Womad Festival 2005



Andrew Mcgregor is joined by Lucy Duran to start off a weekend of broadcasts from the leading festival of world music on the banks of the River Thames in Reading.

Robert Plant and the Strange Sensation perform live, and there are highlights from the Renegades Steel Orchestra from Trinidad, Les Yeux Noirs from France and the Bajofondo Tango Club from Argentina.

There is also an acoustic set from Syrian qanun virtuoso Abdullah Chhadeh from the Radio 3 Village Stage.


Late-night live sets and recorded highlights introduced by Andrew Mcgregor with Lucy Duran.

Senegalese superstar Youssou N'Dour with Le Super Etoile de Dakar are live from WOMAD's Open Air stage, and Tuvan throat singers Huun-Huur-Tu end the night in the Siam Tent.

In between are Jaojoby from Madagascar, Akim El Sikameya from Algeria and Russian new-folk band the Terem Quartet.

Fiona Talkington also introduces Chinese quqin player Zeng Chengwei, live from the Radio 3 Village Stage.