Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Get Excited Groovers! The Womad 2019 Lineup will be announced tonight!

The full lineup will be announced tonight at a reception at Parliament tonight. In the meantime here's the latest press release:   


WOMAD NEW ZEALAND is thrilled to deliver its first artist announcement with Angelique Kidjo, Silkroad Ensemble and Aotearoa's own TEEKS all setting the stage for the 2019 festival.
Still on a high from the 2018 festival which was dubbed "one of the best yet", today WOMAD New Zealand announced three stellar artists to perform in 2019.
Grammy Award-winning Angelique Kidjo is a Beninese singer-songwriter, actress and activist. The "Africa's premier diva"  will perform tracks from her 2018 release Remain In Light  - a celebration of the genius of Talking Heads.
The Silkroad Ensemble is a collective of virtuoso musicians from over 20 countries. The performers take time off from their roles in the world’s best orchestras and as pre-eminent academics at some of the leading music schools across the globe to tour with the supergroup.Their repertoire includes popular jazz; traditional Vietnamese, Chinese and Kazakh music; Finnish folk song; Jugalbandi and much more.
From Aotearoa, WOMAD New Zealand are ecstatic to present the young soul-sensation TEEKS. "The 23-year-old Maori soul singer who performs with the poise and grace of someone who has woken up every single day of his life and eaten a combination of Motown and Frank Sinatra records for breakfast." - New Zealand Herald
All three artists are set to become festival favourites and WOMAD New Zealand 2019 is already promising to be a very special weekend. 

Note that Pre-sales have already sold out but you can get tickets, info etc.  at: https://www.womad.co.nz


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