Womad At Bristol Zoo

PUBLISHED: 01:16 07 July 2011 | UPDATED: 21:34 20 February 2013

The Zoo hosted an evening of music, dance and workshops from around the world on set in its beautiful 12-acre botanical gardens, home to over 400 animal species from across the world.

Visitors to WOMAD at Bristol Zoo enjoyed two stages offering some of the best in world music, as well as childrens workshops, stalls, and entertainment.

Music provided by Biram Seck; Gabby Young and Other Animals; Alejandro Toledo and The Magic Tombolinos; Muntu Valdo, of Cameroon, Rua Macmillan, from Scotland and Siyaya of Zimbabwe.

WOMAD World of Music, Arts and Dance is an internationally established festival which brings together artists from all over the globe. WOMAD at Bristol Zoo is part of a series of events being staged this year to celebrate the Zoos 175th birthday.

Chris Smith, Director of WOMAD, said: WOMAD is delighted to be able to support the important conservation work of Bristol Zoo and are also excited about being able to bring a special WOMAD night out to our friends and fans in Bristol.

He added: The central aim of the WOMAD festival is to celebrate the many forms of music, art and dance from around the world, and Bristol Zoo is home to wildlife from across the globe, so it is the perfect setting for what is sure to be a fantastic mini festival.

As well as offering visitors a great evening out, WOMAD at Bristol Zoo also helped raise money for gorilla conservation.

For more information about other events as part of Bristol Zoo Gardens 175th anniversary year, visit the Zoo website at www.bristolzoo.org.uk/wow-175 or phone 0117 974 7300.

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