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17/03/2022 - 16:15
"One of the most notable influences is jazz; the sax and trumpet solos interweave in very satisfying counterpoint underpinned by the rhythm section of percussion, bass and accordion (…) A wide musical catchment that reflects the group’s diverse backgrounds as well as the itinerant heritage of the Roma people"

An excellent article awarding 4 stars to Mec Yek’s new album: "Taisa", by Tom Newel in the English magazine  Songlines !

Read the full article by clicking on the link on the right!

12/02/2022 - 11:30 to 12:30

La Nouvelle Harmonie Bruxelloise d'Accordéons, musical company for suit nr. 1083 (postal code of Brussels commune of Ganshoren) for Manneken Pis, Brussels. Big thanks to Gerben for making pictures with the phone of Kathleen!

31/01/2022 - 09:00

Jaune Toujours releases the live clip Ska-Man from the album Europeana (2018/2019), kicking off the Belgian Music Week

Recorded for Wereldfeest Leuven online, behind the closed doors of the Stadsschouwburg, in that famous year 2020 (remember?)

Ska Ska Ska!

21/01/2022 - 16:45
Taisa revels in its jauntiness, whilst the band are adept at providing restless rhythms amidst a joyful approach that would excite any audience

A great 3-star review of Mec Yek's new album Taisa by Simon Roxland in the English RnR Magazine!

Read the full review by clicking the link on the right.

20/01/2022 - 14:00

Chuffed to announce that you can watch our YANA - short film online and for free as part of the KIDS FIRST FILM FESTIVAL in Hawai'i on Friday 18. February at 11 AM (CET)

See the festival guide HERE

The 2022 virtual UH KIDS FIRST! Film Festival – now in its 14th year in Hawaiʻi – presents creative and insightful animated and live-action shorts, features, and documentaries by student, indie, and seasoned filmmakers worldwide. Films focus on climate change and the environment, space and technology, social justice and tolerance, arts and culture...and just plain silliness and fun!

10/01/2022 - 14:00

The New Year brings good news, as Sarah Baur's YANA - short film made it to Semi-Finalist at the San Francisco Indie Short Festival.

07/01/2022 - 14:15

After making it's debut in the Transglobal World Music Charts at #34 Mec Yek's new album Taisa has risen to #25!
Thanks for celebrating with us and keeping our music alive!

You can see the full chart by clicking HERE

27/12/2021 - 14:15

Sarah Baur's full documentary 'CLMT SHIFT ART' is now available with English subtitles!

On the occasion of the climate summit in November, Sarah Baur interviewed artists Benjamin Verdonck and Jerome Bel on their search for a more ecological way of living and making art.
Many thanks to the art magazine rekto:verso for hosting the documentary.
https://www.rektoverso.be/.../exclusive-documentary...

There's no better way to wish u well for the New Year than to send this free documentary to someone you think might find it interesting or - if you haven't already - to watch it yourself.
It's meant to be food for thought, so don't hold back just because there's one sentence in it you don't agree with.
We really need to start talking about climate again.

The versions with French and Dutch subtitles are also still available on the website of Rekto Verso.

09/12/2021 - 18:30

We need more champagne!

Our album Taisa by Mec Yek has also made it to #9 in the - very prestigious -World Music Charts Europe

We're in the Top 10, can you believe it?!

And we're in the good company of fellow Belgians from Tamala, produced by Muziekpublique, who rank at #8

See the whole listing of 20 tracks and artists at https://wmce.de

THE WMCE are radio-Worldmusic-specialists from twentyfour European countries who select their individual top ten favourites out of current Worldmusic releases from their playlists and the top ten is then published as the WORLD MUSIC CHARTS EUROPE.

06/12/2021 - 10:00

Ik en den Theo / Moi et le Theo première new spectacle En Route / Onderweg

Big thanks to Maison de la création!

(pictures by Minh PH)