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WOMAD 2022 Announces Second Line-up

26 November 2021 - 0 Comments

Today, WOMAD NZ adds nine musical performers to the 2022 line-up. From household names and festival favourites to keeping the delight of WOMAD’s discovery element alive, these nine new acts solidify the 2022 WOMAD lineup as the most diverse and worldly rich festival of the summer season.

The acts added are: Dream Chambers; APRA award-winning singer-songwriter Jess Chambers' ethereal electronic music, Ge Luz; Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland-based Brazilian musician who composes in a range of different styles, including samba and bossa nova, Le Moana; performing Pacific Contemporary Dance and storytelling, Muroki; of Kenyan descent, Coromandel born, and residing in Raglan since childhood, Muroki has always lived near the waves — a defining backdrop to this 20-year-old’s sound of smooth roots-based pop. Mazbou Q; the Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland based, UK-born Nigerian artist's particular brand of Hip-hop challenges the very notion of genre and captivates those with a deep appreciation for musicality. Paul Bosauder presents the Tierra y Mar Flamenco Project; known for performing around the world as a highly regarded flamenco guitarist and composer, Rubi Du; known as “Aotearoa’s Reggae Queen’, TUi MAMAKi; formerly of Mamaku Project, Tui finds inspiration for new works in Bulgarian Folklore. Whirimako Black; from the Tūhoe Nation, blends genres of folk, jazz and blues incorporating English and in te reo Māori.

The much loved WOMAD Poetry Slam returns for 2022 showcasing performance poets, amateur and professional, putting them in the spotlight on the World of Words Stage. Professional Poet and Hostess with the mostess, Penny Ashton, is back with more aural excitement and to whip the crowd into a frenzy over the crowning of the winner alongside judges; Ken Arkind, and Te Karere Whitiao Scarborough. Entries have now opened for budding Womad wordsmith festival go-ers to put themselves in the running: Entries are open HERE for the WOMAD Poetry Slam 2022.

Official WOMAD merch is up online now
via the WO-STORE . WOMAD lovers can secure their favourite piece early and wear their festival love on their sleeves( or back, or head!) with the exclusive, limited edition pre-festival WOMAD NZ 2022 merch.

Haere Mai! The 2022 WOMAD App is up and ready to download to create itineraries, keep track of performances, learn new kupu and find out where the best bars, food and traders are around the festival site.
The WOMAD APP can be downloaded now from Apples App Store and Google Play.

The 29 Musical Artists appearing at WOMAD 2022 in alphabetical order:

Bulgarian Vocal group; Acapollinations, Jazz-Hip-Hop mastermind; Avantdale Bowling Club, Brazilian DJ; Bobby Brazuka, Cinematic-Jazz ensemble; Carnivorous Plant Society, modern R&B extraordinaire; Deva Mahal, Experimental Electronic Music producer; Dream Chambers, one of the world's finest live draws; Fat Freddy's Drop, contemporary super-group; Fly My Pretties, Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland-based Brazilian musician; Ge Luz, Neo-Soul-Jazz artist; Hollie Smith, exciting drum troupe; IPU Kodama Japanese Drum Team, Latin Electronic quartet; Latin Aotearoa, Pacific Contemporary Dance and storytelling group; Le Moana, the engaging, eclectic, ecstatic; Lord Echo (DJ set), vibrant Indian dance company; Mudra Dance, Smooth Roots-based Pop artist; Muroki, Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland based Nigerian Kiwi rapper and producer; Mazbou Q, Balkan Brass band; Niko Ne Zna, Flamenco guitarist and composer; Paul Bosauder presents the Tierra y Mar Flamenco Project, R’n’B cultural warrior; Ria Hall, “Aotearoa’s Reggae Queen"; Rubi Du, Dub Fusion elite; Salmonella Dub, the stunning collaboration of New Zealand and Indian musicians Shades of Shakti, Blues and Roots band SWAMP THÏNG, Dames of Aotearoa’s Country music and comedy; Topp Twins, Bulgarian Folklore artist; TUi MAMAKi, World-Fusion Beats based Weird Together, Multi-award winning singer Whirimako Black and Afro-Funk band Yaw Asumadu and Ozi Ozaa.

Photo Credit: Frederico Pagola

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