Jaune Toujours brings an explosive, urban mix of music genres, rhythms, languages and cultures. Add to that the typically Belgian pinch of self-derision and understatement and the result is a band with the energy of rock (without guitars!), the improvised twist of jazz, the open-minded approach of world music and the eagerness of a street band.
Ik en den Theo/Moi et le Théo look at the world through children's eyes. Piet Maris and Theophane Raballand ( both of Jaune Toujours) do their thing on accordion and drums... and with the crowd. Depending of the composition of the crowd Ik en den Theo/Moi et le Théo sing in Dutch or French, or in the best case in both languages. Winners of the VGC's Gouden Ketje 2012, category culture, youth and sports and the Prix Jeunesses Musicales 2013.
Gipsy hip is a good description of the combination of earthy traditionalism and hot jazz on display. Drawn from the Roma tradition, all souped-up with some quite superb playing and plenty of go-faster stripes without losing the emotion at the heart of it all. Mec Yek is a gypsy band without violin, but what they do, they do with style, grit and grace.Read more
Far Fare is an experimental mini marching band. Far Fare works in trio (accordion, percussion en horn) on improvisation within a wide range of musical styles: from accoustic dub, reggae, over balkan en gipsy to bossa and musette... Depending on the audience they can get more adventurous or accessible, more discrete or interactive, but always with own repertoire!
Qotob Trio is the oriental fusion project founded by Syrian cellist Bassel Abou Fakher, who relocated from Damascus to Belgium recently. The repertoire is a mix of Middle Eastern, Western classical and contemporary jazz music. Qotob Trio’s first album “Entity” is released on the Choux de Bruxelles label.Read more