NEWS ABOUT BARAKA

Having been fired up by The Wayward Band, the audience were in just the mood for the mixture of African, Caribbean and European sounds that Baraka deliver. Rhythms that make it impossible to keep your feet still, plenty of audience involvement keeping those rhythms going with hand claps and instrumental breaks with Modou Cissoko on Kora and Brendan Whitmore on sax competing for the crowd’s attention. Good time music. - Folk Roots

The big hitters this year were Irish Indie folk troupe Villagers, Scottish folk-popsters The Proclaimers and Bristol’s own genre-defying Baraka. “Anybody here who can't dance?” asked Baraka, “You'll be pleased to know we're the cure!”. They weren't wrong. The infectious beats and reggae sounds cannot fail to uplift people and despite a day of drizzle and some deserters, Sunday night was just as brilliant as the two which preceded it. - Bristol 24/7

Thanks for bringing good vibes and beautiful music. You went down a storm. – Tribe of Doris

Baraka maintain the energy with their irresistible fusion of highlife, soca and reggae – eFestivals

It was a glorious set - it's not often the audience remove all chairs so they can dance....! – Rachael, Priddy Folk Festival

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