Noodle Heaven is an amazing new system that allows artists to create a new hybrid of music and video games - interactive, free flowing, liquid music. Some of you may know the original "Noodle" program from the AfroCelt CDs "Volume 2" and "Further in Time" . Well, we've been working for the last few years to create a massively enhanced new version, and Peter Gabriel and Richard Evans have made the first tracks for the program.
It's free to get an account and download the Noodle Player, and we'll give you Peter's track "The Tower that Ate People" when you sign up.
Have fun! We're looking forward to finding out what you think about the program on the forums on the Noodle Heaven website.
Regular visitors to this site may have noticed our absence over the last few days. Unfortunately weevils had got into the servers Core-flux Modules. It took quite a while for our iPixies to chase them all back out and allow us to resume normal service.
Apologies for any inconvenience and welcome back to the site.
Skip 'Little Axe' McDonald appears on the Paul Jones blues show on BBC Radio 2, at 8pm Thursday 24th June. He is in session with British jazz/blues singer and keyboard player, Sam Payne. Legendary bluesman, guitarist, songwriter and ex Sugar Hill member, Skip McDonald, has worked with Adrian Sherwood on the Little Axe album, 'Champagne And Grits', to be released on Real World Records in September.
Charlie Musselwhite recorded a session for Paul Jones Blues show for BBC Radio 2 during his recent visit to the UK. This will be broadcast in two parts with the first three tracks going out on 1st July and a repeat with the final track on 9th December.
Festival favourites Ozomatli, whose new album 'Street Signs' is released in Europe on Real World Records on June 22, will be headling the Jazz-World Stage at this year's Glastonbury Festival on Sunday 27 June. They are perennial favourites at this event - loved by the audience and the organizers alike. The show will be filmed by the BBC - look out for broadcast times closer to the event!
From the streets of Naples, Spaccanapoli are a quintet of socialist rabble-rousers, brimming with street savvy and carnivalesque energy. Inheriting an age old tradition, they perfom modern protest songs filled with vibrant energy, impassioned vocals and wild abandon. Spaccanapoli will support Peter Gabriel in Genoa at the Piazza Del Mare on Wednesday 16 June.
The Tenores De Bitti, one of the most fascinating traditional polyphonic quartets of the Mediterranean Sea, will support Peter Gabriel on their home island of Sardinia. The festival takes place in Cagliari, Monday 14th June.
The end of the 'Still Growing Up' tour is approaching, with the
Wembley shows being the last opportunity to see the full 'in the
round' production of this tour. Peter wants the show to go out with
a bang and so is offering you the chance to come and join the
Peter has opened up his own ticket allocation to this competition.
If you would like to join the us at Wembley next Monday 7th or
Tuesday 8th of June just fill in the simple form at
there's a good chance we'll be welcoming you to the show next week.
Diam, Daby Touré's forthcoming release is now available for preorder in WOMADshop.
Daby locked himself away for several years to work on his first solo album 'Diam', collaborating with electronic musician and digital wizard Cyrille Dufay. Daby may be proud of his African roots but he values creative freedom above all else, and shuns any obligation to be more 'African' than his heart and soul tell him to be. 'Diam' is a superbly-crafted contemporary pop record, that blend the sounds of Africa, Paris and international pop in equal measure.
Eric Bibb / Charlie Musselwhite + special guests Odetta & Martin Simpson
Friday 4 June 7.30pm, Barbican Centre
Four very different but extraordinary blues artists explore the roots that inextricably bind their music. Silky voiced Eric Bibb's take on laidback acoustic blues combines with blues harmonica legend Charlie Musselwhite's Chicago/urban blues, Odetta's folk-blues and Martin Simpson's steel string acoustic guitar sound.