Tuesday 27June

WORKSHOP: BIG DRUMS

19.15-21.45

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Weekly Big Drums sessions throughout May and June at the Bongo Club. Exploring the basics of hand-to-hand drumming, running rhythms, middle-eastern/North African rhythms, trance rhythms, odd time signatures, hand independence and general rhythmic principles. We’ll be playing a number of large custom built drums, in unison, with sticks, with several people playing each drum. Everything required will be provided (aside from ear protection – not essential but recommended).

£10/weekly 2 hour session, £70 upfront for all 9 weeks
Wednesday 28June

WORKSHOP: BIG DRUMS

14.45-17.15

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Weekly Big Drums sessions throughout May and June at the Bongo Club.  Exploring the basics of hand-to-hand drumming, running rhythms, middle-eastern/North African rhythms, trance rhythms, odd time signatures, hand independence and general rhythmic principles. We’ll be playing a number of large custom built drums, in unison, with sticks, with several people playing each drum. Everything required will be provided (aside from ear protection – not essential but recommended).

£8/weekly 2 hour session, £60 upfront for all 9 weeks
Friday 30June

INTERROBANG: WE ARE WATCHING?!

19:00-22:00

INTERROBANG?! are pleased to return to The Bongo Club with a very special show supporting Scottish PEN’s Surveillance campaign. Support free expression and have a great night out with the winners of the 2017 Saboteur Award for Best Regular Spoken Word Night. Beth, Ricky and Jacques are delighted to be joined by Edinburgh Makar CHRISTINE DE LUCA, co-founder of Open Book and The Belonging Project, MARJORIE LOTFI GILL, writer, reviewer, and Lunchtime Poetry maven, LAURA WADDELL, and consummate poet and performer COLIN MCGUIRE, as well as the atmospheric pop and dark ambient glo-fi of SUPER INUIT.  Come along – because we’ll know if you’re not there…

£5 (adv) / £6 (on the door)
Friday 30June

HEADSET

23:00-03:00

Room 1: Garage / Techno / House (with Beneath & Parris).

Room 2: Old School Hip Hop

tbc
Saturday 01July

SOULSVILLE

23:00-03:00

Est. 2010, this is Edinburgh’s institutional shot of Deep Rhythms and Rugged Grooves. Residents Cameron Mason and Calum Evans will be spinning the finest cuts of Deep Funk, Latin Rhythms and Rare Groove into the early hours from 11pm -3am. Strictly party vibes.

Main Room: Deep Funk // Latin Rhythms // Rugged Blues // Rare Groove

Upstairs: TBC.

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£5
Friday 07July

SUBSTANCE

23.00-03.00

Recognised by the authoritative Resident Advisor to be “one of Edinburgh’s most important outposts for house, techno and bass”, Substance brings a wide ranging collage of classic and cutting edge underground electronic music to the Bongo.

£TBC
Saturday 08July

MESSENGER

23:00-03:00

Edinburgh’s original roots and dub reggae lion (established ’87), the Messenger Sound System keeps the fires burning for all lovers of proper roots reggae music and rasta culture.

£6 b4 12 / £7 after

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Japanese house genius Soichi Terada makes his Edinburgh debut at the Bongo for Lionoil, Fri 26th May ’17

Japanese house genius Soichi Terada makes his Edinburgh debut at the Bongo for Lionoil, Fri 26th May ’17
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