Anyone who saw Sevara as part of the Growing Up Tour last year, or who has enjoyed her Yol Bolsin CD on Real World Records might like to give her their support in the BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music 2004.
The audience award is a chance for the public to vote for their favourite artist of 2003.
We start the year with the very sad news of Dr Hukwe Zawose's death.
Early last year you may have been lucky enough to see Hukwe and his nephew Charles with Peter as support act during the Growing Up Tour.
I was devastated to hear of Hukwes death. He was an extraordinary musician, singer and composer and made some of the most beautiful music we have ever put out on Real World Records. Peter Gabriel.
Peter and the band are now on their way back from the fantastic 46664 concert in South Africa. We've just had this shot of the 'Biko" rehersal in and thought you might like to take a look.
At last copies of "Burn You Up, Burn You Down' have materialized, so even though we're a week late, we want to point you in the he direction of Peter's new single.
Well, the entries for the tickets to the session with Peter here at Real World ended on the stoke of 12 midnight, so we are now putting all the names in a huge hat. Thanks for all the entries to that and the BBC Children In Need ticket draw. It will take a little while to pull out the winners, so we will be updateing you all on Monday, until then I'll sign off and head for home. Now, where has the moon gone? It's pretty dark out there.
Martyn Bennett was confirmed yesterday as the support for the show coming up at The Brighton Centre on the 24th.
Peter and the band are together for the BBC Children in Need Concert and the Nelson Mandela 46664 concert and so have sandwiched this more intimate show and a trip to the South Coast in between. Check the Tours page for booking info, and we hope to see you there.
In addition to our competition to see Peter in exclusive session here at the Studios we have a few other interesting events in the pipeline. Keep an eye on the tours sectionfor updates and a reminder of the password.
21/11/03 Peter will be playing the Children In Need concert at Cyfarthfa Castle Park in Wales. Call 08700131812 for tickets.
23/11/03 Peter play an exclusive Session at Real World - buy the HIT/DVD combo product at womadshop to enter the prize draw.
24/11/03 Brighton Centre - memebers of the Moon Club can jump the quee and use the password to buy tickets at www.bookingsdirect.com or by phone at 0870 735 5000
Peter will be performing at
the 46664 concert in South Africa http://46664.com Check out the site for details.
With the simultaneous release of the new double CD HIT and the Growing Up Live DVD on Monday, womadshop.com and Peter Gabriel are making a very special offer available
Buy both products together at womadshop and have your name entered in a draw to come and see Peter and the band in an exclusive private session hear at Real World.
Purchasers of the dual product will have their names pulled out of a hat on The Full Moon of November 8th - 50 lucky winners will receive a pair of tickets to a private session with Peter and the band here at Real World Studios on the evening of Sunday 23rd November.
A further 200 names will have their copies of the DVD and CD signed by Peter.
Please note this means we will not be shipping these combined orders until after November 8th.
The elves had been busy overnight and we came in to find a big pile of tour Tshirts waiting to go on sale.
Impress your friends with the groupie look by picking up this exclusive tour merchandise over at womadshop.com.
Last night saw the press preview of our new DVD in the sumptuous screening rooms of London's Charlotte Street Hotel. We thought we would like you to get a little taste of what is to come and so have a QuickTime video preview, information and pictures of the rich delights you can expect when the title is released by Warner Vision on November 3rd.
Along with the 5 track version of the DVD (The Barry Williams Show, Downside UP, Growing UP, Sledgehammer and Signal To Noise) Journalists lucky enough to be present also got a white label copy of HIT in their goody bags which is due to be released on the same day.
Happy Full Moon - to celebrate this month's lunar peak we have added the Martyn Bennett remix of Sky Blue to the Full Moon Club downloads page.
It's available in AAC and MP3 formats. This moon seems to be exhibiting a bit of useful synchronicity for us in that it also coincides with the release of Martyn Bennett's solo work
A new double CD compilation of Peter's music is soon to be released - the disc is taking different formats in different territories, for example some will only have one disc and Germany will I think have German versions of some tracks...however the 2CD listing here in the U.K. is
Hit Disk 1
Solsbury Hill 04:22
Shock The Monkey 03:57
Don't Give Up 05:54
Games Without Frontiers 03:57
Big Time 04:25
Burn You Up 05:03
Growing Up (TLA Mix) 04:53
Blood of Eden 06:35
More than This 05:21
Red Rain 05:35
Here Comes The Flood 04:31
San Jacinto 06:40
No Self Control 03:55
The Rhythm Of The Heat 05:19
I Have The Touch (Robbie Robertson mix) 03:44
I Grieve 07:24
Different Drum 04:40
The Drop 03:10
The Tower - Steve Osborne Re-Mix 06:27
Father son 04:55
Signal To Noise 07:36
Downside Up Live 06:05
Washing of The Water 03:52
I can't give any information on HIT just yet, or the DVD for that matter, but I can give a gratuitus commercial plug for the new additions of 'Growing Up Tour' merchandise to WOMADShop.
Click the 'New' button on the front of the store.