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World On Your Street: The Global Music Challenge
The World on Your Street at WOMAD 2003

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Listen to artists recorded in performance at the WOMAD festival (25-27 July 2003) in the World on Your Street tent.

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Friday, Africa on Your Street

The World on Your Street tent Listen  Listen (3'19) to Linos Wengara Magaya,
Anna Mudeka, and Netsayi Chigwendere perform a song on vocals and mbira. It is introduced as 'Rombe is a poor person, someone who is not employed. They just do things on their own. And this song is Uri Rombe'.

(Read more about Linos Wengara Magaya, Anna Mudeka, and Netsayi Chigwendere)

Listen  Listen (5'21) to Linos Wengara Magaya perform a solo song on mbira.


Adesose Wallis Listen  Listen (2'07) to Adesose Wallis perform a song on vocals and talking drum.

(Read more about Adesose Wallis)


Listen  Listen (5'29) to Adesose Wallis perform 'Bayo bayo mi'nbo', a lullaby accompanied on his agidigbo (thumb piano with bamboo keys).

Listen  Listen (5'37) to Adesose Wallis perform 'Kingbele', a song of hunters celebrating their return home from the forest.

Listen  Listen (1'21) to Mosi Conde sing a song accompanied by his kora, and an enthusiastic audience!

(Read more about Mosi Conde)


Listen  Listen (6'55) to Mosi Conde sing a song accompanied by his kora.

Saturday, UK Roots on your Street

Boka Halat Listen  Listen (5'38) to Boka Halat introduce and play 'Tides' on melodian, percussion and voice

(Read more about Boka Halat: Roger Watson,
Musa Mboob, and Rachel McLeod)


Listen  Listen (5'11) to 'Tides' without the introduction

Listen  Listen (3'32) to Boka Halat play 'Dinala nop duma bai' ('I will love you forever') on melodian, percussion, double bass

Julie Murphy and Dylan Fowler Listen  Listen (6'15) to Julie Murphy and Dylan Fowler introduce and play 'Polly Vaughan', a song about a woman shot by her partner, who mistakes her for a swan

(Read more about Julie Murphy and Dylan Fowler)


Listen  Listen (5'15) to 'Polly Vaughan' without the introduction

Listen  Listen (4'25) to Julie Murphy and Dylan Fowler play 'Y bachan main' a Portuguese influenced song described as 'a sort of Welsh blues. It's about a girl who stands up to her over-bearing mother'

Listen  Listen (5'14) to Julie Murphy and Dylan Fowler introduce and play 'Y ddau farch', a song described as 'two horses having a conversation... It's a metaphor for people who've worked all their lives in heavy industry and are then on the scrap heap.'

Listen  Listen (4'13) to 'Y ddau farch' without the introduction

Listen  Listen (5'20) to Julie Murphy and Dylan Fowler introduce and play 'Hela'r dryw bach': 'a wren hunting song that would have been played on St Stephen's Day by small children taking boxes round to catch wrens'

Listen  Listen (5'20) to 'Hela'r dryw bach' without the introduction.

The Witches of Elswick Listen  Listen (3'40) to The Witches of Elswick sing a song about poisonous eels!

(Read more about the Witches' Fay Hield)


Listen  Listen (6'50) to The Witches of Elswick sing 'Soldier Soldier' by Peter Bellamy with lyrics from a Kipling poem

Listen  Listen (3'44) to The Witches of Elswick sing 'Sovai, Sovai' for an appreciative audience

Listen  Listen (3'44) to The Witches of Elswick sing 'Honey for the Bee'

Sunday, Middle East on Your Street

Azad Zahawy, Hussein Zahawy and Caner Sahin Listen  Listen (8'17) to Hussein Zahawy, Azad Zahawy and Caner Sahin perform a Kurdish piece.

(Read more about Azad Zahawy and Caner Sahin)


Listen  Listen (8'17) to Hussein Zahawy, Azad Zahawy and Caner Sahin sing a Kurdish piece.

Listen  Listen (6'36) to Ahmed Muktar on the oud, performing a very old Iraqi song using quarter tones.

(Read more about Ahmed Muktar)

Listen  Listen (4'40) to Ahmed Muktar perform 'Espana' described as a piece that 'represents the engagement and relationship between Baghdad and Andalucia'

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