News

Hey up, Happy new year, would be great to see you at Passing clouds for our first gig of the year on the 1st of March. We’ve been invited by Gambian Kora master and griot Jally Kebba Susso, and are very please to share the stage with him and his band Manding Sabu. For more info follow the facebook link for the event called strings on fire:

http://www.facebook.com/events/652561764807993

Had a fantastic gig in Tunisia at Moussiqa Wassalem 2013, supporting 2012 grammy award winners, the amazing Tinariwen!!

Read a review of the concert in french.

 

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Listen to us and discover new music on Earbits Free Online Radio

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Working on a new EP, got some exciting music coming up. and a few gigs as well

Hereis a nice interview from french TV Channel France 24 for our Arabic and French speaking friends

In the meantime, Check our video page for some recent live footage. Looking forward to see you at a gig soon.

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Happy New Year! we have some great news, first of all we are running for the Best Group and New Comer categories in the 2013 Songlines Music Awards. It would be great if you could vote for us. If you have no idea who to vote for in the Best Artist Category, we recommend Ebo Taylor, and in the Cross Cultural Collaboration, we recommend Dub Colossus. Deadline 31st Jan, click below and get voting!


 

 

Also we have two gigs coming up on the 17th of January at the Bedroom Bar, Free!!
And on the 18th of January at the Hideaway in Streatham, This one is 13 pounds, and we’ll have our biggest line-up ever, including rising star Gareth Lockrane on flute, and Cuban pianist and violonist Ernesto Estruch on Violin, and Miryam Solomon on Vocals.

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Our Last Gig at the Salisbury Circus was amazing!! after a BBC Maida Vale session of 15 musicians, we got down to five on this one!! Some of us couldn’t make it, so we decided to go mental to make up for the lack of musicians and we really rocked out!! that was great fun and everyone enjoyed it!! Afro Gipsy beat meets Rock n’ roll!! Thanks Lucy, Kevin, Ben, Aaron, Miryam, Jules , Fanfan and everyone who came rock with us!!

 

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Amazing time was had at the Maida Vale Session for BBC Radio 3, Thank you Lopa Kothari

 

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This is our next gig, We’ll be fresh from our BBC Maida Vale session with World on 3 the day before! We would love to see you there if 

you are in London, tickets HERE!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

great review on Songlines — !!!!!


!! ATTENTION !! OFFICIAL UK RELEASE — MAY 28th — !!!!!

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We had a blast at the album launch here is a little bit of the gig for those who couldn’t make it!!

 

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Debut Album Launch Party
8PM – 12AM, Wednesday 14TH March 2012

Just Have to Grow

Featuring live on stage:
Awalé + Special Guests

Taking Afrobeat to a new dimension

On the decks:
Jamie Renton
(Chilli Fried/Shout Collective)

8PM – 12AM, Wednesday 14TH March 2012

 

Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
Tickets: £6 advance: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/142383
£8 on the door

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We will be on BBC radio 3 world music show, World on 3, on Friday 18th of november at 2300 gmt, tune in or listen online


 

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We have been nominated for best latin band by the GSD Medi Awards in London, please vote for us, it only takes 2 clicks, thanks!

GSD Media Awards – Mejor Banda Latina

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Debut album Just Have To Grow released digitally on Saltfish Records on 14th of November 2011!!

 

It was co-produced by Nick Page (Dub Colossus). Most of the album was recorded live in one room in two days at the Fishmarket Studios in North London. It features special guest appearances such as the critically acclaimed british flautist Gareth Lockrane on the track Ndeke.

Feel free to join the mailing list so we can keep you posted, thanks.