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Monday, March 11, 2019

The new WOMAD Australasian Compilation is out now!

Set among the trees, lake and view of the mighty Mount Taranaki in stunning 55-acre Brooklands Park and TSB Bowl of Brooklands, WOMAD New Zealand 2019 will see the festival celebrate its 15th anniversary in New Plymouth, 15-17 March 2019.

The internationally established three-day world music, arts and dance festival WOMAD is all about artist discovery and once again, the 2019 festival features an array of artists from all corners of the globe.

The latest compilation of artists performing at the internationally renowned WOMAD Festival is available now via Inertia / Border Music. Giving you a chance to get to know your WOMAD artists BEFORE the festival next week!

Featured on the 2019 Australia and New Zealand 2019 compilation is:
1. Angelique Kidjo – Once In A Lifetime
2. Taiwu Ancient Ballads Troupe & Daniel Ho – Qai Qai
3. Sharon Shannon – Rusheen Bay
4. Sona Jobarteh – Fatafina
5. Jamie Smith’s Mabon – The Space Between
6. Las Cafeteras – Tiempos De Amor
7. Shantel – Bucovina (Haaksman & Haaksman Soca Bogle Mix)
8. Dona Onete – Tipiti
9. La Dame Blanche – Mentira (feat. Mantiega (Batuk))
10. Baloji – L’hiverindien
11. My Baby – Electrified
12. Maarja Nuut & Rum - Haned Kadunud
13. BCUC - Nobody Knows 

The 13 artists represented on the compilation are just a mere snippet of the forty act strong WOMAD 2019 line up! Artists from countries as varied as Benin, Belgium, Ireland, Wales, Mexico and Greece are invited to Aotearoa to share their cultures, identities and heritage. They'll be sure to tell ancient, joyous and powerful tales via a mixture of traditional and modern performances. From upbeat Afropsychedelic party vibes to quiet moments of reflection and meditation, WOMAD 2019 will feature cellos, bagpipes and voices. WOMAD is a dizzying cocktail of exhilarating experiences for all. With over 40 local and international artists, WOMAD New Zealand is excited to deliver this discoverable and eclectic line up.

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