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Photos: Mud and Magic at WOMAD 2015

30.7.15

See my photo set on Flickr here! I have been visiting WOMAD — World of Music, Arts and Dance, the world music festival established by Peter Gabriel and a number of colleagues in 1982 — as an artist since 2002, helping my wife run children’s workshops with a number of other friends, and this year […]

I’m Away at WOMAD for Six Days: Why Not Check Out My CD, ‘Love and War’ by The Four Fathers?

22.7.15

My friends, Every year, on the last weekend in July, I travel to Charlton Park in Wiltshire with my family and friends for the WOMAD world music festival, where my wife runs children’s workshops, where the sun nearly always shines, and there is great music from all around the world — and there is always […]

Buy It Here! Love and War, the Debut Album by Andy Worthington’s Band The Four Fathers Launches Today

5.7.15

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve just taken delivery of the first batch of CDs of ‘Love and War’, the debut album by my band The Four Fathers. Featuring ten tracks — seven originals, two covers and a radical reworking of an old English folk song — ‘Love and War’ is available to buy for […]

Andy Worthington’s Band The Four Fathers Release Free Song, ‘Tory Bullshit Blues’

2.5.15

I’ve just made available a free song on Soundcloud, ‘Tory Bullshit Blues‘, by my band The Four Fathers, from our forthcoming album, ‘Love and War.’ With just five days to go until the General Election, and with reports that the Tories are leading in the polls, I wanted to make sure that I made my […]

Video: Andy Worthington Calls for the Closure of Guantánamo Outside the White House on January 11, 2015

15.1.15

January 11, 2015 was the 13th anniversary of the opening of the Bush administration’s “war on terror” prison at Guantánamo, and I traveled to the US to take part in protests in Washington D.C. on the anniversary, as well as in other locations in the US, as I have done since January 2011. I’m currently […]

We Stand With Shaker Website Launches, Plus Campaign Video Featuring My “Song for Shaker Aamer” With My Band The Four Fathers

24.11.14

What a day it’s been! A great launch, for We Stand With Shaker, the new campaign to secure the release from Guantánamo of Shaker Aamer, the last British resident in the prison, including the launch of our website, which features photos of supporters all around the world holding their own signs that say “I Stand […]

Photos: The Wonderful WOMAD Festival, Charlton Park, Wiltshire, July 2014

30.7.14

See my photos on Flickr here! Every year since 2002, I have attended the WOMAD world music festival (it stands for ‘World of Music, Arts and Dance’) with my family and with friends. My wife runs children’s workshops at the festival, and for five days, at the end of July every year, we escape from […]

Award-Winning Soul Singer Esperanza Spalding Calls for Closure of Guantánamo in New Song, “We Are America”

19.11.13

In the long and ignoble history of the “war on terror” prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, those who have fought to secure its closure have generally labored without the kind of celebrity endorsement that tends to secure mass appeal for political causes. This year, however, celebrities began to take notice when the majority of the […]

I’m Off to WOMAD, Back on Monday: Lee Perry and Seun Kuti on the Bill!

23.7.13

Since 2002, my family and I, along with a crew of friends, including our kids, have been regulars visitors at the WOMAD festival (World of Music Art and Dance), originally in Reading but, since 2007, at Charlton Park in north Wiltshire, where my wife runs children’s workshops, and we get backstage passes to mingle with […]

Big Skies and Global Beats: Photos from WOMAD’s 30th Anniversary Festival (2/2)

2.8.12

Big Skies and Global Beats: WOMAD’s 30th Anniversary Festival (2/2), a set on Flickr. Yesterday I published my first set of photos from this year’s WOMAD world music festival in Charlton Park, Wiltshire, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The product of a great flowering of interest in festivals, WOMAD, which began in 1982, as […]

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