WOMAD Pop-Up Festival

Join us as at the Puke Ariki landing in New Plymouth on March 14 for a free WOMAD festival taster!

There'll be performances from international WOMAD act Las Cafeteras, and renowned New Zealand singer songwriters Charlotte Johansen and Victoria Girling-Butcher.

Bring your lunch or grab a bite from the food stalls and get into the WOMAD mood! Tell your friends, family and co-workers. See you there!

Artists include: 

Las Cafeteras fuse Afro-Mexican, hip-hop, folk and First Nations rhythms into songs of activism and celebration. Generating a genre-bending sound and electric live performance with four versatile vocalists, their lyrically rich storytelling shares the hidden stories of migrant life in Los Angeles.

CHARLOTTE JOHANSEN (New Zealand / Aotearoa)
Charlotte Johansen has mastered the art of acoustic pop; writing lyrics that blend a sense of satire with everyday truth. She is known for turning her thoughts into catchy tunes and her performances into magical moments on stage. Career highlights include recording three albums, and opening for Dave Dobbyn and Shona Laing.

During her twenty year career in music, songwriter/ singer/ guitarist Victoria Girling-Butcher has worked alongside New Zealand’s most celebrated and respected names from Brooke Fraser to Dave Dobbyn. She has released numerous critically acclaimed albums with band Lucid 3 and as a solo artist. She has mentored young musicians from Patea to Paris. After returning from France, where she was a teacher at the Paris branch of Park Slope Rock School, she now resides in New Plymouth writing music and regularly touring with Dave Dobbyn as his rhythm guitarist.

Details: Thursday, 14 March 2019 from 11:30-13:30 at Puke Ariki Landing. Wet weather venue: TSB Showplace

This event is supported by the New Plymouth District Council and is part of the WOMAD Community Programme, which makes WOMAD accessible through workshops, concerts and artist interactions with communities in Taranaki.