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
80 minutes, plus interval