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"an ambitious global range..all sing as well as they play, switching from scat to powerful harmony"
- Robin Denselow, World and Folk Critic, The Guardian



"audacious, in-yer-face eclecticism.. a global experimentalism that is both breathtaking and very refreshing"
- Songlines Magazine


“first-rate musicians and when all five are playing full tilt it is really exhilarating...a very worthwhile and different approach”
- FRoots Magazine


"cosmopolitan aural cocktail…further catalysed by magpie-minded invention"
- Folk Radio UK

 
 

 

Spring Tour



17.04

London Royal Over-Seas League

17.04

Berkshire Newbury Spring Festival

17.05

Berrynarbor Exeter

18.05

Shirwell Exeter

19.05

Parracombe Devon

24-27.05

Orkney Folk Festival

London Royal Over-Seas League

 

About

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The Royal-Over Seas league and ROSL Arts are excited to present 'An evening with Kabantu', celebrating world music at Over-Seas House, London to commemorate the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting London 2018.

 
 

Berkshire Newbury Spring Festival

Berrynarbor Exeter

Shirwell Exeter

Parracombe Devon

Orkney Folk Festival

 

About

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From small beginnings in 1982, the Orkney Folk Festival has grown to become one of the most prolific and special throughout Scotland, the UK and further afield.

Established in 1982, and with the first event in 1983, the festival is manned by a voluntary committee of around a dozen members, who work year-round to bring the festival together each May, supported by countless more in the preceding weeks and days. This is one of the principles upon which it was founded over thirty years ago, and is central to the festival’s feel and welcome – for both artists and audiences.

Rewind over thirty years, and in the early eighties both tourism and traditional music were going through low periods in Orkney (hard to believe now…). The main summer tourist season was shrinking, so there was a great need to increase visitor numbers to the islands in the earlier months, of late spring, so that the industry could become more sustainable. At the same time, folk and traditional music was seen as unfashionable – particularly amongst the younger generations.

Many folk enjoy the festival, and the atmosphere it creates in and around Stromness and the isles, so much that they return year after year to experience the fine mixture of music and hospitality. Many are musicians, storytellers or dancers themselves, however there are scores of others who simply come to enjoy the craic

 
 

Order "Of The People" Now!

 
 
Of The People
10.00

Kabantu's eclectic debut album; embracing their diverse musical tastes and backgrounds within the band (from the historic streets of Edinburgh to the dusty township of South Africa), rejecting genre and categorisation to celebrate the space where different cultures meet.

Released: 9th February 2018

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