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Mambo Jambo at The Big Malarkey Festival

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We're thrilled to be involved again with the brilliant Big Malarkey Children's Literature Festival in Hull that encorporates books, music, poetry, storytellng, drawing and performance!  We're involved with storytelling and…
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Mambo Jambo Festival Bookings

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      We’re thrilled to be playing at several great festivals this Spring/ Summer. Starting with Llyn Arts Festival in Wales, Eden Festival Scotland early June, where we’ll be…
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Concert In Switzerland and ‘La Route Du Rhum’

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We were thrilled to have been invited to play in Switzerland, and had a fantastic reception for our concert in Neuchatel at the Salon du Cafe Bleu. Next up, "La…
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Mambo Jambo Music And Dance Workshops in Schools

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  We've recently been into a local primary school delivering music and dance workshops to children in Key Stage 1 in preparation for their International Week; we had a fantastic…

Mambo Jambo Events Coming Up: Beverley Food Festival; Frida Kahlo Inspired Pop Up Event

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We've got some interesting events coming up! Sat 6th Oct We've been invited to play at a Frida Kahlo Pop Up Event in a vintage stone barn with Mexican Food,…

Mambo Jambo at The Big Malarkey Festival, Hull

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The Big Malarkey Festival is a fantastic Children's Literature Festival; "expect to hear and see and get involved with writers, poets, musicians, artists, a time-traveller, puppets and more". We're involved…

Mambo Jambo And Concerteenies – Early Years Music Shows

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We’ve been leading music workshops in schools ready for a performance

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Carnival We've been working in primary schools recently delivering workshops ready for our final performance with 88 children from three different schools! We've written some pieces for the children, plus…

Touring in London and South East, Workshops with Children and Musical Collaborations

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We’ve started the year with some great children’s workshops and visits to schools – from music with Early Years groups to working with music and languages in a local secondary…

Mambo Jambo Autumn Tour plus Musicport Festival

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We've got gigs in various places this Autumn; We're excited to be playing Musicport Festival Oct 20th in a set with Luke Carver Goss, plus a workshop and performance with…

Mambo Jambo involved in several Hull ‘City of Culture 2017’ Projects & Festivals

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As well as touring from Devon to Scotland this year, we're also involved in projects for Hull City Of Culture; The PRS New Music Festival on 1st-2nd July; we're also involved in…

Mambo Jambo’s Scottish Tour; Knockengorroch Festival and trip to The Isle of Arran

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This year has seen us touring extensively already, including a great trip to Devon in March. We'll shortly be off to Scotland to play the fantastic Knockengorroch Festival (Sat 27th…

Mambo Jambo and “Albemarle Saturdays”, part of City Of Culture, Hull 2017

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We'll be giving a (short) performance at The Albemarle Centre on Sat 8th April from 12.30-1pm. It's free to attend, and is provided by "Albemarle Saturdays", which are a series of workshops…

2017 Touring and Other Projects

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We've got an interesting and varied year ahead! As usual, we'll be touring the length and the breadth of the country doing concerts, from Cornwall to Scotland, plus we've got…

Mambo Jambo play Abergavenny Food Festival and Cornucopia Festival

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This September we've got two great festivals coming up! Cornucopia is a great Festival of Music and Arts for all the family from Sept 23rd-25th. Other acts include Holy Moly And…

Mambo Jambo Play a London Concert, Plus Summer Festivals

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We're playing a London concert at the Landmark Arts Centre June 3rd, plus some great music festivals, including the Small Corner Of The World Music Festival, Lancashire, in June; Party…

Here’s a You Tube video of us!

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Here's a You Tube video of us taken fairly recently at a gig we did for Blackbrook Arts in Chinley, in the Peak District, as part of the 'Live And…

Mambo Jambo Costa Del Folk Festival Portugal Blog

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We had a great time at the Costa Del Folk Festival in Carvoeiro, Portugal in October. It’s a fantastic festival in a great setting; sun, music, sea! We arrived at…

Mambo Jambo Playing Cornucopia Festival

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We're looking forward to playing at Corncopia Festival on Sat 26th Sept. So we'll be playing on the Sat afternoon, but also leading a couple of children's music workshops over…

Mambo Jambo playing at Costa Del Folk Festival in Portugal This October!

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We're thrilled to have been booked to play at Costa Del Folk in Carvoeiro, Portugal, this October! Our dates are 3rd & 4th Oct, but the Festival runs from 3rd-8th…

Summer Touring

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So we've got some interesting summer gigs coming up, and a full-on touring schedule! We'll be playing a Swedish Midsommer fest; a half-marathon in Kirkudbright, Scotland; "Vamos" Latin Music Fest…

Mambo Jambo on BBC Radio Derby

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We had a great time at BBC Radio Derby on the Saturday Morning Breakfast Show, interviewed by Richard Spurr, last Saturday. We got to sing one of our songs, "Hilife",…

We’re out on the road touring again!

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We're off on tour with our new CD, 'Stickleback Gumbo', accompanying us ( see "Recordings" page to hear clips!). This February we'll be at a venue, village hall or pub in…

We’re playing at “La Route Du Rhum”, Saint Malo to Guadeloupe

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We're very excited to be playing at La Route Du Rhum,  a transatlantic single handed yacht race from Saint Malo to Guadeloupe! We'll be playing in the week leading up…

Our New CD “Stickleback Gumbo” Is Out!

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We're really pleased to announce our new CD is out! It's available by Mail Order (go to the 'Contact' page & send us an email. The CD costs £10 incl…

We played at Le Tour de France/ Le Tour Yorkshire as part of The Yorkshire Festival!

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We had a great day at Le Tour De France, and our concert at Café J was such fun! The new French songs went down very well!

Mambo Jambo – Brazilian music in demand!

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We've been asked to play at a number of Brazilian themed events (seeing as that's one of our specialities) this summer; did someone mention The World Cup?! From summer parties and…
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Our French Trip

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We’ve recently got back from France where we were involved in an Educational project in a secondary school, had a great gig, did a bit of exploring, seeing friends and…

We’re off to France for an Educational Project!

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Over the years we've really enjoyed the chance to sing to and talk with audiences in different languages and in different countries. In January we were invited into a local secondary school to spend the day with…

Mambo Jambo at Musicport Festival 2014 Launch Event

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We were thrilled to be playing as part of the Musicport Festival 2014 Launch Event last Friday that took place at Whitby Pavilion with 'Bassekou Koyote and Ngoni Ba', plus 'Me…

Mambo Jambo are recording! Third CD on it’s way..

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  So we're recording material for our new CD. Some new and original tunes plus some that have been going down well at our gigs. Keep an eye on our…

Mambo Jambo playing at Hull Jazz Festival, Fri 22nd Nov

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We're really pleased to have been asked to play at The Hull Jazz Festival at Hull Truck Theatre Fri 22nd Nov. We're on at 6-7pm, then the amazing Tcha Limberger…

Our “Rural Arts” Tour

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We've had a great tour in conjunction with Rural Arts 'On Tour' covering North Yorkshire and the Tees Valley. First off was East Cowton, where we had a very warm…

Mambo Jambo at Summer Festivals 2013

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We’re looking forward to playing a couple of festivals this summer; The MADFEST 13 Festival at Elsecar Heritage Centre , West Yorkshire,  2-4th August has a great line-up, including Capercaillie,…

Spring Tours 2013

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Mambo Jambo at The Blue Walnut, by Karen Allen   This Spring we’ve had a couple of ‘mini tours’ in various parts of the country; we particularly  enjoyed our tours…

‘Highlights’ Touring Scheme

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We've had nine concerts on the Highlights Touring Scheme covering Northumberland, Cumbria and Co Durham; it's a great scheme and all the gigs were really enjoyable! Thanks to all the…

Review of our concert in The Isle Of Man”Mambo Jambo Deliver Sonic Sunshine To Peel”

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(Mambo Jambo Review from Isle Of Man Concert). Mambo Jambo perform at the Peel Centenary Centre. " ‘We have performed in Brazil, deepest Borneo, Cuba, and now . . .…

Our West Cumbria Rural Touring Scheme Tour, “Arts Out West”

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  ( Mambo Jambo play "Tailor And The Mouse" at Haile, Arts Out West ) (Mambo Jambo Play 'Pajaro Lindo' at Ullock ) (Mambo Jambo Play 'My Long Journey Home at Ireleth )…

We’ll be live on BBC Radio Leeds, The Durbervilles Show, previewing our concert at Helmsley Folk Weekend

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On Sunday 23rd Sept we'll be appearing on BBC Radio Leeds on the Durbervilles Show between 8-9 pm, playing live and chatting about our concert at Helmsley Folk Weekend, which…

Mambo Jambo at Broadstairs Folk Week 2012

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We had a couple of gigs at Broadstairs Folk Week this year; Once with Mambo Jambo, and once with 'Forro Porro', the four piece band we play in with Sam…

May Tour – including BAA Fest & Sweeps Festival

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We had a great tour in May, taking in the BAA Fest in Bellingham, Northumberland (what a friendly festival!) The intriguing Sweeps Festival in Rochester - a first for us…

Forro Porro CD is out!

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Forro Porro's CD "North by Northeast" is out! Forro Porro is the four piece we play in with Sam & Gary of 'The Hut People' (See the "Other Projects" page…

We’re leading a workshop tomorrow with “Hull Samba” – looking at samba and other Brazilian rhythms.

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We're leading a workshop tomorrow, Sat 4th Feb,  with "Hull Samba" - we'll be looking at samba and other brazilian rhythms, plus teaching a brazilian song or two!

We’ve just been playing at “The Globe” Hay-On-Wye, & St.Donats Arts Centre, South Wales

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We've just been playing at "The Globe"  in Hay-On-Wye, followed by St.Donats Arts Centre, South Wales. Both gigs were great fun, and really interesting venues; The Globe hosts some intriguing…

We’re appearing on BBC Radio Northampton on John Griff’s Afternoon Show Fri 6th Oct

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Mambo Jambo play a support slot to “The Churchfitters”, Adelphi, Hull

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We're playing a support slot to "The Churchfitters" at The Adelphi Club, De Grey Street, Hull Tues October 4th. Check out "The Churchfitters" website, www.churchfitters.com

New website finally goes live

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At last our newly revamped website has finally gone live!!  Please feel free to browse around  - there are photo galleries, dates, videos and recordings to listen to and watch,…

Mambo Jambo’s trip to Dumfries & Galloway

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We enjoyed very much playing at the Mill on the Fleet gallery in Gatehouse of Fleet last weekend. Also we saw The Geese perform in Kirkcudbright earlier the same day…

Join Forro Porro at the Beverley Festival 2011

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Our 4-piece band 'FORRO PORRO' will be supporting 'Salsa Celtica Acustica', who are widely regarded as the UK's top salsa band. Join us for a night of the hottest acoustic…

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