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Cerys Matthews stages Womex opening concert in Cardiff

Singer Cerys Matthews has staged a concert celebrating Wales' musical heritage to open the Womex world music showcase and trade fair in Cardiff.

Some 2,500 delegates are due to attend the event, which runs until Sunday.

Treorchy Male Choir, Ballet Cymru and children from Cardiff Bay were among those performing at the Wales Millennium Centre on Wednesday.

Matthews, artistic director of the opening concert, said she hoped it would offer "a bit of madness".

Concert launches world music event

  • 24 Oct 2013
  • From the section Wales
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