Womadelaide Announces Line up for its 20th Anniversary

Posted: January 17, 2012 in South Australia
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Guest blogger: Vourneen Taylor  (website)

Womad Festival Adelaide, AustraliaThe 2012 festival will see the return of some festival favourites and legends in the world of music to as well as many artists gracing the festival, and Australia’s shores, for the first time.

Highlights include The Master Drummers of Burundi, French gypsy troupe Lo’Jo, Ireland’s Sharon Shannon Big Band and Indian satoor virtuoso Shivkumar Sharma.

Director Ian Scobie said Womadelaide, which will be held in Botanic Park from March 9-12, had pulled out all the stops to make its 20th anniversary a memorable milestone.  “The 2012 festival allows audiences to relive several of our favourite Womadelaide artists from the past two decades, while discovering some amazing new performers,” Mr Scobie said.

The final line up for the 20th Anniversary festival has just been announced and reads like an eclectic gathering of superb musicians from across the world:

Anda Union (China)
Baaba Maal (Senegal) – exclusive Australian show
Blue King Brown (Australia)

Bonobo (UK)

Bunna Lawrie (Australia)

Cambodian Space Project (Cambodia/France/Australia)

Chapelier Fou (France)

Chic (USA)

Chris Finnen (Australia)

Diego Guerrero y El Solar de Artistas (Spain)

Dirty Three (Australia)

DJ Krush (Japan)

Dobet Gnahoré (Ivory Coast)

Eddi Reader (Scotland)

Electric Wire Hustle (New Zealand)

First Aid Kit (Sweden)

Frigg (Finland/Norway)

Grace Barbé (Seychelles/Australia)

Gramophone Man (Australia)

Groundation (Jamaica/USA)

Gurrumul (Australia)

Jay Hoad Band (Australia/Fiji)

Jinja Safari (Australia)

Joe Bataan & the I Like It Like That Orchestra (Phillipines/USA/Australia)

Johnny Clegg (South Africa)

JUMPS (Australia)

Kimmo Pohjonen (Finland)

La Voce Della Luna (Australia)

Le Trio Joubran (Palestine)

Lo’Jo (France)

Mad Professor (UK)

Mahala Rai Banda (Romania)

Master Drummers of Burundi (Burundi)

Melbourne Ska Orchestra (Australia)

Mo’Horizons (Germany)

Nano Stern & the Sindicato (Chile)

Narasirato (Solomon Islands)

Pajama Club (New Zealand)

Pascals (Japan)

Penguin Cafe (UK)

Picture Box Orchestra (Australia/UK/India)

Ponydance Theatre Company (Ireland)

Shane Howard (Australia)

Shantala Shivalingappa (India)

Sharon Shannon Big Band (Ireland)

Shivkumar Sharma (India)

Sivouplait (Japan)

Staff Benda Billili (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Tenzin Choegyal & Monks of TIBET (Tibet/Australia)

Tété (Senegal/France)

The Barons of Tang (Australia)

The Bearded Gypsy Band (Australia)

The Bombay Royale (Australia)

The Pigram Brothers (Australia)

The Pitts Family Circus (Australia)

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (UK)

Tinariwen (Mali)

Toninho Ferragutti & Alessandro Kramer (Brazil)

TORI Ensemble (Korea)

Two Pianos “Canto Ostinato by Simeon Ten Holt” (Australia)

Weaving the World (Tibet/Australia)

* The latest announcements are highlighted in bold

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