Mambista – Saturday November 25 – Awale Jant Band + 8bar dance class + DJ Gerry Lyseight 


The Portico
23a, Knight’s Hill,
SE27 0HS

Tix: £8 early bird, £10 + bkg fee here

£12 on the door

The name Awale Jant Band is a combination of Biram Seck’s Jant Band and Thibaut Remy’s London group Awale – a collective of African, French, British and Senegalese musicians performing for the last 10 years in London. Awale Jant Band’s name means ‘let the sun pass through’ in Wolof.

Singer, songwriter Biram Seck is from Dakar, the son of a gawlo (story-teller). Biram’s father was a master of the traditional West African guitar/banjo, the xalam.

Their most recent album is called Yewoulen (meaning Wake Up in Wolof) and features a host of horns, trumpets, sax, electric guitar and traditional Senegalese drums.

“Sabar-Fueled Afro Funk… Awale Jant Band is a great London-based Afro-Funk band led by Senegalese singer-songwriter Biram Seck and French guitarist Thibaut Remy. The group skillfully combines Senegalese traditions, funk, soul and Latin American rhythms.” – World Music Central

“highly satisfying merger of Afrobeat, jazz and Senegalese folklore” – Afropop

“a sizzling slice of Senegalese soul” – Songlines


8bar dance class.
Beginning at 8, and led by Ned!

Big fun for those who arrive early and want to learn some new dance floor moves.

No extra cost, all part of the ticket price.

The soundtrack for The Latin, African and Jazz Dance Party will be provided by DJ Gerry Lyseight (ex-GLR/BBC London, Mambo Inn, Mango Landin’) spinning The Patented Mambista Mash Up!
Come and support live music at a great venue!

+ delicious hot food on sale courtesy of Carey’s Kitchen!!