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London-based Senegalese soul group Awalé features the soaring voice of Biram Seck and music that evokes messages of love and peace, underpinned by heavenly poly-rhythm groove explorations. Intense and spiritual Sabar Senegalese percussion and Afro-Latin drums conversations weave with intricate guitar patterns, horn lines with catchy bass riffs. Like a spinning kaleidoscope of sounds, their tunes travel from afrobeat to soul, deep Afro-jazz to Latin.

"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)

"Most impressive, echoes a lot of greats like Orchestra Baobab and Youssou N'Dour but with very much it's own sound" - fROOTS

Line up:

Biram Seck - vocals
Thibaut Remy - guitar
Kevin Toublant - Bass
Kaw Secka - Sabar Drums
John Martin - saxophone
Ben Brown - drums
Laurence Wilkins - trumpet
Medoune Ndiaye - Sabar Drums

Support on the night is from Nkomba, a contemporary African folk band who play an energetic mixture of Malawian folk songs and African roots music.

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