Womadelaide 2008

Looking to re-ignite that fading creative spark, here some new and different sounds, or just relax to the sombre tones of a world of music? Then do yourself the proverbial favour this weekend if you’re in Adelaide and get down to Botanic Park to soak in the atmosphere of the always fantastic and eye-opening Womadelaide World Music Festival. I’ve been every year since it’s inception and it’s never failed to enlighten my (sometimes) diminished creative soul with something either really different or really beautiful. Some of my favourite moments have been sitting under a tree at Womad and soaking in the sounds and atmosphere of this event (and it is an event in the true sense of the world). True to form, Adelaide always turns on the hot weather for Womad, but don’t let that stop you from getting down there. Even if you have no interest in world music, it’s worth it just to watch some hippie ‘tree dancers’ strut their stuff, it’s also very kid friendly and my (future) father-in-law gives a big thumbs up to the coffee and pancakes on sale 🙂 Also worth checking out is the Womadelaide Website to not only get a run down on this years event, but check the archives for past years’ line-ups, including my ‘dream-team’ lineup and all time favourite poster from 1995! As you can also see from above, nice poster this time around as well!

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