Global Northern Musicians

Kabantu is an award-winning, four-piece music group. Graduates of the Royal Northern College of Music and each born in a different country, the quartet 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 and Cadogan Hall. Classical festival highlights include Aldeburgh, Deal, Lichfield, Petworth, Fishguard, Swaledale and Spitalfields International Music Festivals and folk festivals include Cambridge, Warwick, Celtic Connections, Musicport, Warwick, Orkney, Shetland, Fire in the Mountain and Broadstairs.

Kabantu are the winners of the coveted £10,000 Royal Over-Seas League Competition 2017. Upcoming projects for Kabantu include recording and releasing their second album Freehand in 2022.


Kabantu’s talk

Award winning alternative world-folk band Kabantu discuss how they instigate innovation within a traditional landscape through a “Freehand” writing practice. This approach to music making can translate to our own cultivation of creativity and innovation within the seemingly rigid societal structures of our lives, whether that be as an individual or a collective.

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