Mon 09.11.20

CANCELLED - LIVE STREAM - Belgian World Music Night

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A fine selection of current 'world' and 'global' acts, online!

On the 9th of November 2020, the Belgian World Music Network (network set up by and for professional players from the Belgian World Music sector) organizes an evening of showcase concerts. Join in on this musical world trip on the media channels of Ancienne Belgique, from 7pm on.

Org. Belgian World Music Network, supported by / CultuurCulture / Conseil de la Musique / Sabam For Culture

They started out as street musicians, but 3 years later the Brussels trio Las Lloronas became one of the capital's best-kept musical secrets. With their atypical mix of acoustic melodies and slam, these three women effortlessly seduce friends and enemies alike. Their first album 'Soaked' is proof of this.  They plunge us into intimate lyrics, imbued with beautiful harmonies and melancholic melodies. During their performances, the Lloronas expose their souls in moments of great vulnerability, oscillating between lament, reverie and battle cry. Accompanied by guitar, accordion, ukulele and clarinet, the 3 musicians create a delightful polyphonic symbiosis of traditional Spanish music, klezmer, fado, blues and slam, which can only be described as 'Las Lloronas'.

Refugees for Refugees brings together 8 renowned musicians from Syria, Tibet, Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey and Belgium who are united by their desire to weave links between their music. The group has developed an original repertoire at the crossroads between their different traditions.  After the successful release of their second album Amina, they will present us a brand program.  It represents reconstruction, the fresh energy needed to map out a new trajectory after being uprooted.  Breaking down musical barriers, the group offers a rich menu of sounds, from lively Afghan popular songs to the refinement of the classical tradition from Aleppo, through the pure power of nomadic Tibetan chants, the weightless sounds of the Persian sitar and the subtleties of oriental percussion.

Welcome to Solarius Gamma, the Afro sci-fi world created by graphics designer and beatmaker Florian Doucet, Ozferti for his masked alter-ego. Tasty electro beats spiced up with first hand samples and live guitar work, with colourful visuals taking you to some unknown galaxy where ethiojazz meets hiphop-beats, psychedelic guitars and bass music. Gear up for a fired up live show with new guest musicians. A space odyssey, depicting the story of a purple planet and a masked musician, a strange place that makes us reflect on our own world.

Kolonel Djafaar is an instrumental band that plays an infectious mix of afrobeat and ethio jazz. The band has been serving danceable percussion beats and funky horns with influences of psychedelic blues and rock since 2016. Kolonel Djafaar creates an irresistible groove in which the keyboard adds a psychedelic touch to the percussion, bass and guitar. Let yourself be carried away by the narrative melodies of the four horns: from subtle additions to tearing solos. Kolonel Djafaar embodies a very personal interpretation of Fela Kuti and Mulatu Astatke!

Cheb Runner carries fresh beats From Iraq to Morocco, from your fix of old 4 to the floor disco beat to complex MENA polyrhythms. Combining grooves from North Africa and the Middle-east, Moroccan music, House and Techno, Cheb Runner has always wanted to mark his compositions with the imprint of music from the MENA culture and thus recall their direct filiation with trance. He focusses on authenticity in his work, recording his own sample banks with traditional instruments and combining with warm synthesizers.

Playing everything from dancehall and hiphop to afrobeats, kuduro and afrohouse, DJ SAHЯA is infusing the night scene with stirring desert vibes and taking it to startling new heights. Her tunes make you move in ways you either forgot you could, or never knew you would. Turn up if you’re in for a soulful night out on the town…

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