Tonight, Festa Afro Tuga special #2 livestream hosted by Blacksea Não Maya Official (Príncipe Discos / Lisboa, margem sul) with DJ Kolt, Noronha & Petit > starts at 21H CET / 20H Tuga time on our Twitch channel.
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This friday, concert of trio Sakili, acoutstic sega & tambour music from the Indian ocean!
Sakili’s music reflects the history of Rodrigues Island, combining European and African influences: waltz, polka, mazurka, schottische, they all blend harmoniously to the rhythms of sega drumming, traditional from the times of African slaves. Moreover, as globalization also influences the vast expanses of the Indian Ocean, there are of course, in some of the songs, elements of overlap with the western world or more recent preoccupations.
The Creole sega is sensual music and dance, with African influences, which was, in origin, a cultural form of resistance by slaves against the colonial rulers, but the culture turned little by little into a ritual that has in the end become rooted in tradition and lastingly incorporated in the way of life. The style of performance, sega drumming, is a vibrant mixture of music, consisting mainly of percussion, sin or status.
The Trio Sakili comprises three major ambassadors of Rodrigues sega: Vallen Pierre Louis is a banjoist well known and highly appreciated on the island. Francis Prosper belongs to one of the most important musical clans of the island and is without any doubt the best traditional percussionist and provides, with his warm timbre, the powerful voice of Sakili. Third in the line-up, Ricardo Legentile plays the accordion, the leading local melodic instrument, a heritage of the multiple influences on the island. The repertoire and the subtleties of his playing technique have been handed down from father to son for several generations of the family, while his mother, Yolande Legentile, belongs to the famous singers, the Mareshals of Sega in Rodrigues.
Afterparty in foyer by Rebel Up SebCat & Drache Musicale. Also stand by NGHE Mediatheque with special cassettes between maloya and sega.
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doors: 19h, concert at 20h15
Metro Porte de Namur
Africa Negra in Brussels!
The legendary Sao Tomé band, only show in Belgium @ Muziekpublique.
The band is extremely renowned in the lusophone African countries and its worldwide diaspora, be it Europe or North and South America (Colombia especially!), and are loved for their own inimitably guitar based style of heavenly mellowed São Tomé Rumba, Soukous or Socopé, with blissful hints of Highlife. Their first three records are highly sought after by record collectors and unsung gems of african insular music. If you are not familiar with it, here are a few of their classics of our own choice > Carambola, Que Santomé, Nao Nao Senhor.
They have undergone through several different formations; but never really stopped and their current formations includes three members from the early days (the charismatic lead singer João Seria, lead guitar player Leonildo Barros and bass guitarist Albertino). In 2014 they celebrated their 40th anniversary and that brought the band back to their brother country of Portugal for a few performances (Lisbon at Club B’leza and FMM Festival in Sines), something which hadn’t happened since the early 80’s as well as a historical first appearance at in Berlin at the Weltmusik Festival. They had never played outside of Portugal before; even if they kept busy in their home country. Here the video of their performance on national television.
We made a special Rebel Up edit for this concert, check it here and free to download! 🙂
warmup tunes + afterparty in the foyer by Rebel Up & Le Grand Mechant Loop.
doors @ 20h
concert Africa Negra @ 21h
Best get your tickets before,
7 € members or 9 € presale non-members
12 € at door.
The Matongé-Europe Festival is back, with Foot Piknic on 7 June: a football match with a culinary dimension in parc Léopold, organised by Kuumba and C.I.E. Transitscape.
From 10 am to 8 pm, eight mixed and intercultural teams will challenge each other in the mini-football tournament on the sports ground in parc Léopold. At the same time there will be a family picnic and Rebel Up! dj SebCat will provide the necessary sunny tunes from Africa and further around the world. Sunday promises to be a nice hot day too, so bring your tastiest picnic and come to relax or play!
Foot Piknic aims to bring together residents, workers and users of the Matongé neighbourhood and the European quarter, as also happened at the Matongé-Europe Festival. Enrol here as a volunteer or footballer : email@example.com
and afterwards at 21:00 in Kuumba, we all go watch the friendly football game between France & Belgium!