A few weekends ago I headed to WOMAD. This was my fifth (or sixth?) time heading to Charlton Park, as it’s so close to home and is just our favourite festival to jump around at, and so this Weekly Report is dedicated to its glory!
Watching A workshop with Beatbox Collective, the Sunday save the world parade, a lot of dancing, Fat Freddy’s Drop cooking ceviche at the Taste the World stage.
Listening to Monsieur Domani, Chicha Libre (so much dancing), Manu Dibango, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (a semi-religious experience), Congo Natty (the best jungle ever), Septeto Santiaguero, Snarky Puppy, Fat Freddy’s Drop (the name on everyone’s lips all weekend), Dhol Foundation, Justin Vali & Ny Malagasy Orkestra, Vinicio Capossela & The Post Office Band, Fatoumata Diawara & Roberto Fonseca, Greg Wilson, Public Service Broadcasting (a particular highlight filling our Sunday night with joy), Baghdaddies, DJ Green Fingers.
Eating A lot of tent-warm brioche, Thai green curry, a Pieminister Heidi (always), the best goat’s cheese filled butternut squash I’ve ever eaten from Lulu’s Cafe.
Talking about New ways of living, Burning Man, Australia, having our families with us at a festival (it was the best), amazing music, love, and how we never wanted to go home.