Review: La Chiva Gantiva at the Adnams Spiegeltent

NNF16. La Chiva Gantiva in the Adnams Spiegeltent. Photo: Emma Knights.

NNF16. La Chiva Gantiva in the Adnams Spiegeltent. Photo: Emma Knights. - Credit: Emma Knights

From the moment they burst onto the Adnams Spiegeltent stage La Chiva Gantiva had everyone up on their feet and dancing.

NNF16. La Chiva Gantiva in the Adnams Spiegeltent. Photo: Emma Knights.

NNF16. La Chiva Gantiva in the Adnams Spiegeltent. Photo: Emma Knights. - Credit: Emma Knights

The Brussels-based group has band members hailing from across the globe - Colombia, Belgium, France and Vietnam - and their infectious, carnivalesque music is a heady cocktail of Afro-Colombian rhythms, rock, funk and more.

It was the perfect beat for an end of festival party - and the audience absolutely loved it.

The entire tent was buzzing from start to finish as the band rattled through their intoxicating tracks.

The band members - led by frontman Rafael Espinel - were clearly all giving 150pc and then some to their electric performance, and the audience returned the favour as they enthusiastically danced the night away.

NNF16. La Chiva Gantiva in the Adnams Spiegeltent. Photo: Emma Knights.

NNF16. La Chiva Gantiva in the Adnams Spiegeltent. Photo: Emma Knights. - Credit: Emma Knights


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La Chiva Gantiva well and truly rocked the tent - a tremendous end to the late-night music programme in the Adnams Spiegeltent and a real highlight of this year's Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

Emma Knights

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