Peter Gabriel celebrated 40 years of WOMAD - VIDEO on stage

Peter Gabriel: "Incredible to have reached 40, he told WOMAD UK, which took place from 28 to 31 July 2022.

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Peter Gabriel took the festival stage with Angelique Kidjo to celebrate the 40th anniversary.

Gabriel said Kidjo, originally from Benin, West Africa, convinced him to take the main stage to perform Mama Africa with her.

Peter told the BBC that he enjoyed joining her on stage on Friday night.

Speaking of the festival's 40th anniversary, he said: "It's incredible. I don't think in 1982 we had the slightest idea of ​​what could have become and continued for so long."

Even a sour note. Some artists were unable to perform this year after they were refused a UK visa.

"It is a damage to the economy and to the cultural life of the country"Gabriel told the BBC.

He is currently working on a new album, due out in 2023, but has limited himself to saying that he is reducing the number of songs he has written for the record from 17 to 13.

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Peter Gabriel took the festival stage with Angelique Kidjo to celebrate the 40th anniversary.

Gabriel said Kidjo, originally from Benin, West Africa, convinced him to take the main stage to perform Mama Africa with her.

Peter told the BBC that he enjoyed joining her on stage on Friday night.

Speaking of the festival's 40th anniversary, he said: "It's incredible. I don't think in 1982 we had the slightest idea of ​​what could have become and continued for so long."

Even a sour note. Some artists were unable to perform this year after they were refused a UK visa.

"It is a damage to the economy and to the cultural life of the country"Gabriel told the BBC.

He is currently working on a new album, due out in 2023, but has limited himself to saying that he is reducing the number of songs he has written for the record from 17 to 13.

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