Sudan/UK collective The Scorpios performed on the closing day of Le Guess Who? 2018. Inspired by traditional Sudanese music and 60s and 70s pop, the group create an elated mix of Arabic rhythms, raw Eastern funk and vintage psychedelia. You can now listen to their full festival performance:
Having fled from the fundamentalists in their home country of Sudan, the original members of psychedelic group The Scorpios established themselves in London during the 80s. Once there, they built a growing friendship with guitarist and community worker Adam Bulewski, who quickly became a permanent member of the band.
Recorded on Sunday, 11 November, at TivoliVredenburg's Ronda during Le Guess Who? Festival. Listen + watch more Le Guess Who? recordings via our archive.
Recorded and mixed by Marc Broer.
Photography by Juri Hiensch (portrait & cover photography) and Ben Houdijk (live photography).