Dartmoor gets down with African beats and Balkan ska to Something Wild
If you like your music a bit on the wild side, you will love what we have lined up at this year’s Something Wild Festival. On Saturday and Sunday afternoon/s we have the up and coming Balkan influenced band (based in Devon) the Cabarats and the Devon Afro Beats Collective, respectively.
The Cabarats, who will play on Saturday afternoon in the cowshed, bring a new musical experience to the global underground, combining traditional Balkan and Middle Eastern sounds with lively reggae and ska.
Using a collection of intriguing instruments such as accordion, oud, keyboard and brass, the band have dazzled a wide range of audiences from festival crowds to private functions and community events.
After the successful release of their debut album ‘Out of the Bag’, the last year has been an exciting journey for the rats. The band appeared on one of the main stages at Boomtown Fair and gained the attention of BBC Introducing, performing on their stage at Looe Saves the Day.
2018 also saw the band support renowned acts Tankus the Henge and The Undercover Hippy, before they embarked on a tour of France and played some special wedding parties.
Will play two sets on Sunday at 1pm and 3pm, while runners return to the cow shed from the marathon and ultra. What better way to be greeted than by this lively collective of trumpet, trombone, saxophonists, guitars, keyboard, percussion and drums. If you want to check them out for yourselves, have a listen here.
NB: If you already have tickets for the weekend campng or any of the trail races, then the music is included. If not you can purchase tickets on the door or let us know you are coming at email@example.com
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What people have said:
“If you want a band that’ll have you tapping your toes, bobbing your head and bouncing along then it’s The Cabarats you need. With a seamless mix of reggae folk and Balkan ska their lively, unique sound is definitely smile inducing. These talented musicians know how to put on a show and enrapture their audience.”
– BBC Introducing
What a fantastic set at the Bell last night. I haven’t heard a groove that good since I don’t know when, drums, bass and conga marriage made in heaven. You guys have gotta do some more gigs, like Barry says – let’s dance – and Stu’s voice was superb
Afro Beat Collective (website comments)