Womad Festival: Womad details

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WOMAD celebrates its tenth birthday this month (17-19 July) with a weekend of world music and festivities at Reading's Rivermead Leisure Complex, held in association with the Independent. A musical Earth summit, the weekend features musicians from over 30 countries. Friday's highlights include Capercaille, Eddi Reader, Sheila Chandra and the Finnish group Varttina. Saturday's programme includes two of the world's great percussion troupes - Africa's Drummers of Burundi and Brazil's Grupo Olodum - and jazz from Courtney Pine. A Saturday night gala features Jah Wobble and Peter Gabriel among others, while Sunday's line-up includes Mali's Salif Keita and Aboriginal rockers Yothu Yindi.

For tickets and further information call 0734 591591.

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