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WOMADelaide Announces 2012 Lineup

by Tim Cashmere on January 11, 2012

in Live,News

WOMADelaide, the world music festival that takes over the South Australian capitol each year has revealed a stellar lineup for 2012.

With artists coming from all over the world and Australia, the festival has earned its reputation as one of the leading world music festivals on earth.

The festival will take place from Friday March 9 to Monday March 12 in Botanic Park, Adelaide.

The lineup includes performances from dub legend Mad Professor, Australia’s own Blue King Brown, Neil Finn’s new project Pajama Club, South African folk superstar Johnny Clegg, CHIC featuring Nile Rogers playing all of the stuff Nile Rogers played on, including songs by Madonna and more, Gurrumul, Baaba Maal, The Dirty Three. This list goes on and on. You know what? Rather than have me point out a few of my highlights, here’s the whole lot:

Staff Benda Billili (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Tinariwen (Mali)
Gurrumul (Australia)
Jinja Safari (Australia)
Baaba Maal (Senegal)
Sharon Shannon Big Band (Ireland)
First Aid Kid (Sweden)
Dirty Three (Australia)
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (UK)
CHIC feat. Nile Rogers (USA)
Joe Bataan and the I Like It Like That Orchestra (Phillipines/USA/Australia)
Chapelier Fou (France)
Blue King Brown (Australia)
Tete (Senegal/France)
Pajama Club (New Zealand)
Shantala Shivalingappa (India)
Eddi Reader (Scotland)
Mad Professor (UK)
Johnny Clegg (South Africa)
Dobet Gnahore (Ivory Coast)
Penguin Café (UK)
Bonobo (UK)
Groundation (Jamaica/USA)
Grace Barbe (Seychelles/Australia)
Master Drummers of Burundi (Burundi)
Diego Guerrero y El Solar de Artistas (Spain)
Electric Wire Hustle (New Zealand)
DJ Krush (Japan)
Cambodian Space Project (Cambodia/France/Australia)
Lo`Jo (France)
The Barons of Tang (Australia)
Shane Howard (Australia)
Toninho Ferragutti & Elessandro Kramer (Brazil)
Shivkumar Sharma (India)
TORI Ensemble (Korea)
Picture Box Orchestra (Australia/UK/India)
Ponydance Theatre Company (Ireland)
Le Trio Joubran (Palestine)
Anda Union (China)
Mahala Rai Banda (Romania)
Kimmo Pohjonen (Finland)
Bunna Lawrie (Australia)
JUMPS (Australia)
The Pigram Brothers (Australia)
Nano Stern and the Sindicato (Chile)
Mo’ Horizons (Germany)
Frigg (Finland/Norway)
La Voce Della Luna (Australia)
Melbourne Ska Orchestra (Australia)
Pascals (Japan)
Narasirato (Solomon Islands)
The Pitts Family Circus (Australia)
The Bombay Royale (Australia)
Chris Finnen (Australia
Tenzin Choegyal & Monks of Tibet (Tibet/Australia)
The Bearded Gypsy Band (Australia)
Jay Hoad Band (Australia/Fiji)
Gramophone Man (Australia)
Two Pianos “Canto Ostinato by Simeon Ten Holt” (Australia)
Sivouplait (Japan)
Weaving the World (Tibet/Australia)

Want tickets to this musical extravaganza? Of course you do. We all do! Fortunately, you can get them here.

Follow the author Tim Cashmere on Twitter.

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