TUSK Music Presents

TUSK Festival 2016

October 14-16

THE SCORPIOS

Hailing from Central Sudan and now based in London after fleeing the fundamentalist takeover in that region, the Scorpios are a septet that melds Arabic rhythms and guitar chops (and a kind of swooning cyclical ecstasy) with a raw Eastern funk feel, properly dismantling cultural barriers in pursuit of a unifying rhythmic bliss. Heavy bass, synths, horns and percussions drive through traditional Sudanese forms to create a sound that owes as much to Detroit as it do to Khartoum.

To date they’ve only released one 7” (Yaelhajarok/Yadob Yadob on the Afro7 label) and this is one of their very first dates in the UK as they still establish themselves in their new home country and we don’t doubt they’re going to help make Friday night pretty magical, and look out for their first album due out towards the end of this year.