◊ Global sounds musicfest in and around AB
GLOBAL STREET SOUNDS sounds worldly and ‘streetwise’ and that as of midday, in and around the entire Steenstraat, in and aside the AB, and in the Main Hall: Altin Gün, Meridian Brothers and Togo All Stars and on the street, the likes of Alzarina, Ko Shin Moon, Dave Watts, Rrita Jashari, Baylene Selektah,… (see below).
Global Street Sounds is still a brand new DIVERSE and FREE party on SUNDAY 17 SEPTEMBER. After the loooooong summer vacation, all the senses can be stimulated again with a unique musical mix, culinary excursions, animation and attractions…
Oo°h and that 17 September is also the 3rd Sunday of the month, thus also CAR-FREE SUNDAY, so it’s all pedal-to-the-metal then for the 2017/2018 AB season.
STEENSTRAAT – BLOC PARTY
14:00-15:10 Rrita Jashari
16:00-17:00 Baylena Selektah
18:00-19:30 DJ Dave Watts
19:30-21:00 Chief Boima
14:30-15:20 Chalo Coreia
16:15-17:00 Chalo Coreia
17:45-18:30 Arkan Mushtak
16:45-17:30 Ko Shin Moon
15:10-16:00 Altin Gun
17:00-18:00 Meridian Bros
21:00-22:30 Togo All Stars
Altın Gün operates from out of The Netherlands and is formed around bassist Jasper Verhulst. After having had the opportunity to play with Jacco Gardner in Istanbul, he became fascinated by the Turkish ‘sound of the 70s’ = a sultry mix of ‘Turkish folk, psychedelia, funk & rock’, in the wake of adventurers like Selda, Barış Manço and Erkin Koray. Add to that: less-known tunes or own interpretations of traditional material and you get a compelling dance groove, a cheerful crossover.
MERIDIAN BROTHERS is Colombian craziness. Since 1998, a tropical/psychedelic concept with a loose screw loose. Based around frontman Eblis Alvarez, it has now filled out into a ‘live combo’ with Maria Valencia (saxophone, clarinet, percussion & synthesizers), Damian Ponce (percussion), Cesar Quevedo (bass) and Alejandro Forero (electronics & synthesizers.) ‘Donde Estas Maria?’ That question should be answered on their new SoundwayRecords release!
TOGO ALL STARS come from, that’s right: Togo, more specifically the capital Lomé. Their official debut will soon be a fact, but in the meantime we were already able to make their acquaintance via the Voudou compilation available with the book of the same name. So ‘Voudou’, in which journalist Leendert van der Valk goes searching ‘from New Orleans to Cotonou on the rhythm of the gods.’ Such a god is then eg the powerful god of thunder, Shango
Rrita Jashari (Bxl)
Member of Brussels’ 54Kollektiv, famed for their eclectic parties with contemporary electronic music. They present music from the past, present and future. Rrita’s passion for world-sounds is like an invitation to a timeless journey, all free from boundaries and genres but with plenty of pure musical vibrations.
This veteran from Barbados was the DJ of legendary British political-fusion band Fun-Da-Mental. In the 1990’s, that band brought together hip-hop, ethnic roots, world music and electronica with a bold east-meets-west sound. These days he also produces ethnic downtempo dub under the name KingLMan, where he works with King Midas Sound and Dub Colossos, and runs the platform Earconditioning, where he counts GonjaSufi amongst his protégés.
Alizarina (FR / Bxl)
From a techno beat to a melodious clarinet, Alizarina (check out the Breton-Brussels collective Global Hybrid) combines various influences: techno, klezmer, gypsy and Balkan beats… all the fruits of his travels through Eastern Europe and a strongly developed curiosity. His music will get you moving and carry you away to distant lands.
Baylena Selektah (BE)
This female DJ from Luik is a regular at electro-tropical nights in Belgium and further afield, only she knows the secret of her musical vibrations. Expect a powerful mix of earthly bass from cumbia, moombahton and beyond.
Chief Boima (SL/US)
Boima Tucker alias Chief Boima is a Sierra Leone-American producer, DJ and writer of digital youth culture from all over the world. As part of the New York/Brooklyn collective and label Dutty Artz, he has released countless productions and remixes that shed a contemporary and electronic light upon the African identity. Last year he established the Kondi Band (30/09 in the AB Club), with blind singer Sorie Kondi from Sierre Leone: a mix of tradition and electronic African vibes.
Ko Shin Moon (FR)
The boundaries between time and space blur, French duo Ko Shin Moon mixes acoustic instruments from various regions in the world, via analogue applications, traditional music, electronic compositions, sampling and field recordings. Their debut LP is the soundtrack to a hybrid world trip: acid dabke, Turkish-Greek disco, cosmic raï, new beat molam, Tibetan ambient, Hindi filmic synth wave and so on.
Arkan Mushtak Synth Trio (IQ/BE)
Musician Arkan Mushtak ended up in Belgium last year as a refugee of the war in Iraq. In Baghdad, he was trained from childhood as a talented keyboard player by master composer Noor Sabah. Expect a set of wild electronic sounds in the traditional Iraqi *chobi chobi* style with jingling beats and mesmerizing melodies, accompanied by an Iraqi singer and Belgian electronic producer Weird Dust. The three will release an album in September.
is a talented singer-songwriter born in Luanda, Angola. His childhood was right in the most intense and blazing music period of 70’s Angola, where he got to meet musicians from revolutionary bands like Os Merengues, and Os Kiezos that would influence his future music. He moved to Portugal in the early 90s, where he taught himself to play fast swinging Angolan styles such as semba, rebita, rumba and kazucuta, with lyrics influenced by memories of Angola and his experiences in the multicultural environment of Lisbon. His debut album ‘Kudihohola’ on Celeste Mariposa Discos was an instant classic for lovers of the Afro Portuguese sound, puxa!
◊ TAKE THE CONCERT TRAIN
With the SNCB/NMBS code on your concert ticket, you can order an e-train ticket for a return journey from anywhere in Belgium for only €9 on the day of the concert. All info & downloads: thetrain.be/ab
◊ EVENT PASS MIVB
Thanks to the collaboration between AB and MIVB, you will find an Event Pass on every concert ticket that entitles you to make use of tram, bus and metro in Brussels on the day of the concert. All info:http://bit.ly/1VoPVvs
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