Festa Afro Tuga #5
Soirée Afro Portugaise, Afro Tuga style, muito quente /+
organised by Rebel Up & NGHE Mediatheque
This special Festa Afro Tuga winter edition night is our biggest up to now, with a funana live band from Cabo Verde / Lisboa, Afro Portuguese DJ’s from Lisboa and a string of local Bxl DJ’s.
Listen here to our Rebel Up radio show on Bruzz (tuesday) with a a special focus on the Festa Afro Tuga >
Silvino Branca Trio * live funaná * (Cabo Verde/Lisboa)
Born in the neighbourhood of S. Domingos (Santiago island, Cabo Verde), Silvino Branca is an important figure in modern funaná, part of the generation that inherited the sound of Codé di Dona, Sema Lopi, Julinho, Bitori or Tchota Suari. Like them, Silvino Branca is a ‘homi di gaita’ (accordion man) and fully embodies the new funaná generation raised in the ghettos of Cabo Verde, where he started playing at the tender age of 7. With the inspiration and influence of the old masters, he brings traditional funaná in its newest accelerated style: Cotxi Pó. A wild mix of shorter funaná accordion melodies with abrupt changes and more obvious hypnotism, dropping lyrics and references to times of poverty, drought and persecution experienced by the previous generation. These roots, strength and muscle have made the Cotchi Pó style extremely popular in Cabo Verde. Silvino is joined by bass guitar player Carlos da Veiga (Julinho da Concertina / Pedrinho band) and his wife Maria Das Dores Diop on ferro. Their Cotxi Pó sound is feverishly psychedelic with long trance-like compositions, the pace never slows down. Can you keep up? Puxa!
Wilson Vilares aka Celeste Mariposa started out in the techno scene but the powerful music of the PALOP countries lured him in and he became a true connoisseur of Luso-African music from Angola & Cabo Verde, Guinee Bissau, Sao Tomé and Lisboa. Celeste Mariposa is also a label imprint, releasing talented Luso-African artists living in the Lisboa area such as Chalo Correia and Julinho da Concertina (both played in Bxl the last few years). Expect psychedelic roots funaná, colafunk, electro passada, semba, rebita, kizomba roots and much more!
DJ Kolt (Lisboa/Sao Tomé / Príncipe Discos)
Adjalme Noronha aka Kolt is the founding member of the Blacksea Não Maya crew from Lisboa on the other side of the Tejo river, known as Margem Sul. Together with Dj Perigoso, Dj Joker and his younger brother Noronha they have released 2 LP’s on the crunching Principe Discos label from Lisboa. 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, tarraxo and socopé rumba. His younger brother DJ Noronha played at our Festa Afro Tuga #2 night in 2017 and halfway his set the Brussels police stopped the party. that’s how wild it got. This time Kolt will take us till the end!
54K crew are known in Brussels for their open eclectic parties combined with urban & social activism allover the city, where they counter against empty real estate, racism and human rights. Phonetics is one our brothers who understands the Afro Tuga vibe, playing all between kuduro, afrohouse and the current Afro Lisboa sound.
Rebel Up Gato Seb (Bxl)
Brussels global crew Rebel Up! is no secret with eclectic global nights allover town, their monthly radio show Nightshop and Kiosk Radio sessions and their international label. Expect some hot warming up & heating down in Luso African spheres, from vintage sounds to contemporary LX beats, batidas & funanas do guetto, PALOP style.
Le Grand Méchant Loop (Bxl)
Founder of the Giraffes & Penguins party who will take us on a surprising journey, spiced up with the genuine PALOP sounds of ferrinho and gwoka blend to create the kind of groove that can only be explained on a dancefloor!
DJ duo from Mechelen who are rabid vinyls collectors of all sounds Afro, tropical and PALOP. Expect the finest vinyl tunes from Cabo Verde to Guinné Bissau, Angola, & Sao Tomé. Wild!
CABO VERDE FOOD FROM 20H – 22H30 > CACHUPA!!!
Nilza our Cabo Verdian chef friend, will cook a typical Cabo Verde dish. Cachupa is the national stew of slow cooked corn (hominy), beans, sweet potato and meat. Perfect for a night of heavy party.
Price: 12 €
Please reserve / reservez svp! BEFORE THURSDAY AFTERNOON
as the Portuguese say: Quem nao reserva come restos.
+ local artisanal beers for 2€ / 3€
+ Cabo Verdean grog & ponche shots
+ snacks during the night
+ Chill out space
+ Thai massage corner
+ VJ mapping by Maria Ilia
+ Heavy Afro Tuga sound
All info > FB EVENT
5€ before midnight / 8€ after!!!
CASH ONLY / no bancontact
@ Studio CityGate
Grondelstraat 154 Rue des Goujons
10min walk from Gare du Midi
directions > https://goo.gl/maps/PmLsDerDuboh