World Beat Bothy w/ Da Lata, Halcyon, La Chiva Ghantiva + DJs

The World Beat Bothy returns to Celtic Connections with another packed programme of floor-filling sounds, from a diverse array of acts fusing folk and world music with heady dance beats. Veteran London-based collective Da Lata, whose seven-piece line-up includes Brazilian vocalist Jandira Silva and Senegalese kora player Diabel Cissokho, splice samba, bossa nova and African elements with funk, jazz, psychedelia and dub, consistently redrawing the Latin musical map.

Scotland’s own Halcyon, centred on the core triumvirate of musicians/producers John Somerville, Adam Sutherland and Barry Reid, are pioneering a new electro-Celtic sound that harnesses the raw energy and organic textures of live instrumentation – including fiddle, accordion, guitar and synths – to chunky, pulsating techno and big-beat grooves. They’ve also worked with guest vocalists including Laura-Beth Salter and Laki Mera’s Laura Donnelly, and released their debut single, Pathways, last April.

La Chiva Gantiva was formed in Belgium by three Colombian percussionists, subsequently joined by two local musicians and members from France and Vietnam. Their carnivalesque, high-octane sound incorporates traditional Colombian styles and instrumentation, allied with elements of rock, rap, funk, punk, Afrobeat and jazz, while their songs playfully subvert stereotypical perceptions of Latin American life.

DJs: Duncan Ballantyne and Lewis Robinson

Please enter through Argyle Street Entrance

WHERE: The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8DL
TICKETS: £14 + £1.40 BF & £1.50 TF (Web Only)