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ESTÈRE


NZ / CAMEROON
11.15PM
Estère is a girl with an MPC she calls Lola. With Lola, Estère samples and records a wide variety of sounds which she then uses to create a canvas of pulsating rhythms and evocative melodies. Her accompanying elastic voice and inquisitive lyrics combine to create Estère’s own unique genre of Electric Blue Witch-Hop.

Acclaimed as being a one-of-a-kind performer, Estère’s reputation for energetic and playful performances has seen her open for international artists including Morcheeba and KT Tunstall.

   

BOAGAN

NEW CALEDONIA
9.15PM

Inspired by traditional Kanak rhythms and the strong identity of northern New Caledonia, Boagan is a young artist, a singer-songwriter on the rise. “My music creates bridges, brings together and confronts”, explains the young man. Boagan’s style and his sound are unique, bringing together contemporary and traditional sounds, offering rock and soul music in which the rhythm is created by bamboo sticks.

In July 2014, Boagan finally released his first album “Papillon Bleu”, a powerful demonstration of his unique blend of Soul, Reggae and Traditional New Caledonian Music. The fast rising star won the “Export Prize” at the 2014 New Caledonian Music awards. This will allow him to tour on a global scale in 2015, showcasing New Caledonian music throughout the world.

 

MOANA & THE TRIBE

AOTEAROA
10PM
Long acknowledged for having consistently pushed the boundaries of Maori music in both her recordings and live performances, singer/songwriter Moana Maniapoto is a self-confessed political junkie whose lyrics are rooted in the NZ landscape, culture and experience - inspiring her to "produce her own blend of traditional and contemporary styles without compromising either (Graham Reid, music critic)."

The NZ Herald described Moana & the Tribe as "the most powerful, enjoyable and important act on the mainstage at Womad 2014 delivering a thumping, visually powerful and cleverly calculated implosion of waiata, haka and electronic-flavoured soul-funk."

Moana & the Tribe will perform songs from their latest album RIMA, a nominee for the Songlines UK Top of the World Album Award (2014). Singer/songwriter Moana will strip back the usual big band line up in favour of electronica whiz Paddy Free and vocalists, including sister Trina. RIMA represents ‘a new genre of waiata dub and punchy dance-floor directed songs where politics and te reo slip in effortlessly.’


 
 

TWISTIN' THE SWING

BELGIUM / LATVIA / NEW ZEALAND
7.45PM

Twistin’ the Swing is an all-acoustic band, influenced mainly by Gypsy Jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli.

The repertoire of Twistin’ the Swing is a great mixture of world and gypsy swing music. They can do Django with their eyes closed (and the proverbial arm tied behind their backs), but get them to open at least one eye and you’ll hear some great Latin, American Jazz and European music rendered through their own interpretation.

Apart from their outstanding performances, Twistin’ the Swing is working behind the scenes on their own original program!

Band Members: Mikael Kovalovs, Etienne Bizjak, Djordje Nikolic, Phillip Beatson
 

 

STRANGELY AROUSING

NEW ZEALAND
8.30PM
The popular five-piece band soared to success after taking out the prestigious Smokefree Pacifica Beats competition and have since shared the stage with such big names as Damien Marley at the Raggamuffin festival and most recently, Kiwi band Fat Freddy’s Drop


 

LES ENCHANTES

7.15PM
Les Enchantés is a (mostly)  French choir, open to all. They will open the festival on the main stage.


INFORMATION

Saturday 20 June, 7pm to 3.00am
$20 / $15 (AF Members and students, only prebooking)
Free for children under the age of 14

@ Galatos
17 Galatos St (Newton, K'road precinct)

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