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Awale Jant Band & DJ STIRZ at The Magic Garden
June 16 @ 8:00 pm - June 17 @ 2:00 pm
AWALE JANT BAND
“a taut lithe band of master musicians and a powerful vocalist”
Marc Higgins – fatea records
“skillfully combines Senegalese traditions, funk, soul and Latin American rhythms”
Angel Romero – World music central
“this outfit mess with the template”
Graham Reid – Elsewhere
“Melodic balm for divided times”
Simon Jones – Spiral Earth
“Truly uplifting, just like a new day’s first rays of sun”
Lev Nordstrom – Greedy for best music
“a sizzling slice of Senegalese soul” Nigel Williamson – Songlines
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 Studios, SE15. 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.
YEWOULEN means ‘Wake up’ in Wolof with lyrics written by Senegalese singer Biram Seck and music from composer, engineer and band leader, French guitarist Thibaut Remy. Thibaut’s album engineering credits include producer on The Turbans last self-titled album where he worked alongside Jerry Boys from the world famous Buena Vista series and production wizard of all things pan-African, Tom Excell.
DJ STIRZ provides to you a wide range of funky reggae vibes with an underlined theme of bass music. Jungle, Breaks and glitchy goodness are never far from the drivers, nor is some happy boogie soul or dancing lizards…