Thursday, 29 October 2009
WOMAD lineup 2010
WOMAD 2010 lineup
Just out from the New Plymouth WOMAD people is this release on next years line up on New Zealand for WOMAD New Zealand 2010. The line-up has more than 250 performers from 19 countries.
Highlights include, an African music legend,French punksters, an original member of the Buena Vista Social Club, eight horn playing brothers and “the voice of the Sahara” .
Artists hail from almost every corner of the globe – Africa, the Middle East, Europe, the Americas, Australia and New Zealand.
Heading the line-up of music for the three-day festival is Ethiopiques featuring Ethiopian music legend Mahmoud Ahmed (2007 BBC Radio World Music Award – Africa winner) together with a 10-piece band.
Star of the Buena Vista Social Club, Eliades Ochoa from Cuba is also confirmed for WOMAD New Zealand 2010, along with French gypsy dancehall punksters Babylon Circus; America’s Hypnotic Brass Ensemble featuring eight horn-playing brothers and “the voice of the Sahara”, Mariem Hassan.
Also from Africa comes Dub Colossus, an Ethiopia/UK project featuring Ethiojazz star Feleke Hailu, while from Palestine/Israel comes one of the most beautiful voices in the Middle East, Amal Murkus.
Eclectic American band Calexico,
Scottish singer Eddi Reader (ex Fairground Attraction), legendary accordion player Mairtin O’Connor (Ireland)and Spain’s vibrant Ojos be Brujo also feature for the festival.
Other international acts include Australia’s Blue King Brown, Dutchtheatre with De Stijle, Want; Gochag Askarov from Azerbaijan (recognised by UNESCO as a masterpiece of the world’s verbal and non-verbal heritage); Algeria’s Kamel al Haraachi Chaabi Music; Finnish master musicians Lepisto and Lehti, Mexico-based Nortec Collective; seminalska group Skatalites (Jamaica); Ross Daly and Ensemble from Greece, and DJ Nickodemus (USA) and the Gyuto Monks from Tibet/Australia return to WOMAD.
The line-up of New Zealand performers includes the NZTrio, collaborating on a special project Lepisto and Lehti exclusively for WOMAD; along with Northland reggae band 1814; songstress Anna Coddington; The Bellbirds (featuring Don McGlashan and Victoria Kelly together with Sandy Mill and Sean Donnelly); House of Shem; Iva Lamkum; LA Mitchell; Ladi6; Pacific Curls and kapa haka performance from Te-Whanau-A-Apanui.
Go to the WOMAD artists page to find out more.