Choux de Bruxelles is an artist collective, organizing its own management and record label. All projects at Choux de Bruxelles have in common a multicultural range of ideas and influence. The most internationally known bands to emerge from Choux de Bruxelles are Jaune Toujours and Mec Yek.
Choux de Bruxelles goes to the world music trade-fair Womex, taking place in Santiago de Compostella in Spain this year, from 22nd till 26th October 2015. You can find Piet and Thijs at the Belgian stand 1.06-1.15 (Wallonie-Bruxelles Musiques & Muziekcentrum Vlaanderen)
UK calling again! End of May, Jaune Toujours was on ‘World on 3′ at BBC Radio 3, their album latest 'Routes' earned three stars in the Guardian and four in The independent (a.o.). and now again, they received an invitation to play a live session at 'Cerys on 6', BBC Radio 6. It will be the 4th BBC session for Jaune Toujours (they played two more with their gipsy alter ego Mec Yek). The session will be recorded on the 18th of September - Scottish Independence Referendum Day - to be broadcasted on sunday the 21st of September.
Ik en den Theo / Moi et le Théo win the Jeunesses Musicales Prix 2013! They'll receive the award out of the hands of Fadila Laanan, Minister of Culture of the French speaking Community in Belgium, at the presentation of the new Jeunesses Musicales season (2014-2015).
Les Octaves represent a yearly award by the French speaking community in Belgium, given to artists form different musical disciplines. Professionals are responsible for the selection: agents, managers, labels, artists and distributors. Felicitations to winner Jawhar!
Click here to see all the nominees or read all press concerning Jaune Toujours.
Label Choux de Bruxelles (cat. nr. chou 1303)
cd/hard cover photo booklet, 22p., 30 pics, 12 songs
Check out the release concerts
Buy on iTunes
Distribution: Pias Digital (Worldwide) - Music & Words (Benelux)
Broken Silence (Germany Austria Switzerland): release 8/11/13
Discovery Records (UK): release 18/11/13
At this very moment, Jaune Toujours is busy recording a new full album (release date: October 2013), fully determined to open quite some new sound dimensions. Listen to HOP ON and judge for yourself: enthusingly poppy, warm and lazy, with a refreshing breeze of jumpy slowfunk; the perfect soundtrack for good weather!
Listen to 'Hop On'
The first Choux de Bruxelles musical theater production for kids (9+), went in première during the last weekend of April 2013. Director: Sarah Baur. Actors: Hans Wellens, Sachli Gholamazalid, Julie Van Der Schaaf, Sarah Baur. Music: Piet Maris. Scenography Danja Cauwbergs.
Afrobelbeat (Be/Nin) - EP out now!
Summer of 2006, Jaune Toujours and Gangbé Brass Band from Benin worked together for a first time (festival concerts at Brosella and Esperanzah!).
They took it a step further, touring together in Belgium in 0ctober 2011 and May-June 2012, and in Benin in November 2012.
New arrangements ànd new songs have been recorded on the 4 track EP Afrobelbeat (BE/NIN), including the single "On y va".
Label Choux de Bruxelles (chou1202) / Distribution Benelux: Music & Words - Germany: Broken Silence - Austria: Hoanzl - Switzerland: Thexoomo - UK: Discovery Records
Ik en den Theo/Moi et le Théo has won the 2-yearly Gouden Ketje of the Brussels VGC, category Culture, Youth and Sports.
Ik en den Theo/Moi et le Théo is a concert for kids as well as a book +CD with all lyrics in both Dutch and French.
Ik en den Theo/Moi et le Théo is een concert voor kinderen, maar ook een tweetalig, omkeerbaar boek+CD, met teksten in het Nederlands en in het Frans.
Moi et le Théo/Ik en den Theo se produit en concert pour enfants, mais également sous forme d'un livre+CD bilingue - tous les textes sont en Néerlandais et en Français.
Label/Ed. Choux de Bruxelles (chou 1102) / Distribution - digital worldwide: Pias Digital - Benelux: Music & Words
RE:PLUGGED: Jaune Toujours and Mec Yek remixed by a fine selection of international DJ's. World Beats & Balkan Mash-up!
Label Choux de Bruxelles (chou1002) / Distribution - digital worldwide: Pias Digital - Benelux: Music & Words - Germany: Broken Silence - Austria: Hoanzl - Switzerland: Thexoomo - UK: Discovery Records
Les Octaves represent a yearly award by the French speaking community in Belgium, given to artists form different musical disciplines. Professionals are responsible for the selection: agents, managers, labels, artists and distributors.
Felicitations for winner Blindnote, whose cd is distributed in the UK via Choux de Bruxelles, getting very positive press reactions as a result.
jaune toujours, brotfabrik frankfurt (D) © fiona krakenbürger, echtfotografie
mec yek © théophane raballand
jaune toujours, ici bxl, clip by sarah baur
mec yek © theophane raballand
jaune toujours, la rue, clip by bram ollieuz
mec yek, shargo tshizjma, cc bolwerk, vilvoorde (B)
mec yek, pankatsha club ancienne belgique, brussels (B)
jaune toujours, well yeah, fusion festival, lärz (D)