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Friday 11th – Monday 14th March Botanic Park Reviewed by: Natalie Carfora   WOMAD hit Adelaide over the long weekend and I was thrilled to be there! In an effort to review a four-day marathon in a succinct and interesting way, enjoy my WOMAD hit list.   Sampa the Great (Think Erykah Badu) Sampa is a Sydney based rapper hailing from Zambia, and she is rapidly receiving attent

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Interview | Awesome Tapes From Africa Words by Ellie Parnell Awesome Tapes From Africa, AKA Brian Shimkovitz, is a Los Angeles-based music archivist, tape collector and DJ. Ellie asked him a few questions ahead of his DJ sets at the Adelaide Festival and WOMADelaide.      You now have a collection of over 4,000 cassette tapes. How did this collection start? I was living in

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WOMAD: Day 1. A review by WOMAD newbie, Sharmonie Cockayne. I rocked up to WOMAD expecting ridiculously hippy people everywhere. I was wrong. WOMAD attracts almost every type of person. You need not belong to a particular demographic, ethnicity or social group to enjoy all that this wondrous festival has to offer.  I began my experience where any slightly uncomfortable

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Interview: Muro Words: Nicholas Henrys Takayoshi Murota (Muro) is a true hip hop stalwart, having been active in the Japanese scene since its inception in the late 1980’s. Early in his career, he formed the KRUSH POSSE with fellow Japanese icon, DJ Krush. Together, they began rapping and producing beats sampled from old funk and soul records that he found in second hand stores aroun

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