WOMAD is thrilled to have secured the inimitable Kimbra for WOMAD 2014. Named Entertainer of the Year by the New Zealand Herald, Kimbra’s performance at WOMAD 2014 will be her first NZ performance in over a year.
Kimbra has made an indelible mark on the local and global music scene. Her debut album ‘Vows’ entered the Billboard Album Chart at #14 and went platinum in both New Zealand and Australia. Kimbra scooped five New Zealand Music Awards last year including Best Album and was voted Best Female Artist for the second year in a row at the ARIA Awards in Australia.
2013 got off to a flying start with Kimbra winning the Record Of The Year Grammy Award for her contribution to the Gotye global smash ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ and a second Grammy for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
Kimbra has carved out a magnificent reputation as a live performer and has relentlessly toured the globe for the last 2 years, thrilling audiences with over 140 shows in 2012, including 3 tours of the US.
Currently recording her next album in Los Angeles, Kimbra has openly talked about her fascination with world music – in particular qawwali singing, a Pakistani style made known in western circles by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. With these new influences taking hold in this great talent, audiences are in for a genre-defying Kimbra performance that combined with the setting of Womad will be unmissable.