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Matonge Vibes

Bru Jazz WE
Friday 24 May 2019 - 20h00
Molière Theatre - Galerie de la Porte de Namur, 3 Square du Bastion, 1050 Bruxelles
FRI 24/05

In the context of the Brussels Jazz Weekend, Muziekpublique is organising a crazy night of music, dancing and exhibition on Matonge, the African neighbourhood where the Molière theatre is located. Three bands representing the musical diversity of the most colourful area of Ixelles will play on stage and in the foyer for a festive night!


20h00: Bao Sissoko (kora), Malick Pathe Sow (hoddu, guitar, vocals) and Moussa Niang (vocals) are three famous names in Senegalese music in Brussels. Bao Sissoko, well-known in Belgium and internationally for his collaboration with Tamala, was not so long ago playing in London next to Damon Alberan (Blur), Rokia Traore and Dobet Gnahore. Malick Pathe Sow embodies like nobody else the rich Peulh tradition. Moussa Niang has been singing for years next to the Malian master of the kora, Toumani Diabate. They will surprise us this time with Senegalese Blues and invite on stage the dancer Anne-Marie Ange Sibi to improvise on their music.


21h30: Tano is the project of the dancer and musician Tister Ikomo, in which he mixes his Congolese roots with other styles of world music and dances. Tister is also a choreographer, a percussionist, a Balafon-player and a Likembe-player. He is well-known for working with Alain Platel and Fabrizio Cassol on the production ‘Coup Fatal’ of the KVS and Ballets C de la B, which went on worldtout. He also took part in various ballets in Congo and played with some great music masters. He comes to Brussels with a more than complete show, and catchy dance music!


23h00: Finally, we will finish with a music and dance party in the foyer of the theatre with the band Super Rumba. Six Congolese musicians who we could see playing in the past years during the legendary concerts of Rumba Lumumba. This will be a festive ending during which classics from le Grand Kalle, Tabu Ley or Franco will be interspersed with some of their own compositions.


Cherry on top, the works of the artists from the “Lumuma Library, Matonge Art Gallery” collective will be on exhibition on the walls of the corridor for the Matonge Vibes party. This collective is part of the project “Connecteur-Athénée”.

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