Ariwo // AFRO CUBAN + ELECTRONIC JAM SESSION

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ARIWO are a Cuban/Iranian three-piece focused on the rich intersection between electronic music, Afro-Cuban rhythm and Iranian mysticism.

They bring their unique sound to the canal for a special session where they run multiple sets of completely improvised music and invite hand picked guests to jam with them on stage.

£5 Unreserved Entry Tickets
£6 per person table reservations available
Tickets via our website: https://bit.ly/3rFGAED

Please read our FAQs before booking

Food & Drink (Kitchen Closes at 10pm)
Our Spice Trail Menu is predominantly plant based, with some ethically sourced meat options, as part of our conscious drive towards sustainability. Our passion is for the cooking of the Middle East and southern Mediterranean so expect punchy flavours, warm spices and as always the best ingredients we can find to comfort and nourish the soul.
With our drinks, we partner with breweries St Austell and Signature Brew for our lagers and IPAs and serve organic wine and prosecco which help international wildlife charity, Born Free. We design our own drinks such as Vegan Hemp White Russian and homemade Hackney Spiced Rum and serve Kompassion Kombucha brewed in Grow Studios.

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