14 October 2017
Start times: 20:00
Tickets: Adv £16.50| Doors £17.50Book tickets online
Concessions: Adv £15.50 | Doors £16.50
After 25 years of mixing African and Celtic music in equal measures, Baka Beyond has become one of the finest danceable bands around, creating the sound of the global village and attaining worldwide recognition. The energy of their thoroughly uplifting and seamless blend of fiery beats, enchanting harmonies and spectacular dancing defies anybody to sit still.
A feast for the eyes, heart, ears and feet, expect captivating video footage from the Cameroon Rainforest and a pulsating uplifitng set. Live onstage Baka Beyond are Martin Cradick (guitar), Su Hart (vocals) and Clyde Kramer (drums) who have all spent much time living and playing music with the Baka Pygmies in their rainforest home. Ayodele Scott (percussion) brings the rhythms and colour of his native Sierra Leone into the mix, while all these elements are grounded by the solid Congolese grooves of Kibisingo (bass). The lineup is completed by the wonderful Ellie Jamison (vocals) .Each musician brings their own influence and talent to the music creating a unique spectacle and honouring a lesson learned from the Baka people, "everyone is to be listened to". .Their excellent on-going Global Music Exchange project continues to help the Baka retain their rainforest culture in a changing world.