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Omar Souleyman (Syria), Wazimbo (Mozambique), Hanba! (Poland)

Lopa Kothari 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.

Lopa Kothari 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. Syrian musician Omar Souleyman performs on the Open Air Stage - he is a cult figure with more than 500 live and studio albums to his name, most of them from his work as a wedding singer in Arab communities. One of Mozambique's greatest voices, Humberto Carlos Benfica, known as Wazimbo, performs on the BBC Radio 3 Charlie Gillett Stage. BBC Introducing presents The Scorpios, with musicians mainly from Sudan - and, also on the Radio 3 stage, Hanba! sets out to show that punk was born in the streets of 1920s Poland. Estonian singer Maria Kalkun and Ireland's Sharon Shannon perform in the Radio 3 Session Tent. Plus a Mixtape with Gilles Peterson.

Radio 3 returns to WOMAD for year number 19, 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 their UK Festival debuts. There are broadcasts across the weekend on Radio 3, plus Cerys Matthews on 6 Music, as well as upcoming programmes on BBC World Service.

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