HOME Festival: World Music in Devon this weekend

 WorldMusic.co.uk will be off this weekend to the HOME Festival at Dartington, near Totnes, Devon for two days of world music in an acoustic setting.

The small festival in its second year was set up by ex-Womad co-founder Thomas Brooman as a more acoustic based experience in which to hear the music of the world.  We're looking forward to catching some great acts in a more intimate space and really feel a more personal relationship with the performers and music.  

These include acts like Tuareg desert rockers Tamikrest (on only their second visit in the UK - and the first outside of London), Senegalese Kora player Seckou Keita and singer Binta Susso, Anglo-Gambian duo Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara, Bulgarian singers the Perunika Trio, English songstress Martha Tilston, Welsh renaissance folkers Fernhill, the sitar of Sheema Mukherjee (also here with her Sitar Funk Ensemble), fiddle heaven from Julaba Kunda (Griselda Sanderson and Juldeh Camara), Alejandro and the Magic Tombolinos, and many more not forgetting of course the headline act - New York songwriter Suzanne Vega.

There'll also be a DJ set led by Max Pashm (electro-swing, balkan beats, klezmer, mediterranean) and with Sound Transmission (dub/reggae) and DJ Delgado (African/Latin); a homegrown stage with young local talent; workshops for kids and families, A dance production (Desert Crossings), a choral piece based on Mayan prophecies, Shakuhachi flautist Adrian Freedman, drumming and vocal workshops, and even two open air films: the 1935 Cagney/de Havilland/Rooney (Mickey not Wayne!) version of "A Midsummer's Night Dream" and "Benda Bilili" the rockumentary about Kinshasa's wheelchair bound musicians, Staff Benda Bilili.

The Festival starts at 7pm on Friday 24th June and carries on all day Saturday 25th June at Dartington Hall, Devon.  Details below:


See you there.  If you see us, come and say hello!