About Original Roots
Original Roots is a series of intimate Jazz events that take place in our wonderful living room. On Friday 5th July it is with great pleasure that we welcome Awalé to the living room stage.
About the artist
London-based 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 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.
‘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
- Live Performance 9 pm
- DJ from 11 pm to 1:30 am