Fusing music from the band-members’ Celtic and African roots for the past 25 years, Baka Beyond have become one of the finest dance groups around. Originally inspired by the music of the Baka Forest People – Pygmies whose music and dance have been celebrated since the time of the Pharaohs – the band perform music that crosses the boundaries of genre, age and ethnicity. Baka Beyond’s live shows are not only highly infectious but a joyful celebration of different cultures across the world including dance, percussion, musical virtuosity, videos, and big smiles all round.
‘…with their fiery rhythms, enchanting harmonies and spectacular dancing… Baka Beyond are definitely a feast for the eyes, heart as well as the ears and feet.’ – Miami Herald
We are delighted to invite Baka Beyond to The Vale as part of their 25th anniversary tour.
This will be an evening not to be missed! Advanced bookings strongly recommended.
‘Keeping still is only an option for the dead, or those too mesmerised by the sheer joy of it all’ – Metro
‘Seeing and listening to their current live performance, Baka Beyond transports you right into the life of the people whose music they celebrate. Projected onto a large screen behind the musicians scenes of forest life provide the perfect backdrop to the music. Gentle percussion and reedy sounds are used to evoke the dawn and the awakening insect and bird life. Vocalists Su and Ellie recreate the wordless sounds of the forest creatures. It was impossible to resist the relentlessly upbeat nature of the music. There were big smiles on screen, on stage, and in the audience as the music progressed to a final grand dance with everyone standing and moving to the intoxicating rhythm.’ - Pete Taberner, live Review, The Bristol Post
20 people are attending Baka Beyond 25th Anniversary Tour
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What our friends say
“Amazing as always! Well done to your team and thank you”!
“Well organised event in a really open, bright and welcoming space. Look forward to visiting again soon”.
“A really enjoyable experience, loved it! Will most definitely come again”.
“Brilliant Jungle Book afternoon… It was friendly, welcoming, relaxed and fun, with a great feeling of community”.
“Yet another brilliant afternoon, the kids loved it again. Great staff and great activities every time”.
“Been to three events at the cinema lots of things to do for all ages. Keep up the good work guys!!!”
“On behalf of Oldham and District Riding Club I would like to say a very big THANK YOU to The Vale for inviting us to the screening of Dark Horse on Saturday evening, We all represented different ages within our group and everyone of us thoroughly enjoyed the evening. A successful social evening at The Vale so a very easy 5 star rating”!
“Had a fab night at Rocky Horror. Lovely venue. Look forward to attending more events”.
“Went to see a great band here on Saturday night. Brilliant sound quality, friendly staff, cool/laid back/community vibe, well equipped bar….what more could you ask for? When you’re here you feel like you’re doing your bit to support the venue, the community and arts in general….Can’t recommend it enough”.
“This was a very versatile building with creative decor. Used for a christening celebration but could also be used for a play or show as there is a stage. Large models displayed were superb”!
Private Party Host
“I would like to thank you again for the fab birthday party you helped me plan and host for Elliott (3 year old super hero) in February”.
Private Party Host
“Fantastic family fun, we loved it (Aged 6-43)! Will come again”!
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“The workshop was amazing – A wonderful day out – thank you”.
“Excellent to see this facility in a town seriously lacking in youth clubs”.
“A wholly pleasant experience in a safe environment for toddlers – much warmer than expected”.
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“I’d like to thank everyone who has helped develop the venue for bringing this kind of thing to Tameside. The Vale is an incredible space run by a team of dedicated artists passionate about bringing arts and culture to the local area. Every time I come here I learn or see something new and leave feeling much better than when I arrived. I can’t wait until I visit again”.
“Just come back from the puppet workshop with The Muppets Christmas Carol. I don’t know who enjoyed it more; me or my three-and-a-half-year-old daughter. Really well organised and a lovely friendly atmosphere”.
“Fabulous venue run by dedicated, friendly, lovely people who really want you to enjoy the time you spend there. A small intimate and beautiful venue. We were so privileged to see the amazing Kyla Brox and so lucky to win one of her vinyl LP’s in the raffle. It’s been on the record deck a few times since last night. Thank you to Emily, Holly and Leon for your help and friendly communication. Looking out for more events at The Vale to attend. Thanks guys”.
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The Vale is a fantastic, friendly and community-focused arts and learning space in Mossley. Sited in a refurbished mill unit, our multi-use space offers everyone a high quality and regular programme of events and one off performances.
If it’s losing yourself in a classic film event in our 60 seat cinema with Dolby 7.1 surround sound, enjoying family film time, learning creative skills, making music or buzzing from the energy of unique local and international live music and theatre events, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.