Afrifest Music

We are delighted to showcase some of the best music on the scene at the moment, with Afrobeat, reggae and lots more.

Performers include;

Rise Kagona & The Jit Jive Band

A guitar hero on 2 continents and a favourite of Andy Kershaw and John Peel, Bhundu Boy Rise Kagona promises to light up the stage with his sunny jit jive rhythms from Zimbabwe.


Edinburgh stalwarts! Feelgood band with influences from African to Latin, Funk, Reggae and Classic Rock. All with a West African flavour


Jamaican roots-reggae artist, Brina, creates a dynamic dialogue between her homeland’s signature music and its African kindred styles, together with funk, gospel, rock, and Latin elements, all underpinned by her message of justice, equality, liberation, oneness and love.

remarkable Scottish Jamaican mashup from the amazing voice of Brina…” The Observer

Samba Sene and Diwan

Mbalax fusion, funky Afrobeats, impassioned vocals, infectious guitar licks, sassy horns, a pinch of ska and irresistible dance grooves. 7 piece international Senegalese band based in Scotland, led by charismatic Senegalese singer Samba Sene.

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