World Music and Dance [WOMAD], the UK’s top global music+dance festival is back this year at Charlton Park from July 28th to 31st. Audiences can expect an amazing line-up at this year’s festival which celebrates 40 years of WOMAD.
Included in this year’s line-up are international stars such as Beninese multi-GRAMMY™ Award winning singer-songwriter, Angelique Kidjo who will be performing the ‘Remain in Light’ show. Spoken word, novelist, recording artist, poet Kate Tempest is also a headline act at WOMAD UK 2022. Malian twice-GRAMMY nominated singer-songwriter, actress Fatoumata Diawara is also confirmed to headline at WOMAD 2022. Nitin Sawhney, A Certain Ratio, The Dhol Foundation, The Garifuna Collective and Sona Jobarteh are also included in the exciting artist line-up WOMAD 2022.
The wonderful world of WOMAD embraces not only the superstars of the global music scene but also an eclectic range of rising starts such as Olcay Bayir, Vision Collective, Dudu Tassa and the Kuwaitis and London based 7-piece female mariachi band, Mariachi Las Adelitas.
Mariachi Las Adelitas are delighted to be performing at this year’s WOMAD UK 2022 which was made possible thanks to DJ Ritu from A World In London and Angie Lemon PR. Hailing from Mexico, Cuba, Colombia, Italy and the U.K, Mariachi Las Adelitas is Europe’s first all-female mariachi band and was formed in 2013 out of the desire to shatter stereotypes within the genre.
In January 2022, Mariachi Las Adelitas played for the premiere of Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Luzia’ at London’s Royal Albert Hall. They have also participated remotely in the Festival Internacional del Mariachi y la Charreria in Guadalajara, Mexico’s largest mariachi festival.
Each member of Mariachi Las Adelitas is a professional instrumentalist, with no less than three lead vocalists in the group. Mariachi classics are included in their repertoire, with original compositions and some beautiful arrangements of classics in English arranged in authentic mariachi style, making them truly versatile.
Mariachi Las Adelitas are: Anita Csergo & Zahylis Basanta: violins; Dunia Correa: guitarron; Jari Castillo: guitar; Reyna Avila: vihuela; Deanna Wilhelm: trumpet; Lettie Leyland: trumpet
Mariachi Las Adelitas are performing on Sunday 31st July at WOMAD
More information about WOMAD UK 2022 may be found here.