Originally appeared in The National (UAE)
by Oliver Good
Festival goers were treated to stunning live performances from two legendary singers on the final night of Womad: the British rocker Robert Plant and the Egyptian pop star Mohamed Mounir. The two performers drew Saturday’s largest crowds, on a weekend that organisers have already called an astounding success.
Despite being billed as a “special guest” for the British guitarist Justin Adams and the Gambian master of the ritti (a rough-hewn one-stringed fiddle) Juldeh Camara, Plant took centre stage for the African-inspired blues-rock set. Playing to the crowd, the 60-year-old singer included several songs by Led Zeppelin, the band that launched his career, in the set. ||Continue reading||
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