We are very excited to announce that YANA will be part of the official selection for the Moving Pictures Festival in Essen (B), next saturday December 14.
Director Sarah Baur and actors Viggo Maris, Birte Leurelle and Evelien Den Tandt will be present at the event.
Piet Maris, accordion player and singer from Jaune Toujours and Mec Yek - among others - got Carte Blanche in the Belgian World music radio show ' Le Monde Est Un Village'.
Find out what music moves him... from the orchestras from the Carnaval de Binche to The Clash...
Discover his eclectic selection HERE!
We released the Europeana photo book + CD with pictures by Théophane Raballand last year, as well as the Vinyl + digital download version. Both are still available.
But now, Europeana also exists in a small package CD version!
Piet Maris will be our one and only delegate for Choux de Bruxelles - artist collective, and therefore also for Jaune Toujours - at WOMEX 2019
A single delegate, because we want to minimize our CO2 footprint. Unfortunately, Womex sites are increasingly isolated and accessible only by airplane.
Of course, we will pay compensation, most likely to BOS+
Come and visit the Belgian stand #2.53 or contact Piet Maris (firstname.lastname@example.org)!
Enough with the tweets, let's take it to the streets.
Cinema Politika by Jaune Toujours, captured in its very first live performance at the Ancienne Belgique Club. Subtitles available in Dutch, French and English.
We couldn't have anticipated how topical this song would be in all four corners of the world today, when we recorded it for the studio album EUROPEANA with Patrick KABRÉ on backing vocals.
Back then, we just mused that everybody likes to mock African politics, but no-one takes a closer look at politics in the western world.
Today, we're determined not to let the spectacle politics destroy democracy and the whole of humanity with it.
With guest musicians Jo Zanders on a diy electric likembe and Yamen Martini on trumpet, next to the usual suspects Piet Maris on lead vocal & accordion, Mathieu Verkaeren on upright bass, Théophane Raballand on drums, Mattias Laga on clarinet and Dirk Timmermans and Bart Maris on trumpet.
Nothing better to start the week then an enthousiast review:
The entertaining music is full of vitality and dynamism, propulsive, lively, and despite some twisted time signatures, as in "Refugees Welcome" (7/8), always dancing, the feet never want to remain motionless, the body swings all the time.
Their lyrics, written in a wild mixture of English, Dutch and French, are intelligent, poetic and demonstrate a sincere social commitment.
The crazy horns, crisp grooves and unbounded enthusiasm by the six first-class musicians are fun, the mix of punchy acoustic music somewhere between ska, polka and Balkans-Brass with peppered lyrics ignites from the first song.
"Europeana'' is a great album.
Written by Guntmar Feuerstein in the German Folkmagazin.