Mary Ann Kennedy and Lopa Kothari are joined by Lucy Duran and Andrew McGregor for the first of a weekend of broadcasts from the globe's leading festival of world music, live from the festival site in Charlton Park in Wiltshire. The mighty Hugh Masekela headlines on the Open Air stage, and from the Siam Tent we hear Carlou D from Senegal and the innovative Finnish accordion of Kimmo Pohjonen. From Radio 3's own stage in the shady Arboretum, English folk star Seth Lakeman performs live, and making their UK debut performances are Cape Verde's Michel Montrond, and a new young voice from Azerbaijan, Nazaket Teymurova. Plus interviews and truck sessions, starting off more than eight hours of live broadcasting from WOMAD.
Live music and recorded highlights from the globe's leading festival of world music.
Music from Khaled, Abdallah Oumbadougou, Femi Kuti, Nuba Nour, Narasirato and Deolinda.
Lucy Duran presents music from Chrissy Crowley, Diabel Cissokho and Lo'Jo.
Live from Radio 3's WOMAD stage at Charlton Park, Lucy Duran introduces the Canadian Celtic fiddler Chrissy Crowley, as well as recorded highlights of performances by Diabel Cissokho from Senegal and the French-Algerian outfit Lo'Jo. More WOMAD highlights this evening at 10.30pm.
Andrew McGregor is joined by Lopa Kothari, Lucy Duran and Mary Ann Kennedy for more from the globe's leading festival of world music, live from the festival site in Charlton Park in Wiltshire. Headliner Khaled broadcasts direct from the Open Air Stage, and desert bluesman Abdallah Oumbadougou is also live on the BBC Radio 3 stage. Plus highlights from Nigerian Afrobeat star Femi Kuti, Egypt's Nuba Nour and Narasirato from the Solomon Islands. To close, the Portuguese band Deolinda play live from the Siam Tent until 1 a.m.
Lucy Duran presents more coverage from the UK's biggest world music festival, including live from the Radio 3 Stage, the 2012 World Routes Academy protégé, Colombian accordionist Jose Hernando in a special collaboration with the singer Angelica Lopez. Plus highlights from a set of Madagascan music performed by Justin Vali and Paddy Bush.
Lucy Duran introduces a live set by the 2012 World Routes Academy protege Jose Hernando.
Including highlights from a set by Robert Plant with his Sensational Space Shifters.
Andrew McGregor, Lopa Kothari, Mary Ann Kennedy and Lucy Duran present live sets and recorded highlights from the globe's leading festival of world music from Charlton Park, Wiltshire. Tonight's offerings include The Pine Leaf Boys from Louisiana, and members of Cuba's legendary Buena Vista Social Club including one of the original singers Omara Portuondo. Plus Robert Plant with his latest project the Sensational Space Shifters.