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WOMEX 2010

Lucy Duran presents highlights from WOMEX, the annual gathering of the world music industry. Music from accordion player Maria Kalaniemi, singer Danyel Waro and Welsh band Mabon.

Highlights from WOMEX, the annual gathering of the world music industry, which takes place this year in Copenhagen. WOMEX showcases the newest bands and the freshest talent in world music, and Lucy Duran introduces performances by Finnish accordion virtuoso Maria Kalaniemi, the leading singer of the Reunion Islands Danyel Waro, and Welsh band Mabon, named after the stormy winds of the autumn equinox. Producer Roger Short.

Maria Kalaniemi is a leading figure in the extraordinary Scandinavian accordion movement, playing music rooted in folk styles as well as contemporary music in bands such as Accordion Tribe.

Danyel Waro grew up singing his local style called 'Maloya', which combines influences from across the Indian Ocean. Maloya was once banned by the French colonists, and became a symbol of the Islands' struggle for independence.

Mabon are based in Wales, but draw their influences from across the celtic world. They are led by Jamie Smith on accordion, with fellow Welshman Oli Wilson-Dickson on fiddle, Scottish musician Calum Stewart on wooden flute, and Jamie's dad Derek on guitar.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Damily

    Nahoda

    • BBC Recording at the WOMEX World Music Expo, Copenhagen, by Sound Engineer James Birtwistle.
  • Damily

    Mifona

    • BBC Recording at the WOMEX World Music Expo, Copenhagen, by Sound Engineer James Birtwistle.
  • Maria Kalaniemi

    Yeppo Polska

    • Recorded at the WOMEX World Music Expo, Copenhagen, by Norwegian Radio, mixed by BBC Sound Engineer James Birtwistle.
  • Maria Kalaniemi

    Under Fullmane

    Composer: Taysikku

    • Recorded at the WOMEX World Music Expo, Copenhagen, by Norwegian Radio, mixed by BBC Sound Engineer James Birtwistle.
  • Maria Kalaniemi

    I Fjol

    Composer: Taysikku

    • Recorded at the WOMEX World Music Expo, Copenhagen, by Norwegian Radio, mixed by BBC Sound Engineer James Birtwistle.
  • Danyèl Waro

    Veli

    • BBC Recording at the WOMEX World Music Expo, Copenhagen, by Sound Engineer James Birtwistle.
  • Danyèl Waro

    Mandela

    • BBC Recording at the WOMEX World Music Expo, Copenhagen, by Sound Engineer James Birtwistle.
  • Jamie Smith's Mabon

    File under Biddley

    • BBC Recording at the WOMEX World Music Expo, Copenhagen, by Sound Engineer James Birtwistle.
  • Jamie Smith's Mabon

    Galician Stylee

    • BBC Recording at the WOMEX World Music Expo, Copenhagen, by Sound Engineer James Birtwistle.
  • Desert Slide

    Helo Ramapeer

    Performers: Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt

    • Recorded at the WOMEX World Music Expo, Copenhagen, by Danish Radio Sound Engineer Ossian Ryner.
  • Damily

    Nahoda

    Performers: Damily (vocals, guitar), Claude Ralambomasinjaka (vocals), Gany (vocals, percussion), Naivo (drums, percussion), Rakapo (bass guitar)

    • BBC Recording at the WOMEX World Music Expo, Copenhagen, by Sound Engineer James Birtwistle.
  • Damily

    Mifona

    Performers: Damily (vocals, guitar), Claude Ralambomasinjaka (vocals), Gany (vocals, percussion), Naivo (drums, percussion), Rakapo (bass guitar)

    • BBC Recording at the WOMEX World Music Expo, Copenhagen, by Sound Engineer James Birtwistle.
  • Maria Kalaniemi

    Yeppo Polska

    Performers: Maria Kalaniemi (vocals/accordion), Eero Grunström (harmonium/mouth organ), Olli Varis (guitar)

    • Recorded at the WOMEX World Music Expo, Copenhagen, by Norwegian Radio, mixed by BBC Sound Engineer James Birtwistle.
  • Maria Kalaniemi

    Under Fullmane

    Composer: Taysikku Performers: Maria Kalaniemi (vocals/accordion), Eero Grunström (harmonium/mouth organ), Olli Varis (guitar)

    • Recorded at the WOMEX World Music Expo, Copenhagen, by Norwegian Radio, mixed by BBC Sound Engineer James Birtwistle.
  • Maria Kalaniemi

    I Fjol

    Composer: Taysikku Performers: Maria Kalaniemi (vocals/accordion), Eero Grunström (harmonium/mouth organ), Olli Varis (guitar)

    • Recorded at the WOMEX World Music Expo, Copenhagen, by Norwegian Radio, mixed by BBC Sound Engineer James Birtwistle.
  • Danyèl Waro

    Veli

    • BBC Recording at the WOMEX World Music Expo, Copenhagen, by Sound Engineer James Birtwistle.
  • Danyèl Waro

    Mandela

    • BBC Recording at the WOMEX World Music Expo, Copenhagen, by Sound Engineer James Birtwistle.
  • Jamie Smith's Mabon

    File under Biddley

    Performers: Jamie Smith (accordion), Opli Wilson-Dickson (fiddle), Lolo Whelan (drums, percussion), Derek Smith (acoustic guitar), Matt Downer (bass guitar, upright bass)

    • BBC Recording at the WOMEX World Music Expo, Copenhagen, by Sound Engineer James Birtwistle.
  • Jamie Smith's Mabon

    Galician Stylee

    Performers: Jamie Smith (accordion), Opli Wilson-Dickson (fiddle), Lolo Whelan (drums, percussion), Derek Smith (acoustic guitar), Matt Downer (bass guitar, upright bass)

    • BBC Recording at the WOMEX World Music Expo, Copenhagen, by Sound Engineer James Birtwistle.
  • Desert Slide

    Helo Ramapeer

    Composer: Trad Performers: Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Ramkumar Mishra (tabla), Anwar Khan Manganiyar (vocals), Gali Khan Manganiyar (khadtal), Ghewar Khan Manganiyar (kamaicha), Goram Khan Manganiyar (dholak)

    • Recorded at the WOMEX World Music Expo, Copenhagen, by Danish Radio Sound Engineer Ossian Ryner.

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