WOMAD of Art 2021 announcement

Posted on 27 May 2021

Have you ever wanted to go to the moon? Or see exactly what it would look like if you travelled those 238,855 miles to its surface?

Thanks to the World of Art at WOMAD 2021 you can! This year we welcome Luke Jerram’s touring art work “The Museum of the Moon” to the Secret Forest; a 7m diameter internally lit sphere that has perfect images of the surface taken by a NASA satellite.

As WOMAD weekend falls on a full moon we thought we’d celebrate with a performance programme by the light of the moon each night; storytelling, poetry, astrophysics and star-gazing for everyone who likes a little lunar love in their life.

Luke Jerram’s stunning Museum of the Moon Art Installation at this year’s festival is to be accompanied by an immersive sonic experience. British-Bahraini musician and composer Yazz Ahmed is creating the sound work that hopes to transport the listener to space…. and she needs your help! Yazz Ahmed work seeks to blur the lines between jazz and electronic sound design, bringing together the sounds of her mixed heritage in what has been described as ‘psychedelic Arabic jazz, intoxicating and compelling’.

For the sound work, we’d like to include 50 of our festival goers into the recording, and if you are fluent in languages other than English, that would be great too.

If you’re interested in participating in this exciting project, please email worldofart@womad.org by 1st June. Those chosen will be given lines to say from the great 13th century poet and mystic, Rumi, and your recordings will be woven throughout the sound work, which will be premiered at WOMAD under the light of the 7m moon.


So don’t be shy, and don’t delay, get in touch and hear yourself at WOMAD!