2021 line-up is yet to be confimed, however when it is we will have it here. There is maybe no other UK concert that offers such an assortment of culture over a solitary end of the week with entertainers from around the world from Uganda to Japan and Cuba to Taiwan.

From Mali Fatoumata Diawara will begin the celebration with her amazing melodies on Thursday night. Angelique Kidjo performs Talking Heads' Remain In Light, while the honor winning fancy woman of words Kate Tempest will make her presentation at WOMAD imaginatively dissecting metropolitan life in the 21st century.

Other fundamental demonstrations incorporate hallucinogenic band The Flaming Lips, Queen of Portuguese fado, Mariza, RAM from Haiti, Les Amazones d'Afrique, Fantastic Negrito, The Selecter, Elaha Soroor and Kefaya, A Certain Ratio, SEED Ensemble, Mokoomba, and √Āsegeir.

Music isn't entirely there is to appreciate at WOMAD, with discusses, creator talks and conversations at the World of Words. Alternativelty basically relax at the World of Wellbeing.

Other affirmed acts include: Ak Dan Gwang Chil (South Korea), Alla Leake Percussion (Gambia), The Alostmen (Ghana), B.Dance (Taiwan), Bab l'Bluz (France/Morocco), Barmer Boys (India), Cimafunk (Cuba), Dublin Calling All-Star Band (Ireland/UK), Dizraeli (UK), Dudu Tassa and the Kuwaitis (Israel), fra (Ghana), Gypsy Hill (UK), Johanna Juhola Reaktori (Finland), Fajardo (Spain), Joseph Tawadros (Australia), King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys (UK), Lazy Habits (UK), The Mauskovic Dance Band (Netherlands), Mesadorm (UK), Minyo Crusaders (Japan), Nihiloxica (Uganda), Sahba Motallebi (Iran), Son Rompe Pera (Mexico), Sona Jobarteh (Gambia), Too Many T's (UK), Vassvik (Norway) and Wovoka Gentle (UK).


For youngsters and undoubtedly everybody, there are games, workshops, music meetings and cookery classes, and everything can be seen on the site. This year there will be a World of Physics with workshops, and even a World of Children.


The Taste The World Stage feature's last year included, BaBa Zula offering Turkish dumplings and Anandi Bhattacharaya dishing up Bengali curry. There are various food stands everywhere on the site.


The absolute first WOMAD, established by Genesis vocalist Peter Gabriel and held in 1982 in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, set the plan for future celebrations. The occasion saw a common blend of pop and what came to be known as "world music", with exhibitions from Echo and The Bunnymen, Simple Minds, Suns of Arqua, Drummers of Burundi, jazz trumpeter Don Cherry, The Chieftans, Imrat Khan and Gabriel himself. The ethos was "embracing yet non-complete and excited about a world without any limits."

A portion of the star acts to have played WOMAD incorporate Ravi Shankar, Youssou N'Dour, Nina Simone, Joan Armatrading, Manu Dibango, Ernest Ranglin, Toots and the Maytals, David Byrne, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Asian Dub Foundation, Baaba Maal, Cachaito Lopez, Adrian Sherwood and Suzanne Vega.

Furthermore, such is the accomplishment of WOMAD that the celebration has ventured out to in excess of 30 nations, and is entered in the 2001 Guinness Book of Records as the "greatest worldwide performance". At the 2011 occasion, a different universe record was won when 2,227 individuals played air guitar to Jimi Hendrix's Purple Haze, beating the past number of 1,883.


22-25 July, 2021


WOMAD is held at Charlton Park Wiltshire.

WOMAD 2020 was dropped because of COVID-19. Coming up next is the coordinator's strategy on discounts. "Ticket holders for WOMAD 2020 can credit the current year's ticket for WOMAD 2021 or are qualified for a full refund.The same applies to tickets being purchased in portions. These can be either stopped and installments got again one year from now for WOMAD 2021 or guarantee a discount of the presumptive worth of the ticket. Celebration goers will be stayed up with the latest as conceivable through www.womad.co.uk and online media."

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