Nana Clara Aldrin-Quaye singing with London based cuban samba, timba and funk fusion band Wara at Exeter's Respect Festival, 2011. Image No. MBI000925.

Nana Clara Aldrin-Quaye singing with London based cuban samba, timba and funk fusion band Wara at Exeter's Respect Festival, 2011. Image No. MBI000925.

Juanita Euka, singer with London based cuban samba, timba and funk fusion band Wara at Exeter's Respect Festival, 2011. Image no. MBI000923.

Juanita Euka, singer with London based cuban samba, timba and funk fusion band Wara at Exeter's Respect Festival, 2011. Image no. MBI000923.

Slightly left field for me, but good fun.  Had a great day at the Exeter Respect Festival with my son earlier this month but have only now got around to doing something with the pictures from then.  A highlight was watching London-based samba/funk/fusion band Wara perform; real high energy, get-up-and-dance stuff.  The marquee covering the stage was kind of gloomy so I was pushing iso’s and working with wide open apertures and as slow a shutter as I dared to get some half-decent shots (not always succesfully).  Here are a few that worked. 

London based cuban samba, timba and funk fusion band Wara performing at at Exeter's Respect Festival, 2011. Image No. MBI000926. Colin Munro Photography.

London based cuban samba, timba and funk fusion band Wara performing at at Exeter's Respect Festival, 2011. Image No. MBI000926.

If you’d like to know more about them this is there myspace link http://www.myspace.com/waralondon