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06 mars 2007

Womad summer school 2007

Bath Spa University, Bath, United Kingdom

The WOMAD Foundation is delighted to bring the spirit of WOMAD to Bath Spa University in presenting the first-ever WOMAD Summer School.

If you love WOMAD, this is a week-long opportunity to deepen your musical experience and extend an area of play and practice, whilst celebrating the richness and diversity of music from around the world. Immerse yourselves in music, voice and dance master classes, ensemble tuition, ‘in conversation’ sessions, workshops in vocal technique, performances and much more.


The following outlines what you will be doing each day. More specific details will be available on the 'Line-Up' page in the coming weeks.

8am-9am: Breakfast.

10am-12.30pm: Core sessions in your chosen week-long workshop.

12.30pm-1.30pm: Lunch.

2pm-3.45pm: Open workshops - students can choose to attend any workshop they fancy.

4pm-5.30pm: Collaborations, rehearsals, one-to-one sessions, talks, discussions.

8pm onwards: Concerts, informal performances, films, Q&A sessions, DJs.

Activities for kids

We’ll be offering a host of fun things for younger family members in arts, crafts and dance workshops. These will be led every day by artists from our experienced child-friendly WOMAD workshop team.


You can choose one of the following week-long workshops:

Billy Cobham Drum Academy
Dance Roots
Guitar Connections
Patterns Of Percussion
Singer Songwriters
Striking A Chord

We are assembling an impressive line-up of artists from Zimbabwe, USA, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, UK and Colombia, all of whom are both brilliant in performance as well as highly experienced in education and tuition.

We have already announced details of some of the sessions - please click on "Line-Up' on the green bar above for details. More artists will be announced over the coming weeks, please check back here or for updates.


Tickets are now on sale! Click on 'Tickets' on the green bar above for more details.

Download oue mini guide to the festival

The WOMAD Foundation is a registered educational charity, established in 1983, which provides a wider and more formal context for WOMAD’s festival based activity. The Foundation’s principle mandate is to: ‘promote, maintain, improve and advance education in world cultures, whilst seeking to excite and inform audiences of the worth and potential of a culturally diverse society.’

WOMAD Summer School is promoted and managed in partnership with IGF and Bath Spa University.
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