"an exciting future ahead"

Lopa Kothari

World on 3, BBC Radio 3

"Utterly brilliant"

Georgia Mann

BBC Proms

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Reinventing global sounds,throwing away the rulebook. 

Previously Project Jam Sandwich. Now Kabantu, meaning "of the people".

Kabantu are a five-piece hailing from Manchester who unravel new marriages of music from around the globe.


Vocal harmonies from South Africa coalesce with everything from Celtic reels and Brazilian samba to Balkan folk music and beyond. Kabantu throw away the rulebook to bridge countries and cultures, creating an exuberant and joyful soundworld.


Highlights so far 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 and Greenbelt.

Kabantu are Making Music 2016-17, Live Music Now and BBC Introducing Artists.

Katie Foster - violin

Abel Selaocoe - cello

Ali McMath - double bass

Ben Sayah - guitar

Delia Stevens - percussion


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"Routes to Roots" will be released 

late Spring 2017


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For all bookings, please contact:

Duncan Ballantyne



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