Now in its 18th year, the World of Music, Arts and Dance festival will present all-star lineups of international acts to audiences at 10 festival sites around the world starting in April.
Stars of the opening festival, scheduled for April 12 in Benoni, near Johannesburg, South Africa, include the Afro-Celt Sound System, Joan Armatrading, Transglobal Underground, Jamaica's Ernest Ranglin, Ireland's Andy White, the Chinese duo Wu and Wang, India's Ranbir Kaur and Argentina's Barbara Luna. Much of the program consists of such South African performers as Fetish, Gloria Bosman, Joi, Moses Taiwa Molelekwa and Tananas.
WOMAD tour dates:
April 12: Benoni, South Africa; Heliport at Bluegum Creek Estate
May 1214: Extremadura, Spain; Cáceres
July 1416; Hanover, Germany; Hanover Expo
July 16; London, England; Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
July 2123; Reading, England; Rivermead
July 2830; Marymoor Park, King County, Wash.; Marymoor Park
Aug. 1720; Palermo, Sicily, Italy; TBA
Sept. 13; Singapore; Fort Canning Park
Sept. 1517; Prague, Czech Republic; TBA
Nov. 1012; Grand Canary Island; Canarias 2000