Music festival of the week: Womad

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The year's biggest world music festival begins this week, and Rachid Taha, invigorated by his acclaimed new album, headlines Thursday.

Friday's afternoon schedule includes sets from Quebec's Le Vent Du Nord, Russia's Huun Huur Tu and Colombia's Ondatrópica, while the evening promises Tamikrest, Malawi Mouse Boys, Seun Kuti and Jesca Hoop. And look out for late additions to Friday's late-night bill from the world of vintage reggae – Max Romeo and Lee "Scratch" Perry.

As for next weekend, the schedule is packed – from Freisland newcomer Nynke to Sam Lee, Alice Russell, Gilberto Gil, Fanfare Ciocarlia… the choice is yours.

0118 960 6060;, Thursday to 28 July