Rejoining the crazy festival season, WOMADelaide offered a glimpse into it’s 2019 line-up this morning. From the 8th-11th of March at the Botanic Park, you can be sure to jam out to at least 19 extraordinary groups from 14 countries.
Leading the announcement is three-time Grammy winner Angelique Kidjo with a full-circle re-imagining of Talking Heads’ 1980s classic Remain In Light. Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness, the next generation of musicians from South Africa’s Soweto, and the Thai-flavoured psychedelic grooves of Texan trio Khruangbin, will be complementing. Topping it all off, Australia’s own John Butler Trio will be returning to WOMADelaide after 11 years to premiere their new album Home.
“With the combination of the fearless work of artists like Angelique Kidjo, John Butler, the wonderful voices of the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir, and Taiwu Ancient Ballads Troupe, alongside a powerful new generation of musicians, WOMADelaide 2019 is certain to be a unique and memorable sonic journey around the world.” said WOMADelaide Director, Ian Scobie.
Also announced this morning is the presence of Adelaide’s own Tkay Maidza, New South Wales’ Julia Jacklin with her dreamy vocals, and India’s Amjad Ali Khan who will give two special performances -- one with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the other a performance of classical Indian repertoire accompanied by his sons Ayaan and Amaan.
Diverse and eclectic, the 2019 WOMADelaide is guaranteed to be just as vibrant and moving as the ones previous. You can check out the announced line-up at WOMADelaide 2019’s website.
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