The first of four live visits to the WOMAD - World Of Music Arts and Dance - Festival in Reading. Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran introduce sets by Jamaican ska pioneers the Skatelites and by Tinariwen, a group from the Sahara led by a former Tuareg resistance fighter. Plus highlights from performances by Malian guitarist Afel Bocoum and Mozambique's Mabulu, and impromptu live performances from the Radio 3 WOMAD studio.
The second of four live visits to the WOMAD - World Of Music Arts and Dance - Festival in Reading. Lucy Duran introduces a performance by Zimbabwe's Oliver Mtukudz and his band Black Spirits, whose music is rooted in the mbira (thumb piano) tradition of Zimbabwe, with lyrics addressing contemporary issues such as sexual abuse, Aids and hunger. / Andrew Mcgregor and Lucy Duran present the third of four live visits to the WOMAD Festival in Reading. Featuring sets by the Afro-Cuban All Stars and Armenian duduk flute player Djivan Gasparyan. Plus music from Senegal's Cheikh Lo, Rwandan singer Cecile Kayirebwa, Cuba's Cachaito Lopez and Spanish flamenco singer Jose Merce.
Andrew Mcgregor and Lucy Duran present the last of four live visits to the WOMAD Festival in Reading. Featuring highlights from performances by drumming group Badenya les Freres Coulibaly from Burkina Faso, Brazilian singer-songwriter Bebel Gilberto, and French North African band Orchestra National de Barbes. Plus live music from Madagascan accordion player Regis Gizavo.