4 July 2011
What a weekend! We hope you all had an amazing time. We would like to that everyone that made this year’s festival happen! There will be more of a roundup soon, but in the mean time, here’s some pictures courtesy of Katchooo.
Spontaneous hula hooping broke out at the front for Dele Sosimi.
Tasty treats from the Boutique Baking Co. went down very well with a spot of tea.
Brassroots wow the crowd with covers such as Karma Police and Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).
10 May 2011
We are very excited to announce the addition of Afrobeat legend Dele Sosimi to this year’s Saturday line-up!
At the age of 16 while most teenagers are content with a paper round, Dele Sosimi joined Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s legendary Egypt 80 band as keyboard player. Within five years he was made musical director. After working with Femi Kuti in Positive Force, he moved to London in the mid-90s to pursue his own musical career.
His performance at last year’s WOMAD Festival was described in the Daily Telegraph as ‘the most satisfying act of the day…the glorious interplay of scorching horns, pulsing electric piano and endlessly shifting rhythm section had the audience packed round the Radio 3 stage leaping in delight.’
Dele Sosimi will play the main stage on the evening of Saturday 2nd July joining the likes of the inspirational Matthew Herbert Big Band, gypsy-swing ensemble Manouche and recent winners of the European Young Artists’ Jazz Award 2011, Beats and Pieces.