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Wednesday 11 March 2015
Art Arts Music

festival review: WOMADelaide

Lou Heinrich
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WOMADelaide is not your usual music festival. Sure, there are the teens strutting in groups, with festival-appropriate attire and the right-shaped sunglasses, but there are also toddlers running around the thick grass and, later, small children asleep on their parents’ ponchos spread across the ground. There are picnics and tents for napping and a sense…
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Wednesday 14 March 2012
Music

festival review: womadelaide 2012

Serrin Prior
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WOMAD, or World of Music and Dance, is about people together and introducing them to music they would likely have never heard before – certainly not on the top 40 charts anyway (or whatever it is that we typically measure ‘good’ music by). This four day festival experience, which takes place in Adelaide’s beautiful Botanic…
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Wednesday 29 February 2012
Music

q&a: the picture box orchestra

Dunja Kay
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Featuring musicians from countries including Pakistan, Iran, Italy and Belgium, and a rotating live line-up that includes a beatboxer and tabla player alongside the more conventional instruments, the magic of The Picture Box Orchestra‘s sound is difficult to convey using mere words. Alies Sluiter had a chat to Lip ahead of their appearance at WOMADelaide,…
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Friday 18 March 2011
Arts Culture Music

festival review: womadelaide 2011

Dunja Kay
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Even when you don’t personally enjoy them, it’s usually quite easy to understand why a particular music festival has become popular. Womadelaide, however, doesn’t have the makings of a festival that should’ve become a mainstream and hugely successful event based on first appearances. Adelaide itself isn’t typically seen as a major drawcard for tourists, and…
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