Rise Kagona and the Jit Jive Band

Rise Kagona and the Jit Jive Band

STYLE: Jit/Rock

Date: Sun 31st August

Location: Mela Mix Stage

Time: 17.20-18.05

Rise Kagona is a guitar hero to many on two continents.  In his home country of Zimbabwe, Rise transferred traditional Jiti rhythms to guitar, and his band The Bhundu Boys toured the world extensively in the 1980s and 1990s.  The BBC’s Andy Kershaw cites them as having changed his life, and John Peel famously broke down in tears the first time he saw them perform live.
Rise will perform new songs and old favourites with his Edinburgh-based Jit Jive Band. Rise’s “sunny, intricate guitar lines whose easy sparkle belie formidable technical prowess” (Scotsman) are sure to get you grooving.