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REVIEW: Submotion Orchestra

September 4th, 2010 by

Sunday afternoon at Chai Wallah’s was chilled with a lo-buzz of conversation and the occasional ribbon of smoke appearing from various groups scattered under the long, stretching marquee. Many would have been content with leaving it at that – but then Submotion Orchestra took to the stage.

A warm smile from vocalist Ruby drew us in as the beats began to roll. The speakers blasted out the ever-present brooding bass lines with the subtle layered touch of chimes and symbols. Like the weekend’s weather, the audience were presented with sunshine bursts of trumpet and heavy dubstep downpours.

As the afternoon progressed people took to their feet. However, it seemed just as appropriate to sit and focus on the voice of the lone girl facing us. With strong lows and soft highs, her voice blended perfectly with the music.

The group were clearly enjoying themselves, spontaneously laughing and probably thinking: “how good is this?”
Whatever their thoughts, we enjoyed ourselves. Shambala greatness – whatever the weather.

AUDIO: Tea And Empathy

August 31st, 2010 by

Interview with Carla from Festival Welfare.


SLIDESHOW: Say It With Wood

August 31st, 2010 by

Interview with Annie May who builds fences the old way.

Pics: Holly Game

VIDEO: Roller Disco

August 31st, 2010 by

Mid-morning at Kamikaze is Roller Disco time.

PHOTOS: procession

August 29th, 2010 by

AUDIO: Soothsayers (Kodjovi Kush)

August 29th, 2010 by

African-jazz outfit Soothsayers played the Shambala Stage on Saturday afternoon.

The Mashed Festivals Press Gang caught up with bassist Kodjovi Kush