Womadelaide

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Womadelaide’s unforgettable moments: ‘They didn’t know what to expect’
From an all-star train ride across the Nullarbor to an unexpected cricket plague, this year’s festival marks 30 years of border-defying music and art

Walter Marsh

12, Mar, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Womadelaide 2021: Archie Roach bids farewell in a 'festival' forced to redefine itself
The annual celebration of world music adapts to Covid with an exclusively domestic program featuring Sarah Blasko, Lior and Midnight Oil

Walter Marsh

06, Mar, 2021 @12:57 AM

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Womadelaide 2020: uplifting, political and expansive festival offers hope amid the doom
With Mavis Staples, Aldous Harding and Spinifex Gum in the lineup, the world music festival offered plenty of reasons to look up from our phones – and towards each other

Janine Israel

10, Mar, 2020 @4:01 AM

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Womadelaide 2019: Christine and the Queens dazzles amid smorgasbord of sound
More than 75 acts performed over four packed days in a world music festival that continues to push boundaries and open hearts

Janine Israel

12, Mar, 2019 @12:17 AM

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Womadelaide 2018: all singing, all dancing festival of joy
Crowds delight in extraordinary range of talent, colour and atmosphere in botanic gardens

Janine Israel

13, Mar, 2018 @2:07 AM

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Dustyesky's Russian folk songs and accent comedy – it shouldn't work, but it does
Joke act it may be, but there’s something weirdly great about a bunch of Byron shire lads singing in Russian at Womadelaide

Andrew P Street

11, Mar, 2018 @1:41 AM

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Baker Boy rising: from Arnhem Land to sharing a stage with Dizzee Rascal
Trilingual hip-hop artist and one-time member of Indigenous dance troupe Djuki Mala has his sights on being the next Drake

Janine Israel

29, Dec, 2017 @9:48 PM

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Womadelaide 2017: politics rages through Australia's most diverse and surprising festival
In its 25th year, the world music festival took estimated crowds of 90,000 on a journey of discovery across four days

Janine Israel

14, Mar, 2017 @3:58 AM

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Music to our ears: sustainability headlines Womadelaide festival
From encouraging bike riding and compostable plates to better recycling, organisers have diverted 98% of waste from landfill – and they want to do more

Max Opray

13, Mar, 2017 @10:47 PM

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The Manganiyar Classroom: Indian children bring endangered music to Australia
A chorus of village boys celebrate their musical heritage in a joyous production that challenges the rigid modern education system that threatens their traditions

Stephanie Convery

10, Mar, 2017 @1:30 AM

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Womadelaide 2017 playlist: eight acts to hear before you go
The 25th anniversary of the music and dance festival promises to be a feast for the senses over three days and four nights

Janine Israel

03, Mar, 2017 @9:46 PM

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Archie Roach on the healing power of song: 'Music was great therapy for me'
In the lead-up to his Womadelaide appearance, the elder statesman of Indigenous music reflects on 27 years of songwriting and activism

Janine Israel

22, Feb, 2017 @1:45 AM

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