The world turns... and WOMADelaide returns to its spiritual home in Botanic Park / Tainmuntilla! Join us among the Moreton Bay Fig trees for a cultural adventure for all ages, with a captivating program of more than 100 performances across seven stages, the Planet Talks forum, KidZone, art and cooking workshops, the global village & so much more.
Together we've grown up over 30 joyous years sharing the very best music, arts and dance from this diverse, eclectic and fascinating world of ours. Come and celebrate our 30th with the birthday party to end all parties - we've certainly all earned it!
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The mammoth 18-piece POAO takes you on a pulsing, percussive journey into classic Afrobeat, led by fierce vocals and a howling horn section. It’s a fitting 21st Century response to the world-shaking music of 1970s Nigeria defined by Fela Kuti. Their 2019 Naming & Blaming record pulls no punches; its powerful brand of original Afrobeat shoots straight to the heart, mind and hips of the listener whilst taking aim at contemporary global politics and Australia’s chequered history.
WORKSHOP: Hosted by Olugbade Okunade aka GP Saxy (the former musical director of Fela Kuti’s band Egypt 80), join us on a journey to Africa with renowned Senegalese griot Lamine Sonko and The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra’s Opinionettes for a West African dance workshop. Covering styles from sabar to Afrobeat and with DJ Manchild on the decks and TPOAO’s percussion section bringing the fire, together "we go dance Afrobeat". No passport required!