Sat 30 March > Jam’in Rebel Penguins global Bxl night w/ Kel Assouf (Bxl tuareg rock) & Ibaaku (SN) @ La Bodega

Jam’in Jette, Rebel Up & Giraffes & Penguins present: Jam’in Rebel Penguins!
a global Brussels party night in 2 rooms with local & international live bands, live acts and deejays in La Bodega!

Live acts >

KEL ASSOUFTamashek rock, BXL
Out of nostalgia and the loneliness of the desert, Brussels based band Kel Assouf builds music around the Touareg Tamashek culture and the fight against discrimination. Key figure Aboubacar ‘Anana’ Harouna, a fledged tamasheq from Niger, speaks with his guitar, and uses it as a means to claim his rights without bloodshed. With one foot in the desert and the other in the urban jungle, Anana writes about events from the Sahara to here, about life in exile and about freedom, peace and respect for all peoples in the world. After their first album ‘Tin Hinane’ (in 2010) and second album ‘Tikounen’ (2016), Kel Assouf evolved into a new sound on their new album ‘Black Tenere’, released earlier this month on Glitterbeat Records. Tunisian producer Sofyann Ben Youssef immersed the band in a surprisingly contemporary production and sound, which expresses a cry of impotence against violence, injustice and pollution in the world. The result? Desert rock with stirring drums, mesmerizing guitar riffs, psychedelic melodies and Tamasheg vocals. African rhythms played by rock musicians, bring Kel Assouf to the dance floor, somewhere between Brussels and Niamey.
https://kel-assouf.bandcamp.com/album/black-tenere
https://www.kelassouf.com

Ibaakuelectronic Senegal sounds, Dakar
Born in Dakar, originally from Casamance, Ibaaku is a prolific artist; not only a producer but also a multi-instrumentalist, author, composer & radio host. Hip hop, beat, afro-futurism & experimental electronic music are blended with Senegalese references & remixed local sounds to represent the major influences of his first opus album ‘Alien Cartoon’. Let yourself go on the Seneg-Alien’s space shift to feel the unique power of cosmic Dakar nights! He will be joined by his Brussels VJ sidekick Ben Richard on live visuals.
https://ibaaku.bandcamp.com/releases
https://soundcloud.com/ibaaku
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJt7dds5lXo&t=27s

DJ’s >
Rebel Up SebCat
Le Grand Mechant Loop
Wait & See
Rafael Aragon (Global Hybrid)
Beat Brother (Global Hybrid)

+ 2 ROOMS OF MUSIC
+ VJ projections by BenRichard
+ facepainting / maquillage festive by Collectif Maracuya Sunshine
+ snacks
+ artisanal beers

5€ before midnight 8€ after (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 22h – 6am
ALL INFO > FB EVENT

@ La Bodega
Rue de Birmingham 30
Anderlecht


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In support of Jam’in Jette festival on 17 + 18 May
https://www.facebook.com/events/246016632747635/

5 & 6 Nov > supporting Mdou Moctar in Ghent (Vooruit) & Brussels (Recyclart)

Our favorite young tuareg rocker Mdou Moctar and his band from Niger are touring Europe again, and we had a little hand in getting them these 2 Belgium shows. Sahel sounds in the house!

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We’ll be dj-ing sahelian sound support in Ghent, hopefully with Chris from Sahel sounds too >

on wednesday 5 nov in the café of De Vooruit venue (Ghent), and it’s a free show! FB event

and next day on thursday 6 nov Mdou plays in Recyclart (Brussels), with Belgian-Congolese band Shengen Shege of David Bovee (Think Of One). doors 20:30, 5€ in. FB event.

To get the full spectrum on Mdou, read the Sahel Sounds website, for those who read Dutch , check the interview I did with him for Gonzo (circus) magazine, or just check this video recap of his last tour

Listen to Mdou’s amazing sound here!

and oh, soon Mdou will be a music movie star, when his movie Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai  (*Rain The Color Blue With A Little Red In It*) will be premiered. check the awesome trailer here 🙂

Akounak Teggdalit Taha Tazouhai Trailer from plastic shaman on Vimeo.