African ensemble

Awale Jant Band

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About Awale Jant Band

African ensemble
London
Public liability insurance of £10 million
Original Senegalese soul music. Toured the world from US to Africa. Featured on BBC radio 3. From beautiful acoustic to electrifying shows.

'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) A host of horns, trumpets, sax, electric guitar and traditional Senegalese drums all feature on Awale Jant Band’s new studio album – YEWOULEN –Senegalese soul recorded and mixed in the heart of south London’s Peckham Road Studio, SE5. Awale Jant Band have good reason to celebrate! The band’s last 2019 concert was an all-African celebration headed by "perhaps the greatest drummer ever" (Brian Eno), Nigerian percussion master Tony Allen and then straight into 2020, with YEWOULEN - their first signed album for international release on the ARC Music label.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
Musicianship
Genres:
African music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, 1960s era music, Folk, Jazz, Originals, Acoustic, Soul, World music, Afrobeat, Blues, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Funk, Vintage, Latin
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

We only play original material.
We have about 30 songs and can play for up to 3 or 4 hours.
We can do covers only if specified in advance.
Gorre
Dialo
Leer
Sala leer
Metina
What we gonna do tonight?
Jules
Mahou
Domi Adama
Yewoulen
Just Be Free
Nafiseck
Naissance
Jeunesse
Wake up
Cubalkafro
Afronine
Just Have to Grow
Seddik
Kassak
Le Fantome
La Fee
Ndeke
Young River
and more...
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Clients love the voice of Biram our singer. He has a unique world class vocal quality. They also love the exhuberant percussions. the contrast between reflective tunes, love songs, explosive grooves.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

27.04.19 Tinners Moon Festival Ashburton 05.07.19 Original Roots - 91 Brick Lane 14.09.19 Kingskerswell Church - Devon 15.09.19 Lancaster Jazz Festival 04.10.19 Awalé trio Green Note - Camden 29.11.19 Electric Brixton - London 14.12.19 Awalé Quartet - Hootananny 31.12.19 NYE Jazz Cafe - London

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Youssou N'dour. Fania All Stars. Fela Kuti. James Brown. Jimi Hendrix.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Supporting grammy award world music heavy weights Tinariwen in Tunisia on a festival main stage. Also last november supporting the daddy of afrobeat Tony Allen at Electric Brixton.

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes we have all options from trio to a ten piece band.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

No

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time.

Can you roam around while you perform?

No

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

No we play original music. However we are able to adapt the style of delivery to the kind of mood you are after. Also we can read the audience and play background music when needed, or get everyone dancing too.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

No. For an additional quote we can source the PA equipment for you if needed.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes we can learn songs for you. This costs £100 per song per musician.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1350
Up to 2 hours£1500
Up to 3 hours£1750
Packages
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
£15
Available services
PA
+£800

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Mickey S, 2 months ago

Last night was awesome. Music seriously on point.

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Ruari F, 3 months ago

Thanks for the other night, a great show.