20070727Andrew McGregor and Verity Sharp start off a weekend of broadcasts from WOMAD with live performances and recorded highlights from the two main stages, the Open Air and the Siam Tent, as the leading festival of world music opens in its 25th year in the green and pleasant fields of Charlton Park, Wiltshire.
Artists include Congolese rumba maestro Samba Mapangala, Mexican singer Lila Downs and Egyptian band El Tanbura. And from Radio 3's own stage in Charlton Park's arboretum, Fiona Talkington introduces a live set from Malian ngoni virtuoso Bassekou Kouyate.
20070728More live sets and recorded highlights from the WOMAD festival at Charlton Park, Wiltshire.
Andrew McGregor and Verity Sharp introduce Massoukos from Mozambique on the Open Air Stage and American gospel star Candi Staton and Guinean kora virtuoso N'Faly Kouyate from the Siam Tent. Fiona Talkington introduces a set by Norwegian Saami singer Mari Boine, live from the Radio 3 stage.
20070729Radio 3's coverage of the WOMAD festival continues with live and specially recorded sets from across the weekend introduced by Lucy Duran.
Including Vieux Farka Toure, son of Ali Farka Toure, and Dr Jyotsna Srikanth, the violin-playing pathologist from South India.
20070730Andrew McGregor winds up Radio 3's on-site coverage of the WOMAD festival at Charlton Park, Wiltshire.
Highlights include mesmerizing Portuguese fado singer Mariza, the gun-slinging desert-blues giants Tinariwen and a show-closing set from Senegalese superstar Baaba Maal.