TARANAKI WOMAD 2016: THE ARTISTS' LINE-UP

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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. 

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