Exuberant fusion of funky mbalax/Afrobeat rhythms with undercurrents of ska, rock, Senegalese soul; original songs with impassioned vocals, infectious guitar licks and irresistible dance grooves. Led by charismatic Senegalese singer Samba Sene, Diwan is a diverse international collection of musicians who share a global outlook and love of West African beats. Original songs with influences including Youssou N'Dour, Bob Marley, Aswad and Samba's former mentor Baaba Maal. Get your Senegalese groove on! 'Top quality world music' ***** (EdinburghSpotlight.com). 'Blistering tequila sunrise of a gig' **** (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Exuberant, richly layered' **** (Scotsman).