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World On 320160730
World On 320160730

Radio 3 returns to Charlton Park for over three hours of live music and highlights from the leading world music festival including Senegalese superstar Baaba Maal, Indian sitarist Anoushka Shankar, and live from the BBC Radio 3 Charlie Gillett Stage, Kel Assouf, a Brussels-based band led by Tuareg singer and guitarist Anana Harouna. Other highlights include Polish folkgroup Muzykanci performing live on the Siam Stage, kora virtuoso Diabel Cissokho, and Tuvan throat-singing from the Alash Ensemble. In between, the Radio 3 Session Tent offers more extraordinary roots music from Haiti's Chouk Bwa Libete and the Hanoi Masters from Vietnam, as well as a live performance from Sardinian a cappella group Cuncordu e Tenore de Orosei. Presented by Andrew McGregor, Lopa Kothari and Kathryn Tickell.

Radio 3 returns to WOMAD with more live broadcasting than ever before, with live sets and highlights from the main stages as well as the BBC Radio 3 Charlie Gillett Stage, where Radio 3 has invited artists from across the globe to perform, many making UK Festival debuts. The weekend includes a Sunday morning simulcast with Cerys on 6, artists from BBC Introducing, and video performances from the Radio 3 Session Tent.

From Womad 2016, music performed by Baaba Maal, Anoushka Shankar and Kel Assouf.

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World On 320160731

Cerys Matthews joins Lopa Kothari in a simulcast with BBC Radio 6 Music at Womad 2016.

Radio 3's weekend of live broadcasts from the world music festival concludes with sets by Ghanaian highlife veteran Pat Thomas, Guinean-born songwriter Moh! Kouyate, and the Spanish multi-instrumentalist Mercedes Peon. Other music tonight include Kurdish singer Aynur, the monks of the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, and Quebecois folk from Le Vent Du Nord. And in between stage highlights we visit the Radio 3 Session Tent for music from Sahrawi singer Aziza Brahim and Portugal's Lura. Presented by Andrew McGregor, Lopa Kothari and Kathryn Tickell.

Radio 3 returns to WOMAD with more live broadcasting than ever before, with live sets and highlights from the main stages as well as the BBC Radio 3 Charlie Gillett Stage, where Radio 3 has invited artists from across the globe to perform, many making UK Festival debuts. Also featuring artists from BBC Introducing, and video performances from the Radio 3 Session Tent.

From Womad 2016, music including Pat Thomas, Mercedes Peon and Le Vent du Nord.

Cerys Matthews joins Lopa Kothari in a simulcast with BBC Radio 6 Music, live from the BBC Radio 3 Charlie Gillett Stage. With interviews, CD tracks plus live music from BBC Introducing artist Bafula, Brazilian cellist Dom La Nena and The East Pointers from Canada's Prince Edward Island.

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01World On 320160729

Lopa Kothari and Kathryn Tickell present the first of a weekend of broadcasts from the globe's leading festival of world music, live from Charlton Park in Wiltshire. With highlights from the Siam Tent set by Bamba Wassoulou Groove, a band formed by members of Mali's legendary Super Rail Band; La Mambanegra, who come from Colombia's salsa capital Cali, also in the Siam Tent; and from the BBC Radio 3 Charlie Gillett Stage there's Volosi, a mix of classical string players with folk musicians from the Poland's Carpathian Mountains. Plus interviews and a live visit to the Radio 3 Session Tent, starting off more than ten hours of live broadcasting across the WOMAD weekend.

Radio 3 returns to WOMAD with more live broadcasting than ever before, with live sets and highlights from the main stages as well as the BBC Radio 3 Charlie Gillett Stage, where Radio 3 has invited artists from across the globe to perform, many making UK Festival debuts. The weekend includes a Sunday morning simulcast with Cerys on 6, artists from BBC Introducing, and video performances from the Radio 3 Session Tent.

World on 3: WOMAD 2016 continues after the Prom.

From Womad 2016, music from Bamba Wassoulou Groove, La Mambanegra and Volosi.

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02World On 320160729

Live from Charlton Park in Wiltshire, more live sets and recorded highlights with Lopa Kothari and Kathryn Tickell.

Direct from the Siam Tent, Indian classical music mixed with Rajasthani desert folk from Desert Slide, featuring Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, a virtuoso of the Indian slide guitar; and live from the BBC Radio 3 Charlie Gillett Stage, Otava Yo from St. Petersburg, a band blending Russia's folk heritage with more than a hint of punk rock; and highlights from BBC Introducing band Amaraterra, Italian expats performing the ecstatic tarantella music of Southern Italy. Plus interviews and a visit to the Radio 3 Session Tent.

Radio 3 returns to WOMAD with more live broadcasting than ever before, with live sets and highlights from the main stages as well as the BBC Radio 3 Charlie Gillett Stage, where Radio 3 has invited artists from across the globe to perform, many making UK Festival debuts. The weekend includes a Sunday morning simulcast with Cerys on 6, artists from BBC Introducing, and video performances from the Radio 3 Session Tent.

From Womad 2016, music performed by Desert Slide, Otava Yo and Amaraterra.