AWALE + SOMA + TALKINGDRUM + GUAVA BEATS

Friday 01 February 2019

Price: FREE b4 10pm, £5 after
Time: 9pm - 3am
ID: Entry only with valid ID

Woodburner presents AWALE, this London-based band returns with a new sound: Senegalese soul. Biram Seck’s soaring voice evokes messages of love and peace, underpinned by heavenly poly-rhythm groove explorations. Intense and spiritual Sabar Senegalese percussion and Afro-Latin drums conversations, weaving intricate guitar patterns and horn lines with catchy bass riffs. Like a spinning kaleidoscope of sounds, each tune travels on a varied musical journey, from afrobeat to soul, deep Afro-jazz to Latin. Awalé is on a mission to experience happiness together in these fractured times.
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SOMA, formed in Falmouth back in 2011, this now Bristol based group are renowned for their distinctive fusion of samba, hi-life, afrobeat and bossa. Their sun-soaked compositions and contagious beats will transport you to sunnier climes and their Afro-Latin influences are sure to leave you energised
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TALKINGDRUM, a vibrant world percussion group who perform exhilarating rhythmical roots music from Africa and Brazil. Feel the power of the ancient vocal melodies and the heavy traditional grooves they perform, and you’ll understand why this music has survived for generations. Until you’ve heard drumming like this up close you won’t realise quite how deeply it can move you.
The band have been exploring the folkloric music of Accra, Boké, Recife and Rio de Janeiro since 2010. The kpanlogo, djembe, maracatu and samba music they perform all share a common musical heritage from the ancient beating heart of Africa.
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GUAVA BEATS will keep you moving between bands, spinning fresh beats from all over the world.

FREE HOOTS COMEDY: CHRIS MCCAUSLAND + HENRY PAKER

8.30pm - 10pm
CHRIS MCCAUSLAND, that blind comedian. Performing stand-up since 2003, he has long been firmly established at the very top of the UK’s live comedy circuit. Supported tonight by HENRY PAKER