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Come late September, Mount Mashuk, situated close to the beautiful city of Pyatigorsk, will have those iconic WOMAD flags fluttering brightly in the Russian breeze. WOMAD Russia will be opening its doors to festival goers eager to find the international musical secrets that WOMAD has to reveal.
WOMAD Russia brings as many international musicians as we can fit into the two days during the festival. See their incredible performances, and in the workshops, be introduced to their instruments, hear stories from their homelands and delve deep into their vibrant cultures with them.
Who are these great musicians? Well so far we have:
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 (Nigeria)
Ska Cubano (Cuba, Jamaica, UK, Japan, Montserrat)
Asif Ali Khan (Pakistan)
El Tanbura (Egypt)
Dobet Gnahoré (Cote D'Ivoire)
La Chiva Gantiva (Colombia, Belgium)
Mari Boine (Norway)
Come and revel in the WOMAD delights, dance to music unheard of, in a new city, making new friends along the way.
WOMAD Workshops are heading to Northern Ireland for a four year WOMAD outreach programme.
WOMAD is in Belfast as we speak. Made possible through significant funding from Belfast City council's Creative Legacies programme and curated by Beyond Skin, an Northern Irish organisation addressing racism sectarianism through multi-cultural arts and media, WOMAD is proud to have been chosen for the exciting task in hand.
Over the next week the WOMAD outreach programme along with the excellent Ripton Lindsay will be delivering Jamaican dance workshops in schools within Belfast. The grand finale, what all the children will have been working towards, will coincide with with Féte de la Musique (World Music Day) at T13 Shared Space, Titanic Quarter from 10am-3pm. Ripton's dance troops will showcase their work here. The event is open to the public and free for schools to attend and take part in workshops on site.
We hope to see you there.
More details at www.womadbelfast.org
Funded by Belfast City Council's Creative Legacies supported under the Belfast PEACE III Plan by the European Union's European Regional Development Fund through the PEACE III Programme. In kind support from Dawsons Music, Premier Inn & T13.
Are you a visual artist, dancer, musician, puppeteer, storyteller or face painter? Are you interested in leading Children's Workshops at WOMAD this year?
We welcome proposals from all artists to lead workshops in our Children's Area. Every year at WOMAD we host a huge variety of children's workshops on site between 9am and 7pm. The Children's Parade on the Sunday is a WOMAD institution with the children's creations on show for all to see in the procession.
This year our theme is 'Floating and Flying'. We'd love to hear from people with proposals to animate the theme and make this year's workshop and final processsion even more colourful and vibrant than ever! Please email proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15th.
To get a taste of last year's Children's Parade click here.
To witness the Children's Parade at WOMAD this year click here.
WOMAD Foundation Residency in Malta in partnership with St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, Valletta.
29th April - 5th May 2013
The WOMAD Foundation is delighted to have been invited to the island of Malta, in the heart of the Mediterranean, to present a series of workshops, master classes and performances in schools, colleges and at SJC Centre for Creativity in Valletta. In partnership with St James Cavalier, we have devised a vibrant and diverse programme of activities for children and young people working with visiting musicians and visual artists including:
Brassroots (USA/UK), Siyaya (Zimbabwe), Ipercussionici (Sicily), Malarky (UK) , Ripton Lindsay (Jamaica), Dave Watts (UK/Tenerife) and Shona Watt (UK)
Artists and students will animate the streets of Valletta with music, dance and visuals on 5th May, followed by showcases from students and artists sharing their experiences of working together.
Watch out for more news on the WOMAD Foundation coming soon.
Do you want to sell food, trade your unique wares or promote a worthwhile cause in WOMAD's world-famous Global Markets? Then now is your last chance. The traders' form will be taken down from the website on Monday morning, so you have this weekend to get last-minute applications in.
WOMAD is famed for its extensive array of exotic foodstuffs and made a commitment to filling festival-goers' bellies with quality fare long before other festivals realised dinner at an event in a field needn't consist of a dirt-burger. We can guarantee you'll find food on offer at WOMAD you won't find at any other festival. If you have a creative culinary idea please get in touch.
INDEPENDENT ARTS & CRAFTS
WOMAD is a long-time champion of independent arts and crafts and our Global Markets contains amazing items you're unlikely to discover at any other music festival in the UK.
We're always interested in supporting worthwhile causes. If you have cause, initiative or charity that fits with WOMAD please get in touch.
To visit the WOMAD Global Markets this year click here.