BRDCST is back again. AB’s most adventurous and genre-fluid festival will take place on April 8, 9 and 10.
There’s also a slot for sensational afropunk by Avalanche Kaito on the first day of the festival. Pretty much everyone who has seen Avalanche Kaito – musicians from the Brussels’s music scene – is overwhelmed by them. Find your ticket HERE.
- “We were blown away by this energetic Belgian post-punk/no-wave trio, led by a griot from Burkina Faso.” (Knack Focus)
- “An overwhelming dose of afropunk.” Louder Than War: “They are sensational! An enervating wall of noise given a focus by the incredible presence of the singer.” (Het Leids Dagblad)
Meet Avalanche Kaito: Ben, Nico & Kaito.
What do you do in daily life?
Ben: trying to sleep, cooking, computing, kids, drumming…
Nico: Love. Music. Renovating flats.
Kaito: I live like other people and learn to look for inspiration and make creations. Also helping friends and family to work. Turning them into a musical inspiration.
Who is/are your greatest musical influences?
Ben: Very difficult to answer, cause it changes with time, and sometimes it’s just a song, I’d say right now: Death grips, Markfell/gaborlazar, Alnoor/carlstone, Autechre, La Monte young, Ornette Coleman…
Nico: The sounds of the Brussels metro.
Kaito: My influence is to eat the Earth before the Earth eats me.
What is your favourite place?
Ben: Bed, kitchen, compilothèque?
Nico: The shower.
Kaito: Everywhere in the world, the planet. This is my favourite place. And where I live, that's my favourite place.
What are your musical ambitions?
Ben: Continuing to play music for an audience, making albums.
Nico: To become the greatest guitarist in the world.
Kaito: My ambition is to be able to heal the world and the people around us.
What is your favourite instrument?
Ben: I love drums, and Pure data.
Nico: The harpsichord.
Kaito: My favorite instrument is the flute and the tama, and the calabash, and the mouth bow.
Do you come to AB and Brussels often?
Ben: Not so much I’ve seen Death grips once, and Action Bronson.
Kaito: I've heard of AB. I'm interested in learning about AB. If the honey is good everyone appreciates it.
What are you expecting from your show at AB?
Ben: Audience, exchange, energy.
Nico: Nice encounters.
Kaito: I expect it to be filled with love, sharing, healing. And it's going to be just fine.
What is the best concert you ever saw?
Ben:Many concerts at HS63, compilothèque, Atelier Claus or La senne, like Pierre Berthet, Golden Oriole, Staer…
Nico: My daughter at the toy piano.
Kaito: I have never seen the best concert. Inch Allah I hope it will come.
What is the next concert you will go to yourself?
Ben: Don’t know yet.
Nico: My future lover.
Kaito: The next concert I'm going to see is Avalanche Kaito.
What is your favourite food?
Ben: I love food with a very wide way, for now I’m in love with the mixup of garlic, ginger, lemon, soya sauce, olive oil, I find this very balanced.
Nico: For now, kimchi.
Kaito: My favorite food is tô. (The tô is a paste made from different cereals such as millet, corn and sorghum.)
What impact did corona have on your creativity?
Ben: I remember it was intense at home, but I mixed and produced the Avalanche’s album. At the second lockdown, it killed the concerts and many other stuff, but for the Avalanche’s schedule it was not the worst.
Nico: Focus on projects and hate.
Kaito: It's like everyone else. It's a new life. We're trying to adapt to this reality. But we continue on our way. This is our generation and this is our moment.
Do you have anything important you would like to mention?
Nico: Who are you?
Kaito: I have a lot of things to say, but I won't say it all like that. I say to all the people who work, who listen to us, that they only have to keep the courage, the hope, the strength and bring the jovial side, the joy in their life. The rest I will save for the stage.
Pictures © Lien Peters