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In pictures: Womad festival

Womad by Martin Vennard

Mali's Salif Keita was one of the performers at the Womad world music festival, which took place in Reading at the weekend. (Pictures by Martin Vennard)

Womad by Martin Vennard

Since the first Womad festival in 1982, spin-off events have taken place around the world, including acts such as Peru's Susana Baca.

Womad by Martin Vennard

Niger's Etran Finatawa, who blend North African sounds with electric guitars, performed three different sets.

Womad by Martin Vennard

Nigerian superstar Femi Kuti performed at Womad on Saturday.

Womad by Martin Vennard

Soul singer Sharon Jones comes from Augusta, Georgia - the same town which produced James Brown.

Womad by Martin Vennard

The Sunshiners hail from the Pacific islands of Vanuatu. To send us your pictures of Womad or any other festival, e-mail yourpics@bbc.co.uk.




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