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WOMAD 2, Charlton Park

WOMAD 2, Charlton Park

Oh no it wasn't. The headliners disappointed, and all the gems were hiding way down the bill

The dogs bark, the caravan moves onTrevor Eales
Its acronymic moniker stands for World Of Music, Arts and Dance, but the line-up at this year’s WOMAD is, as usual, very much skewed towards the first of those artforms – hailing from anywhere and everywhere between Australia and Azerbaijan. The “arts” component is likewise fully evident; in the two different venues for film screenings, for instance, or in the four small wooden stages in construction throughout the weekend as a demonstration of sustainable architecture.
Though seated cross-legged on the stage, the impassioned intensity of both singers is unmatched throughout the weekend

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Hi Marcus Lovely piece man..... But for heavens sake what good is a baffled correspondent to anybody. You need to know everything about everything like any decent world music reviewer. If your going to critique anyone here at least give us some juicy well informed stuff from your hard earned musical pedigree. You've had a good crack at doing this job but perhaps you need to start looking at another avenue. Caretaker, Park attendant perhaps, you know, somewhere where being baffled is not so important. In the meantime I hope you can take a well earned break from the big time to just put your feet up and have a nice cup of tea.

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