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Makatumbe is always digging for musical treasures. Traditional melodies are put together in modern dance grooves, spiced with a lot of their own unique sounds. Mashup is the principle; an eclectic synthesis of styles makes for a musical experience that is as wildly diverse, ranging from Cumbia, Reggae, and Hip-Hop to Balkan and Raï, all the way to Techno and Drum'n'Bass. The band has a quite unusual lineup: vocal art like beatboxing, raggamuffin, and overtone singing meets clarinet and accordion, all sitting atop tight drum and bass grooves. Live on stage, they present an explosive energy that will drag the dance out of anybody.

In 2017, Makatumbe won two prizes at the German national competition for Global Music (Creole). Firstly, they were recognized for "extraordinary musical diversity" for their colorful combination of styles and secondly awarded the "audience prize" for their energetic and convincing live show.

Jury Creole Global Music Contest 2017:

"With pleasurable border crossing, a colorful language mix, and a stage presence that is at the same time entertaining and lively, MAKATUMBE creates its own excitingly diverse music that engages the audience and makes it dance.
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