As you’d expect from Mec Yek’s origins, their music contains quite some musical surprises. Some years after SuperDiverCity they present a new album Taisa, meaning ‘tomorrow’. It’s the ‘mañana’ from the Roma, you could say. And the Covid year 2020 will show to be decisive for the sound of the new repertoire. Mec Yek has opted for a lightweight percussion device, so that it could be easily manoeuvred for safe rehearsals in a wide variety of locations: outdoors or in large indoor spaces, with the necessary distance. Most of...Read more
Ik en den Theo / Moi et le Théo is a special project for kids by Piet Maris and Théophane Raballand (both musicians in Jaune Toujours). are on the move! Depending on the composition of the audience, Ik en den Theo / Moi et le Théo sing in Dutch, in French or in both languages.
En Route / Onderweg, they are there like voyageurs, with their suitcases and instruments: they try as hard as they can to set up a sort of mini-circus tent, they let the audience explore the limits of their...Read more
Contemporary Jazz with an Oriental Twist
A brand new trio in the Choux de Bruxelles stables - 3'Ain!
Featuring Yamen Martini on trumpet, Otto Kintet on bass and Piet Maris on accordion.Read more
Europeana was produced with live sessions at the Brussels alternative club Magasin 4, recordings at Studio Choux de Bruxelles (rehearsal room of Jaune Toujours) and overdubs at Strawberry Lab (home studio of sound engineer Christine Verschorren), where the album was also mixed. With guests: the backing vocals of Burkinese talent Patrick Kabré, the likembe of Jo Zanders (Lkmtiv, Velotronix, Drom), the trombone of Vincent Heirman (Bravo Big Band, Superska)...Read more
Pauline is a monologue (in Dutch) based on the story of a refugee who arrived in Brussels after a very long and trying journey.
Sarah Baur met Pauline at the request of Médecins du Monde / Dokters van de Wereld in Belgium and wrote a text based on her testimony.
Pauline and Sarah then collaborated on the creation of paper cut stop motion films to accompany the monologue.
This resulted in a performance of half an hour: a good starting point for discussions, debates or interactive lectures.
Originally Dutch spoken, but later in 2020 there will also be a version...Read more
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!Read more
La Nouvelle Harmonie Bruxelloise d'Accordéons regularly organizes workshops, as a co-production with Muziekpublique. One Monday per month, you can learn to play in an ensemble with a varied repertoire, under the leadership of Piet Maris. Now and then there is a new piece on the shelve, but the repertoire of past sessions gets continuously refreshed as well. Anyone who has a basic knowledge of chromatic accordion is welcome. Info and registering via...Read more
La Nouvelle Harmonie Bruxelloise d'Accordéons played for the first time at the Zinneke Parade, a two-yearly event in Brussels at which they regularly participate since then. You may also spot them at street parties, festivals and street theatre events, in Belgium and abroad. On the program of this band of accordions: typical accordion repertoire, thoroughly revisited with a dynamic touch – tango, waltzes, bourrées, Balkan stuff, ska and much more…Read more
Before arriving in Brussels, Théophane Raballand followed a graphic education at the Beaux-Arts in Paris. After a couple of years as a musician in Brussels he picked up his visual work and, besides music, he started dedicating himself to photography. In this way he made pictures for the Jaune Toujours albums Brusk, Camping del Mundo, Barricade and Routes, that was presented as a little booklet, like an art portfolio. Their latest album Europeana took this idea even further and was released as a vinyl sized (33x33cm) photobook...Read more