Afro-Scottish Connections Club Night

Tue 28 Oct, doors 9.30pm | Bongo Club, 37 Holyrood Road | Tickets: £8 on door, £6 conc. or in advance (from Filmhouse or Bongo Club, or Tickets Scotland | Special Offer: £6 entry with ticket stub for As Old as My Tongue

The AiM film festival is three years old and to celebrate will be hosting a unique night of Afro-Scottish music at the Bongo Club. The prestigious line-up will include legendary Afro-beat DJ Rita Ray, NorthernXposure's female MC Sweet-E and Senegalese musician Samba Sene.

Rita Ray is one of the most prominent DJs on the global beat scene today, and is a leading authority on Afrobeat - the combination of hi-life, rock and reggae from Nigeria pioneered throughout the 1970s. Through DJ-ing and producing nights at the Mambo in Brixton, Rita has played a big part in revitalising the African music scene in London and Rita's own club night, the Shrine Sessions, combines DJ sets with live bands, poetry readings and rapping, and has rocked London venues including the Royal Festival Hall, the Jazz Café and the Barbican.

Rita Ray on MySpace


As part of the AiM film programme at Filmhouse, Rita Ray will also be taking part in a discussion on As Old As My Tongue, a documentary portrait of Bi Kidude, a living legend of Zanzibar music, a film for which Rita was a producer and interviewer. The film is screened on Tue 28 Oct at 6.00pm.

Opening the evening's line up, Sweet-E, Scotland's No.1 female MC, is a founding member of Hip Hop crew NorthernXposure; renowned for their unique sound and socially conscious lyrics they have achieved international acclaim playing venues across Europe and America. Sweet-E has performed alongside high profile artists such as Estelle and Amy Winehouse. The Skinny regards NorthernXposure as, 'The major contenders to break Scottish hip-hop abroad and elsewhere in the UK.'

NorthernXposure on MySpace


Completing the line-up is Samba Sene and his band Diwan. Singing in French, English and his native Wolof, Samba's style is strongly influenced by the jazzy grooves of Senegal and musicians like Baaba Maal and Salif Keita. The Scotsman wrote of a recent gig, 'A lively Scots-African knees-up. Things were jumping by the end of the night, with the band's dancers and many of the audience leppin' about enthusiastically'.

Samba Sene on MySpace

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