Gig: Balter, Tiderays, Kasama & Samba Sene and Diwan

Saturday 22nd June : Doors open 7.30pm : Gatehouse Primary School : Tickets £12.50 before; £16 on the door.
Samba Sene and Diwan

Exuberant fusion of funky mbalax/ Afrobeat rhythms, with undercurrents of ska, rock, Senegalese soul; original songs with impassioned vocals, infectious guitar licks and irresistible dance grooves. Led by charismatic Senegalese singer Samba Sene, Diwan is a diverse international collection of musicians, who share a global outlook and love of West African beats.  Original songs, with influences including Samba’s former mentor Baaba Maal, Youssou N’Dour, Bob Marley and Aswad. Get your Senegalese groove on!

top quality world music ***** Edinburgh Spotlight
blistering tequila sunrise of a gig... **** Broadway baby

exuberant, richly layered... **** Scotsman 


Balter are a contemporary folk quartet who have emerged from the music scene in Newcastle. Leaning heavily towards their shared love of Scottish music, they combine traditional and original material with
percussive step-dance to create a high energy, driven sound which complements and stretches their traditional influences. The interplay between two fiddles, mandolin and accordion generates a distinctive sound which explores new textures; gelled together with intricate arrangements. Taking to the stage with exuberance and an infectious live energy, Balter have been performing extensively around the North of England and Scotland and have began to extend their audiences further afield.