Of The People
Of The People
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
"Of The People"
This is the meaning behind Kabantu’s name – a hybrid of the South African Zulu and Sotho languages. “Ka” means “about” in Sotho and “bantu” means "people" in Zulu. The name also stems from the South African philosophy of “ubuntu” taken from the phrase “umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu” literally translating as “a is a person by a person through other people” or “I am what I am because of who we all are”.
This is the ethos behind the eclectic nature of the album; embracing our 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.
Kabantu’s approach to making music is that to true virtuosity and mastering of your craft as a musician is the ability to be flexible regardless of your background and training; the process of imitation, assimilation and then creation.
South Africa – traditional
India – Kabantu
3. Gago Grego
Brazil – Xangai
Bulgaria – traditional
Kenya - Adam Salim
6. Skubek's Delight
France - Georg Breinschmid
7. Black Mountain Rag
Texas – traditional
Israel - John Zorn
- Katie Foster - Violin, whistling, vocals
- Abel Selaocoe - Cello, vocals
- Ben Sayah - Guitar, vocals
- Ali McMath - Double bass, didgeridoo, vocals
- Delia Stevens - Percussion, vocals
*All music has been arranged by Kabantu
Producer: Gerry Diver
Mastering engineer: Denis Blackham, Skye Mastering
Studio: Edge Studios
Artwork: Maria Nery
Record Label: Humanati Records