New acts announced for WOMAD NZ 2023!

Friday 25 November 2022

WOMAD NZ 2023 have unveiled even more additions to the New Plymouth festival's dazzlingly diverse bill, with four new international artists plus two Aotearoa acts joining the already jam-packed musical programme. Announced today are Grammy-winning US rock / funk / RnB activist Fantastic Negrito, Romany folk supergroup Taraf de Caliu, German techno marching band MEUTE and Argentinan Grammy Award-winning ensemble Astor Piazzolla, with the local contingent now including Pacifica Women's ensemble Le Moana and Pōneke-based Japanese drum team Narukami Taiko. That's all on top of a star-starred lineup featuring Youssou N’Dour, Mdou Moctar, Sampa The Great, Avantdale Bowling Club and lots more, plus a wide range of arts initiatives to explore including the World Of Words programme. Have a squiz at the full updated details for WOMAD NZ 2023 and grab tickets while you can.

WOMAD New Zealand 2023

Friday 17th March to Sunday 19th March - Bowl of Brooklands and Brooklands Park, New Plymouth (all ages)

Featuring... Acapollinations (Aotearoa), ADG7 (South Korea), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina) Avantdale Bowling Club (Aotearoa), Bab L’ Bluz (Morocco/France), Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn (USA), Cimafunk (Cuba), Constantinople (Canada), Deva Mahal (Aotearoa), Fantastic Negrito (US), Fly My Pretties (Aotearoa), Professor Hinke Osinga (Aotearoa), Justin Adams & Mauro Durante (UK/Italy), Kefaya and Elaha Soroor (Afghanistan/UK), Kita (Aotearoa), Le Moana (Aotearoa), Lil O'Brien (Aotearoa), MazbouQ (Aotearoa), Mdou Moctar (Niger), MEUTE (Germany), Mudra Dance Company (Aotearoa), Narukami Taiko (Aotearoa), Pandit Ronu Majumdar & Dr Jayanthi Kumaresh (India), Rizwan Muazzam Qawwals (Pakistan), Rubi Du ( Aotearoa), Sampa The Great (Zambia), San Salvador (France), Taraf de Caliu (Romania), The Garifuna Collective (Belize), The Langan Band (Scotland), Youssou N’Dour & Le Super Étoile de Dakar (Senegal)

World Of Words speakers: Anna Fifield, Chris Tse, Daren Kamali, Dick Frizzell, James Nokise, Lil O'Brien, Mad Doggerel Cabaret, Michael Bennett, Penny Ashton, Rose Carlyle, Dr Susette Goldsmith