Australian world music festival WOMADelaide announced today the full program for its 2014 festival of music, arts and dance to be held in Adelaide’s Botanic Park, from Friday, March 7 to Monday, March 10, 2014.
The impressive lineup includes English singer-songwriter Billy Bragg, afrobeat superstar Femi Kuti and The Positive Force (Nigeria), Scandinavian artists Ane Brun and Mikhael Paskalev, Portuguese fado singer Carminho, Buena Vista Social Club piano maestro Roberto Fonseca (Cuba), Qawwali icon Asif Ali Khan, and Tunisian revolution singer-songwriter Emel Mathlouthi.
Also announced are two time ARIA Award winner Washington, New Zealand’s Fat Freddys Drop in their first visit to Adelaide in five years, and one of the nation’s most talked about unsigned acts, future soul trailblazers Haitus Kaiyote, US singer songwriter Neko Case and and hip hop group Arrested Development.
Acclaimed Aboriginal band Coloured Stone will celebrate its 35th anniversary at the festival and Melbourne’s The Brown Hornet is reforming for one show.
WOMADelaide will host Japan’s DJ Muro. Credited with having one of the world’s best record collections, he will be spinning some of his rarest 7” vinyl in his Australian debut. The eclectic line-up also includes Colombia‐based, British DJ Quantic, cut-ups master DJ Yoda and cassette-mixer Awesome Tapes from Africa.
Botanic Park will again host a series of off-stage events including the exclusive Australian premiere of one of the world’s largest scale contemporary video art installations: David Michalek’s “Slow Dancing” that features some of the dance world’s best-known artists on three giant screens.
The Planet Talks will host an international list of thought-provoking and inspiring speakers including Annabel Crabb, Simon Sheikh, Tanya Ha, Chris Daniels, Paul Gilding, Simon Holmes a Court, Steffen Lehmann, Tory Shepherd joining Peter Garrett and Polly Higgins.
More at http://www.womadelaide.com.au