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Friday, September 20, 2013

Sound of the Global Village returns to Bury

Mixing African and Celtic music in equal measure, Baka Beyond return to The Met on Saturday 5 October at 8pm.

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Founded in 1993, Baka Beyond have become one of the finest danceable bands around, creating the sound of the global village. Since their early beginnings when the term “world music” barely existed, the band has evolved into a multicultural, dynamic live stage show with album sales topping a quarter of a million copies. Band members hail from Brittany, Cameroon, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Congo and Ghana as well as Britain, with each musician bringing their own influence and talent to the music and creating a unique spectacle.

 

. . . if you are not dancing, maybe you should have someone check your pulse.” – Evening Standard

 

Not just a touring band, Baka Beyond have a unique relationship with their inspiration – the Baka Pygmies of Cameroon – sending royalties to help their development projects, and even touring with Baka musicians. This year the band celebrate their 20th birthday, releasing a compilation album of their live favourites.

 

Tickets to see Baka Beyond are £12 for seated tickets or £10 for standing tickets. For more information or to book phone 0161 761 2216 or go online at www.themet.biz.