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Official Schedule for Womad 2008 March 14th - 16th


Official Schedule for Womad 2008 March 14th - 16th

The big weekend is fast approaching, and with all stages now confirmed you can start planning your perfect WOMAD experience!

With a line-up that includes Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, the soulful Mavis Staples, Beirut, bare-foot diva Cesaria Evora and NZ's own Kora, Phoenix Foundation and SJD, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Full schedule attached in a printer friendly PDF

As well as music, dance and performance, WOMAD also features captivating artist workshops for adults and children, a global village offering retail, food and charity stalls. Plus kids can enjoy Kidzone and the Under Five Zone. If all of that weren't enough, some other fantastic activities include:

The Artist in conversation area on the Pinetum Stage offers a unique opportunity to learn more about some of the artists at WOMAD as they share their history and musical journeys.Located on the intimate Pinetum Stage with its tranquil surroundings, the artists will chat informally with their host about their lives, their music, and the inevitable effects that each has had on the other.

Artists on the Artist in Conversation stage include Master Kong Nay, Joji Hirota, Terem Quartet, Susana Baca, Donal Lunny from Green Fire Islands, Sharon Jones, David D’Or and Toumani Diabate.

For the first time this year, WOMAD presents a selection of five documentary films, adding another dimension to the festival experience.

Being able to experience cultures from around the globe is what WOMAD is all about. Now our artists are cooking for their audience at Taste the World.
Much like the diverse range of music, arts and dance, this weekend food is being used as a universal language that everybody can enjoy. Musicians and artists taking part in the event include Taraf de Haidouks from Romania, Terem Quartet from Russia, Susana Baca from Peru, Nickodemus from USA, Clube do Balanco from Brazil, The Gyuto Monks from Tibet & Australia and Maori Cuisine.

WOMAD full price three day passes are available from Ticketek - One day tickets are also available.

The WOMAD 2008 full line-up features: Age Pryor (NZ), An Emerald City (NZ), Beirut (USA), Black Grace (NZ), Cesaria Evora (Cape Verde), Clube do Balanco (Brazil), David D’Or (Israel), Dr Natesan Ramani (India), Farafina (Burkina Faso), Green Fire Islands (NZ), Gyuto Monks (Tibet/Australia), Jess Chambers & the Firefly Orchestra (NZ), Joji Hirota Trio (Japan), Kong Nay (Cambodia), Kora (NZ), Manjiri Kelkar (India), Mavis Staples (USA), Midge Marsden Band with Darren Watson (NZ), New Zealand String Quartet (NZ), Nickodemus (USA), Pedson Kasume (Uganda), The Phoenix Foundation (NZ), Richard Nunns (NZ), Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings (USA), SJD (NZ), Susana Baca (Peru), Taraf de Haidouks (Romania), Terem Quartet (Russia), Tim Guy (NZ), Titi Robin Quintet (France), Toumani Diabate’s Symmetric Orchestra (Mali), Village of the Idiots (NZ), Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra (NZ), Whangara Mai Tawhiti (NZ).

The WOMAD Media Centre is available online at to download images and press releases.

Media accreditation forms are still available from the website. The deadline for these is this coming Saturday, 2nd February.
Email to or fax to: 09 529 9086


WOMAD New Zealand 2008 March 14 –16 Taranaki
Brooklands Park and TSB Bowl, New Plymouth

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