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Dance rhythms at WOMAD this summer

Posted on June 15, 2015

womad2012 friday suzie-m-blake-4This year’s World of Music, Arts and Dance Festival (WOMAD) will be held from July 24 to 26. With a dedicated All Singing All Dancing Tent, and activities from a luxury spa to the vintage rides of Carter’s Original Steam Fair, it’s a feast of culture.

The music line-up is full of dance rhythms, from samba singer Dona Onete to tango orchestra Orquesta Tipica Fernández Fierro and electro-jazz dance group the Correspondents.

This year, the popular All Singing All Dancing Tent will include early-bird yoga sessions, sabar dance lessons, Japanese taiko drumming and more. To book tickets, visit www.womad.co.uk or call 0118 960 6060.

 

Photograph: Suzie M Blake

Nicola Rayner was editor of Dance Today from 2010 to 2015. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out Buenos Aires, where she cut her teeth as a dance journalist working on the tango section. Now acting editor of Discover Britain magazine, she continues to dance everything from ballroom to breakdance, with varying degrees of success.

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