Cut Chemist, Transglobal Underground and African supergroup Les Amazones d’Afrique are amongst the international traditional and dance music acts participating in World Ceilidh 2018!
Both live and dance music artists have been booked from the USA, Mongolia, the Netherlands, Spain, Egypt, Japan and Ghana.
Hailing from across West Africa, Les Amazones d’Afrique are an all-female collective of west African musicians campaigning for gender equality. Their line-up includes superstar divas of Mali and West Africa.
Cut Chemist, virtuoso of the turntables and original member of trail blazing LA hip hop band Jurassic 5 will play a rare and exclusive gig in Scotland.
Transglobal Underground, classic greats of the international world music scene return to Knockengorroch. Original innovators in tradition the band will appear in their original line-up, featuring Egyptian powerhouse singer Natacha Atlas.
Blues, country and folk music get the shamanic treatment from My Baby, an Amsterdam based pyschedelic trio who deliver driven hypnotic dance music, currently getting heavy radio airplay on BBC 6 music and further afield.
Anda Union combine different styles from across the ethnic groups and traditions of Inner Mongolia. Cultural icons of Mongolian music their repertoire is powerful, evocative, rousing and beautiful.
Inyal defy genres, taking traditional Scottish melodies and twisting and layering them with intricate beats and mesmerising arrangements.
Balkan Paradise Orchestra are an all female explosion of big Balkan brass and percussion sounds. Knockengorroch will bring this exciting Barcelona based group to the UK for the first time.
Closer to home, Glasgow based Kobi Onyame delivers conscious, uplifting, melodic rap music, sonically and visually drawing upon his Ghanian roots.
Awry, our much loved Sunday Ceilidh band, who play with tradition, twisting acoustic instruments, potent electrics and the Gaelic language, will launch their much anticipated first album at the festival on Saturday evening.
The line-up so far…
Transglobal Underground original line-up featuring Natacha Atlas, Cut Chemist, Les Amazones d’Afrique, Anda Union, Inyal, The Resonators, TootArd, My Baby, Honeyfeet, Balkan Paradise Orchestra, Kobi Onyame, MALKA, Awry, Tankus the Henge, Jenova Collective, Yama Warashi, Cera Impala, Jemima Thewes, Viper Swing, The Badwills, Tilitose, Almatic, Dalmellington Silver Band, SCOPE, Khartoum, New Urban Frontier, Brimstone and Blake, tAngerinecAt, Only Takes a Day, Mellow Chants, Razorbills and more live acts…
And for the dance floor: Luke Vibert, Mungos Hi Fi Sound System (full rig), Marina P, Ixindamix, Dolphin Boy, Samedia Shebeen, Luke’s Anger, Ben Pest, Amen4Tekno/JungletekMafia, AAA Badboy, Nik Nak, Papa Shanti. Full dance tent line-up coming soon…
Pictured: Anda Union