Explore Taste the World 2022

Posted on 18 May 2022

The Taste the World stage, nestled in the magical setting of the arboretum is the place where music, food and conversation transport you into the world of the artist…

Forced to keep ideas bubbling on the back burner for the last 2 years, we’re now over the moon to be cooking up some delectable dishes and musical interventions for your delight with a host of new artists. What better way to celebrate 40 years of wonderful WOMAD than raising a glass and tucking into some delicious food cooked by the artists themselves. A chance to experience up close, some outstanding musical moments, ask some of those burning questions you’ve been saving up and savour a slice of the artist’s life.

The Taste the World stage invites artists from the music stages to come and cook a favourite dish from home in front of an audience. This year’s programme is shaping up to be a finger licking, ear-tickling experience of food, live music, and cultural connections. Musicians will be donning their aprons and swapping their instruments for wooden spoons, whisks, and woks.

Some of the artists joining us on stage this year are:

Electric Jalaba with a serious North African vibe are set for a ‘Tagine Cook Off’

Les Amazones d’Afrique embrace the cuisine of West Africa – expect fiery flavours

Dizraeli rooted in hip-hop traditions, this wordsmith/musician turns his thoughts to food

Serena Ramzy & Majaz conjure up delicacies from Egypt alongside an irresistible side dish of belly dancing

Khiyo draw on Bengali traditions both musical and culinary to seduce our taste buds

ADG7 prepare for grandma’s pancakes, Korean style with traditional rhythms & Makgeolli

Millicent Chapanda brings home cooking Shona style with a dusting of the sweet sounds of ‘mbira’ from Zimbabwe

Tantz Balkan beats and eats to get your heart rate up & send your feet into a frenzy

Minyo Crusaders expect a reworking of traditional Japanese cuisine

We are so happy in 2022 to have Migrateful refugee chefs Maral Nuriyeva & Guncha Mameeddurdiyeva Turkmenistan who will be cooking delicious little Turkman pasties called ‘manty ‘ & ‘gutap’. Guncha is an accomplished musician and will be playing Turandor and Gopuz and we’re promised stories and dancing.

Children can also get their taste of global cuisine with a hands-on daily workshop, creating ‘hard to resist’ yummy & healthy dishes with chefs who have tempting secrets up their sleeves.

Don’t miss the tastes and sounds served up from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Taste the World in the Arboretum!