Various Artists: Womad New Zealand Sounds of the Planet 2010

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Various Artists: Womad New Zealand Sounds of the Planet 2010

Here is the official 14 track compilation of artists at the 2010 Womad in Taranaki (March 12-14) and includes the exotic oud-folk-pop of Kamel el Harrachi, alt-world by Calexico, Ethiopian singer Mahmoud Ahmed, the Skatalites, the lively tropicalia-cum-flamenco of Ojos de Brujo . . .

As with all such fit-for-purpose sampler items, this is perhaps only useful as a memento if you are at the festival: wise heads will have already sought out individual albums by the likes of Calexico, the Sahara blues of the great Mariem Hassan, Dub Colossus and others. 

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Angela Soutar - Feb 23, 2010

Wish I lived closer to Taranaki.
There are some sample tracks from all the artists [I suppose it's all], on the womad nz website as well : but warning- you can't always stop them if you want to move on quickly.

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