Samba Sene & Diwan - Remind Me (Fatalima) (4 stars)

Samba Sene & Diwan - Remind Me (Fatalima)

Debut album from Edinburgh-based Senegalese musician

(Scary Biscuits Promotions)

With this long awaited debut original songs, Edinburgh based Senegalese musician Samba Sene shows just why he’s an asset to the Scottish scene. With Senegalese musicican Baaba Maal as his mentor, a stellar list of international musicians in his band and guests including Zimbabwean Bhundu Boy Rise Kagona, Sene shifts effortlessly between a host of African styles. His voice soars, pleads, chants, chides, celebrates and grooves over dancing guitar riffs, pattering percussion, fruity brass and keyboards in organ mode with beautiful balafon and ngoni touches. Catch him live if you can.

Samba Sene plays the African Caribbean Centre, Glasgow, Sat 26 Feb.

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Dancey, jazzy grooves and Afro-beats from Senegal.


1. Scary Biscuits12 Feb 2011, 10:20am Report

Thanks for the lovely review. Just to let you know there's also an Edinburgh launch party on Sat 12 Feb (tonight!) - Tollcross Community Centre (117 Fountainbridge) 7-11.30pm (doors at 6.30pm). Diwan plus host of special guests inc Sylvain Ayite, Benny Tetteh-Lartey, Makossa, Cynthia Gentle, Medoune NDiaye (formidable tama, sabar player from Senegal). Afro-Scottish extravaganza of music, dancing, food and general celebrations! £10, under 16s free. More info email; tel 07712880965

2. Scary Biscuits14 Feb 2011, 7:23am Report

We tried experimental livestreaming at the launch - this is it! Recorded and mixed live 12-2-11; apologies for lo res visuals (hi res edit in pipeline :-) ) but none needed for the sound! Makossa first then Samba Sene & Diwan (with special guests inc Medoune NDiaye, Rise Kagona, Cynthia Gentle) from 31 mins in! (online for next 5 days)

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