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EVENT INFORMATION

Reinventing global sounds, reimagining the rulebook, celebrating the space where different cultures meet. 

Kabantu means "of the people" - stemming from the South African philosophy of Ubuntu: "I am who I am because of who we all are". Kabantu is a collective from Manchester, each born in a different country, who unravel new marriages of music in a globalised 21st century.

Highlights include performing at the BBC Proms (Royal Albert Hall), live sessions for BBC Free Thinking Festival, BBC Radio 3 In Tune, World on 3 and an array of renowned venues including King’s Place, Richmix, The Bridgewater Hall, TedX Manchester, The Sage Gateshead and Cadogan Hall.

PRESS + REVIEWS

"the playing was exceptional from each member" Bachtrack

"an ambitious global range..all sing as well as they play, switching from scat to powerful harmony" 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 are playing full tilt it is really exhilarating...a very worthwhile and different approach” FRoots Magazine

RUNNING TIMES

80 minutes, plus interval

MEDIA

#Kabantu

#Refract22

@WatersideArts

  1. July 22, 2022, 8:30 p.m. → Book Now

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