WOMADelaide is closer than ever, today announcing the second and final round of incredible artists joining the festival. Over 40 new acts from over 25 countries have been added to the already sensational line up for the 2019 festival, the acts are ready to set stage in Botanic Park between the 8th and the 11th of March.
The first announcement saw acts of all kinds. Angelique Kidjo premiering her full-circle reinterpretation of Talking Heads’ 80s classic, Remain the Light, performing alongside the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. John Butler Trio will be performing alongside the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir and the Taiwu Ancient Ballas Troupe, and Tkay Maidza returns once again to grace the stage of WOMAD.
This second incredible announcement is better than the first in many ways – more names and more countries being represented. The Original Gypsies from France will be featuring key founding members of the 80s rumbas group. They are reuniting after more than 20 years to perform with their band, which includes 12 guitarists. And one of the biggest names in modern African music, actress and social activist Fatoumata Diawara will be performing sounds from her latest album, Fenfo.
The extraordinary Liz Phair is joining us to celebrate the 25th anniversary of her debut studio album, Exile in Guyville, which was ranked as one of the 500 Greatest Albums of all times by Rolling Stone. After three long years, Mojo Juju will be returning to the stages of WOMAD with her new album, Native Tongue, which has been nominated for three ARIA Awards and three The Age Music Victoria Awards.
Melbourne based but Zimbabwean born soul singer, Thando, will be performing after an incredible year and a powerhouse collaboration with REMI. Thando will be joined by Thelma Plum and Timberwolf, more unbelievable Australian artists.
WHERE? Botanic Park, Adelaide SA
WHEN? 8th-11th March 2019
Tickets & Program: womadelaide.com.au/
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