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WOMADelaide 25th Anniversary: Free bonus CD

Posted on December 8th, 2016 in News, Recent posts by .

This bonus CD is exclusively available with the January/February (#124) edition of Songlines.

WOMADelaide Songlines CD

Click here to find out more.

WOMADelaide was presented for the very first time at the Adelaide Festival in 1992. The combination of the festival’s renowned high production standards, the late summer magic of Botanic Park and an inspired partnership with the UK-based WOMAD organisation was unique. WOMADelaide has evolved to become an annual celebration that has changed the way audiences experience the diversity of cultures.

It provides a window on the world that is welcoming and life affirming, where art matters and adds to the richness of people’s lives. This compilation represents just a taste of the amazing artists who have enthralled us over the past 25 years.

Tracklisting:

1. DakhaBrakha (Ukraine) – ‘Karpatskyi Rap’, Light (2014)
2. Rokia Traoré (Mali) – ‘Dounia’, Tchamantché (2008)
3. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (Pakistan) – ‘Mustt Mustt’, Mustt Mustt (1990)
4. Toumani Diabaté’s Symmetric Orchestra (Mali) – ‘Single’, Boulevard de L’Independence (2006)
5. Archie Roach (Australia) – ‘Took the Children Away’, Charcoal Lane (1990)
6. Lo’Jo (France) – ‘Au temps qui passe’, Cinéma el Mundo (2012)
7. Mariem Hassan (Western Sahara) – ‘La Tumchu Anni’ Deseos (2005)
8. Mariza (Portugal) – ‘Cavaleiro Monge’, Fado Curvo (2003)
9. The Gloaming (Ireland & US) – ‘The Sailor’s Bonnet’, The Gloaming (2013)
10. Ernest Ranglin (Jamaica) – ‘Bless Up’, Bless Up (2014)
11. Emel Mathlouthi (Tunisia) – ‘Ya Tounes Ya Meskina’, Helmti Horra (2012)
12. Richie Havens (US) – ‘Handouts in the Rain’, Wishing Well (2002)
13. Youssou N’Dour (Senegal) – ‘Li Ma Weesu’, Nothing’s in Vain (2002)
14. Totó la Momposina (Colombia) – ‘El Pescador’, Tambolero (2015)

+ WOMADelaide 2017 runs from March 10-13. Find out more: www.womadelaide.com.au

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Review | WOMADelaide Festival 2015

Posted on April 2nd, 2015 in Live, Recent posts, Reviews by .

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Photography by Tony Lewis

Jane Cornwell ventures out to Adelaide’s annual WOMAD festival

The lounge at the Adelaide Hilton, the wee hours of the morning, a long weekend in March. Kora maestro Toumani Diabaté is sitting on a couch, jamming with the laúd player Barbarito Torres from Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, as Cuban diva Omara Portuondo improvises sweet, heartfelt lyrics. Crowded around watching are members of Youssou N’Dour’s longtime band Super Etoile de Dakar and Australia artists including roots reggae producer Jake ‘Mista’ Savona and young Iranian singer Tara Tiba, whose traditional tunes and jazz with a Persian twist mesmerised audiences at Botanic Park earlier.

Such a coming together could only be related to WOMADelaide, the antipodean arm of the WOMAD Festival – where the sun shone, the good vibes pulsed and highlights, as always, were plenty. Touareg guitarist Bombino set a rocking, robe-flapping pace on Friday evening, handing a metaphorical baton to the Romanian brass behemoth Fanfare Ciocarlia, who delivered tunes from their current tenth album Devil’s Tale as if straight from Hades itself. Saturday stand-outs included effervescent bossa-muffin singer Flavia Coelho, the sublime piano compositions of Abdullah Ibrahim – which floated into the blue like memories – and Congolese groovesters Jupiter and Okwess International, whose energetic set packed a punch.  A late-night slot by Typhoon, a quartet helmed by former Violent Femme Brian Ritchie, deftly matched shakuhachi flute and piano with pipa and erhu.

Sunday saw the desert reggae of Alice Springs’s Tjintu Desert Band blowing on hot winds, Bolivia’s Luzmila Carpio singing the songs of the Andes and Youssou N’Dour joined by Neneh Cherry – performing at WOMADelaide with Rocketnumbernine – for a take on their 1994 smash hit ‘7 Seconds’. The likes of The Gloaming, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Sinead O’Connor impressed on Monday. Arguably the best festival in Australia, WOMADelaide did it again.

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Songlines’ recommended festival list for 2013 announced…

Posted on March 7th, 2013 in News, Recent posts by .

Our definitive guide to music festivals around the world

The June issue of Songlines (#92) – on sale April 26 – includes this year’s definitive festival guide featuring Songlines Top 10 UK Summer Festivals and Songlines 25 of the Best International Festivals. 

Hearing great music in the comfort of your home is one thing, but nothing beats pulling on your mud-caked wellies, slapping on a generous helping of factor 50 and heading out into a field to really experience the music. Therefore we have handpicked the top festivals you should visit to experience the best the world and folk music scenes have to offer.

Here are the Songlines recommendations:

Africa Oyé
Cambridge Folk Festival
Hay Festival
HebCelt Festival
Glastonbury Festival
Larmer Tree Festival
Norfolk & Norwich Festival
Shrewsbury Folk Festival
Towersey Festival
WOMAD Charlton Park

Africa Festival, Germany
Afrikafestival Hertme, The Netherlands
Afro-Pfingsten Festival, Switzerland
Druga Godba, Slovenia
Essaouira Gnawa & World Music Festival, Morocco
Ethno Port, Poland
Fes Festival of Sacred Music, Morocco
FMM Sines, Portugal
Førde Traditional and World Music Folk Festival, Norway
Guca Trumpet Festival, Serbia
Jeonju INT’L Sori Festival, South Korea
Jodhpur RIFF (Rajasthan International Folk Festival), India
Kriol Jazz Festival, Cape Verde
La Grande Rencontre, Canada
Music Meeting, The Netherlands
Musiques Metisses, France
Oslo World Music Festival, Norway
Rainforest World Music Festival, Borneo
Sauti za Busara, Zanzibar
Savannah Music Festival, USA
Sommelo Festival, Finland
Sziget, Hungary
Ulsan World Music Festival, South Korea
Warsaw Cross Culture Festival, Poland
WOMADelaide, Australia

For full profiles of each festival, pick up a copy of the June 2013 (#92), on sale April 26.

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Announcing the best of the summer festivals

Posted on March 22nd, 2012 in News, Recent posts by .

The June issue of Songlines (#84) – on sale April 27 – sees this year’s festival supplement featuring Songlines Top 10 UK Summer Festivals and Songlines 25 of the Best International Festivals.

Get your sun hats, tents and wellies at the ready for another year of festivals full of the most legendary names and the freshest talent on the world music scene. Here are the Songlines recommendations:

Songlines Top 10 UK Summer Festivals
Africa Oyé
Big Session Festival
Cambridge Folk Festival
HebCelt Festival
Larmer Tree Festival
Latitude Festival
Norfolk & Norwich Festival
Rhythms of the World
Shrewsbury Folk Festival
WOMAD Charlton Park

Songlines 25 of the Best International Festivals
Africa Festival, Germany
Chicago World Music Festival, USA
Druga Godba, Slovenia
Essaouira Gnawa & World Music Festival, Morocco
Ethno Port, Poland
Fes Festival of Sacred Music, Morocco
Festival on the Niger, Mali
FMM Sines, Portugal
Førde Traditional and World Music Festival, Norway
Guca Trumpet Festival, Serbia
Jeonju International Sori Festival, South Korea
Jodhpur RIFF, India
Kriol Jazz Festival, Cape Verde
La Grande Rencontre, Québec
Musiques Metisses, France
Oslo World Music Festival, Norway
Rainforest World Music Festival, Borneo
Sakifo Festival, La Réunion
Sauti za Busara, Zanzibar
Savannah Music Festival, USA
Sfinks Festival, Belgium
Sommelo Festival, Finland
Sziget, Hungary
Warsaw Cross Cultural Festival, Poland
WOMADelaide, Australia

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