The Nelson Mandela Birthday Party Tour

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  • 17 July 2008
The Nelson Mandela Birthday Party Tour

For the Nobel Peace Prize-winner’s 90th birthday Scots/African artists will be offering a tribute to the defender of democracy from Scotland’s three major cities over the course of a single weekend. Performances from the Berlin-based Senegalese reggae artist Louis-Jean and the Irie Rainbow promise to be highlights, as does the climax of the weekend on Sunday at Glasgow’s Classic Grand where over 50 African artists including a Glasgow choir will celebrate together.

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh, 17 Jul; Classic Grand, Glasgow, 20 Jul.

Louis-Jean & The Irie Rainbow, Samba Sene & Diwan and Zuba

Afrobeat, roots, soul, reggae and jazz with dancers, DJs and live music also including Ayawara Drummers, Glasgow Gospel Choir and the Seeds of Thought Urban Poets. 'Part of the Nelson Mandela Scottish Birthday Tour'.

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