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Womad 2014 kicks off

Last updated 18:43 14/03/2014

Osaka Monaurail take to the stage on the first night of Womad 2014

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New Zealand great Tim Finn has opened Womad with an ode to Parihaka.

Finn, famous for founding Split Enz, along with the children of Parihaka wowed the Womad crowd at the TSB Bowl of Brooklands tonight.

Finn showed the audience exactly why he has been a star across the decades when he rocked out to Poor Boy, from Split Enz.

Sixteen-year-old Siobhan Brophy said Finn was one of the main reasons she had come to the three day festival. 
"And the food," she said.

Highlights to come tonight include Mokoomba, Osaka Monaurail and New Zealand songstress Kimbra, who takes to the stage at 10.30. 

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