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More Acts Added To WOMADelaide 2017

The Hot 8 Brass Band The Hot 8 Brass Band
WOMADelaide 2017 has revealed another eclectic batch of artists with The Hot 8 Brass Band, Dope Lemon, L-FRESH the Lion, D D Dumbo and Nattali Rize added to the 2017 bill, joining the already announced The Specials, Bebel Gilberto, Archie Roach and The Waifs.

Balkans’ gypsy-rock supergroup Emir Kusturica & the No Smoking Orchestra – 'a genre-defying and irreverent band' – and Austrian electro-swing pioneers Parov Stelar – whose insanely catchy music that has been used in advertising campaigns across the world – are also part of today's additions.


In total contrast comes one of the greatest African stars of her generation, the majestic and gifted Oumou Sangare. Endearingly referred to as the ‘Songbird from Wassoulou’, Sangare’s music is funky and vibrant.

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Oumou Sangare

Other artists announced today sees the WOMADelaide debut of Baba ZuLa’s psychedelic Turkish rock & roll; Nattali Rize, the new Jamaican reggae project for Natali Pa’ap’a ex Blue King Brown; the sassy brass of New Orleans street band in The Hot 8 Brass Band and the stunning vocals of Sahrawi singer-activist Aziza Brahim.


Australian artists will include: the dreamy new Angus Stone side project, Dope Lemon; the loops and soundscapes of D D Dumbo and the socially-conscious hip hop of L-FRESH The Lion and “Attractor” from Queensland’s Dancenorth and leading choreographers Gideon Obarzanek and Lucy Guerin.



New Artist Additions

• Aziza Brahim (Western Sahara/Spain)
• Baba ZuLa (Turkey)
• Dance North & Lucy Guerin Inc "Attractor" – dance (Australia/Indonesia)
• D D Dumbo (Australia)
• Dope Lemon (Australia)
• Electric Fields (Australia)
• EkosDance Company “Cry Jailolo” - dance (Indonesia)
• Emir Kusturica & the No Smoking Orchestra (Serbia)
• A Guy Called Gerald (UK)
• The Hot 8 Brass Band (USA)
• L-FRESH the Lion (Australia)
• Lamine Sonko & the African Intelligence (Senegal/Australia)
• Nattali Rize (Jamaica/Australia)
• Nhatty Man & Gara (Ethiopia/Australia)
• Oki Dub Ainu Band (Japan)
• Oumou Sangare (Mali)
• Parov Stelar (Austria)
• Rich Medina - DJ (USA)
• Skratch Bastid - DJ (Canada)
• Senyawa (Indonesia)
• TAGO (South Korea)
• Tangents (Australia)
• William Crighton (Australia)
• 30/70 (Australia)

Artists Already Announced

• 9Bach (Wales)
• Ana Tijoux (Chile)
• Archie Roach (Australia)
• Bebel Gilberto (Brazil)
• Brushy one string (Jamaica)
• Cie Carabosse - installation (France)
• The East Pointers (Canada)
• Gawurra (Australia)
• Hanoi Masters (Vietnam)
• Inna Modja (Mali)
• La Mambanegra (Colombia)
• The Manganiyar Classroom (India)
• Mercedes Peón (Spain)
• Philip Glass Ensemble KOYAANISQATSI Live!– Life out of balance (USA)
• Sinkane (Sudan/USA)
• The Soil (South Africa)
• The Specials (UK)
• Sudha Ragunathan (India)
• The Waifs (Australia)
• Warsaw Village Band (Poland)
• Xylouris White (Greece/Australia)

The Electrolounge and Planet Talks programmes will be released in the coming weeks and the final WOMADelaide 2017 programme announcement will be in January 2017.

WOMADelaide takes place at the Botanic Park (Adelaide) 10-13 March, 2017.
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