Already a festival favourite - South London duo The Correspondents will take the WOMAD audience on a journey through a multitude of genres from jazz and blues to the nether regions of electro and drumʼnʼbass.
Joining the international line up is The Original Gypsies featuring key founding members of the celebrated ‘80s group. Plus, performing across the weekend is the German DJ, singer, musician and producer Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar, and Sona Jobarteh - the first professional female virtuoso of the Kora, a pioneer in a male-dominated, 700-year-old hereditary tradition.
Putting the D into WOMAD in 2019 will be the late Janis Claxons' award-winning contemporary dance company performing POP-UP DUETS (fragments of love).
And... all the way from Aotearoa, the supergroup Congress of Animals - a collective of renowned kiwi songwriters and solo artists, tracing lineage to many of NZ’s most loved bands are making a welcome festival appearance as is "NZ's queen of drum and bass", homegrown Taranaki talent Mc Tali.
WOMAD New Zealand, happening once again in Brooklands Park and the TSB Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth, 15-17 March 2019.