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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A young supergroup from the Mande culture, Trio Da Kali come from a long line of distinguished griots (hereditary musicians). Taking their name from an iconic praise song in the griot repertoire – ‘da kali’ means ‘to swear an oath’– the Trio’s inspired 2017 collaboration and album with Kronos Quartet brought them worldwide attention. Sumptuous vocals, bass ngoni grooves and percussive balafon combine for a truly exquisite experience.
For their Friday night performance only, Trio Da Kali will be joined by the Pocket String Quartet. Led by jazz violinist/composer Julian Ferraretto, the Pocket String Quartet are all members of local groove-based string ensemble, [big] String, and we look forward to hearing this exciting and unique collaboration.