24/25/26 March: Festa Afro Tuga #2 weekend in Antwerp & Brussels

Afro Tuga time again!  After our 1st super successful party in Brussels last June, it is time for Afro Tuga #2 and this time 2 nights in 2 cities: Antwerp & Brussels.
Amazing artwork for both made events by Bichel Editions.

Friday 24 March in Het Bos in Antwerp >
With 2 special guests from Lisboa, Portugal, for a night of true Afro Portuguese music styles from vintage styles to urban afro tech & beats >

Celeste Mariposa (Lisboa / PT) /
Wilson Vilares started out as techno dj but the powerful music of the African ex-Portuguese colonies lured him in and he became a true connoisseur of the Luso-African music diaspora from Angola & Cabo Verde, Guinee Bissau, Sao Tomé and further. Last year a label under the same name, releasing talented Luso-African artists living in Lisboa such as Chalo Correia, Julinho da Concertina (both in Recyclart last 2 years). Expect wild funana, funky coladeira, shaking semba, rebita and much much more!
https://soundcloud.com/celestemariposa

DJ Noronha – BlackSea Não Maya crew- (Principe, Lisboa / PT)
Only 24 years old, DJ Noronha aka Fabio d’Alva Noronha is a young and talented producer / dj of the Lisbon southside Bairro da Jamaica area, across the river Tejo river. Part of the Blacksea Não Maya crew together with Dj Kolt, Dj Perigoso & Dj Joker who have released 2 LP’s already on Principe Discos. The Blacksea Não Maya sound is an urban blend of Afro Portuguese ghetto beats, spanking percussion and electronic tones, like slower funaná crossed with the rudiments of kuduro. Alien rumba for ballroom dance matinées. Puxa pa!
https://soundcloud.com/black-ea-n-o-maya

Rebel Up! SebCat (Bxl)
The only non-Portuguese dj on the bill as local support. Part of the Brussels global crew Rebel Up!, which needs no introduction for those who come to their underground global nights. Expect some hot warming up in Luso African spheres, from vintage sounds to modern beats.
https://www.rebelup.org/

Calacas DJ’s (Mechelen)
Driven by their love for the analog sound, DJ duo Calacas explores the world of tropical grooves as cadencelypso, cumbia, guaguanco, afro disco and more. Their ultra-danceable sets leave no dance floor unmoved! Immerse yourself in a heavy sweaty trip through the Creole univers.
https://www.mixcloud.com/Calacasdjs/islands/

7€
23:00 – late….
het Bos,
Ankerrui 5-7, Antwerp
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Next day, Saturday 25 March > Brussels time!
Festa Afro Tuga #2, organised together with NGHE Mediatheque.

same lineup as above!

In a sweaty basement + upstairs bar in the Kuumba venue, Flemish-African house in the heart of the Matongé area, Ixelles. Expect all the wonder of the Afro Portuguese music, from vintage funaná & semba from Cabo Verde, Angola & diaspora to the contemporary Afrotech of Lisboa’s suburbs via Principe Discos label.

6€
23:00 – 5:00
@ Kuumba
Chaussee de Wavre 78, Matongé, IXL
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On Sunday, *afterparty* chill style in Brussels.

We will end the Festa Afro Tuga in the NGHE mediatheque in Molenbeek with a presentation & label talk by Celeste Mariposa & a special documentary about music in Cabo Verde (1hr).

Open door & mediatheque from 14:00
Label talk & Cabo Verdian docu from 19:00

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@ NGHE Mediatheque
Rue des Mariniers 6
1080 Molem
tram 51 (Porte de Flandre / Ch de Gand)
metro Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen

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Fri 17 June > Festa Afro Tuga @ Quai au Canal, Bxl

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This friday, very special party to start the summer with!
Rebel Up! & Espace Mariniers / NGHE present > FESTA AFRO TUGA

An alternative Afro Portuguese dance night @ Quai Au Canal with special guests from Lisbon + food!
Starting at 19:00 with BBQ > sardines Lisboa style & tapas (croquettes bacalhau etc)
From 22:00 >  a musica!

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Celeste Mariposa (PT / Lisboa)
The duo Francisco Sousa & Wilson Vilares started out as techno dj’s but the powerful music of the African ex-Portuguese colonies lured them in and they became true connoisseurs of the Luso-African music diaspora from Angola & Cabo Verde and further. Last year they started a label under the same name, releasing talented Luso-African artists living in Lisboa such as Chalo Correia (last year in Recyclart!). Expect wild funana, funky coladeira, shaking semba and much much more! See live video here, and their recent Boilerroom session!

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Puto Marcio (PT / Lisboa)

Only 22 years old, Puto Marcio aka Marcio Mendes is a young and talented producer / dj of the Lisbon suburb of Loures (home to DJ Marfox too), originator of the Tia Maria Producoes collective and part of the Principe label scene which includes his friends Marfox, Nigga Fox and Nidia Minaj to name a few. His special urban blend of afrotech and afrobeats comes drenched in Angolan tarraxo, kuduro and batida influences, perfect for a heavy percussive dancefloor vibe. This is his first ever appearance in Belgium! Enjoy a mixtape of him here, or check out the Tia Maria Producoes release on Principe.

Manucho (PT)
No party without an ex-pat Portuguese outside of the homeland. Manucho is part of the afrolatino band Radio Palenke based in Paris, but also a dj who digs deep into the Afro-Portuguese Lisboa & Porto scene for the freshest beats and bass sounds. Get ready for a trip into the Portuguese underground!

Rebel Up! SebCat (Bxl)
The only non-Portuguese DJ on the bill as local support to our special guests. Part of the Brussels global crew Rebel Up!, which needs no introduction. Expect some hot warming up in Luso African spheres, from vintage sounds to modern beats.

Only 5€ in, places are limited, so come early enough! 🙂
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@Quai Au Canal
Quai du Hainaut 23, (close to Dansaert / Comte de Flandre)
1080 Molem / Bxl

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