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Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel talks WOMAD

Watch a video interview with singer Peter Gabriel, as he talks up the forthcoming WOMAD 2008 Festival, taking place in Charlton Park in July.

The ex-Genesis frontman and highly successful solo artist - famous for songs such as 'Solsbury Hill' and 'Sledgehammer' - now lives in Box in Wiltshire where he also runs Real World studios. He founded the recording complex in the late-1980s in order to promote World music.

Amanda Parr from BBC Points West visited Real World studios this week to interview the legendary singer. 

WOMAD in 2007

WOMAD in 2007

She spoke to Peter and found out about his preparations for the 2008 WOMAD festival which is to be held once more in Wiltshire - for the second year running - at Charlton Park near Malmesbury.

This year's event - due to take place over the weekend of Friday 25th-Sunday 27th July - boasts a line-up featuring the cream of World music artists such as Bill Cobham, Eddy Grant and The Frontline Orchestra, Finley Quaye and Lee 'Scratch' Perry.

In the lengthy interview Peter also spoke of his love for the county he has adopted as his home, running a successful studio and reflected on his lengthy musical career.

Also Amanda is taken on a detailed tour of New World Studios by director Andy Wood.

last updated: 21/06/2008 at 11:59
created: 20/06/2008

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He fails to mention the truth of how it began, and also taking credit for idea's he did not produce himself, i think is disgracful!

C Monk
Great interview with Peter but what happened to the Real World Studio tour?

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