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WOMAD 2013 line-up announced

1st November 2012


Acts ranging from an afro-pop singer dubbed the “Golden Voice of Africa” to an 80-strong Maori choir make up the line-up for next year’s WOMAD festival, alongside another 200-odd performers spanning 21 countries.

Salif Keita will return to the WOMAD NZ stage in 2013 to showcase his golden tonsils - the Malian singer's first appearance at the festival since 2007. He joins already announced headliners, trumpeting master Hugh Masekela, reggae superstar Jimmy Cliff, Balkan musician Goran Bregovic, Spanish classical genius, Jordi Savall and guitar maestro Vieux Farka Touré aka “The Hendrix of the Sahara”, among others.

Leading the local line-up will be the iconic Aotearoa National Maori Choir, featuring around 80 voices from around NZ. Other Kiwi acts announced include: The Yoots, Fly My Pretties, David Kilgour and The Heavy Eights, Electric Wire Hustle, Ahoribuzz and more.

WOMAD 2013 will take place at New Plymouth’s Brooklands Park and TSB Bowl from March 15 – 17.

See www.womad.co.nz for the full line-up and further details.

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