– International stars including Asha Bhosle, Kronos Quartet, Salif Keita, Femi Kuti, Gotan Project, Mariza, Lila Downs and superstar veterans the Mahotella Queens graced the stages of WOMAD this month down under in Adelaide. A new attendance record of 78,000 was set as the sun shone down on the crowds in Botanic Park and the festival has been receiving rave reviews.
If you missed out this year never fear, WOMADELAIDE’s return dates are already booked for 7-9 March 2008 and 6-8 March 2009.WOMAD stands for World of Music, Arts and Dance, expressing the central aim of the WOMAD festival – to bring together and to celebrate many forms of music, arts and dance drawn from countries and cultures all over the world.
The festivals are often weekend-long, family-oriented, active and diverse musical events, featuring simultaneous performances on two or three stages, including participatory workshops and special events for children, as well as music and dance sessions hosted by many of the visiting artists.
Author: World Music Central News Department
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