Transglobal Underground is a London-based music collective who specialise in a fusion of western, oriental and African music styles (sometimes labelled as “world fusion” or “ethno-techno”). Over the years, they have become notorious for mixing musical styles and rhythms with a total disregard for musical genres, technological barriers and common sense. Sometimes they’ve been right in the public eye, sometimes behind the screen, but they’ve never stopped being influential.
They’ve won a BBC World Music Award (for Moonshout 2008); collaborated on films and high profile projects like The Imagined Village and The Gathering of Strangers and they continue to allow their sound to adapt and grow.
Their eighth album, ‘The Stone Turntable’, was released in May 2011 to great acclaim:
‘Swaggeringly confident…perhaps their most in-tune with the zeitgeist effort yet’ INDEPENDENT
“The London based collective relased their first album the same year as Oasis, and if the latter
had the sales, it is TGU whose legacy seems the stronger.’ THE TIMES
The Line Up for Beyond the Border features Tim Whelan (keyboards, guitar, flute, melodica, programming, vocals) and Hamid ManTu (percussion, drums, keyboards, programming), TUUP (The Unorthodox Unprecedented Preacher, and firm favourite as a storyteller at the festival), and Sheema Mukherjee, one of the best known British born Indian musicians currently working, on sitar and G-Man on dhol, electronics and surprises.
Familiar to ex Whirl Y Giggers and Festivalgoers alike it will be no surprise that Transglobal have been invited to the Festival to provide a party like no other to close the event on the Sunday night.