Senegalese Shindig
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Diverse international band of musicians, led by charismatic Senegalese singer Samba Sene. An 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, Youssou NDour, Bob Marley and Aswad, with subjects ranging from love and equal rights to outright celebration. Uplifting and upbeat, this is world music with a Senegalese heart and soul. 'Exuberant, richly layered' **** (Scotsman). 'Blistering tequila sunrise of a gig' **** ( 'A vibrant rainbow of colourful beats and rhythms' ***** (