Womad Live 2015

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01World on 320150724

01World On 320150724

Lopa Kothari and Mary Ann Kennedy introduce 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. Algerian star singer-songwriter Souad Massi is live from the Siam Tent, and the Cambodian Space Project present their 60s Khmer pop revival live on the BBC Radio 3 Charlie Gillett Stage. There are highlights from veteran South African divas the Mahotella Queens, family band Kapela Maliszow from Poland, and BBC Introducing discovery Nazim Ziryab. Plus interviews and visits to the Radio 3 Session Tent, starting off more than eight hours of live broadcasting across the WOMAD weekend.

01World on 320150724

Lopa Kothari and Mary Ann Kennedy introduce 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. Algerian star singer-songwriter Souad Massi is live from the Siam Tent, and the Cambodian Space Project present their 60s Khmer pop revival live on the BBC Radio 3 Charlie Gillett Stage. There are highlights from veteran South African divas the Mahotella Queens, family band Kapela Maliszow from Poland, and BBC Introducing discovery Nazim Ziryab. Plus interviews and visits to the Radio 3 Session Tent, starting off more than eight hours of live broadcasting across the WOMAD weekend.

02World on 320150725

02World On 320150725

Live from Charlton Park in Wiltshire, Lopa Kothari and Mary Ann Kennedy introduce continued coverage of this year's WOMAD, the leading festival of world music.

Tonight's programme is rooted firmly in Africa, kicking off with Mbongwana Star, the latest genre-defying music to come out of Kinshasa, a group that mixes Congolese guitar with influences from Afrobeat, psychedelia and dub. We hear from Ivorian reggae star Tiken Jah Fakoly performing songs from his most recent album Dernier Appel and from French-Nigerien desert blues three-piece Ezza. The great Malian griot Kasse Mady Diabate offers a taste of traditional Malian music, his powerful songs in the bambara language backed by the flowing and expressive accompaniment of kora, balafon and ngoni. French electronic producer Jerome Ettinger brings some of the ancient instruments of north Africa into the 21st century with his Egyptian Project; we also hear Egyptian percussion virtuoso Hossam Ramzy in an exclusive truck session. And, from approximately 11.00pm, we join Honduran star and leading light of the Garifuna collective, Aurelio Martinez live for his set in the Siam tent.

02World on 320150725

Live from Charlton Park in Wiltshire, Lopa Kothari and Mary Ann Kennedy introduce continued coverage of this year's WOMAD, the leading festival of world music.

Tonight's programme is rooted firmly in Africa, kicking off with Mbongwana Star, the latest genre-defying music to come out of Kinshasa, a group that mixes Congolese guitar with influences from Afrobeat, psychedelia and dub. We hear from Ivorian reggae star Tiken Jah Fakoly performing songs from his most recent album Dernier Appel and from French-Nigerien desert blues three-piece Ezza. The great Malian griot Kasse Mady Diabate offers a taste of traditional Malian music, his powerful songs in the bambara language backed by the flowing and expressive accompaniment of kora, balafon and ngoni. French electronic producer Jerome Ettinger brings some of the ancient instruments of north Africa into the 21st century with his Egyptian Project; we also hear Egyptian percussion virtuoso Hossam Ramzy in an exclusive truck session. And, from approximately 11.00pm, we join Honduran star and leading light of the Garifuna collective, Aurelio Martinez live for his set in the Siam tent.

03World on 320150726

03World On 320150726

Cerys Matthews joins Mary Ann Kennedy and Lopa Kothari in a simulcast with BBC 6 Music, live from the BBC Radio 3 Charlie Gillett Stage. With interviews, CD tracks plus live music from BBC Introducing artist Nawang Lodup from Tibet, veteran Brazilian diva Dona Onete and a special unplugged session from Senegal's Cheikh Lo.

03World on 320150726

Cerys Matthews joins Mary Ann Kennedy and Lopa Kothari in a simulcast with BBC 6 Music, live from the BBC Radio 3 Charlie Gillett Stage. With interviews, CD tracks plus live music from BBC Introducing artist Nawang Lodup from Tibet, veteran Brazilian diva Dona Onete and a special unplugged session from Senegal's Cheikh Lo.

04World on 320150726

04World on 320150726

Live from Charlton Park in Wiltshire, Lopa Kothari and Mary Ann Kennedy introduce the final broadcast in this weekend's coverage of WOMAD, the leading festival of world music.

Tonight you can expect to hear the finest in Balkan brass from Macedonia's Kocani Orkestar, and the voice of Ethiopiques, Mahmoud Ahmed, a giant of the Addis Ababa music scene of the 1970s and beyond; plus evocative Anatolian folksong from Turkey's Olcay Bayir. There'll be exclusive backstage sessions recorded specially for the programme, including South Sudanese duo Acholi Machon; and from approximately 11.00pm we join Senegalese superstar Cheikh Lo and his band performing songs from his new album Balbalou, live on the BBC Radio 3 Charlie Gillett Stage.

04World On 320150726

Live from Charlton Park in Wiltshire, Lopa Kothari and Mary Ann Kennedy introduce the final broadcast in this weekend's coverage of WOMAD, the leading festival of world music.

Tonight you can expect to hear the finest in Balkan brass from Macedonia's Kocani Orkestar, and the voice of Ethiopiques, Mahmoud Ahmed, a giant of the Addis Ababa music scene of the 1970s and beyond; plus evocative Anatolian folksong from Turkey's Olcay Bayir. There'll be exclusive backstage sessions recorded specially for the programme, including South Sudanese duo Acholi Machon; and from approximately 11.00pm we join Senegalese superstar Cheikh Lo and his band performing songs from his new album Balbalou, live on the BBC Radio 3 Charlie Gillett Stage.