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Awale Jant Band

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About Awale Jant Band

Original Senegalese soul music. Toured the world from US to Africa. Featured on BBC radio 3. From beautiful acoustic to electrifying shows.
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'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.

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Awale Jant Band's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Anne C
29 days ago
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5 out of 5

I and my guests loved Awale Jant's music and enjoyed talking to them about their musical influences. I will certainly want to book them again next year.

Reply from Awale Jant Band
28 days ago

Thank you so much Anne for having us play at your fantastic event. It was a great pleasure to perform for you and your guests.

Jeremiah B
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Awale Jant Band - Thanks for offering to play at our event and even when there was an unexpected change you managed to get us a fabulous replacement!! Very much appreciated! We look forward to using you at future events.

Samantha R
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Awale Jant are a fantastic band and I only wish our wedding schedule could have allowed for them to play longer

Reply from Awale Jant Band
1 year ago

Samantha's event was very well organised, great communication and everything ran smoothly.

From other customers:

Mickey S
4 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in 4a Station Way
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5 out of 5

Last night was awesome. Music seriously on point.

Ruari F
4 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in 5 Parkway
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5 out of 5

Thanks for the other night, a great show.

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Awale Jant Band's 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.
Sala leer
What we gonna do tonight?
Domi Adama
Just Be Free
Wake up
Just Have to Grow
Le Fantome
La Fee
Young River
and more...

Awale Jant Band's 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


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?


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?


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.
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