9-16 August 2019   |   Broadstairs, Kent Buy Tickets Buy Programme

Kabantu

Kabantu is a quintet from Manchester unravelling new marriages of music from around the globe to celebrate the space where different cultures collaborate.

“Kabantu” means “of the people” – stemming from the South African philosophy of Ubuntu – “I am what I am because of who we all are”.This is autonomous music bridging countries and cultures.

Highlights so far include performing at the BBC Promsat the Royal Albert Hall, live sessions for BBC Free Thinking Festival, BBC Radio 3 In Tune, World on 3and an array of prestigious festivals and venues across the UK.

2019 sees Kabantu collaborate creatively with the BBC Singers and a tour of England and Wales with Welsh orchestra Sinfonia Cymru. They also tour Switzerland and even feature as guest artist in Yolanda Brown’s brand-new show for CBeebies.

Katie Foster – violin, Ali McMath – double bass, Ben Sayah – guitar, Delia Stevens – percussion, Abel Selaocoe – cello

“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

Dates appearing

Wednesday 14 August

2:00pm at Queens Road Baptist Centre
£8

Ever heard a cello moo or taken part in game of musical tennis? Or written a blues song in 2 minutes? Kabantu take families on a musical trip around the globe, from South Africa to Scotland.

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Wednesday 14 August

7:00pm at Queens Road Baptist Centre
£14

Kabantu is a quintet from Manchester who unravel new marriages of music from around the globe to celebrate the space where different cultures collaborate. Katie Foster – violin, Ali McMath - double bass, Ben Sayah – guitar, Delia Stevens – percussion, Abel Selaocoe - cello 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

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