Desperately Seeking Fatoumata Diawara
The WOMAD Music Festival 2014 near Malmesbury in Wiltshire.
A long hot sunny weekend in a tent in a field with a sea of cider and a myriad of amazing bands from the wonderful world of World Music.
My best friends were (in order of appearance) Chloé Bird (Spain), Söndörgő (Hungary), The Good Ones (Rwanda), The Jolly Boys (Jamaica), Goran Bregović & His Wedding Funeral Orchestra (Serbia/Bulgaria), Čači Vorba (Poland), Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita (Wales/Senegal), Amira Kheir (Sudan), Septeto Santiaguero (Cuba), Lucinda Belle (England), Muyayo Rif (Spain), 9Bach (Wales), Elemotho (Namibia), Clinton Fearon (Jamaica), The Magnolia Sisters (USA), Nuru Kane (Senegal), Dakha Brakha (Ukraine), Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat (Iran), Fatoumata Diawara & Roberto Fonseca (Mali/Cuba), and Sinéad O'Connor (Ireland).
WOMAD … One music! One heart! One world!