Category: WOMAD 2014

Review – Baby et lulu [Australia]

[youtube=]    Languid French sounds delivered by Australian franco-phoneys Baby et Lulu. The group is a talented band led by the sultry songstresses Abby Dobson and Lara Goodridge, who not only sing in French,...

Review – Carminho [Portugal]

[youtube=]    So what happened is this: Carminho glided out onto stage, took a deep breath, and proceeded to pour out her hot molten soul all over the audience, dissolving us down into absolute...

Review – Mallakhamb Gymnastics [India]

[youtube=]  In what is sure to be the latest yoga craze that sweeps the west, Mallakhamb is the performance of yoga postures from the top of a pole or while hanging from a rope....

Review – Hanggai [China]

If you’re keen for the kind of band you start singing along with, and then realise you don’t speak Chinese – this is your group. And if you just want to see an overweight Asian dude in sunglasses dancing like a horse, well – these guys should still definitely be in your top three.

Airileke [PNG/Australia]

  At the more intimate zoo stage venue band members of Airileke got to get up close with enthusiasts, and explain some of the influences and styles of their Melanesian music. The group taught...

Los Coronas [Spain]

  As the day faded away and city workers walked down to the botanic park Los Coronas greeted those entering the Frome road gateway into this green zone. This Tejano (Tex Mex) band channels...

Interview – Hanggai

Beijing-based Mongolian throat-singing folk/rock/metal outfit Hanggai returned to WOMAD for a third time this Friday night. Heckler sat down with band member Ayalguu to talk about Metallica, laughter, and the importance of world music.

WOMADelaide 2014 is here

WOMADelaide was officially launched this morning in a media event hosted by event director Ian Scobie, and featuring appearances by Premier Jay Weatherill, world class music-acts, and sponsors. In between speakers, Scobie praised the event’s history and ongoing influence, noting the presence of artists from 25 countries this year.