Kabantu presents music of the world

Sunday 26 November 2017,
11.30–12.15 & 13.30–14.15 & 15.00–15.45
Great Court
Free, just drop in

Organised with the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. Supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.

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These exuberant family-friendly performances celebrate the space where different cultures meet. Expect music that bridges cultures and countries, merging vocal harmonies from South Africa with Celtic reels and Brazilian samba, Balkan folk music and more!

Translated as ‘Of the people’, Kabantu are a quintet from Manchester who unravel new marriages of music from around the globe to celebrate the space where different cultures meet. Vocal harmonies from South Africa coalesce with everything from Celtic reels and Brazilian samba to Balkan folk music and beyond. Kabantu use their music to bridge countries and cultures, creating an exuberant and joyful sound. Highlights include performing at the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, live sessions for BBC Free Thinking Festival, BBC Radio 3 In Tune, World on 3 and an array of prestigious festivals and venues across the UK including The Bridgewater Hall, The Sage Gateshead, Celtic Connections, Musicport, Spitalfields Festival and Cambridge Folk Festival. Kabantu are the winners of the Royal Over-Seas League Competition 2017. They are also delighted to be Selected Making Music 2016–2017, Live Music Now, Hattori Foundation and BBC Introducing Artists. They look forward to releasing their debut album in 2018, recorded by Mercury-nominated producer Gerry Diver followed by a UK-wide launch tour.

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