25 Mar 2024

Sharing Common Ground at WOMAD

From Here Now, 5:00 am on 25 March 2024
Angolan-Portuguese Kuduro musician Pongo performing at WOMAD in New Plymouth on 17 March, 2024.

Angolan-Portuguese Kuduro musician Pongo performing at WOMAD 2024 in New Plymouth. Photo: RNZ / Elliott Childs

In this episode of the podcast Kadambari Raghukumar goes behind the scenes at WOMAD to talk to two performers  about pushing their craft and cultures through their music - DJ Lady Shaka of Pasikifa, Maori and Cape Verdian heritage and Pongo, Portugal-based Angolan kuduro singer.

Listen to the full conversation on this week's Here Now: 

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Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King