Even more acts were announced late last week for WOMADelaide 2019 running from the 8th to 11th of March in the Botanic Park, you have more than enough reasons to grab your ticket now.
More than 40 acts from over 25 countries were added to the line-up, starting with The Original Gypsies. Reuniting after more than 20 years, the French band with their fiery rumbas and furious flamenco haven’t lost anything. Joining them is one of the biggest names in modern African music; Fatoumata Diawara. The Mali based artist has had a crazy year, releasing her own album Fenfo, and featuring on Disclosure’s track Ultimatum.
In true WOMAD fashion, you can expect to see acts from all over the world. From the USA you can rock out to the grunge of Liz Phair or the electronic beats of Danny Krivit. Or, for something new, keep an eye out for SAMA’, Palestine's first DJ and pillar of the Palestinian underground music scene, and Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar, pioneer of Balkan clubbing who will be performing in Australia for the first time.
“Only in Adelaide and only at Womadelaide can audiences experience the sights, sounds and delights of cultures from over 40 countries presented by over 600 artists across 69 groups in one amazing weekend, which also demonstrates why Adelaide is Australia’s only UNESCO City of Music,” says WOMADelaide Director, Ian Scobie.
For something a little more local, there’s no end to the Australian talent. Adelaide’s own Zephyr Quarter has joined the lineup alongside the soul-shaking folk singer, Timberwolf. Mojo Juju returns to WOMADelaide after three years with her new album Native Tongue, alongside Thelma Plum, The Bamboos, and Kaiit.