Despite being an internationally renowned deejay – due to play WOMADelaide 2020 – the ‘Godfather of Australian Techno’ still hesitates about performing in his home town.
In the second part of our look back at memorable WOMADelaide moments, five Australian artists on this year’s line-up share their highlights – from discovering a world of new rhythms, to a shared experience amid a plague of locusts.
WOMADelaide audiences will be wowed this weekend by an aerial spectacular that combines performance, projections and music to drive home the effects of climate change through what its director describes as “a live disaster movie in the sky”.
As WOMADelaide prepares to bring a world of music and culture to Botanic Park next month, festival stalwarts Ian Scobie and Annette Tripodi and freelance photographer Leonard Choice each share a favourite moment from the past 20 years.
WOMADelaide has announced its first 20 acts for 2020, with the line-up led by Grammy-winning American R&B and gospel legend Mavis Staples, the ‘golden voice of Africa’ Salif Keita and Australian party band The Cat Empire.
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.