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Mambista with the Awale Jant Band live

Mambista at The Portico with the Awale Jant Band live.

The Awale Jant Band is 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.

DJ Gerry Lyseight has hosted some of London’s most legendary club nights, including the legendary Mambo Inn.

8:00pm: 8bar dance class led by Ned Smith, followed by DJ Gerry Lyseight and the Awale Jant Band.  

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

When: Saturday 25 November 2023; 8:00pm-12midnight

Where: The Portico, 23a Knights Hill, West Norwood, London, SE27 0HS

Tickets: Earlybird £8; £10 plus booking fee from Eventbrite here.  £12 on the door.

event date: 

Saturday, November 25, 2023