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The government announcement on Monday was a disappointment, it's hard to deny but we can all still look forward to another occasion of top notch entertainment in the The Earthouse. We are pressing ahead with the plan to run the event as two split events to reduce capacity on site and allow for more space inside between sitting positions in the venue. This really was the only viable plan. All the same acts will be performing for the daytime event. All the usual refreshments and hot food will be available to buy.

Balimaya project

Baque Luar

Adam Beattie

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Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist Adam Beattie’s distinctive voice and stirring narrative lyrics sit proudly front and centre of an authentic musical sound melding his roots in Scottish folk music with old time jazz, blues and other folk styles. His recently released album 'Somewhere Round The Bend' was championed by BBC Radio Scotland and has received praise from the likes of Line Of Best Fit calling it "Stirring Folk Balladry" and Loud And Quiet Magazine claiming "The album is mesmeric". 'Incredibly Beautiful'  said Mary Anne Hobbs of BBC 6 Music

With years of touring and festival appearances, Adam has a warm and reassuring stage presence. He has played opening shows for some of his musical heroes; Bert Jansch, Jolie Holland and Sean Hayes and has worked with a whole host of acclaimed musicians and performers. Adam is also a founding member of Scottish folk supergroup ‘Band Of Burns’ who memorably graced the Cranborne Earthouse in both 2018 and 2019.

Baque Luar is a London-based collective of female vocalists and percussionists united by their love of Brazilian and Afro-Brazilian roots music. Drawing inspiration from the rich soundscapes and traditions of maracatu, coco, bumba meu boi, tambores de Minas, and ciranda as well as sacred rhythms of Brazilian Candomblé, Baque Luar combines original multivocal compositions and arrangements with powerful percussive grooves. Meaning ’moonlit beat’, Baque Luar is also an ongoing exploration of female rhythmic creativity, engaging critically with gender imbalances in drumming traditions worldwide as well as the music industry at large. With a unique mixture of intricate arrangements, vocal harmonies, dance and a spectacular array of drums, these women will rock you!

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The word Balimaya is a word from the Maninka language that means the essence of kinship. In Mande society, the ideology of kinship is engrained in the moral fabric of its people and family ties aren’t just limited to blood relations. The concept of extended family created by marriage, cousinage, shared history within ethnicities and deeds done for one another is complex, but shared and adhered to with great pride. This extended family model is what inspires Balimaya’s repertoire and mission.
The project began in 2019, formed by percussionist Yahael Camara Onono, a second generation Londoner of West African heritage, who uses the musical repertoire of the Mande peoples of Senegal and Mali together with Jazz and the sounds of Black London to create this electrifying, unique mix.

Jan Blake

One of the leading UK-based storytellers, Jan Blake has been performing worldwide for over twenty-five years. Specialising in stories from Africa, the Caribbean, and Arabia, she has a well-earned reputation for dynamic and generous storytelling.

As well as performing at all the major storytelling festivals both nationally and internationally, she works regularly with the British Council, leads storytelling workshops for emerging storytellers, and gives masterclasses for teachers, brands, and businesses. She also regularly captivates school children with mesmerising stories. She is also Jaminaround's favourite, having performed previously 4 times - as well as multiple times over a long association with Cranborne ATC. Who better to gather and guide us with her stories and warm spirit, on what will undoubtedly be an emotional return to live eventing!

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Background photo: Silvia Gin