Cerys Matthews will be joined by leading musicians and dancers from Wales to take you on a spectacular, illustrated journey through 30,000 years of our Nation's story, music and culture, celebrating deep traditions forged in myth and melody further back than we can possibly remember.
"World music is not a new concept here. We've been fusing music traditions since at least the Iron Age, when the Celts arrived on these shores. Since then, we've traded songs and instruments with Romans, Saxons, Normans, Romany and innumerable cultures who came here to work in our heavy industries during the Industrial revolution. This is not just about looking back, it's also about looking forward but with a reverence to the roots of music from Wales"
This concert is Wales' official welcome to World Music delegates from across the globe and marks the start of WOMEX 13, an international world music expo and celebration of World Music which Cardiff is proud to host.