Concerts bar

Bru JAZZ Weekend

Archive : Saison 2018-2019

25 mai 2019 • 20:00

Met X World Music
20:00-20:30 Ago Benin Brass + Ander Brass
20:30-21:30 Esinam
22:15-23:15 Marockin’ Brass
23:30 DJ Bushra

20:00 - 20:30 AGO ! Benin Brass

AGO ! Benin Brass is a brass band launched in 2015. A mix of authentic grooves and melodies from Benin, with contemporary arrangements and compositions from Brussels. After an artistic residence in Cotonou mid-January, they are set for a Summer Tour in May and June 2019.

Jean Gnonlonfoun : percussion & drums, J.B. Emmanuel Dedji : percussion, Napoléon A.R. Dedji : percussion, Luc Mishalle : saxophones, Pascal Rousseau : tuba, Eric Yovogan : trumpet, Celestin Ahissou Ellègue : trumpet, C.J. Ketonouho Zountegni : trumpet, Anicet Houngbo : trumpet,,

20:30-21:30 Esinam

With her debut EP, ESINAM gives us an insight into her eclectic musical world. She mingles traditional instruments with her warm voice and her transverse flute. The use of electronic effects allow the acoustic sounds of these instruments to evolve and take on new dimensions. Hence, ESINAM drags you along into a universe with a kaleidoscopic spectrum of sound colours.

Her music exudes a particular tension at the crossroads of past and future, darkness and light, melancholy and cheerfulness. It sometimes triggers to dance, and other times to contemplation. Echoes from the future invite you to apprehend the world through an innovative musical narrative.

ESINAM produced and played almost everything herself. Only for ‘Electric Lady’, she teamed up with Senegalese DJ & producer Ibaaku, who added some distinctive musical hues. For ‘Gavoé’, the multi-instrumentalist used Ewé chants she recorded herself in a village in Ghana. She even esigned the artwork. With this first EP, she wanted to reveal as much as possible about herself in order for her audience to discover an authentic and faithful image of her vast musical and graphic universe.

For the mixing of the EP, ESINAM joined forces with Jules Fradet from Studio Planet (Damso, Afrikan Prötökol, Veence Hanao and Zap Mama). For the mastering, however, she called on LA-based producer Kelly Hibbert aka Almachrome (J Dilla, Madlib, Little Dragon, Flying Lotus, Ebo Taylor, Mark de Clive-Lowe and Arca).

Esinam Dogbatse : flute, voice, percussion, keyboard & electronical effects,,

22:15-23:15 Marockin’ Brass

Marockin’ Brass represents all musical passions of MetX. One can hear in their music the result of a long-lasting love and a thorough analysis of (north)-African rhythms. On these rhythms, they layer their melodic lines that refer to jazz, contemporary music as well as to non-western musical vocabulary. The result is astonishingly fresh and sounds as if Brussels had always been a harbour at the Mediterranean sea.

After unusual but succesful collaborations with Trevor Watts (UK) and Adama Dramé + Foliba (BF) the Belgian Philharmonic Orchestra, and the outstanding trumpeter Byron Wallen, the group teams up with the talented producer Sofyann Ben Youssef (TU). This resulted in the release of their album Beats & Pieces in October 2018.
Album : Beats & Pieces

Luc Mishalle : tenor & soprano saxophone, Ericamour Yovogan : trumpet, Esinam Dogbatse : flute, percussion, Véronique Delmelle : alto & baritone saxophone, Jean Gnonlonfoun : drums, percussion, Pascal Rousseau : tuba, Driss Filali : vocals, krakeb, sentir, Badr Derras : vocals, bendir, Abdessamad Semlali : vocals, bendir,

23:30 DJ Bushra

Born in 1988 Bushra has been rocked since childhood with African and Middle Eastern sounds. After studying law and geopolitics, she returns to her first love as Dj Bushra mixing electronic music and Moroccan Chââbi.

DJ Bushra makes a steaming afterparty until 2.30am !