Samba Sene

REVIEW – Vieux Farka Touré, Voodoo Rooms, Tue 7th Feb


“If you can’t go to Africa, Africa comes to you.” So says Samba Sene, speaking between numbers during his support slot at the Voodoo Rooms. And he’s right. Tonight we’re treated to the rhythms, emotion and joy of some top quality world music in Edinburgh, courtesy of Senegalese Samba and main act Vieux Farka Touré […]

PREVIEW – Vieux Farka Touré, Voodoo Rooms, Tue 7th Feb

An evening of infectious world rhythms and blistering guitar lies in store at The Voodoo Rooms on Tue 7th Feb when Vieux Farka Touré visits town. Often referred to as ‘the Hendrix of the Sahara’, Mali-born Vieux is renowned for his dexterity and skill with a guitar. With his charisma and positive attitude, he fuses […]

FRINGE REVIEW – Samba Sene & Diwan: Africa Calling


Two things have been noticeable by their absence at this year’s Fringe: the sunshine; and a wide selection of top quality world music. Fortunately, Samba Sene and Diwan provide both in the form of Africa Calling, an infectiously enjoyable set of fusion sounds: so upbeat and affirming that by the time they have finished, the […]