'Blackfacing / Whitewashing' is a theatre performance co-created by Sarah Baur, Gorges Ocloo and Dirk Verstockt.
It premiered on April 29th 2017 at 'I Have A Dream Exchanged' at Zinnema, Brussels.
The festival celebrates Black History Awareness and brings together artists from Brussels, London and New York to present their views on skin color and/or the history of Africa to the public.
With 'Blackfacing / Whitewashing' Baur, Ocloo and Verstockt aim to look passed clichés on identity by purpously introducing mixed and multi layered views on the matter.
'Blackfacing / Whitewashing' was made with the support of the Flemish Community Commission and Sabam for Culture and was a co-produced by Zinnema and Choux de Bruxelles.
Announcement in Bruzz (Brussels Media) for Lokale Helden (Local Heroes), a series of concerts throughout Brussels to promote local talent.
For this event Qotob Trio will play a concert in NIC NAC-GC Nekkersdal together with Refugees got Talent.
Rafl Stiftel gave the 20sth collector’s album a nice review in the German paper Westfälischer Anzeiger. Click the image below to read his review (in German).
Jaune Toujours collector’s album “20sth” in the Top of the World Albums chart! Thanks Songlines for including us, in spite of digital distribution problems at [PIAS] Digital through [PIAS] Belgium.
Feel free to buy it at our good old never-let-us-down https://jaunetoujours.bandcamp.com
Feeling so proud in the good company of a.o. Orchestra Baobab, Ibibio Sound Machine, Tamikrest & The Hot 8 Brass Band!
See the full list here.
Rhein Main Magazin published a small review about the 20sth collectors album and box set. You can read it (in German) directly on their website here (page 36).
End of March, Jaune Toujours goes to Burkina Faso again, for a festival residence at Rock à Ouaga. They played there a first time in 2014 and collaborated with local Touareg rockers Derhan. This time, they share the scene and their musical ideas with local celebrity Patrick Kabré, a young singer and guitar player, also internationally known for his explosive mix of afrobeat, blues, rock and more traditional mandingue music.
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On the 7th of April, Jaune Toujours 20sth, Collector’s Box and Album will be internationally released! Uk distribution goes through Discovery Records, distribution in Germany, through Broken Silence and digital distribution worldwide through Pias Digital.
Poppunt Magazine published a double interview with Jaune Toujours’ Piet Maris and Roel Van Camp and Hannes d’Hoine from DAAU, about 25 years on stage. Read the full article (in Dutch) on the Poppunt website.
'Pale Tsha Kalo' is Mec Yek's spirited cover of 'Back to Black' by Amy Whinehouse.
The song is on their second album Super Diver City.
Sarah Baur made this somewhat magical-realistic clip in January 2017 for a contest of the Amy Whinehouse Foundation (Foundation working to prevent the effects of drug and alcohol misuse on young people).
Check out Mec Yek's Playlist on Choux de Bruxelles' YouTube Channel if you're up for wild and moody live videos.