Portrait(s) of the week – WOMAD

The mud and cold were a not-so-welcome change from last year’s balmy temperatures, but the music was just as fabulous.

I covered WOMAD as part of the Rhythm Passport team and here’s a selection of portraits of some of the brilliant performers I was lucky enough to meet. They came from all round the world to share their rhythms, melodies and stories with the damp-yet-appreciative festival crowd.

Check out their interviews on the newly revamped Rhythm Passport website.

Violons Barbares © Emma Marshall

Violons Barbares – France / Bulgaria / Mongolia

Criolo © Emma Marshall

Criolo – Brazil

The Mahotella Queens © Emma Marshall

The Mahotella Queens – South Africa

Noura Mint Seymali © Emma Marshall

Noura Mint Seymali – Mauritania

Sheelanagig © Emma Marshall

Sheelanagig – UK

Aurelio © Emma Marshall

Aurelio – Honduras

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