Right from the start we believed the only way Manana would work was if the international artists and staff were connected to the communities where the music is most alive. We organised jam sessions, street parties, ceremonies and concerts in the run up the festival, shared plenty of rum, and created the right spirit to make the festival a success.  


"All week, locals and visitors socialised and collaborated, gamely crossing an often huge cultural divide. I wouldn't be surprised if some of these friendships outlast the festival."

Angus Finlayson, Resident Advisor