Thursday 16 August 2012

WOMAD 2012 Review

WOMAD festival needs no introduction as it's internationally well-known for its extensive selection of world music. This year was its 30th anniversary and the fourth year for Sorazora to exhibit at their current location near Malmesbury, Wiltshire. This year the dates were 27th-29th July.

Located by the Charlie Gillet stage, we were able to enjoy each days' line up on that stage whilst explaining the ins and outs of organic fibre production and natural dye techniques. This year's weather must have been imported along with some of the international artists as the sun shone continuously.

We'd love to say a big thank you to Kasia, who came to see us again, pictured below wearing our hempwool cardigan. We look forward to meeting again at another festival in the near future and hope the sun shines wherever you go.

Pictured below is one of the musicians from Japan's Marewrew & Oki who entertained us all with traditional Ainu songs. The man who grabbed our attention the most was Blick Bassy from Cameroon who blended jazz fusion with tasteful elements of his homeland's music.

 Terem Quartet from St Petersburg, Russia played an enjoyable blend of folk and classical at breakneck speed without a duff note. They were not only extremely talented musicians, but also highly entertaining to watch.

For more information about this annual festival held in Wiltshire, please follow the link below.