Samba Sene and Diwan
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Diverse international collection of musicians, led by charismatic Senegalese singer Samba Sene. Exuberant fusion of rootsy, funky mbalax/Afrobeat grooves, with undercurrents of ska and reggae, original songs with impassioned vocals, infectious guitar licks and irresistible dance grooves. Senes influences include former mentor Baaba Maal, Bob Marley, Van Morrison, Paul Simon, Alpha Blondy and Aswad. The songs cover a range of subjects from love and equal rights to outright celebration. World music with a Senegalese heart and soul. 'Vibrant rainbow of colourful beats and rhythms' ***** ( Blistering tequila sunrise of a gig **** (