A quick guide to Womad 2012

Dobet Gnahore. Photo / Supplied
Dobet Gnahore. Photo / Supplied

Where & when
Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth, March 16-18

Tickets
$99-$236 from www.ticketek.co.nz

The line-up
Alabama 3, Baaba Maal, Chapelier Fou, Dobet Gnahore (pictured), Groundation, Gurrumul, Le Trio Joubran, Lo'Jo, Mad Professor, Mama Kin, Master Drummers of Burundi, Diego Guerrero y El Solar de Artistas, Sharon Shannon Big Band, Shivkumar Sharma, Staff Benda Bilili and local acts Amiria Grenell, Batucada Sound Machine, Minuit vs Gamelan Taniwha Jaya, Pajama Club, Shogun Orchestra, the Yoots, the Black Seeds, plus many more.

Friday highlights
Gurrumul (7pm, Brooklands stage), Dobet Gnahore (7pm, Gables stage), Master Drummers of Burundi (8pm, Bowl stage), Tori Ensemble (9pm, Dell stage), Baba Maal (10pm, Bowl stage).

Saturday highlights
Le Trio Joubran (1pm, Gables stage), Alabama 3 (3pm, Gables stage), Lo'Jo (4pm, Bowl stage), The Yoots (5pm, Gables stage), Staff Benda Bilili (8pm, Bowl stage), Pajama Club (9pm, Brooklands stage), Chapelier Fou (aka the Mad Hatter) (11pm, Gables stage).

Sunday highlights
Master Drummers of Burundi (12pm, Bowl stage), Black Seeds (4pm, Bowl stage), Diego Guerrero y El Solar de Artistas (7.30pm, Gables stage), Sharon Shannon Big Band (8.30pm, Bowl stage), Minuit vs Gamelan Taniwha Jaya (9.30pm, Gables stage), Staff Benda Bilili (10.30pm, Bowl stage).

Also see
It's about more than just the music, with arts and crafts in the Global Village, food galore at Taste the World, and artists in conversation and musician workshops running throughout the weekend.

More info
www.womad.co.nz

-TimeOut

- NZ Herald

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