From Ecocide to Eden: learning from luminaries

With WOMADelaide 2022 coming up fast, it made me reflect on previous festivals.

Might it be that – in simplistic terms – there are two types of people: those who use their talents to enrich themselves, and those who use their special skills to enrich the lives of others?  My experience in media leads me to think so.

I’ve been very fortunate to interview some special people over recent years, people who have dedicated their lives to ensuring they contribute to safeguarding our planet and improving social equity, and have been guests at WOMADelaide as part of the superb Planet Talks series. Here are some of the best.

Fatoumata Diawara at WOMADelaide 2019
Fatoumata Diawara at WOMADelaide 2019. Photo: Simon Loffler

WOMADelaide 2022

It’s no wonder I’m looking forward to the gates opening at WOMADelaide 2022 on 11th March. Even the 2021 cut-down festival was a triumph. So having it back to the full vibrancy of the complete 7-stage music and dance experience this year will again make it the best weekend of the year. The team at WOMADelaide have picked 30 must-see acts to celebrate the 30th anniversary.

The Planet Talks will inspire too. I’m particularly looking forward to the session Future Forward: Meet the ChangeMakers which will feature six passionate young activists who are advocating for a renewed relationship with the planet.

WOMADelaide 2022 – 11th-14th March – Botanic Park / Tainmuntilla – on the traditional lands of the Kaurna People of the Adelaide plains.

Previous WOMADelaide blogs and reviews

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