With their new single and music video, Nomadic Orchestra would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to get up and start getting “Out & About” again! After all, that’s what the life of a nomad is all about, right? And they’d like you to do so with some pep in your step, which they are providing all the motivation for with their upbeat, brassy sound primarily intended to get you moving.

Along with the release of the song comes a fully animated music video that features more classic, 1980s and 1990s cartoon animation that will provide some nostalgia for all you Gen Xers and Millennials out there. Just by the title, the background and motivation behind “Out & About” is pretty obvious, a song born of the frustration behind the quarantines, lockdowns, and social distancing that has characterized our lives now for nearly two full years.

Saxophonist and vocalist Gabriel Du Toit provides the backdrop to the song, stating:

“When Nomads are forced to stay in doors, they get go a bit funny in the head. All we could do to stay sane-ish was to imagine a world where things returned to some semblance of normality where we could once more bounce and sweat with our audience. Lets get ‘Out & About’ again, please!”

Based in Cape Town, South Africa, we’d venture to guess that you haven’t heard too many acts or bands like Nomadic Orchestra. The quartet’s musical influences are anything but straightforward, as they are a far cry from your typical dance act. With a very talented horn section and a real groove to their sound, the band members share a passionate love of traditional Southeastern European music, particularly from Macedonia, Romania, and Serbia. They are also big fans of the traditional Jewish klezmer music of Central and Eastern Europe, as well as gypsy and circus music, and of course jazz. The Orchestra has become a mainstay of the South African festival scene, making stops along the way at Rocking the Daisies, OppiKoppi, Flamjangled Tea Party, Up The Creek, Synergy, Earthdance, Resonance, White Mountain, Lavender Fest, and many more.

With a new album on the way very shortly, Nomadic Orchestra wants to see you getting active again, and most of all, living life.


Artwork for the single “Out & About” by Nomadic Orchestra