Artists for the BBC Radio 3 Charlie Gillett stage announced

From traditional Portuguese Fado songs from Ricardo Ribeiro to frantic, dance-inducing trikitixa playing from the Basque country with Korrontzi, to the concept band Hanba! who are reimagining punk music from a wartime 1930’s perspective; the BBC Radio 3 Charlie Gillett Stage continues to build on its reputation for welcoming fresh and eclectic artists from all over the world as it returns to WOMAD festival 2018.

 

Artists on the BBC Radio 3 Charlie Gillett Stage at WOMAD 2018

Calan

Savvy, contemporary Welsh folk

 

Hańba!

Punk, uprooted and transplanted to Poland in 1930.

 

Hashmat Sultana

Dueting Sufi sisters

 

House of Waters

New territory for the hammered dulcimer

 

JM and Juanin: Los Crack del Puerto

Chile’s own Buena Vista Social Club?

 

Korrontzi

Expansive, intricate folk – rooted in Basque tradition

 

LADAMA

Pan-American musical hurricane

 

Lian Music Band with Mohsen Sharifian

Iran’s renowned folk traditionalists

 

Orchestre Les Mangelepa

East African big band legends

 

Renata Rosa

The folk sounds of north-east Brazil

 

Ricardo Ribeiro

Emotive and expressive Portuguese nostalgia

 

Seby Ntege & Band

Ugandan multi-instrumentalist explores new horizons

 

Talisk

Thrilling Scottish folk three-piece

 

Tamala

Absorbing hybridity from Senegal via Brussels

 

The Scorpios

Mesmerising, forward-looking fusion from Central Sudan

 

Vishtèn

Thrilling Roots from French Canada

 

Wazimbo

Venerable marrabenta vocalist

 

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