Awale Jant Band
United Kingdom
Influences: African , North African , Balkan
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3 times in the Global Top 40
October 2023 #4 - Global Top 40 Merhaba - BBC Maida Vale session for radio 3 (video)
March 2021 #10 - Global Top 40 Merhaba - BBC Maida Vale session for radio 3 (video)
March 2021 #11 - Global Top 40 Mulatu (track)
2 times in the Global Top 40
Awale Jant Band - Merhaba - BBC Maida Vale session for radio 3
'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)
“Bringing a distinctive eastern take on afrobeat” Lopa Kothari, BBC Radio 3
“Awalé are doing something different with afrobeat and I do like it.” The late Charlie Gillett, BBC Radio

A host of horns, trumpets, sax, electric guitar and traditional Senegalese drums all feature on Awale Jan Band’s new studio album – YEWOULEN –Senegalese soul recorded and mixed in the heart of south London’s Peckham Road Studios, 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.

release date: 27th March 2020.

Biram Seck – vocalist
Thibaut Remy – guitar
Kevin Toublant – bass Kaw Secka - sabar drums (traditional Senegalese drums) John Martin – saxophone Ben Brown – drums Laurence Wilkins – trumpet Medoune - sabar drums
AWALE JANT BAND, more about
Biram Seck – vocalist, sings in Wolof, French and English.
Thibaut Remy – French guitarist, composer and record producer based in London. He has recently co-produced The Turbans’ latest record out on Six Degrees Records.
Kevin Toublant – bass, has played with a broad range of artists: Róisín Murphy, Earl Thomas, Wonderboy, Doigt Droit, The Dowtown Dukes, Republik, Human F.E.A.X, Abbeon Fat Track.
Kaw Secka - sabar drums, gawlo (griot) from Senegal and Gambia, now in London via Sweden. He also plays in Fofoulah.
John Martin – saxophone, a member of the critically acclaimed contemporary jazz folk septet Metamorphic and the Dr Das Dubnoiz Coalition, the side project of Dr Das, the bass player and founding member of the Asian Dub Foundation.
Ben Brown – drums. Established himself as a sought-after drummer, for his rock solid groove, subtle touch and reactivity. Check out his band Waaju!
Laurence Wilkins – trumpet, part of the new London jazz scene making waves with his project Zeñel.
Medoune Ndiaye - Senegalese percussionist has played with Thione Seck and Youssou N’dour .