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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” ― Confucius, The Book of Rites

I headed to WOMADelaide 2017 very last minute. I went solo with the purpose of not missing Parov Stelar, and they did not disappoint. However, even with the intermittent heavy rain, the festival itself was still a blast and I danced, shopped, ate, drank and explored without a minute to spare!

I'm already planning a family or friend trip next year, with more than just an evening to enjoy it.


The highlights for me, were Hot 8 Brass Band, especially once the rain abated and I could dance with the crowd.

The Philip Glass Ensemble doing the live soundtrack to the projection of Koyaanisqatsi was mesmerizing.




I was deeply moved by the installation of Cie Carabosse, with the Exodus of Forgotten People.











Delightfully warmed by "Les Installations de Feu" Detmold.







When they came on to do the sound check, the crowd jumped up to dance, so I knew Parov Stelar was going to be fabulous, but I got tingles with the opening of The Lonely Trumpet, and danced solidly for the 90 minutes.







I did not stop smiling the whole time I was there, and all the walk home. For my fleeting visit to Adelaide, I was absolutely loving life.






“Music has infinite power to reach the gap between the heart and the soul to create infinite and ineffable joy.” 

Linking with, #MyPhotoSunday #Lifethruthelens, #WednesdayAroundtheWorld #FridayPhoto

16 comments:

  1. If music is food for the soul, your must be full! Sounds like you had a magical time!

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  2. You can say that again, the sound of music always makes me happy, joyful even, what a great place to visit.

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  3. Looked like a good visit there I liked the vid too :-)

    Have a concerttastic week :-)

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  4. Sounds like a pretty spectacular music fest!

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  5. Sounds like a truly fabulous event

    mollyx

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  6. Wow, what a great time and great pics.

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  7. Sounds like such a fun time. True on the music. Makes even house cleaning upbeat. Haven't danced the night away for quite a while now, but the memories, and was always a good exercise. Enjoyed watching the dancing video.

    Peabea@Peabea Scribbles
    Thanks for visiting and linking so I could come visit you. :)

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  8. What a great event. I love live music and occasionally go the A Day on The Green at a winery about an hours drive from where I live. :) #TeamLovinLife

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  9. Sounds like it was a great event! Live music is the best!

    Ingrid
    http://www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.com.au

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  10. I love music and particularly love live music. What a fabulous time you would have had! Being a Brizzy girl, I had never heard of WOMADelaide before. #TeamLovinLife

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    1. It's advertised heavily here in Sydney. Even in the cinemas. It was their 25 year anniversary.

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  11. I love that you went on our own and danced on our owned and smiled through it all (on your own). I love that!
    #teamlovinlife

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  12. Love that you got out there and danced, Lydia! Fabulous photos too.

    SSG xxx

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  13. What a fun festival to go to. It looks like my kind of lace. The art installations look pretty awesome. Thanks for linking with Life Thru the Lens, I am so happy you join our group each week.

    Lisa

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