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Music, Mon 16 Mar 2020

Awate: The Unearthed Odyssey

Awate: The Unearthed Odyssey


An Eritrean born in Saudi Arabia and raised in London, AWATE has been producing music for over 15 years. Nominated for ‘Best Urban Act’ at the 2018 Unsigned Music Awards, AWATE’s music, including his Happiness EP – praised as a ‘British rap masterpiece’ by Trench Mag – has been featured on BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra and 6 Music, as well as Noisey, Spotify and Complex.

AWATE [] recently completed a five month artist residency at the British Library and has been using its sound archive to weave together a long-form genre-bending musical piece exploring the subject of diaspora and human migration. Join AWATE for a special evening of music, discussion and performance.

The British Library [] is the national library of the UK. We collect, preserve and provide access to an unparalleled collection of books, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, sounds and even websites across our sites in London and Boston Spa in West Yorkshire. Our archive of over 170 million treasures spans Leonardo da Vinci to Nelson Mandela. AWATE is the Library’s Artist-in-Residence for Unlocking Our Sound Heritage [], a project which preserves the nation’s collective memory by saving and sharing rare and unique sound recordings before they are lost forever.

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Dates Times
Mon 16 Mar 2020 19:30 to 00:00




3 Quarry Hill,



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Map reference: SE 309336  Lat: 53.79823 Long: -1.53125

Leeds City Station, situated on New Station Street, is approximately a 10-minute walk from Leeds College of Music.

Leeds Central Coach Station is situated on Dyer Street between Quarry Hill and Kirkgate Market, opposite the West Yorkshire Playhouse and just two minutes from Leeds College of Music. Regular services operate from Hull, London and Manchester Airport.

Enter the postcode LS9 8AH into your Satellite Navigation.

Leeds is located at the crossroads of the M62 and the M1, and just a few kilometres from the A1.

When entering the city, follow the brown road signs for ‘West Yorkshire Playhouse’ at Quarry Hill, just off the A64 York Road in the centre of Leeds – or you can follow the City Centre Loop signs.

Major attractions, including the West Yorkshire Playhouse, are identified on the Loop signs. The Conservatoire is at Loop Junction 12.

Please note the Conservatoire does not have any car parking space. We recommend that visitors use the multi-storey car park on Harper Street near Leeds Kirkgate Market.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Leeds station


  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality