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20 - 23 August 2015 - Laughton - Near Lewes - East Sussex
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Summer Gathering - 4 day's of camping, music, workshops and community spirit.

The Tribal Earth Summer Gathering is an incredible experience - there will be loads of workshops including; African dance, drumming, yoga, 5 rhythms, kirtan and lots more. - Some 28 brilliant bands, many Tribal Earthers comment how good the music is and at such a small festival - Delicious food, Kid's Area, and some wonderful shops and stalls. All this for just 500 lucky people.

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Profits from Tribal Earth go directly to the Pegasus Children's Project and this year to help rebuild the hostel and school after the devastating earth quake that hit the Kathmandu region in April.


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Master Drummers from Ghana

Kakatsitsi are a group of traditional drummers, dancers and singers from the Ga tribe of Southern Ghana, with their roots in the fishing community of Jamestown, the part of Accra where the British based their colonial headquarters.

Their music takes traditional rhythms and chants from their own Ga tradition and those of a variety of other West African cultures, rearranging them in a modern and accessible way.

At this year's Tribal Earth Summer gathering Kakatsitsi will be playing on the main stage Saturday night and hosting a number of African dance and singing workshops. Don't miss this exciting opportunity!
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The Grimaldi Band

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Playing for the first time at Tribal Earth The Grimaldi Band are an acoustic trio from Worcestershire and Warwickshire, writing and performing songs using guitars, flute and tight vocal harmonies.
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The People's String Foundation

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Formidable Vegetable Sound System

“So infectious that the most ardent climate sceptic would have trouble staying still”- Sydney Morning Herald

“Formidable Vegetable Sound System are spearheading a new and exciting form of musical activism and becoming one of
the most important voices in a global cultural movement that began right here
in Australia” – Harry Angus, The Cat Empire/Jackson Jackson

Western Australia’s 
Formidable Vegetable Sound System are the world’s most triumphant experiment in ‘ecological electroswing’ busting out energetic, quirky mashups of speakeasy-style antique-beats with live ukulele wonk, hyperactive horns and the principles of permaculture WAM Song of the Year and Australian Independent Music Video Award winners, the 4-piece from Fremantle (via Melbourne), Australia have been touring both hemispheres for the past two years and aren’t about to stop now.


From an unexpected first show on the main stage at
Eclipse2012 Festival in Australia, Formidable Vegetable Sound System (from Fremantle, Western Australia) has since chalked up an impressive backlog of shows including an incredible 8 stages at Glastonbury Festival (UK), Shambhala (Canada), Symbiosis (USA), Rainbow Serpent (Australia) and Woodford Folk Festival (Australia). And now they join us at Tribal Earth.

Mal Webb

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Mal Webb

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The Turbans

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The Turbans is an international musical collective bringing together exciting traditional near-eastern and eastern-European styles and original compositions, to create a modern and energetic performance with reverence for its ancient roots.

Growing from the intertwining paths of many talented musicians travelling the world, this extraordinary project has grown in a few years from very humble beginnings, into a progressive name on the London music scene. It's members have gathered from countries such as Turkey, Bulgaria, Israel, Iran, Italy, Greece and England to perform in concerts and festivals around the UK, Turkey, India and Europe. We can't wait see them headlining Tribal Earth on the Saturday night.
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Two Man Ting

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“Brilliant – love this sound! If you want to get a bit of early summer, then get this in your ear-holes!”             Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music

“Quite delightful! Duvet Song will get you dancing under the covers…”
                                              Lopa Kothari, World on 3, BBC Radio 3

"Two Man Ting comprise midlander Jon Lewis and Sierra Leonian Jah-Man Aggrey. They are an offshoot of Le Cod Afrique, the world dance collective who were something of a medium-scale hit on the small festival circuit a few years back, and like that band (only more sparingly) they play a bright, appealing blend of multicultural roots-pop centred on Lewis’s Palm Wine-meets-highlife picked guitar and Aggrey’s sunny, chatty vocals. Djembe and hand percussion fill out a sound that should lighten up many an outdoor musical gathering this summer.
     Le Go We Ba – a lightly-cadenced Moussu-T-like romp with nursery refrain - begs for audience participation and a take on Sonny Rollins’s St Thomas allies delicate circular guitar melodies with probing thoughtful lyrics. And speaking of covers, there’s the inevitable nod to the king of Palm –wine music, S E Rogie, and a delightful looped take on Armagideon Time too. Full of such bright, tuneful moments, Legacy is a decent debut that one suspects will probably really take off in an intimate live setting.”               
fRoots Magazine

The Devines

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The Divines are firm favourites at Tribal Earth performing as a family, John Caz and Joe, with groups of friends in more relaxed gatherings, hosting Irish music workshops or if your lucky you'll hear them just sitting in the field playing wonderful impromptu music.

Check out the video - we love them and we're sure you will too.