Fun Rolled Into One Word – WOMAD

June 10, 2010 by  
Filed under New World Music

Whoever has been to a WOMAD festival knows that there’s not much that tops the experience – the sun shining over the many stages, stalls, artisans and small and big festival goers. Plus, the atmosphere of reaching out to each other and learning from each other through the universal languages of music, arts and dance make WOMAD such a unique experience.

At WOMAD 2006

At WOMAD 2006

Read more

Peter Gabriel – the Man, the Music, the Mission

April 21, 2010 by  
Filed under New World Music

It’s easy to be inspired by Peter Gabriel who seems to never have stood still in the more than 40 years that span his career. He started his career as the lead singer of Genesis, founded already in 1967, and to the shock of many fans, left in 1975 to pursue a solo career. His many solo hits like “Solsbury Hill”, “Games Without Frontiers” and “Biko” – often competing with Genesis songs – seem to prove that this was the right move.

Peter Gabriel at a performance in 1978

Peter Gabriel at a performance in 1978

Photo: Helge Øverås Read more