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Live at WOMAD 1982

Real World - UMG
Release Date: October 28, 2022

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1 The Musicians of the Nile - Tabla Iqae  
2 The Beat - Mirror In The Bathroom  
3 Pigbag - Big Bag  
4 The Drummers of Burundi - Kama K’iwacu  
5 Peter Gabriel - I Have The Touch  
6 Robert Fripp - WOMAD II  
7 Tian Jin Music and Dance Ensemble - Raindrops Pattering On Banana Leaves  
8 Echo and the Bunnymen - Zimbo (with the Royal Burundi Drummers)  
9 The Musicians of the Nile - Taksim Arghul  
10 Salsa de Hoy - Salsa de Hoy  
11 Rip Rig & Panic - You’re My Kind of Climate  
12 Mark Springer - Key Release  
13 The Chieftains - Cotton-Eyed Joe  
14 Simple Minds - Promised You A Miracle  
15 Ekome - Gahu  
16 Peter Hammill - A Ritual Mask  
17 Peter Gabriel featuring Ekome - Biko  
18 Sasono Mulyo - Gamelan Gong Kebyar (Bonus Track)  
19 Prince Nico Mbarga with the Ivory Coasters - Wayo In-law (Bonus Track  
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On 29 July 2022, WOMAD and Real World Records will celebrate the 40th anniversary of a landmark cultural moment with the release of the double album Live at WOMAD 1982. Featuring performances by Echo and the Bunnymen, Peter Gabriel, Simple Minds, The Beat, The Drummers of Burundi, The Musicians of the Nile, Salsa de Hoy and many more, this recording of the very first WOMAD festival reflects an unrivalled diversity of music programming which has become the festival’s signature over the four decades which have followed.

In July 1982, the Royal Bath and West Showground near Shepton Mallet, Somerset was the chosen location for what the organisers called ‘a World of Music, Arts and Dance’ (WOMAD for short) — 5 stages, with 60 bands from over 20 countries. The intention behind the festival was to acknowledge the influence of non-Western music on successful Western bands and musicians, and to create a wider audience for that music by combining both in the same event — a festival celebrating music as a universal language.

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