Once again, WOMAD is back in town!
Never heard of it? Well, if you are into music, arts and dance, perhaps this is something that might be of some interest to you…
The World of Music, Arts and Dance (WOMAD) Festival celebrates the world’s many forms of – as the name says - music, arts and dance. The shows, workshops and other initiatives organized by WOMAD have one main goal: to excite, inform and create awareness of the worth and potential of a multicultural society.
First held in the
, back in 1982, WOMAD has since then travelled the world creating events, introducing artists and promoting different forms of cultural expressions for over one million people in 27 countries. UK
The 2011 WOMAD Abu Dhabi will run for three days starting today (April 7 – 9, 2011) and will welcome artists such as Dr. Jimmy Cliff, from
Jamaica, Paloma Faith, from the UK, Baaba Maal, from Senegal, Sain Zahoor, from Pakistan, and several other performers from countries like Colombia, , France, the UAE and many more. Honduras
But WOMAD shares more than just music - it also shares techniques through workshops and shares traditional cuisine through cookery stages. And you can enjoy every bit of it for free!
Activities will start a couple of hours from now. However, living right across from the stages set-up at the Corniche, I can already hear the drums and feel the rhythm.
If you are in the area, go to www.womadabudhabi.ae and check out the complete schedule and timings. If not, go to www.womad.org to find out in which part of the world WOMAD will be next. Who knows? Maybe it will soon be somewhere very close to you!