Akuphone presents an evening dedicated to the new wave of contemporary Arabic music. Spearheading this music scene is the Lebanese band PRAED, who will play its contemporary cutting edge shaabi, with captivating psychedelic accents. For the first time in Paris, the young Iraqi/Brussels trio Babylon Trio will give a wild performance!
To complete the evening, Akuphone invites Brussels collective Rebel Up. Cheb Gero (Akuphone) and SebCat (Rebel Up) will share the decks in the first half of the evening for a set of various styles from choubi-choubi to dabke, electro shaabi, maghraganat, rai, reggada and beyond.
founded in 2006 by Raed Yassin and Paed Conca and is a group that explores popular Arabic music (or shaabi) and its interconnections with other psychedelic and hypnotic music genres, such as free jazz and psych-rock. Raed Yassin performs keyboards and vocals, Paed Conca, clarinet and electronic bass. The group performed during many festivals and toured Japan, Europe and Canada. Praed has developed an international network of famous musicians, raising musical collaboration to the umpteenth square. Their next album will be released on the Akuphone label next year.
Babylon Trio (IQ/Bxl)
plays an electrified mix of contemporary Iraqi and Arabic styles, such as choubi choubi, dabke, maqam and electronic hybrids that set the dance floor on fire. The debut album “Habibi” of the trio is filled with songs about their old life in Iraq and their new life in Brussels, Belgium, about topics such as separation, love, beauty. They have played Nuits Sonores festival, Forest Sounds, Gentse Feesten and Fete de la Musique to name a few. The band will present their debut album “Habibi” on the Brussels label of Rebel Up Records (with the help of Rebel Up, NGHE Mediatheque, Ateliers Claus and Angstrom Studio in Brussels), available in LP and digital and available on the spot this Tuesday night
+ contemporary arabic dance actions by Troupe Kif-Kif Bledi.
+ dj sets Cheb Gero (Akuphone) & Rebel Up SebCat
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Reservation 11.50€ // at the door : 10€
The organiser strongly advises you to reserve your place before, as it might sell out!
@ La Bellevilloise,
19-21 rue Boyer