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7-9th March 2003 .Botanic Park. Adelaide.

Recordings and set lists.

    For most of the history of Womadelaide the good old Australian Broadcasting Corporation ( affectionately known as Auntie ) has documented the festival. However there have been lapses and rather strange turns in policy ( mostly due to budget cuts ) so there are gaps. Also, the ABC only ever set up recording facilities on stages 1-3 and some of the more interesting acts have appeared elsewhere. So its been left to tapers to fill the gaps here and there.

   Now we at the archive do not condone the unofficial taping of shows , especially for commercial gain, but we are an historical archive so we believe that its part of our function to let people know what music has been preserved over the years by whatever means . We present this list in that spirit , we do not know where you can acquire these recordings , whether they be TV , FM, AM or audience recordings and we will not help anyone in their search to acquire them , so please don't waste your time asking as we won't reply- unless you have some official research project you want help with .

2003 Recordings

  The Music show visited Port Fairy ( which is held on the same weekend ) and thus the coverage at 2003 was minimal, there were interviews and live performances from Cheikh Lo and Amjad Ali Khna on the March 1st show and the Aboriginal program "Awaye" visited the festival and interviewed Ernest Ranglin, King Kadu, and Toto La Momposina .The only set that seems to have been broadcast is that of Ernest Ranglin which appeared on the ' Live on Stage Show " in May 2003 .

Very curious, if the ABC sent a crew to record, why only one artist ?

   This was the year that the ABC almost deserted the festival , even the TV cameras that had covered stage one and two since 1999 had gone , there were many radio recordings made at Port Fairy in 2003, but Womadelaide missed out.

Amjad Ali Khan

03/07/03 Stage Two Womadelaide

Raga Khamarj

Audience source 80 minutes.

Bob Brozman and Takahachi Hirayasu

03-08-03 Womadelaide

03-09-03 Womadelaide

Audience source each 50 minutes.

Cara Dillon

03-07-03 Womadelaide Stage three

Audience source 25 minutes (incomplete ).

03-08-03 Womadelaide

Audience source 50 minutes.

7th March

  • Black is the Colour
  • Dark Innishowen
  • Where are you ?
  • Spencer the Rover
  • There Were Roses
  • She's like the Swallow
  • Blue Mountain River
  • Standing on the Shore
8th March
  • The Maid of Culmore
  • Black is the Colour
  • Dark Innishowen
  • Where Are You ?
  • Spencer the Rover
  • There Were Roses
  • She's like the Swallow
  • Blue Mountain River
  • Standing on the Shore

Cheikh Lo
03-09-03 Botanic Park Adelaide Stage One

Audience source 50

Ernest Ranglin

3/8/03 Botanic Park Adelaide stage two .

AM - Live On Stage : 50 minutes

3/9/03 Botanic Park Adelaide stage one

Audience source 40 minutes

Riswan Muazzam Qwwali

03/07/03 Botanic Park Adelaide. Stage Two

Audience source 60

03/08/03 Botanic Park Adelaide( with Temple Of Sound ) Stage One .

Audience source 60


3-7-03 Womadelaide Stage two

Audience source 60.

Tragically , the Shoogles only played one show, something that has become a regretable trend since 2003 , but it does guarantee a bigger audience for the festival so the concept cannot be totally dissed!

  • Scraping The Barrell
  • Glenuig Hall
  • The Wrong Box
  • The Nordal Rumba,
  • The Radical Road
  • Moving West
  • A Fistful of Euro >
  • The New Rats
  • Delighted
  • The Arm's Dealer's Daughter
  • The Whisky Kiss

Rachid Taha

03-08-03 Womadelaide. Stage One

Audience source 70 minutes

03-09-03 Womadelaide . Stage two

Audience source 50 minutes

Both setlists are very similar. 8th March finished with a lengthy Hadina and there was an encore on the 9th. Rchid appeared to be " relaxed" on Saturday , but still delivered a blistering set, he was just a bit uncoordinated whilst doing it ....

9th March

  • Ya Rayah
  • Nokta
  • ?
  • Ida
  • ?
  • Bent Sahra
  • Barra Barra
  • Medina,
  • Hadina
  • Encore :?


Temple Of Sound

03/09/03 Womadelaide Stage Two.

Audience source 60

  • Revolution of the Heart
  • Girl With the Sun.
  • If You Feel the Beat
  • ?
  • Percussion > Revolution of the Heart reprise



The Waifs

03-08-03 Womadelaide. Stage two

Audience source 50 minutes

  • Fisherman's Daughter
  • Three Down
  • Flesh And Blood
  • Strings Of  Steel
  • Highway One
  • Lies
  • London Still
  • Lighthouse
  • Crazy Train

Grand Finale

03/09/03 Womadelaide 2003 Stage One , with Matthew Barley , Drum Drum, Los De Abajo , Ernest Ranglins Band , Bob Brozman , Zulya , Temple of Sound and a host of others

Setlist .

Song Of Catalonia . A minutes silence for peace. One Word Song (featuring Drum Drum ) , Beyond the Horizon (featuring Zulya ) , Don't Be Afraid (featuring Andy White ), Malaxico ( featuring Los De Abajo , Bob Brozman ) Reggae Instrumental ( featuring Ernest Ranglins band ) , Lowrider ( featuring Temple of Sound ).

Audience source 60 minutes.

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