Root Down! | Awalé

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Friday 31st January 2020

8:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Standing / Seated
  • Seated dining spaces from 6:30pm (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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