Pure, organic, dance music – powerful and irresistible. SambaYaBamba is a musical tour-de-force hailing from the sundrenched streets of tropical Glasgow. A 30-odd-piece drumming bateria and brass section rooted in the musical traditions of the Brazilian carnaval yet at the same time, very much tailored to a the Glasgow crowd. They are equally at home… [Continue reading] Samba Ya Bamba
Fronted by Moroccan Maalem Omar Afif, Gnawa Trance Fusion play a roots fusion of Gnawa blues, psychedelic jazz and afrobeat.
Niteworks are Innes Strachan (Synth/Keys), Allan MacDonald (Pipes), Christopher Nicolson (Bass) and Ruairidh Graham (Drums). Childhood friends and long-term fellow musicians from the Isle of Skye, Niteworks blur the lines between Scottish traditional, folk and Gaelic music with contemporary electronica, creating a unique and exhilarating sound. The band have released 3 albums, NW, Air Fàir… [Continue reading] Niteworks
The band have a particular flair for the Balkans and capture its frenetic energy and flamboyance wonderfully. There is also a fair share of klezmer, jazz, ska and punk – an anarchic fusion where Ivo Papasov meets The Clash meets The Beat — Songlines Magazine The Baghdaddies’ exuberant and rampant brand of world music is… [Continue reading] The Baghdaddies
Stanley Odd are a force to be reckoned with (so says Clash Magazine). A live hip-hop band based in Scotland. A collective of musicians, producers and pals. Champions of outsiderdom and life on the periphery. Pioneers and innovators, pushing at boundaries, dancing along fault lines. “We are Odd and so are you. STAY ODD”,
Jemima Thewes writes songs that are deeply textured with layers of grit, tenderness, mischief and wisdom.