Southbank     Glastonbury     Queen Sq '07     Temple Quay     Tobacco Factory     Queen Sq '08

Sunday 12th August 2007. Mankala playing at Queen Square

I walked through an almost deserted Queen Square, and some 5 minutes later in the distance I could hear the pounding beat of some African-Caribbean drums, and the sweet calling of guitars. I retraced my tracks, only to find hundreds of other Bristol people had been similarly enticed by those sounds, and had gathered around the stage.

Making my way forward through the massed crowd I came across these five guys called 'Mankala' who played great music for the next 45 minutes.

See their website at for more info.

Many folk, especially at the front, danced away to the infectious rhythms.

Don't forget to have one of Mankala's tracks from their Myspace page playing while you watch this.
I recommend "With the Sun" or their video track playing in the background.