Equator's WOW -
Women of the World Festival - March 2012
A collaborative Festival promoting womens'
music, performance, literature and art from around the world
March 2012 sees the
launch of Equator's WOW - Women of the World Festival, promoting
international women performers, musicians, literature and art in Kent,
London and Birmingham. The festival's Kent edition will run across three
different venues in Ashford and Whitstable and will be staged on 16th,
17th, 23rd, 24th and 31st March, featuring an
eclectic mix of talented females from around the world, led by songstress
Carmen Souza, Mor Karbasi and Coco Xpress.
WOW - Women of the
World Festival coincide with March being International Women's Month. It is
the brainchild of Priti Paintal, Artistic Director of ShivaNova (and
co-director Robert Maycock) - the cutting edge arts organisation who
specialise in world music. ShivaNova worked with girls and young women from
a range of communities including its Girls Only Global Orchestra (GoGo) and
in 2006 the idea of Women of the World Festival (WOW) was born.
Equator's WOW -
Women of the World Festival Director, Priti Paintal says "Our Festival
is about promoting women from around the world and highlighting the
diversity of communities in this country. As a musician and composer myself
I am acutely aware that the equation between men and women in the arts is
not yet equal and hope this annual festival will help somewhat towards
re-dressing this balance."
?a victory for
musicianship and vision' The Times
This festival brings
together an outstanding, diverse range of talented women. Jerusalem born,
Mor Karbasi, will be opening the festival on 16th March, at St Mary's
Church, in Ashford; Followed by the salsa band, Coco Xpress on 17th March, at
Horsebridge Arts Centre, in Whitstable; The Electric Landladies will be
playing their own versions of the favourite soul, pop and rock classics, on
24th March, also in
Whitstable; The Cape Verdean songtress, Carmen Souza, mixing traditional
African and Cape Verdean rhythms at the Ashford Youth Theatre, on 31st March.tor 's WOW - Women
of the World is supported by Arts Council England, Ashford Borough Council,
Ashford Presents, Horsebridge Arts Centre, Kent Music and ShivaNova
Equator's WOW -
Women of the World Festival - Kent
- Friday 16th March, 7.30pm, St Mary's
Church, Ashford -
Mor Karbasi, tickets ?10, ?8 concs, ?3
child up to 12 yrs.
- Saturday 17th March, 2pm, Horsebridge
Arts Centre, Whitstable - Draw with Charlotte Firmin, tickets - ?6 per child.
- Saturday 17th March, 7.30pm, Horsebridge
Arts Centre, Whitstable - Coco Xpress, tickets ?12, ?10 concs, ?4 child up to 12yrs.
- Friday 23rd March, 7.30pm, Horsebridge
Arts Centre, Whitstable - Mor Karbasi, tickets ?12, ?10 concs, ?4 child up to 12 yrs.
- Saturday 24th,
7.30pm, Horsebridge Arts Centre, Whitstable - Electric Landladies, tickets ?12.
- Saturday 31st March, 7.30pm, Ashford
Youth Theatre -
Carmen Souza, tickets ?10, ?8 concs, ?3
child up to 12yrs.
The WOW website carries further
information and current details on all the performances and associated
email - events_at_wow-womenoftheworld_dot_com