In 2008 I covered the WOMAD World of Music, Art and Dance Festival for the Taranaki Arts Festival Trust in New Plymouth. New Zealand.
WOMAD an internationally established festival, brings together artists from all over the globe. The central aim of the festival is to celebrate the world’s many forms of music, arts and dance.
In 2008 over 300 performers from 14 countries performed at the ‘open air’ stages at the picturesque TSB Bowl Of Brooklands in New Plymouth.
This is a sample of the artists I enjoyed:
Cara Dillion (Ireland)
The Monks from Tasha Lhunpo Monastery (Tibet/India)
Dengue Fever (USA/Cambodia)
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba (Mali)
Kora (New Zealand)
Apart from singing and composing songs in several languages, choreographing her shows and designing her costumes, Sa Dingding also plays the 2,500-year-old guzheng zither.
Please see a photo essay of Sa Dingding’s performance at WOMAD World of Music, Art and Dance in 2008 at the TSB Bowl Of Brooklands – New Plymouth, New Zealand.