Worldly afro groove sauce from Brussels
Brussels band M.CHUZI opened the magnificent Green Stage at Couleur Café 2023 this summer. It was the ideal home game for a plentiful and enthusiastic audience. This 8-member groove machine and Sound Track finalist is quite simply the musical manifestation of a funky Brussels fusion.
They perform a spicy combination of afro-grooves, funk, prog jazz, and the spacy soundscape of our favourite capital. Drummer Jan Heirman and bassist Man Niels d’Haegheleer form the foundation, chef sauciers Basile Bourtembourg (keys), guitarists Gil Duarte Da Cruz and Thomas De Vries spice it all up. The ultimate thickening agent is provided by the horn section with Mattéo Badet (tenor sax), Robbe Latré (trumpet & bugle), and Martin Lissoir (baritone sax). Connoisseurs will no doubt recognize members from the likes of Okkupeerder, Tommy Green & The Blues Machine, Azmari, and NAFT.
M.CHUZI’s first album PAPARA was released in November 2022 on Sdban Ultra. Be sure to listen to tasty tracks like Tzatziki, Carbonade, Pickles or Sambal as appetisers for a feisty Brussels party like you’ll rarely experience.