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The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians, the No-Smoking Orchestra, Viguela

Lopa Kothari, Andrew McGregor and Kathryn Tickell present the first of a weekend of broadcasts from the globe's leading festival of world music, live from Charlton Park.

Lopa Kothari, Andrew McGregor and Kathryn Tickell present the first of a weekend of broadcasts from the globe's leading festival of world music, live from Charlton Park in Wiltshire. Emir Kusturica and the No-Smoking Orchestra light up WOMAD live from the Open Air stage, and The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians make their WOMAD debut. Spanish folk band Viguela are live from the BBC Radio 3 Charlie Gillett Stage, and there are recorded highlights from Malian diva Oumou Sangare, and Estonian turbo-folk band Trad Attack. Plus interviews, BBC Introducing and a live visit to the Radio 3 Session Tent, starting off more than eleven hours of live broadcasting across the WOMAD weekend.

Radio 3 returns to WOMAD with more live broadcasting than ever before, with live sets and highlights from the main stages as well as the BBC Radio 3 Charlie Gillett Stage, where Radio 3 has invited artists from across the globe to perform, many making UK Festival debuts. The weekend includes a Sunday morning simulcast with Cerys on 6, artists from BBC Introducing, and video performances from the Radio 3 Session Tent.

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