WOMAD Line Up Getting Better With The Weather

Monday 8 December 2008

Hot on the heels of last week's announcement that Malian Rokia Traore will join the WOMAD 2009 bill, comes the confirmation of Kiwi audience favourites Anika Moa and band, The Sami Sisters and Andrew White to the line-up.

Anika Moa's honest and heart wrenching voice, her energy and cheeky wit bring together a live show that is a myriad of beautiful melodies and amazing musicianship. Moa has clearly become one of New Zealand's best-loved troubadours and this is a not-to-be-missed experience to see her live in the unique WOMAD atmosphere.

The Sami Sisters are a singing, guitar-playing, gorgeous coffee-coloured trio of Irish and Indian descent, reigning from Auckland's Onehunga. Madeleine, Anji. and Priya Sami are each accomplished entertainers in music and film and were met with high expectations when they decided to merge their collective talents to form the Sami Sisters. Their shows are sell-out and they live up to what's expected, and then some.

Andrew White was once busking the streets of Auckland. But fate had other plans for him and concert and festival audiences across Canada, Europe and the South Pacific have been amazed by his technically brilliant finger-style guitar playing and soulful songs. This year White has toured Canada and the UK coast to coast with the critically acclaimed production International Guitar Night and has just recorded his tenth album to date, 'Traces of Silver'.