WOMADelaide has released the final 40 acts in its 2019 line-up, with highlights including Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara, Australian singer Thelma Plum, and French group The Original Gypsies – featuring members of ’80s band The Gipsy Kings.
The John Butler Trio, international ‘supergroup’ Silkroad Ensemble, singer Angelique Kidjo, Afro-psychedelic band BCUC and Adelaide hip-hop musician Tkay Maidza are among artists announced in the first taste of the 2019 WOMADelaide program.
GALLERY: Around 96,000 people converged at WOMADelaide over the long weekend to see 70 acts including jazz musician Kamasi Washington, sitar player Anoushka Shankar, the mesmerising Manganiyar Seduction and controversial feather-filled aerial show Place des Anges.
Around 70 solo musicians and groups from around the world will perform at WOMADelaide in Botanic Park this long weekend. Here, director Ian Scobie gives InDaily his top 10 must-see musicians and shows.
WOMADelaide has added more than 50 extra acts to complete a 2018 line-up spanning everything from Israeli hip-hop, New York gypsy punk and Scandinavian folk to Indigenous rap and vintage Aussie rock.
A licence extension has guaranteed WOMADelaide’s future until 2024, with renewed State Government funding also enabling confirmation of two big shows for next year – including a French aerial spectacular featuring “flying” angels.
‘Queen of the sitar’ Anoushka Shankar, Mali desert blues group Tinariwen, US saxophonist Kamasi Washington, and Australian acts The Avalanches and Dan Sultan are among the 18 artists in WOMADelaide’s first line-up announcement for 2018.