South American magic brought to Eastgate

Khantara is at the Eastgate Theatre tomorrow night
Khantara is at the Eastgate Theatre tomorrow night

For the first time in Scotland, Colombian band Khantara will be bringing the soundscape of their South American homeland to the Eastgate Theatre in Peebles tomorrow at 7.30pm.

Described as “a powerhouse stripped down performance of Colombian roots mixed with passionate Arabic and Gypsy blood”, their music features traditional gaitas (Colombian flutes) and tamboras percussion, with bazouki, cajon and traverse flute.

The band are travelling to Scotland to take part in the Colombian Celebration at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh this weekend, where they will also be performing traditional songs from Colombia and teaching at a Cumbia dance workshop. The group are also fitting in a couple of extra concerts while in the capital.

Tickets for Khantara’s Peebles concert are on sale from the Eastgate Theatre priced £10. To book phone 01721 725777 or visit