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Australia & New Zealand compilation CD is released today, Friday 12th February on Cartell Label, proudly distributed in NZ by Border Music. This year’s WOMAD festival delivers its companion CD as a taster ahead of the event taking place 18-20h March. 16 tracks from big name performers John Grant, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, St Germain, Calexico and a slew of new artists to sink your teeth into.

The WOMAD 2016 compilation CD is the perfect teaser of full three day schedule chock-full of the very best musicians from around the world with over 400 artists at WOMAD representing 23 countries. Set in the stunning 55-acre Brooklands Park and TSB Bowl of Brooklands, located a short walk from New Plymouth’s centre, WOMAD NZ, has gained a reputation as one of the most beautiful outdoor festivals in the world.

1. Intro to Shamstep - 47SOUL
2. I Am the Blaze on Every Hill - Spiro
3. Cancion de las Simples Cosas - Diego el Cigala
4. Sabroson - Edmar Castañeda Trio
5. Golden Straws of Wheat - Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat
6. Up & Rise - Hazmat Modine
7. Grey Tickles, Black Pressure - John Grant
8. Cumbia de Donde - Calexico
9. Soubour - Songhoy Blues
10. Nanu Ney - Ester Rada
11. The Morning - Tulegur
12. Karpatskyi Rap - DakhaBrakha
13. Real Blues - St Germain
14. Kalakuta Boy - Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
15. Dum Maro Dum - Asha Bhosle & the Metropole Orkest
16. The Nubian - The Nubian

Available on CD from all good music retailers
Another reminder that an un-missable WOMAD experience awaits …