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What I really love about Womadelaide is experiencing and being exposed to Music and dance that I otherwise would never have even heard of or seen and this year is no exception.

Midfestival is no time for a full writeup but here is a list of some of the acts Ive so far enjoyed seeing

From Fridays sessions

  • The Alaev Family
  • Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba
I didnt have a chance to stay and see the Cat empire although reports from others said it was a great show they put on.
Saturday – we got there early before the first band even started
An early highlight was

  • Mari Boine who originates from Norway – what a voice. Some really haunting inflections
  • Circolumbia – this was listed as a Mystery Surprise and indeed it was. Performing amazing acrobatic stunts with singing and Drama/tension between the warring gangs made a hugely entertaining show that had everyone on their feet. Do perform with the energy they did in the middle of a hot and humid 35 degree today would have been exhausting
  • Dhafer Youssef – renowned for his Oud playing as well as his voice he didnt dissapoint.
  • Vieux Farka Touré – I felt he started off a bit slow but the pace picked up and I ended up hearing most of his set
  • Antibalas – Listened to these guys whilst having tea
  • Nidi d’Arac – Sparse stage but great night lighting for their set. So many photos of the Violinist whom I thought was key to their sound. Big thumbs up for this one
  • Compagnie Luc Amoros  “Blank Page” – I’d heard good reports from the Friday session so I went prepared to sit down and watch the whole show. Extremely clever and entertaining although a touch heavy at times, but that is their message. I’m not going to spoil it for anyone but if you havent already seen it get early , get a good seat and watch it on Monday evening – just WOW
  • Hugh Masekela – He might be gettiing old but he hasn’t lost it.  Top performance from this South African Trumpet player.
The Full Gallerys for each day can be found here.. CLICK

Nid d’Arac

Hugh Masekela

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The afterparty for the Adelaide Zombie walk was held at Fowlers Live venue on North Terrace. I only caught the end of the set by the first band Stomp the dog, but I managed to catch the full set of Adelaide band “The Killgirls”. Took out the fisheye lens and took some video from the front of the stage as well as some video with a “normal 24-70mm lens during their performance. Subsequent I requested permission from the band to piece together a “video style” clip from their performance as well as some footage of Zombies at the after party and here it is

Well the Adelaide Zombie walk has been and gone. Its one event Ive been Photographing since 2008 so it’s my 5th outing but this time I took a fair bit of video with my DSLR as well as still photography. I was also fortunate enough to be invited to the “Official” Photographers group.

You would be surprised  how much preperation goes into photographing the event and even more suprised by the amount of time spent after the walk has finished. For those that aren’t real Zombies you just remove your Zombie outfits, wipe off the makeup and you move on. For people taking photos and even more so for those taking videos, there are many days, weeks ahead going through footage and video and getting it all together.

So first up are the Photos which I managed to get online within about 24 hrs of the walk > Link HERE for the full gallery

Dont forget that unwatermarked digital  images facebook size or suitable for small 4×6 prints are available for the low price of $12 with 20% proceeds going to Foodbank. Larger sized prints are available at varying prices