Baker Boy, Thundercat, Nai Palm + more join WOMAD 2018 lineup

WOMADelaide just got a whole lot bigger. 

After their huge first announcement, WOMADelaide just got even bigger thanks to the addition of 54 additonal groups and projects. 

As for the highlights, New York’s gypsy punks, Gogol Bordello; American bassist-singer Thundercat; breakout Israeli hip-hop artist Victoria Hanna and rising talent, Baker Boy.

Further standouts include Bulgaria’s incredible polyphonic singers Eva Quartet; Zanzibar’s mini classical orchestra Rajab Suleiman & Kithara; New Orleans stars Tank and The Bangas; Scandinavian folk duo My Bubba; Blick Bassy’s inspiring blend of blues, Bossa Nova and folk from Cameroon and the exquisite rigour and grace of China’s TAO Dance Theater.
From Australia, a vast range of musical territories will be covered; songs from the Russian heartland by Dustyesky to the hip-hop collaboration of Remi x Sampa (Remi Kolawole and Sampa The Great); the return of Mama Kin after eight years in the form of her new project Mama Kin Spender (with Tommy Spender and a 16-piece choir); the nu-soul of Hiatus Kaiyote’s Nai Palm and the vintage sounds of Tex, Don & Charlie

Check out the full list of additions below: 

a Bitna Ta - PNG/Australia
Abbey Howlett (Adelaide - Electrolounge) - Australia
Ackroyd & Harvey (visual artists) - UK
Baker Boy - Australia
Bashka  - Turkey/Australia

Bedouine - USA/Syria
Cie Bivouac - Erica's Dream (Circus) - France
Blick Bassy - France/Cameroon
Constantinople & Ablaye Cissoko - Canada/Iran/Senegal
Deborah Conway - Australia

Didirri - Australia
DJ Marky - Brazil
Dustyesky - Australia
Elephant Sessions - Scotland
Eva Quartet - Bulgaria
Francois Knoetze (site performance) - South Africa
Ghada Shbeir - Lebanon
Gogol Bordello – USA
Hana & Jessie-Lee's Bad Habits (Adelaide) - Australia
Hartway (Adelaide - Electrolounge) - Australia
Hat Fitz and Cara - Ireland/Australia
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - USA
JAZZ Party - Australia
Jojo Abot – Ghana
Justine Clarke (KidZone) – Australia
Kings & Associates (Adelaide) - Australia
Lonelyspeck (Adelaide - Electrolounge) - Australia
Lura - Cape Verde
Mama Kin Spender - Australia
Mission Songs Project - Australia
Moussa Diakite & Wassado - Mali/Australia
My Bubba - Sweden/Iceland
Nai Palm - Australia
Nano Stern - Chile
Naomi Keyte (Adelaide) – Australia
Nature Village (KidZone) - Australia
Nickodemus (DJ set) - USA
Peanut Butter Wolf (DJ set) - USA
Cie Pernette -
Commandeau (Dance - site performance) - France
The Pin (live panel discussion with
Remi x Sampa & N’Fa Jones, ex 1200 Techniques) - Australia
POW! Negro - Australia
Rajab Suleiman & Kithara - Zanzibar

Remi x Sampa – Australia
Robyn Davidson (author, ‘Tracks’ & ‘Desert Places’) in Conversation with Roysten Abel (Director, The Manganiyar Seduction)
San Lazaro - Australia
Soul Capoeira (Adelaide - workshop) - Australia
Tank and The Bangas - USA
TAO Dance Theater - China
Tex, Don & Charlie - Australia
Thundercat - USA
Tim Whitt (Adelaide - Electrolounge) - Australia
Victoria Hanna  - Israel
Yellow Blue Bus (Adelaide)  - Australia
YID! - Australia

WOMADelaide goes down from March 9 - March 12 at Botanic Park, Adelaide, South Australia.