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KABANTU14 February 2018 7.30pm Westminster Theatre, Chancellor's Building, Keele University
WEDNESDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2018 | 7:30PM
WESTMINSTER THEATRE, KEELE UNIVERSITY
Mixing world, folk, jazz and classical, Kabantu's compositions don't meet purist genre definition. Reigniting traditional songs written over the last century, everybody in Kabantu uses their voice to sing, scat and stutter alongside their instruments, which includes percussion, double bass, cello, violin, guitar and banjo. Kabantu, means 'of the people', in a hybrid of Sotho and Zulu from South Africa – the birthplace of cellist and vocalist, Abel. Yet it's cosmopolitan Manchester and the group's experiences in the city that is their ultimate inspiration for forming Kabantu. They embrace the inclusivity they feel living in the north's chief city.
Delia (percussion) and Katie (violin) are BBC Young Musician and BBC Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year finalists. Delia & Abel are both RNCM Gold Medal Winners, the highest platform available to soloists.
TICKETS: £15 | £8 STUDENTS | FREE KEELE MUSIC STUDENTS AND 16 & UNDER
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