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
- 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. Expect vibrant interpretations of traditional Malawian folk music, with songs reflecting the variety and heritage of their collective up-bringing, spanning Europe, Asia and Africa.