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Thievery Corporation Added to WOMADelaide 2018 Lineup

Thievery Corporation Added to WOMADelaide 2018 Lineup

Genre-hopping mix-masters Thievery Corporation have joined the bill for WOMADelaide 2018.

Thievery Corporation co-founders Eric Hilton and Rob Garza will be joined by a full band to delight WOMADelaide’s audiences in Botanic Park. Having released their tenth studio album this year, The Temple of I & I, Thievery Corporation will come to Adelaide with an enormous back-catalogue to inspire their set.

Thievery Corporation’s The Temple of I & I explored Jamaican musical styles

The group was founded 21 years ago when Hilton and Garza bonded over a mutual love of bossa nova, jazz and dub music. Since then, their diverse output has covered and blended these genres together, along with hip hop, reggae, electronica, Indian classical music and Middle Eastern tunes.

They have headlined major festivals including Lollapalooza and Coachella, and collaborated with a diverse array of the world’s artists, such as Femi Kuti, Seu Jorge and Anoushka Shankar (who is also on the bill for WOMADeladie 2018).

WOMADelaide’s full lineup will be announced on November 21. The lineup thus far is as below.

WOMADelaide 2018 Lineup

Adrian Sherwood  – UK
Anoushka Shankar – India/UK
Architects of Air “Arboria” (site artist)- UK
The Avalanches – Australia
Bixiga 70 – Brazil
Chico Trujillo – Chile
Dan Sultan – Australia
Daymé Arocena – Cuba
Havana Meets Kingston – Cuba/Jamaica
Kamasi Washington – USA
Le Vent du Nord – Canada
Noura Mint Seymali – Mauritania
Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band – Ghana
Rahim AlHaj Trio – Iraq
Rodrigo y Gabriela – Mexico
Thievery Corporation – USA
Tinariwen – Mali
Violons Barbares – France/Mongolia/Bulgaria
Yirrmal and the Miliyawutj – Australia

March 9-12
Botanic Park

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