“Council and I are proud to provide exciting community events that bring people together in celebration of our City’s cultural diversity, while also providing musicians an opportunity to perform locally,” Mayor Carbone said.
"We are the only band in the world performing Assyrian music on the mainstream stage, so we carry a great responsibility to spread awareness..."
Celebrations as thousands mark the beginning of the Assyrian New Year.
"If one were to pick a single act that sums up the Womad spirit, it would probably be the Australian Iraqi party band Azadoota."
The Two Of Us - Robin Zirwanda and Awimalk Haider
Taste the World: Shirwa ooRizza (stew and rice) is the staple dish of Assyrian cuisine.
Infectious, foot-tapping, hand-clapping, body-whirling slice of exotic rhythms
Although this album is very contemporary the subtle influences that define it come from much older sources.
Azadoota are at their best on tracks like Shakita and Teela Dana - Four Stars
A selection of radio interviews and in-studio performances
A tight, tasty smorgasbord of locally produced worldbeat.