Lopa Kothari is joined by Lucy Duran and Mary Ann Kennedy 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. Afrobeat stars Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 headline on the Open Air stage, and on Radio 3's own stage comes Croatian turbofolk-punk band Zykopops. Plus Greek rembetika songs from Mavrika, Louisiana cajun sounds with Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, tunes from the Isle of Man from Barrule, and Poland meets Mongolia with Urna Chahar and Kroke. Plus interviews and truck sessions, starting off eight hours of live broadcasting from WOMAD.
Live from Radio 3's WOMAD stage at Charlton Park, Lucy Duran introduces the young Leicester-based sitar virtuoso Roopa Panesar, as well as recorded highlights of last night's set by the extraordinary Malawi Mouse boys.
Producer James Parkin.
Mary Ann Kennedy is joined by Lopa Kothari and Lucy Duran for more from the globe's leading festival of world music, live from the festival site in Charlton Park in Wiltshire. Celebrated Mongolian throat singers Huun-Huur-Tu broadcast direct from the Siam Tent, and Barcelona-based Catalan rumba band La Pegatina are also live on the BBC Radio 3 stage. Plus highlights from Open Air Stage headliner Rokia Traoré from Mali, Swiss-based band Imperial Tiger Orchestra and the Indiana country blues outfit Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band.
Lucy Duran presents more from the UK's biggest world music festival, including live from the Radio 3 Stage, the 2013 World Routes Academy protégée Fidan Hajiyeva performing with the Turkish ensemble Nefes. Plus fado from one of the newest of Portugal's new wave of fadistas, Carminho.
Fiona Talkington is joined by Lopa Kothari, Mary Ann Kennedy and Lucy Duran for live sets and recorded highlights from the globe's leading festival of world music from Charlton Park, Wiltshire. Tonight, Georgian choir Iadoni is live from the atmospheric Siam Tent, and Scotland's Red Hot Chilli Pipers heat up the audience at the BBC Radio 3 stage. Plus the unique mix of Chinese opera and punk rock of DaWangGang, and Pakistani qawwali from Asif Ali Khan.