We are deeply honoured to have been included in the “Music From A Festival Field” compilation CD which accompanies the wonderful new book “My Festival Romance” by Thomas Brooman CBE, one of the co-founders of WOMAD with Peter Gabriel. Our track Ta Ne Se Si, Mome, Naspalo (Girl, You Haven’t Slept Enough) appears alongside stellar names like Billy Cobham and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
“The artists featured all relate to the lifelong passion for music that Thomas expresses in his book. Many of these artists have played at Womad Festivals in years gone by and others are simply all-time favourite tracks.
All of the artists featured here are fantastic and fearless collaborators, making music that reaches across cultural divides and established genres.”
Thomas Brooman organised more than 150 Womad festivals around the world over 25 years but his passion for festivals goes all the way back to 1969 when he attended the Bath Blues Festival headlined by Fleetwood Mac and Led Zeppelin.
In My Festival Romance, he recalls his childhood years growing up in Bristol and Buenos Aires and gives an intriguing insight into the Bristol Punk scene, the Bristol Recorder project and more. He talks affectionately about the rise of Womad, his relationships with the many artists around the globe with whom we worked, and reflects on life after Womad.
It’s a great read.
The launch of “My Festival Romance” will be held at Bristol’s Waterstones on 30th June 2017.