Root Down! | Awalé

Friday 31st January 2020

8:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Standing
  • Seated dining spaces from 6:30pm (no orders past 7:30pm) keep your seat during performance
  • Performance starts at 8pm

A truly magical and uplifting cross-cultural collaboration, bringing together Afro-latin, funk and soul elements with a Senegalese twist. The wonderful voice of Biram Seck and Thibaut Remy’s compositions make for an unmissable combo. Must See!’ - Tim Garcia (Jazz FM/Musica Macondo)

London-based band Awalé returns with a new sound, Senegalese soul. Biram Seck’s soaring voice evokes messages of love and peace, underpinned by heavenly poly-rhythm groove explorations. Intense and spiritual Sabar Senegalese percussion and Afro-Latin drums conversations, weaving intricate guitar patterns and horn lines with catchy bass riffs. Like a spinning kaleidoscope of sounds, each tune travels on a varied musical journey, from afrobeat to soul, deep Afro-jazz to Latin. Awalé is on a mission to experience happiness together in these fractured times.

‘Most Impressive, echoes a lot of greats like Orchestra Baobab and Youssou N’Dour but with very much it’s own sound’ - Jamie Renton (DJ, fROOTS)

Biram Seck : Vocals
Thibaut Remy : Guitar
Yusuf Ahmed : Drums
Mike Idowu : Bass
John Martin : Saxophone
George Jefford : Trumpet
Kaw Secka : Sabar Drums

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Ticket booking

Root Down! | Awalé



Total £00.00

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All seating is allocated by our Maitre d', who will make every attempt to accommodate your first choice. This is not always possible, and for busy events your party may even be split between tables. Please email

We respectfully ask that you consider fellow listeners and artists by silencing mobile phones and keeping noise to a minimum during performances


  • You can request to be seated in Dizzy (raked theatre), Duke (side wall), Monk or Bird (bar stools)
  • For some events Mingus (conventional restaurant seating) will also be available. (This is allocated based on ticket sales, and as such, will be decided close to the event date)
  • You can also request to be seated in an area near the windows (Ella or Satchmo). Please note, some tables have restricted view
  • We will do our best to allocate you to your chosen seats on a first come, first served basis. (Though we can guarantee that you will have a table, we cannot guarantee exactly where, as we do our best to fulfill all customers requirements)
  • Each of these seats is at a table or bar where you can order food and drink with table service. Please note that these tickets are only for those wishing to dine

STANDING tickets

  • These are (hopefully!) self-explanatory- admission is for standing room only
  • If an event has not sold out of seated tickets, you may be able to occupy spare seating by arrangement with our maitre d’

We reserve the right to adjust the layout of the room slightly, according to ticket sales demand, to make the venue work at it’s optimum for everybody’s best enjoyment


  • We are able to cater for bookings of up to 22 people in the area 'Ella' and up to 12 in 'Satchmo' (with enough advance notice)
  • We can also arrange for a standing buffet for more people on request
  • Please email to discuss your enquiry



  • Online ticket sales finish an hour before the listed start time
  • There are often tickets available on the door, but we would advise purchasing online as events can sell out well in advance (we probably will be unable to answer last minute email/social media requests for info on ticket availability)

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