WOMADelaide Highlights

Four acts unmissable at this year's open-air festival, which annually brings together some of the best live music from around the world

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Yussef Dayes
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Published 18 Feb 2024



Hinenuiterangi Tairua, known more commonly by her stage name A.Girl, is a rising star in the underground hip-hop scene of Western Sydney. With a sound rooted in R&B and soul, she has been applauded for her fast and frenetic flow and undeniable talent as an MC.


Arooj Aftab

Pakistani singer, composer, and producer Arooj Aftab has been captivating audiences since her early days as a student at Boston's Berklee College of Music, taking inspiration from jazz, minimalism, Hindustani classical, Urdu poetry and more. She's since gone on to win a Grammy for her song 'Mohabbat', becoming the first ever Pakistani artist to win a Grammy. 


MC Yallah & Debmaster

As part of Kampala's Nyege Nyege crew, MC Yallah has been on the African hip-hop scene for over two decades. Fusing concious hip-hop with lyricism in Luganda, Luo, Kiswahili and English, her delivery is bold and full of heat, drawing from real-life experiences and messages of empowerment. She performs with Berlin-based producer Debmaster, who she has worked with since 2018.


Yussef Dayes

South London-raised producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Yussef Dayes has built up a solid following for his immense skills behind the drums, having collaborated with the likes of keyboardist Kamaal Williams and singer and guitarist Tom Misch. His highly anticipated debut solo album, Black Classical Music, was released in September 2023, cementing his status as one to watch in the UK jazz scene. 


WOMADelaide, Botanic Park / Tainmuntilla, 8-11 March