Senegalese Shindig
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Diverse international band of musicians, led by charismatic Senegalese singer Samba Sene. Exuberant fusion of 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. Uplifting and upbeat, this is world music with Senegalese heart and soul. Mostly standing. Exuberant, richly layered (Scotsman). 'Blistering tequila sunrise of a gig' ( 'Top quality world music' (