News Poland - New Zealand Embassy Consular information
20 March 2017
The Polish Ambassador Zbigniew Gniatkowski was among the guests, as the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in New Zealand was one of this year’s partners of the Festival, having supported the participation of the Warsaw Village Band at this event.
Next to the Polish artists, on the WOMAD stage were bands and vocalists from various countries, such as the UK (The Specials), Brazil (Bebel Gilberto), Vietnam (Hanoi Masters), and Hot 8 Brass Band from New Orleans.
WOMAD - World of Music, Arts and Dance is the internationally established festival, which brings together artists from all over the globe. The central aim of the WOMAD festival is to celebrate the world's many forms of music, arts and dance.
WOMAD festivals are family-oriented, diverse and active musical events; sometimes offering as many as seven stages within the festival site. Since the first festival in the UK in 1982, WOMAD has held more than 160 festivals, creating events in twenty-seven countries and islands all over the world, including: Abu Dhabi, Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Portugal, Sardinia, Sicily, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, UK, and the United States of America. (https://www.womad.co.nz/info/the-womad-story/)