Womad

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Organisers blame government as Womad festival cancelled again
Co-founder Peter Gabriel points to lack of insurance support as festival is called off for second year

Laura Snapes

28, Jun, 2021 @6:06 PM

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Peter Gabriel: festivals risk ‘losing everything’ without government insurance
Industry figures warn nightclubs and music venues also being pushed towards ‘financial cliff edge’ by delay in lockdown easing

Laura Snapes and Jasper Jolly

17, Jun, 2021 @10:31 AM

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Nick Page obituary
Guitarist, composer and producer nicknamed Count Dubulah who was a co-founder of Transglobal Underground

Robin Denselow

18, May, 2021 @2:15 PM

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Womad 1985: the qawwali star invokes rapture
Revellers on Essex’s Mersea Island were transfixed by the sheer spiritual power of Khan’s first performance outside south Asia

Ammar Kalia

15, Jul, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Womad 2020 cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic
Festival co-founder Peter Gabriel said many artists billed to play this year’s festival have pledged to return in 2021

Laura Snapes

08, Apr, 2020 @12:13 PM

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Ustad Saami’s ‘mind-boggling’ album God Is Not a Terrorist: ‘It’s superhuman’
The 76-year-old music virtuoso released his first record last year. He’s the last surviving practitioner of a 13th century tradition at risk of dying with him

Janine Israel

02, Mar, 2020 @4:30 PM

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Womad festival review – polyphony and politics in global soundclash
Septuagenarians shone at the 37th edition of the globe-trotting music festival, that also subtly railed against Brexit with quirky European talent

Robin Denselow

30, Jul, 2019 @8:36 AM

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'So flawed and problematic': why the term 'world music' is dead
Artists, record labels and even this month’s Womad festival agree that the term is outdated. Is there a better way to market music from across the globe?

Ammar Kalia

24, Jul, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Alan James obituary
Maverick concert programmer and manager with an impressively eclectic taste in music

Robin Denselow

16, Apr, 2019 @12:45 PM

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Womadelaide 2019: Christine and the Queens dazzles amid smorgasbord of sound
More than 75 acts performed over four packed days in a world music festival that continues to push boundaries and open hearts

Janine Israel

12, Mar, 2019 @12:17 AM

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Womad festival struggling to book artists due to Brexit uncertainty
World music festival director says acts worry they will face visa problems this summer

Sarah Marsh

28, Feb, 2019 @10:00 AM

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UK festival directors demand end to ‘overly complex’ visa process
Leading figures from arts, music and culture call for government reforms

Sian Cain

21, Aug, 2018 @6:36 PM

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