Dizzy Mandjeku & Alé Kumá Summer Tour

A first brief summer tour for Dizzy Mandjeku & Alé Kumá presenting the new project De Palenque à Matongé will take them to: 30 June – Couleur Café, Brussels 1st of July – Copacobana, Ghent 7th of July – Afrika Festival Hertme (NL) 13th of July – Trefpunt Festival / Gentse Feesten, Ghent 15th of […]

New Website Online!

Hello people! Welcome to our new website! We’re a so happy that we finally got rid of our old and outdated website and so exciting that we have a webshop where all our releases are for sale (those that are not sold out, that is). It’s a basic, easy to navigate website, but you’ll be […]

Jamaican Jazz Orchestra’s Tribute to Bob Marley

A fine evening it was! Together with Seekaman, Dj Jah Shakespear and Collieman, Jamaican Jazz Orchestra honoured Bob Marley at De Centrale, Ghent. Reggae.be was present and enjoyed it as much as we did: “…Ska- en rocksteady rhythms are still the driving force, but JJO brews a exotic, exciting and highly danceable cocktail out of […]

Black Flower – Intermediate State – new EP out now

Black Flower recently released a new EP on Zephyrus Records in collaboration with SDBan Ultra with four tracks: Almaz an Ethiopian traditional also known in a version by Mahmoud Ahmed, Maqam Tizita Saba with Gernas Shekhmous on daf, The Good Side of Bad and Fly High Oh My, previously released on the Tout-Puissant compilation of […]

Kosmo Sound – First EP Out Now!

Dubjazzwithmyheadandlegs … Kosmo Sound literally made crowds go wild and jump on their hybrid grooves of dub and jazz. Deep basslines that would make Bill Laswell jealous and unearthy guitar riffs by two guitar jazzists from Ghent come together in 5 original compositions by Kosmo Sound. Stars in the underground jazz and dub scene of […]

The Resurrection of La Panika – Second Album Darmadan Out Now!

La Panika is back! After a break of a few years, La Panika rides again. With a new repertoire inspired by the gypsy music from the area of the Black Sea, La Panika recorded a follow up for Afan Toufan, delivering top class balkan brass music and placing them back in the forefront of the […]

La Panika

In the spirit of the eastern european village band, La Panika interprets the gypsy and balkan music of Bulgaria and Macedonia. When Benito Blancquaert, Belgian saxophone player and leader of the group, met Petar Elmazov, Bulgarian gipsy accordion player, it was (musical) love at first sight. Flamboyant French trumpetplayer Jean-Pierre Lietar came in, and the […]

Dizzy Mandjeku & Alé Kumá

Uniting Colombian and Congolese musicians, De Palenque à Matongé revives and reinterprets the historical connection between two musical traditions that have travelled back and forth between the New World and the African motherland. Alé Kumá, one of the most important Afro-Colombian bands, led by Leonardo Gómez Jattín, invited Dizzy Mandjeku for recordings and concerts in […]

Black Flower

Stirred up from deep within, from an abstract spiral of sound and movement, from a sensation of time and space absolving and converging at once, the Black Flower musicians have molded a tangible matter: the album Artifacts. Their second full album sounds international and ageless. Eastern influences, Ethiodub and jazz effortlessly merge. Fantasy and reality […]

BRZZVLL’s second release on Zephyrus

BRZZVLL released a second record on Zephyrus Records. After the collaboration with Anthony Joseph on the previous record Engines, Amir Sulaiman is the new vocalist on the music of BRZZVLL. First Let’s Dance is the next phase in the evolution of the band since more synthetic sounds are added on the still rocksolid funk and […]