TARANAKI WOMAD 2016: THE ARTISTS' LINE-UP

 |   |  1 min read

Hymn to Saint Demitrios by Savina Yannatou (Greece)
TARANAKI WOMAD 2016: THE ARTISTS' LINE-UP

Regular Elsewhere followers will know how keen we are on world music -- we dedicate a whole area of the site to coverage -- which means Womad is always high on our agenda.

In the past we have always given a very through overview of the acts coming to a Womad (and of course done interviews in advance and over the weekend of music, see here for past interviews)  . . . but this year we are up against the clock.

With looming deadlines and a swag of work to get through it is just impossible to do justice to line-up as we have previously done.

So forgive us if we simply offer you a link to the line-up for next year (here).

As always there are some familiar names among the locals (Elsewhere favorite Tami Neilson should be a huge crowd pleaser, as will Katchafire) and among the internationals (Seun Kuti, Calexico, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, John Grant) but it will always be the others who provide surprises.

Our tip is Songhoy Blues whose album we hailed some months back.

In the coming weeks and months we will be offering profiles and interviews but in the meantime -- while we take a deep breath and plunge back into paying work -- have a look at the line up and start making plans for March next year. 

You can go here for tickets. 

e431b816_ee33_4c35_a990_b9bfde5fadcd

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   World Music articles index

Maria Ana Bobone: Fado and Piano (Arc Music)

Maria Ana Bobone: Fado and Piano (Arc Music)

Quite why this fado singer and pianist would break the elegant and stately mood of her otherwise acoustic album with a live electronica piece which seems to channel the spirit of Clannad/Enya is... > Read more

Badma Khanda Ensemble: Mongolian Music from Buryatia (Arc/Elite)

Badma Khanda Ensemble: Mongolian Music from Buryatia (Arc/Elite)

The European Arc label is doing God's work in this world by bringing to light music from Eastern Europe right across to the shores of the western Pacific. Already in its ever-expanding catalogue it... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

Ozzie Waters: A Rodeo Down in Tokyo and a Round-Up in Old Berlin (1943)

Ozzie Waters: A Rodeo Down in Tokyo and a Round-Up in Old Berlin (1943)

While we might agree that war brings out the best and worst in people, it undeniably brings out the utterly atrocious when it comes to patriotic songs. Most are sentimental, stridently... > Read more

McCoy Tyner: Guitars (Half Note)

McCoy Tyner: Guitars (Half Note)

This jazz giant will be 70 in December 2008 and can reflect on playing piano with the likes of John Coltrane in the 60s then a multi-faceted career as a leader, assimilator of world music... > Read more