Programme 2017


11.30am – 1.00pm Various short films. Curious-minded little ones can become intrepid Afri-Kids by taking a cinematic adventure across the wild and wonderful African continent. The hilarious exploits of a menagerie of African animals, including rhinos, elephants and giraffes take centre stage in the delightful Jungle Beats cartoons. In Mwansa the Great, an eightyear-old Zambian Read more

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

African Fashion on film

2 .00-3.15pm Various short films. A unique cinematic opportunity for all fashion, film and craft enthusiasts out there to celebrate and enjoy the innovative world of fashion and beauty from the African continent. Join us on a glamourous, surreal and heartaching journey, stepping into Ghanaian hair salons, experiencing stunning designs against Kenya’s dramatic landscapes, as Read more


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

Reimagining African Cityscapes

3.30 – 4.45pm Various short films. African cities are some of the fastest growing in the world, hubs of urban innovation, cultural expressions and vast engines of change. From the bustling streets of Lagos, to the ancient city walls in Mali, to new and reimagined notions of African cities, this package will offer new perspectives Read more

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.