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Listings for October 2nd, 2015

APPEARING ON Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Edd Bateman’s West African Love Affair [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

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Never before has the relentless intoxicating soukous guitar combined with subtle Senegalese mbalax riffs over a Cameroonian backbeat and Guinean Mandingue style. All held together with the common denominator of modern West African bass playing – Edd Bateman


This is the first ever all star West African line up where expert musicians who have between them backed every current major artist from Salif Keita to Youssou N’Dour, Baba Maal, Kanda Bongo Man and more combine together on stage


Bassist and band leader Edd Bateman grew up touring with Zimbabwean, South African and Congolese groups since the age of 14. After many long influential winters in Senegal of 4 hour non stop concerts starting at midnight the musical lessons learnt guided the vision for this project.


Featuring King Fire and Abdoulaye Samb on guitar and vocals,  and Pedro Nyemeck on drum kit.