Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better (or hotter), WOMADeladie 2016 served up a mind-bending day 4 lineup on Monday.
At 2pm, with sun blazing and people sweating from places that can’t be mentioned in this publication, Quarter Street took to Stage 2 to Latinise proceedings. Heat, humidity and more salsa dancing than you could poke a trombone at! You’d have sworn you were in Havana.
An hour later and Marlon Williams took to the same stage with The Yarra Benders. I’d not had the fortune to see Marlon play before. I tell you this though, I’ll never miss another one of his shows. Equal parts Elvis, Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison – Marlon sure knows how to make you feel them feels.
The rest of day 4 included blistering sets from Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro, a Japanese funk experience, and John Grant – who Marlon Williams called “the most talented songwriter in the world.”