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      March 26, 2020

      Thursday   6:30 PM

      PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)
      London, Greater London

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      Kabantu ‘Of the People’

      Kabantu is a quintet from Manchester (UK) featuring strings, guitar, vocals and percussion, who create new marriages of music from around the globe, to celebrate the space where different cultures meet. Vocal harmonies from South Africa coalesce with everything from Celtic reels to Brazilian samba and beyond. In 2018 Kabantu released their debut album "Of the People" to critical acclaim, produced by Mercury-nominated Gerry Diver and supported by the Hattori Foundation and the PRS Foundation's 'The Open Fund for Music Creators'. Kabantu will be playing a selection of songs from their debut album “Of the People” along with a couple of new compositions. Kabantu is a quintet from Manchester who unravel 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. An egalitarian, creative process to defy genre and embrace sheer joy in music from all over the globe.

      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, a TedX Talk to a sold-out Bridgewater Hall and an array of prestigious festivals and venues across the UK including Cadogan Hall, The Sage Gateshead, St.-Martin’s-in-the-Fields, Orkney Folk Festival, Aldeburgh Music, Celtic
      Connections, Musicport, Spitalfields Festival and Cambridge Folk Festival0 Kabantu are the winners of the Royal Over-Seas League Competition 2017 £10,000 Mixed Ensemble Prize.

      In 2018 Kabantu released their debut album "Of the People" to critical acclaim, produced by Mercury-nominated Gerry Diver and supported by the Hattori Foundation and the PRS Foundation's The Open Fund for Music Creators. 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

      Cost: 20.00

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