Performing for the first time exclusively at WOMAD NZ, the Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club are set to bid 'Adios' on their farewell world tour.
Kora player Toumani Diabate wowed WOMAD audiences in 2008, performing with his Symmetric Orchestra. This time he will be joined by his eldest son Sidiki - a kora player/Hip-Hop star in Mali.
Sinead O’Connor has bravely gone from crunching rockers to tearstained hit Nothing Compares 2 U, her mighty musical testaments celebrate the indomitability of the human spirit.
Praised for his genuine originality, Rufus Wainwright is one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation.
Corduroy-clad J. Willgoose, Esq and drummer Wrigglesworth sample old public information films, archive footage and propaganda material, then set them to anthemic new soundscapes.
Defining the essence of West African groove with his compelling songs, soaring vocals and spectacular performances with his Senegalese superband Super Etoile de Dakar.
This quartet’s vivid, largely acoustic, groove-driven strain of indie-pop presents the soaring, forthright vocals that are lean yet laced with heavenly harmonies.
Straight out of Brooklyn via Tel Aviv, Balkan Beat Box flirts with Mediterranean-inflected, globalised electronica.