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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Mon 26 Sept > Eric Isaacson (Mississippi Records) Talk & Docu’s + DJ Set + surprise concert Soema Montenegro (AR) @ NGHE Mariniers, Molenbeek Bxl

14237608_1772377822979780_2521242159489086516_nMonday evening 26 sept @ NGHE Mediatheque, an evening of Talks & Films with Eric Isaacson of Mississippi Records.

In a short time, the Portland, US-based Mississippi Records, as run by Eric Isaacson, has bypassed most antiquated record label conventions and has, through a few guiding principles and great taste, gained cult status, lots of sales and love and praise from all quarters.

Mississippi has produced over 150 releases on LP & 100 releases on cassette tape, a catalogue that crisscrosses borders, digging up joyous albums, singles and unheard songs that were being left under the bed, out in the shed and unloved by most record companies. They have managed to do this on a shoestring budget, without ever advertising or engaging in promotion of any kind & distributing only through DIY avenues.

A few years ago Eric began touring Europe, humbly presenting his ideas and personally imbued histories of music (often alongside Mississippi-affiliated artists) with resounding success, and a scorching trail of sell-out shows. He returns for another round of talks, DJ sets and archive films in Autumn 2016.

Trailer for ‘A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music according to Mississippi Records’: https://vimeo.com/98225284

Trailer for ‘Film, stories & images from the Mississippi Records and Alan Lomax archive’: http://vimeo.com/63266123
++Surprise concert++  added to the lineup > >
soemaSoema Montenegro (AR)

Argentinian folklore in a contemporary sound. Soema is a poet, shaman, a great cook and a first class singer. Intense and dramatic. In her music you can hear the rugged landscape and the culture of her native Argentina, from the pampas to the Andes mountains. Sensual, mysterious and overwhelming. Think of Meredith Monk meets Yma Sumac. French director Vincent Moon, founder of the “Take Away Shows”, made the symbolic number 100 with her in four parts, filmed in Buenos Aires. some clips here, here and here.

timings >
20h doors
20h30 Soema Montenegro
21h30 Talk & Films by Eric Isaacson
23h00 listening dj set by Eric

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20h00
4€

@ NGHE Mediatheque
Rue des Mariniers 6
1080 Molenbeek

See you around!

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