WOMAD NZ 2016 [fr]
Taking place in New Plymouth, WOMAD NZ is back in 2016 from Friday the 18th until Sunday the 20th of March. The amazing French lineup includes performances by musical artists St Germain and Orange Blossom. Also part of the festival is the extraordinary No Man’s Land, a cinematic performance which commemorates the First World War.
Friday, March 18, 2016 at 08:15 PM
Ludovic Navarre, alias St Germain, has been an uncontested and respected figure in the world of electronic music for the past two decades. A pioneer of the “French Touch” and a creator of intelligent, sensual and original deep house, St Germain has always stood out.
Friday, March 18, at 10:15 PM
Saturday, March 19, at 04:00 PM
Sunday, March 20, at 10:00 PM
Nantes-based collective Orange Blossom, formed in the mid-90s, creates a musical concoction that marries suspense-heavy electronica with Arabic rhythms.
Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 06:00 PM
No Man’s Land
A collaborative project led by John Psathas, No Man’s Land is a ground breaking new cinematic performance in commemoration of the First World War. Musicians descended from opposing forces of the Great War have been brought together on the battlefields of WWI in an original composition. These musical collaborations have been fused into a unique 70 minute film, to be projected alongside live musicians on-stage. All musicians, live and virtual, will perform as one epic global orchestra.
The Embassy of France in New Zealand and the New Zealand-France Friendship Fund are proud to support the No Man’s Land project.
WOMAD - World of Music, Arts and Dance the internationally established festival, which brings together artists from all over the globe. The central aim of the WOMAD festival is to celebrate the world’s many forms of music, arts and dance.
WOMAD festivals are family-oriented, diverse and active musical events; sometimes offering as many as seven stages within the festival site. Since the first festival in the UK in 1982, WOMAD has held more than 160 festivals, creating events in twenty-seven countries and islands all over the world.