Kala Chethena Kathakali Company - Kathakali is a sacred style of South Indian theatre that tells magical stories of gods and demons.

Kala Chethena Kathakali Company - Kathakali is a sacred style of South Indian theatre that tells magical stories of gods and demons.

 Kathakali theatre is performed by men. Their movements have a powerful grace.

Kathakali theatre is performed by men. Their movements have a powerful grace.

 Traditionally these performances would last a whole night.

Traditionally these performances would last a whole night.

 WOMAD is a festival that brings generations together.

WOMAD is a festival that brings generations together.

 Founded by Greek-born Magda Giannikou, Banda Magda incorperate "samba, French chanson, Greek folk tunes, Colombian cumbia and Afro-Peruvian lando". No one could stop dancing!

Founded by Greek-born Magda Giannikou, Banda Magda incorperate "samba, French chanson, Greek folk tunes, Colombian cumbia and Afro-Peruvian lando". No one could stop dancing!

 Beautiful streaming flags are a staple of every WOMAD. Each year another set is made.

Beautiful streaming flags are a staple of every WOMAD. Each year another set is made.

 Sometimes while watching a band you'll notice one of these balloons drifting off into the clouds.

Sometimes while watching a band you'll notice one of these balloons drifting off into the clouds.

 Sinkane is fronted by Ahmed Gallab. Born in London to Sudanese parents but bred in the USA, his guitar drips cool.

Sinkane is fronted by Ahmed Gallab. Born in London to Sudanese parents but bred in the USA, his guitar drips cool.

 Sinkane blends krautrock, free jazz and funk rock with Sudanese pop.

Sinkane blends krautrock, free jazz and funk rock with Sudanese pop.

 I love that my niece gets to experience so much music, theatre and food from around the world.

I love that my niece gets to experience so much music, theatre and food from around the world.

 Delaney Davidson has been described as "gothic folk-noir, with a lo-fi rock sensibility"

Delaney Davidson has been described as "gothic folk-noir, with a lo-fi rock sensibility"

 Delaney uses a loop pedal and plenty of distortion. 

Delaney uses a loop pedal and plenty of distortion. 

 This stall owner climbed her ladder to annouce their latest discounts.

This stall owner climbed her ladder to annouce their latest discounts.

 Mbongwana Star are a Congolese group who blend soaring guitar with electronics and distortion.

Mbongwana Star are a Congolese group who blend soaring guitar with electronics and distortion.

 Another great WOMAD that the rain could not suppress. 

Another great WOMAD that the rain could not suppress. 

 Obaro Ejimiwe is a South London rapper and musician better known by his stage name Ghostpoet.

Obaro Ejimiwe is a South London rapper and musician better known by his stage name Ghostpoet.

 Ghostpoet once stated that he just, "mumbles over quirky sounds". But that doesn't really do him justice.

Ghostpoet once stated that he just, "mumbles over quirky sounds". But that doesn't really do him justice.

 The music was gritty, the performance was powerful.

The music was gritty, the performance was powerful.

 On his most recent album Ghostpoet departed somewhat from the stripped back electronica and added more live musicians to the sound.

On his most recent album Ghostpoet departed somewhat from the stripped back electronica and added more live musicians to the sound.

 Carter's Steam Fair is a WOMAD fixture.

Carter's Steam Fair is a WOMAD fixture.

 Some of the rides date back to the 19th century!

Some of the rides date back to the 19th century!

 There's an old-England, Victorian charm the the fair.

There's an old-England, Victorian charm the the fair.

 The rides are made more terrifying by the fact that they are 100+ years old!

The rides are made more terrifying by the fact that they are 100+ years old!