Once again the world is coming to Taranaki. WOMAD 2014 promises yet another explosion of sounds, colour and experiences. Food, dance, and of course, music. WOMAD is a festival that covers all the bases. If you’re into Jazz then check out the amazing Cuban dance and funk of Roberto Fonseco who returns after a 4 year hiatus. Hip Hop legends Arrested Development will be in the House! 1920’s revivalist Pokey LaFarge will add a touch of Old Town Americana. Blues/Flamenco singer Buika is definitely one to see – with a voice like Nina Simone, layered and imperious. Worth a look is Japan’s answer to James Brown, Osaka Monaurai. From Portugal is the raw unbridled passion of Fado is Carminho a future major player on the World Stage. Kiwi artists include country artist Delaney Davidson, the funky Lantin Aotearoa Project, Moana and the Tribe, Tim Finn, Brett Adams and Diane Swan (The Bads) and 2 time Grammy winner Kimbra. This is WOMAD’s 10 year, a real cause for celebration. If you need any excuse to visit the 'Naki, then this family friendly all ages world party is it!
Tune this Thursday for a WOMAD Special on The Adventures of the CoffeeBar Kid - Thursday from 7.30 PM.