Merchant City Festival 2012 A Celebration of 30 Years of WOMAD featuring Baloji, Deolinda and Hot Water
Internationally renowned festival WOMAD has brought together artists from all over the globe for 30 years and tonight we transport the spirit of the celebration to the Old Fruitmarket, with three of the best, most eclectic acts in world music today.
Tonight we welcome Baloji whose “Francophonic raps take centre stage, but around them come reggae, bouncing balafons, retro-funk and exuberant soukous” (The Observer).
Fast winning fame for their wildly flamboyant, often comical live performances, Deolinda draw on styles including fado, traditional folk, Brazilian and Cape Verdean music. “One of Europe’s great bands” (The Times) recently achieved platinum sales in their native Portugal for their debut album, Canção ao Lado.
Hot Water’s sound incorporates elements of traditional South African music (such as kwela, mbaqanga, sakkie-sakkie, ghoema, maskandi and kwasa kwasa) with folk, blues and indie-pop rock. “…one of the most exciting musical projects to come out of South Africa…” (The Citizen)
The WOMAD festival at Charlton Park, Wiltshire will take run between the 26 and 29 July, For more information and to purchase tickets please visit: www.womad.co.uk
A transaction charge of £1.50 applies to all phone bookings.
A transaction charge of £1 applies to all online bookings.
Children: £5 (must be accompanied by an adult - up to the age of 14)
Under 26: £5