WOMADelaide’s Planet Talks are an ideal forum for debunking the idea that science is “only for people who want to be professors”, says radio host and National Living Treasure Robyn Williams.
With a beatboxing flautist in their multicultural line-up and a wild sound that traverses everything from raga to punk rock, British group Asian Dub Foundation promise to close this year’s WOMADelaide with a live show that is “very special and very loud”.
The Adani mine saga, oil drilling in the Great Australian Bight and the link between meat consumption and climate change are among topics to be debated when WOMADelaide’s Planet Talks moves to a new venue in the park next year.
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.