Independent Venue Week: Awalé w/ Ka Safar

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
£10.00 advance

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, their tunes travel from afrobeat to soul, deep Afro-jazz to Latin. Awalé is on a mission to experience happiness together in these fractured times.

‘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)

Supported by Ka Safar

Ka Safar: A 13-piece world jazz ‘Arkestra’ born from the fine traditions of Sun Ra, Ka Safar presents as much a shamanic tribal ritual as a jazz offering. Drawing on the lush, delicate textures of Alice Coltrane; hard funk of Elements-era Joe Henderson; the boundless joy of Pharaoh Sanders and the cool Ethiopian vibes of Mulatu Astatke, Ka Safar will take you on their spirit journey through a World of jazz – and to other planets, far beyond. Led by Lee Allatson (drum set) with regular collective members: Mellow Baku (vocals), Kulvir Bhambra (percussion), Fino Lopes (bass), Miranda Booth (harp), Tony Booth (narration), Benjamin Dady (sax), Satya-Sara Khachik (dance), Tony Looby (flute), Jonathan Read (trumpet), Gary Reader (sax), Alan Tang (violin), Hari Trivedi (tabla) and Jude Winwood (kora). Ka Safar members have worked with the likes of: Jazz Warriors, Bill Drummond, The Specials, Dave Murray, Paul Dunmall, Prince Buster, Uptown Ska Collective, Alan Wilkinson, George Martin and Dawn Penn.‘Ka’ is The Spirit; ‘Safar’ is The Journey.

Tickets available now

£10 Advance Regular
£6 Under 18’s and Students
£12 On the door.


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