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womad 2008

Justin Adams

A legend in his own life time..........worked with some of world musics top musicians. Recently working with the Gambian RITA player Juideh Camara. Has worked with the great Jah Wobble, Peter Gabriel, Robert Plant. One of his best records is Desert Roads from 2000.

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Nathan Lee

There are several artists with that name. 1) Nathan Lee is a Vietnamese singer. Nathan was born in 1983 in Hanoi, but later moved to New York, US, with his family. He started his modelling career at 17 and later became a model under Elite Model Management. Nathan returned to Vietnam in 2008 to pursue a career in music. Albums:
H (2010)
Th?c (2011)
M (2012) 2) There's a Nathan Lee DJ from Toronto, Canada who's part of I Need Sugar. 3) And a Nathan Lee musician from the United States.

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Bella Hardy

As a child Bella was always singing. Edale was the ideal place to nurture this natural ability, with an abundance of communal song. Having played the fiddle a small amount at school, Bella attended a Folkworks Youth Summer School in Durham age 13. Motivated by the number of young people playing folk music, she was inspired to begin working on folk fiddle. She also met many of her great friends and musical companions.

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Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba

Taj Mahal describes him as a genius, a living proof that the blues comes from the region of Segu. Bassekou Kouyate is one of Mali's best-known Ngoni players. He has collaborated with many important traditional musicians of his country as well as international such as Carlos Santana, U2 among many many others. Most recently he is featured on Ali Farkas posthumous album 'Savane' and toured with him leaving a lasting impression on the audience as the bands solo ngoni player.

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Terakaft

Terakaft is a gang of guitarists, in the same vein as Tinariwen. Nothing astonishing about that if you consider that Terakaft was founded by Kedou and Diara, two formative and historical guitarists from Tinariwen. Moreover Kedou accompanied Tinariwen to the very first Festival with the Desert by Chock-Essako in January 2001, and contributes four songs on their first album The Radio Tisdas Sessions.

Read more about Terakaft on Last.fm.

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GOCOO

GOCOO are seven female and four male drummers who capture their audience with original grooves woven with Japanese drums, Taikos. On stage the 11 musicians from Tokyo create with almost 40 drums a music-spectacle beyond imagination. Music-wise GOCOO are one of the most sophisticated percussion groups of the present. The cosmic beats and uniquely complex poly-rhythms are of such primal nature that they reflect all known music styles and consequently unite people of all ages, ethnic and social origins and of any taste in music.

Read more about GOCOO on Last.fm.

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Mista Savona

Jake Savona, aka Mista Savona, is arguably Australia's leading exponent of roots reggae and dancehall music, with international releases under his belt and the recent release in Australia of Melbourne Meets Kingston - the first ever album length collaboration between Australian and Jamaican musicians. Released earlier this year to widespread critical claim, it has been hailed as

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