WOMAD Las Palmas

WOMAD takes place between 12th and 15th November 2009, in Parque Santa Catalina, Las Palmas.

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WOMAD is the World of Music, Arts and Dance and this festival features artists from all over the world. WOMAD aims to create awareness of the potential and worth of a multicultural society via educational projects and recorded releases, as well as performance events and festivals.

Photo by Pericomart

Photo by Pericomart

WOMAD this year features among other things adult workshops, kids’ workshops, DJ sessions, a global market, children’s parade and performances by a variety of artists. Some of the featured artists at WOMAD Gran Canaria this year are:
  • Márcio Local (Brazil)
  • Siyaya (Zimbabwe)
  • DePedro (Spain)
  • Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara with Justin Adams (United Kingdom)
  • Oumou Sangaré (Mali)
  • Bibi Tanga and The Selenites (Central African Republic/France)
  • Juldeh Camara (Gambia)
  • Chiwoniso (Zimbabwe)
  • Forro in the Dark (Brazil/United States)
  • The Black Swan Effect (United Kingdom)
  • Melingo (Argentina)
  • Roy Ayers (United States)
  • Imelda May (United Kingdom)
  • Snowboy (United Kingdom)
  • Spiro (United Kingdom)
  • Eliades Ochoa (Cuba)
You can get the bus directly to Parque Santa Catalina if you are not going to be staying in or near Las Palmas. The buses are about 5€ from Puerto Rico, Maspalomas, San Agustín or Playa del Inglés and they are every 20 or 30 minutes.
For more information click here to visit the official WOMAD website.

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