We are proud to introduce a new record by Portuguese number 1 worldgroove outfit Terrakota. After numerous concerts and 3 previous records, Terrakota is back with a highly infectious and rhythmical record called Oxalá, named after the Orisha, or the Arabic origin Insh-allah. Check out the website fo new dates.
Second fullalbum Artifacts is availalbe from September 30 on in Benelux on CD and vinyl. Released by Sdban Ultra Records / N.E.W.S. this album strives for original music. Oriental influence, with Ethiodub and jazz nourished by the fascination with ancient and contemporary cultures. It is the soundtrack to modern reality, based on the elements that connect us. www.blackflower.be
Dizzy Mandjeku & Alé Kuma - De Palenque a Matongé
In full production for the Afro-Colombian project De Palenque a Matonge. Congolese guitarist Dizzy Mandjeku, resident in the congolese district Matongé in Brussels, works together with Colombian band Alé Kuma and other renommated artists from over the world to create this unique afro-colombian outfit. Recordings and try out concerts will take place in october/november. More info on concerts here.
WOMEX 2016 - Santiago de Compostella, Spain
We're hitting it again. Going to WOMEX to meet people from the industrie from all over the world. This year it takes place in Santiago de Compostella, Spain. Meet us at our stand under the umbrella of Kunstenpunt Flanders.
Hijaz - Live video from Athens Jazz Festival
Check out the live video from the song Dunes at the Athens Jazz Festival 2015 in Greece here.
Kel Assouf - 8/2/2016
Kel Assouf is getting ready for the release of their second album Tikounen in Belgium, France and UK and was spotted in Brussels very recently with a dromedary (!!!) shooting a video for the song Europa. In the meantime press are heavily picking up the record: Knack Focus, Les Inrocks, Le Vif, Fans of Flanders ... and a lot more to follow in other territories as well. Check out some new songs here and the live dates in Belgium, Holland, France, UK and Egypt!
BRZZVLL - 3/2/2016
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 jazz grooves. Check out the first single I Belong to the Light and celebrate with us the anniversary of Nuff Said, the nationwide event that makes these musical encounters happen. Vinyl available from Vynilla Records. www.brzzvll.com
Myrddin - 21/1/2016
Get ready for a new tour of our favourite magician on the guitar, Myrddin. 17 concerts in total of which 7 in full sextet featuring Alicia Carrasco (voice), Ana Llanes (dance), Nathan Daems (flute, sax, kaval), Alain Perez (bass) and Manu Masaedo (percussion); a series in a smaller trio-version with voice and dance and we're finishing the tour with three duo concerts with maestro on the piano, Jef Neve. Check out the website of Myrddin to see the whole tour. www.myrddinmusic.com
Jamaican Jazz Orchestra - 1/12/2015
A first record Encounters is finished and pressed on vinyl and CD. Both will be presented to the public on the 15th of April in De Centrale in Ghent. The record features reggae infused with jazz, or jazz on reggae patterns, as you wish ... Jamaican Jazz Orchestra is a 9-piece instrumental band expanded with two vocalists on scene and on a couple of songs on the record. Did you check their first video of the song Lions? Check out the full album here. www.soundcloud.com/jamaican-jazz-orchestra
Kel Assouf - 5/11/2015
Kel Assouf is finalizing a second album with the help of Tunisian producer Sofyann Ben Youssef. They will showcase it at Visa For Music (Rabat, Morocco) on the 14th of November and Glimps (Ghent, BE) on the 12th of December. Click on this link to see a short new promotional video about the band, a Moroccan tour and the recording of their new album.
Myrddin - 15/09/2015
Myrddin just finished two new videos. A first, based on a farruca Myrddin wrote some time ago, with the beautiful dance of Ana Llanes and the voice of Alicia Carrasco. The second is a song from his latest record Rosa de Papel and if performed in duo with singer Alicia Carrasco. The music is by Myrddin, the lyrics by Federico Garcia Lorca and the song is called Aire de Nocturno.
JJO - 6/05/2015
JJO or Jamaican Jazz Orchestra is proud to present the single "Lions". A Catchy and well produced track with the lyrics and vocal skills of Sarah Devos (Leki, Upperlip Orchestra, Zulu Moon). Summery vibes all over. Forthcoming fullalbum will be released in September 2015 on Zephyrus Records. You can download this track for free on Bandcamp. Don't hesitate no longer, because downlaods are limited to a total of 200.
Rosa de Papel is the name of the fourth CD of Myrddin. Recorded between October 2014 and February 2015 it is a masterpiece of contemporary flamenco. For the CD Myrddin has been working with a series of internationally renowned musicians: Michael Campagna, Alain Pérez, Manu Masaedo, Jef Neve, La Susi, Niño de Pura, Alicia Carrasco, Ana Llanes and Koen De Cauter. The CD will be presented in March in De Roma (Antwerp, 12th of March), Bozar (Brussels, 13th of March), Handelsbeurs (Ghent, 14th of March) and Swingboerderie (Zarlardinge, 15th of March). Don't wait to get your ticket!
Black Flower - 09/01/2015
Black Flower has been nominated for the Klara Muziekprijs / Klara Music Award by national radio Klara. We'll know more on January 31th.
It's SHOW(case) time for Black Flower. First served will be the Belgian crowd on Glimps Festival, December 13 in Handelsbeurs, Ghent at 23h40. One month later the Dutch audience will get their piece on Eurosonic/Noorderslag, January 16 at Praedinius Gymnasium, Groningen at 22h15. Thanks to Good Music Company and many others ...
Hijaz will be performing on the EFG London Jazz Festival on the 14th of November. The gig is organized by Arts Canteen and will take place at Rich Mix and will be the third gig of the band in London. The quartet will play new material from their latest CD Nahadin as well as older material from Dunes and Chemsi. The finishing touch is provided by Tunisian singer Abir Nasraoui who will make her debut on the London scene.
Hijaz has been selected by an international jury to perform a showcase on the first edition of a new showcase event, happening in Rabat, Morocco, dedicated to the music and market of Africa and the Middle East. It's a privilege to be able to present the music of Hijaz to this audience of professionals and the appearance wil certainly open opportunities for the band in these regions. Hijaz will be performing on Saturdaynight 15th of November in Renaissance Club in Rabat, at 21:30. Hijaz will be represented by Turn Again Music at Stand 132.
After the release of Nahadin, the third album by Hijaz, we are very proud to announce the release of their second album Chemsi as bonus CD of the forthcoming Rough Guide to Arabic Jazz. The release is scheduled for the 23rd of June. Hijaz will celebrate this fact in august, september, november and december with some concerts in Brazil, Belgium, UK, Morocco and Holland. Keep an eye on our tourschedule ...
Thank you Ana Llanes, José Ligero, Robbe Kieckens and Michael Campagna for this wonderful series of concerts at Paradox (Tilburg), Kaleidoscoop (Mortsel), Music Village (Brussels), Tinnenpot (Ghent), 't Smiske (Asse) and Arscene (Hansbeke). We hope to welcome you again soon for more concerts with Myrddin.
During the presentation of the new album Nahadin, Hijaz invited Tunesian singer Abir Nasraoui on stage to perform some of their new tracks as well as some of their old tracks. In this video (by Gregoire Verbeke) Hijaz and Abir Nasraoui perform the song Evasion, from the first CD Dunes (2008), live in De Werf in Bruges. Enjoy!
Ska may be the main ingredient, also cumbia, rocksteady, mambo and yes, even vintage soul are strongly present on this record. Young singer Hanne Peetermans gives the steady groove a more fragile and sparkling touch.Judged with 4 stars by De Standaard, this record is a remarkable piece, a essential ingredient for the upcoming summer that is.
Hijaz - 20/02/2014
A third CD is ready! The new CD NAHADIN will be presented on: 7th of March in Muziekpublique (Brussels) 8th of March in CC Luchtbal (Antwerp) 3rd of April in De Werf (Bruges). Hijaz will invite the charming Tunesian singer Abir Nasraoui on stage! Listen to a preview here.
Maguaré - Diosda / live in Vooruit on the 22nd of November (more videos online soon ...)
Maguaré - 13/11/2013
Finally Maguaré's CD-presentation "cumbia insomnia" in Belgium. On the 22nd of November we will treat you with Maguaré's concert at the Vooruit in Ghent. Not only will our favourite cumbia bigband present their mindblowing Colombian rhythms, singer Paola Marquez will spice up the night, DJ Frankie Francis (Sofrito) and DJ The Rudies will shoot the grooves after the concert. The evening at Vooruit's ballroom will begin with the screening of Oro Colombiano / Colombian Gold, a musical oddysee around the music from Colombia. Check out the trailer here.
Black Flower - 11/10/2013
We proudly present you this live clip of Black Flowers’ performance at Vama Veche in Bruges past summer. They bring you the song ‘Jungle Desert Mosquito Madness’, a highly contagious power-track that has a slight afro-feel. Thanks to the director of photography Joey Van Kerckhove this is now captured for eternity… Enjoy
Hijaz - 10/10/2013
Moufadhel Adhoum participated in a competition for instrumental music (Sam3na) organised by the Egyptian Cultural Resource Center Al Mawred Al Thaqafy and with three track from the Hijaz CDs he won the third price in this competition. Hijaz is invited to perform at the Al Mawred theatre on the 9th of November which we hope will be the beginning of a career in Egypt. Thanks to everybody who supported Moufadhel Adhoum!
Hijaz - 10/10/2013
Hijaz has been invited by Moussem to play on their Moussem Sounds Festival in Bozar. Hijaz will be presenting exclusively the music of their new - third - CD Nahadin which will be released in January 2014. More dates will soon folow but make sure to mark this one in your agenda: 23rd of November. More info here.
Myrddin will be performing a series of solo concerts in Estonia during a tour organised by Muuilmamuusika. He will play on the Hiiumaa island in the West, in the industrial Russian region and probably one date in Finland as well. Check his live agenda regularly for more details - they will be published very soon. Estonia here we come!
Hijaz - 18/06/2013
Hijaz will be perfoming on the prestigious Shubbak Festival in London. Shubbak, Arabic for window, offers an insight in Arabic contemporary culture in visual arts, music, performance and film. It takes place on different locations throughout London. Hijaz is performing on friday 5th of July in Rich Mix. Hijaz will present older material from Chemsi (2011) and Dunes (2008) as well as new unreleased material from their forthcoming third album (release end of 2013). We thank Arts Canteen for making this concert happening.
Hijaz - 05/05/2013
Hijaz is presenting their second CD Chemsi in Studio de l'Ermitage in Paris on the 16th of May. Concert starts at 21:00, doors open at 20:30. The CD is available in shops in France through l'Autre Distribution. For big fans - Hijaz will play a live session on Radio Monte Carlo Doualiya which will be broadcasted just before the concert at 19:00. www.studio-ermitage.com
Hijaz - 01/05/2013
Hijaz is performing in La Tentation on the 14th of May. The group will be playing at noon during lunch, they will record a video with a new track in the afternoon (not public) and will give a concert in the beautiful place at night (20:30). Feel free to join the group and catch a glimpse of some new material. www.centrogalego.be
Milaap - 23/02/2013
Belgian finest Indian dancer Maya Sapera is working on a music & dance performance called Milaap together with her Indian friend and teacher Khatu Sapera. They're currently creating the performance both in India and Belgium. The whole process will be filmed and brought together in a documentory by Maïté Baillieul. The performance and the documentory will be presented during Europalia India in Flanders and abroad. Here you can see a small preview for crowdfunding, a big try-out will be held in De Centrale in Ghent on the 15th of June. More info on www.mayasaperadancecompany.com.
Myrddin - 17/01/2013
Myrddin is proud to present the first concerts of a new project called Flamencowboys. The group consists of Alain Perez (bass), Alicia Carrasco (voice), José Manuel Leon (guitar), Kevin Seddiki (percussion) and Michael Campagna (saxophone). Starting from the repertoire of Myrddin, this international band will work on new material which will be recorded in Octobre 2013. In January Flamencowboys can be seen in De Centrale (17/1/2013) and Klara in de Singel (19/1/2013). Here's a video we made in De Singel.
Va Fan Fahre - 16/01/2013
DJ ClicK, France favourite gypsy-electro-global-beats-DJ made a remix of VFF123 by Va Fan Fahre. You can listen to the track on Soundcloud ... don't forget to leave a comment. Here is the link. For those who want an exclusive promotional copy, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hijaz - 28/11/2012
Hijaz played a live set on Radio France Musique in Paris for the program Un Mardi Idéal de Arièle Butaux. Listen to Leaving Adana, Evasion, Chemsi and an interview with Moufadhel Adhoum. Getting ready for l'Institut du Monde Arabe ...
Hijaz is playing in l'Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris on the 7th of December. Check out their unique mix of oriental, arabic, middle eastern, mediterranean flavours with a jazz attitude, or like l'IMA describes it 'Chemsi, ou la rencontre des gammes'. The concert will be broadcasted and filmed by France 24 and Radio Monte Carlo. Here's the link to the website for more info and tickets. www.imarabe.org
Myrddin - 15/11/2012
Jef Neve recently released a new CD called Sons Of The New World and features Myrddin on clarinet and guitar. Myrddin is also part of the live band that is performing the new music in all big theaters in the country. Check Jef Neve's website for all the dates. Focus Knack not only wrote a good review on the CD but also voted Myrddin's composition Kundalini as downloadtip. Thanks Jef for all the good vibes. www.jefneve.be
Zephyrus Music - 26/10/2012
Zephyrus Music attended the Womex fair 2012 in Thessaloniki, doing their very best promoting all of their artists. A crew of four was present of which the Maguaré singer Paola Marquez (right on photo), who visited the fair for the first time. Thessaloniki was great... offcourse, who doesn't like to run around in t-shirt in October? Next year Womex moves to Cardiff, where we will be present again. www.womex.com
Maggid - 1/9/2012
A new CD is on its way. We are proud to announce the release of the first CD of the klezmerquartet Maggid on Zephyrus Records. The untitled CD will be in the shops from the 1st of Octobre, releaseconcerts are scheduled for november - december 2012 in De Centrale, Rataplan, ... Check their website for more info www.maggid.be.
Myrddin - 15/06/2012 - Flamenco Festival Gent
Myrddin is curator of the first Flamenco Festival of Ghent. On three days Flamenco Festival Gent presents some of the biggest names from Spain next to the most interesting local groups. Myrddin himself will perform in a duo together with Jef Neve on saturday in NTGent (7 PM) instead of friday. Check www.flamencofestival.be for all the info. De Ingang will organise workshops and masterclasses throughout the festival with the dancers and guitarists.
Zephyrus Music - 15/05/2012 - Masterclass Producing
On May 2nd Zephyrus Music organised a masterclass producing with Wally Nesta. Wally offered young producers aiming for a better sound a theoretical background through practical examples in Logic Pro. He covered various techniques suc as: compressors, gates, limiting, reverb, delay, flanger, chorus en EQ. The masterclass was a success, and it will be reprised frequently. Stay tuned: email@example.com, and wallynesta.be
Zephyrus Music - 15/05/2012 - Les Goûts De Gand
Spring is in the air! Vist the Ghent wordl music festival Les Goûts De Gand, organised by De Centrale at various locations: Baudelopark - Rodetorenkaai - Sint-Baafsabdij - Veermanplein. Zephyrus is responsible for the programming of the Baudelopark. For the entire line-up, see De Centrale
Maguaré - 23/04/2012
Out now! 7" double A single Maguaré - Jungle Fever + Va Fan Fahre - Lahzet Zekrayat (ZEPS014)
Va Fan Fahre - 23/04/2012
Out now! 7" double A single Maguaré - Jungle Fever + Va Fan Fahre - Lahzet Zekrayat (ZEPS014)
Va Fan Fahre - 08/02/2012
On 30 January, Va Fan Fahre played live on the France Musique radio show Un Mardi Idéal, and played a cd presentation at club La Java in Paris on 1 February.
Hijaz - 16/12/2011
Mixed World Music presents the best 11 albums of 2011 selected by the Mixed World Music crew. Hijaz second album is on the 8th place and is the best Belgian release of 2011!
Check the full selection here and listen to Chemsi here.
Zephyrus - 2/11/2011
Zephyrus came back to Belgium with a big smile after a great Womex edition. We thank you all for the nice conversations and the the fun we had last weekend. Hope to see you all back next year and hopefully before that. Va Fan Fahre's "Lahzet Zekrayat", Maguaré's "Prende la vela" and Hijaz' Chemsi are featured on the 2011 Flamundo compilation released by Flandres Music Centre.
Zephyrus - 1/10/2011
Some new bands and artists have been added to the artists page. From now on Zephyrus is the Benelux agent of Spanish flamenco-master Gerardo Núñez, Danish ethno-electroband Analogik and the multi-ethnic Touareg band Kel Assouf. We are very proud to have all of them aboard! Check out their webpages and the info on this site for more info. They will convince you instantly!
Hijaz - 26/9/2011
Three members of Hijaz and Rataplan in Antwerp are presenting a music theatre piece for children called 'De Groene Pantoffel'. It tells the tale of Abdelkor, a youngster from Bagdad, who is very curious to see the wonderful garden of the grand vizier.
De Centrale and Zephyrus are proud to present the book/cd package The Food Sessions. Between june 2010 and april 2011 small concerts have been organised in De Centrale with new musical encounters and unique formations of existing groups. Each concert was combined with a dish in the restaurant of De Centrale, especially chosen by the musicians. Luiz Marquez came up with a Mexican dish, José Ligero chose a nice paella, etc. These recipes and one recorded track from each session have been compiled in this unique book with CD.
Myrddin - 01/09/2011
On Saturday 24 September, Myrddin and Zephyrus are organising a flamenco concert in NTGent. We are very honoured to have Gerardo Núñez for this first in a series of flamenco events in Ghent. Gerardo Núñez will perform in a basic flamencoquartet with world renowned dancer Carmen Cortes, singer Esau Quiros and percussionist Angel Sanchez. Myrddin will bring a solo performance in the first part of the evening. Tickets for the concert are 25/30 € and are available through NTGent or FNAC. We will use this event also to present a DVD of Myrddin which will be released by La Sonanta.
Myrddin - 30/08/2011
Myrddin takes part in the International Guitar Festival Plectrum in a series of cultural centres in Flanders. He'll be performing in quartet and duo, and share the stage with Karim Baggili. Check the website of the festival for all the dates or see here where he's performing.
El Sur 15/06/2011
Welcome to the world of lullabies
In April, El Sur recorded a version of the Dutch lullaby Wij gaan slapen (We go to sleep), translated as Arrullo para un sueño (lullaby for a dream). The recording is part of the project Slaapliedjes van bij ons, by Ancienne Belgique, Bas Bogaerts and Eva Schampaert. The result will be a sequel to the acclaimed book of lullabies with CD Ninna Oh. It will be called Slaap nu Ninette, slaapliedjes van bij ons, and is to be published in August by Lannoo. The songs are arranged and translated by artist from all over the world.
Maguaré - 20/05/2011
Maguaré release CD-single Jungle Fever
Maguaré present their new single Jungle Fever during their 2011 Benelux summer tour (tour dates). The song is a cover of the 1972 Belgian international disco classic by the Chakachas, also known from the OST of Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1997 cult film Boogie Nights. The sensual beat and suggestive vocals of Colombian diva Paola Marquez foreshadow a summer hit that will be talked about!
Hijaz - 18/4/2011
Hijaz is presenting their second CD starting Saturday 23rd of April (Muziekpublique, Brussels). Hijaz played a live session for VPRO in Vrije Geluiden which you can see again next Saturday at 9AM or on Youtube. Next month you can see the group live in Ghent, Bruges, London and Antwerp.
Check the live section for all the dates.
Myrddin - 6/04/2011
Myrddin has played an exclusive solo concert at the Belgian embassy in London.
Hijaz - 3/3/2011
Zephyrus hits the charts again! Hijaz is featured in the World Music Charts Europe on the 17th place. Thanks everybody! Listen to the full album on Luisterpaal (Radio 6, NL). We will be present at Babel Med for the first time this year. Do get in touch if you want to meet us in the beautiful Marseille.
VFF - 11/02/2011
Va Fan Fahre two weeks in a row on BBC - World on 3. Thanks Lopa! "I played songs from both of these albums (Va Fan Fahre & Fayrouz) last week. But one from each is not enough, so here two more ..." Listen
SAF recorded a new single last month, interpreting Tom Waits' Clap Hands. His version preserves the original structure and feel, and adapts its imagery to the current state of affairs in Belgium. The original chorus is replaced by Belgique, Belgique, the elegant chic, most of the other lines are preserved as they perfectly fit the purpose of the song: inviting people to think about the situation at hand. In this SAF doesn't deliver a political statement, but rather calls for awareness and nuance. Belgique on iTunes.
Hijaz - 24/01/2011
Hijaz' new CD Chemsi will be released 21st of February in the Benelux and Germany, and wiill be presented in the spring (see dates). Moufadhel Adhoum, Niko Deman and Tcha Limberger were guests in Le Monde est un Village on 17/01 on the Belgian tv network RTBF. Hijaz will be performing in London at the Union Chapel on the 28th of May (org. Arts Canteen).
Va Fan Fahre - 01/01/2011
Va Fan Fahre in featured in the WMCE Top 20 for the third month in a row.
This is an exciting, fresh, creative and enjoyable production. Read more 4 and a half stars REVIEW in Magyar Narancs (Hungary)
Wenn man denkt, viel Innovatives kann auf dem Sektor Balkan Brass nicht mehr passieren, hat man wieder mal die Rechnung ohne den Wirt gemacht. In diesem speziellen Fall ohne einen belgischen. REVIEW Sound & Image (Germany)
Va Fan Fahre spielen auf jeden Fall mindestens in einer Liga mit der Balkan Beat Box oder mit Shantel zu deren jeweils besten Zeiten. Wunderbar nachzuhören auf ihrer Myspace-Seite. REVIEW Ultimo Lübeck (Germany)
Myrddin - 6/04/2011
Myrddin has played at the grand opening of the Europe House in London.
Va Fan Fahre - 01/12/2010
WORLD MUSIC CHARTS EUROPE - DECEMBER: No. 13
Al Wa' Debt, the third CD by Va Fan Fahre is in the charts again! This month it occupies the 13th place of the World Music Charts Europe. Check out the album - it's worth it!
Al Wa' Debt, the third CD by Va Fan Fahre is currently on n° 9 in the World Music Charts Europe. The WMCE is a chart compiled by 45 radio producers from 23 European countries and forms the best reference for new releases in the world music genre . You can find the whole list on www.wmce.eu
Va Fan Fahre - 28/10/2010
The new CD by Va Fan Fahre is very well received in the press. Here are the first results:
Zephyrus Music will take part in the annual world music fair Womex, this year in Copenhagen between 27th and 31st of October. You can find us (Michael, Jan and Marcela) at the umbrella stand of the Flandres Music Centre 159-160-161, with new material by Va Fan Fahre, Hijaz, Maguaré, El Sur and SAF!. Hope to meet you there!
Va Fan Fahre - 1/10/2010
In October 2010, a third CD by Va Fan Fahre, entitled Al Wa' Debt, hits the shops. The collaboration with Moroccan singer Aicha Haskal on the previous CD , made the band decide to firmly root the new project into two radically different cultures, Balkan brass and Arabic music, to create a fresh, modern, yet authentic and varied album. Al Wa' Debt will presented in Liège (25 sept), Amsterdam (6 nov), Ghent (11 nov), Brussels (13 nov) and Tourcoing (29 nov).
Hijaz - 22/06/2010
Hijaz will be recording their second album this summer and will be performing some teasers at Brosella on the 11th of July. For this occasion, Kwadratuur presents one of their new songs on their website. For those who saw Hijaz during the JazzLab Series, the song might sound familiar. The composition is called Sidi Bou Saïd and was recorded during the concert of Hijaz in the Stadsschouwburg Kortrijk. The song is named after the pitoresque little town with its white and blue outlines, just outside Tunis.
Little Baby Jesus of Flandr, the first feature film by Gust Van den Berghe, is selected for the Directors' Fortnight, the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, on the festival of Cannes. Belgian world brass band Va Fan Fahre composed and played the music for this fabulous movie.
Gori ka Dance Orchestra - 14/5/2010
Gori Ka Dance Orchestra was chosen by Alain Platel to present their new production Follow The Fire in the city of Kortrijk on the 14th of May.
The public got carried away on a journey to the heart of India, and was delighted by the music and dance of the show.
India is the land where a story can be told with a single gesture of the hand. Follow The Fire tells a story in colour and smell, in sound and motion; a story in which different cultures meet, where spirituality is kept alive and the strength of the fire is revered to this day.
SAF - 22/4/2010
Ready for the big moment? SAF will be performing in the Antwerp Sportpaleis, second biggest venue of Belgium, during Nekka Nacht next to Flemish stars like Clouseau, Raymond van het Groenewoud, Bart Peeters, etc. In front of an audience of over 10.000 spectators, SAF will present his music. Also, since a week or so, the new website of SAF is online: www.safmuziek.be
Zephyrus - 21/4/2010
Zephyrus will attend Jazzahead to present Hijaz and Myrddin in front of an international jazz audience. Jan Hoozee can be found at the stand of the Flemish Music Centre on Friday 23th of april (stand F04).
After successful releases of new CDs by Myrddin and SAF, now Zephyrus music can also be found on iTunes. Both these new CDs as well as older work by Hijaz, Va Fan Fahre and Myrddin is available in the digital format. If you still prefer the physical CD, just send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
Saf - 22/2/2010
SAF, winner of the Nekka competition 2009-2010, will present his debut CD on Friday 26th of February in Minard in Ghent. This will be the first concert in a row where you can experience the new sound of SAF. Check the live page and listen to Radio 1 and 2 following weeks to get a glimpse of the CD.
Maguaré - 15/02/2010
Benefit concert for Haiti. Saturday 27th February Maguaré plays at PUBLIC REMEDY, a benefit event for the damaged in Haiti, with live performances from Lady Linn, Überdope, Mo & Grazz, La Guardia Flamenca en Radio Taxi Soundsystem.There will also be an art auction, of course all profit goes to our brothers in Haiti. A great idea if you want to help a good cause and at the same time enjoy a nigth full of good music and art.
Everybody welcome from 9.00 pm. at ART-CUBE Wiedauwkaai 52 Ghent. Entrance fee 5 euro. More info on facebook.
Myrddin - 10/11/2009
National Radio 1 is organising the Radio 1 Sessies for the second time. From the 23rd till the 27th of November 5 Flemish icons will host an evening and invite musicians they look up to. Among them is Gabriel Rios. After appearing in LUX (TV EEN) together with Myrddin and the featuring artists on his last album, Myrddin is also invited to come and play during the Radio 1 Session on the 26th of November. Myrddin will play solo work as well as a duo with Gabriel Rios. Unfortunately the concerts are sold out but you can hear the whole event live on the radio from 8 till 11 PM. Tune in!
Saf - 2/11/2009
Saf made it to the finals of the Nekka Competition. The last round will take place at the Ancienne Belgique on the 5th of December. We ask your support for this special Flemish talent. On the myspace of Saf, you can hear a preview of his first CD - announced for February 2010. For those who want to catch him live in Ghent - next appointement 26 of November in Jan Van Gent.
Myrddin - 29/09/2009
The third CD of Myrddin is finally ready and was presented at De Muze van Meise (Brussels) on September 19th and at De Roma (Antwerp) on Octobre 3rd. The new CD is called Lucía Nieve and features mostly instrumental flamenco, but also draws inspiration from classical music and jazz. Myrddin played live on national radio (Klara - De Kunstkaravaan, Saturday Sept 26th) and will be the guest of Jef Neve on friday 23rd of Octobre on the same network. Tune in and enjoy. Released by Zephyrus Records, distributed by Music & Words.
Saf - 27/09/2009
Saf, our local talent, participated in the first round of Nekka, a competition focused on Dutch music. With a selection of only 2 songs, Saf managed to enchant the audience ánd the jury and made his way to the semi-finals next Friday Octobre 24th in Leuven. At the same time Saf is finishing his first CD which will be ready around New Year. Note that the concert in Les Ateliers Claus has been cancelled due to illness of one of the musicians. A new date will be confirmed shortly.
Hijaz - 08/09/2009
Hijaz was selected to participate in the Flemish Jazz Meeting, in the beginning of Septembre. In front of a well selected group of international and national promotors and journalists, Hijaz brought a part of their repertoire, being one of the promising young jazz talents of Flanders. With thanks to Jazz Brugge, De Werf, Muziekcentrum Vlaanderen and JazzLab Series. The first reactions of the international press can be read here. Further dates will be confirmed soon but for now, do attend Hijaz' concert in CC Nova in Antwerp on the 22nd of October.
Maguaré - 10/08/2009
Those who don't know Landjuweel in Ruigoord, close to Amsterdam, should have been there last August. Both Gori Ka Dance Orchestra and Maguaré played in front of a frenzied audience. Gori Ka Dance Orchestra enchanted everyone on Friday night; Maguaré ignited the audience on Sunday night. Catch a glimpse of what happened on Youtube or here. Next chance to see our beloved cumbia-craze: Mundo Latino in Etterbeek (Brussels) on November 6th.
Gori Ka Dance Orchestra - 26/06/2009
Gori Ka Dance Orchestra is playing on the mother of all world music festivals Couleur Café. Around 18:00 you can see them in the Fiesta Tent. Note that Couleur Café is sold out so if you want to see them, come early. Looks like the weather will be great ... I mean hot! Some tips for afterwards: Magic System, Alpha Blondy, Asian Dub Foundation, Zap Mama?
Va Fan Fahre - 17/06/2009
Va Fan Fahre will tear down the roof of the Vooruit next wednesday 24 and was invited by Didier Melon to do the same on public radio of our buddies the Frenchspeaking Belgians (RTBF). They will play live on the air on thursday June 18th from 8 till 9 PM in Didier Melons program Le Monde est un Village. If you would like to attend the Peel .. I mean live-session, go to the website of La Première (RTBF) and quickly subscribe.
Maguaré - 16/06/2009
Maguaré is playing on Afro-Latino Festival in Bree (Limburg, B) next sunday. For those who will miss it, catch a preview on cumbia music and dance on national TV (één) in the program 1000 Zonnen tomorrow evening (wednesday 17 june). Check the interview with three members of Maguaré.
Want to learn more about Colombia in Belgium? Check the website of vzw Agoriad.
Zephyrus - 11/06/2009
I&I Relations releases a compilation with the best new world music bands of Belgium. The CD will be presented in Vooruit, Ghent, on the 24th of June and in 4AD, Diksmuide, on the 4th of July. Zephyrus endorses the initiative and decided to co-organise the event in Ghent. Va Fan Fahre will be playing that evening and will appear on the CD as well. Also on the program for the evening are Zion Youth and Wrong Em Boyo. DJ-duo The Rudies (Radio Taxi) and Fredulah will keep you dancing until the morning. Damage: 8 euro for 3 concerts + party (Balzaal, Vooruit).
Myrddin is going to London. Next weekend he wil be playing at the Royal Albert Hall on friday (noon session) and in Le Quecumbar (Home of Gypsyswing) on Sunday and Monday. He will be playing as a trio, together with Robbe Kieckens on percussion and Dajo De Cauter on double bass. At the same time, Myrddin is finishing his third album which will be presented to the public on the main stage of Sint Jacobs during the Gentse Feesten (co-production Trefpunt vzw). More info ... hier
Va Fan Fahre - 18/05/2009
Last weekend, Va Fan Fahre performed at Jazz Sous Les Pommiers in Coutances, Normandie, and played the streets and on the stage at l'Esplanade des Unelles. Not only the audience was impressed. French national TV France 3 interviewed the band and reviewed their performance. Have a look here!
Maguaré - 11/5/2009
Maguaré gave their first performance in De Centrale last friday with a mix of cumbia, afro-colombian rhythms, and much more. That same evening Magauré featured on the BBC playlists. Listen to the promising comment of Lopa Kothari. Thanks Lopa.
Maguaré - 21/03/2009
Spring 2009. Zephyrus is very proud to present a new group, a fresh wind, another continent. Maguaré takes you all the way across the ocean to Colombia to bring you cumbia, porro, gaita and other afro-colombian rhythms. Maguaré was formed at the end of 2008 around Colombian singer Paola Marquez, and recently recorded their first demo. The new group will be presented to the public on Friday May 8th in De Centrale.
Mixed, the world music magazine from Belgium and Holland, features a track from Rangeela on their new compilation. The new magazine also features an interview with Zephyrus founder Michael De Schryver. www.mixedmagazine.nl
Zephyrus - 15/10/2008
For the third time Zephyrus will attend the next world music fair Womex. For the third time the Womex takes place in beautiful Sevilla where everybody involved in world music will appear. Zephyrus is proud to present and promote four of its groups: Gori Ka Dance Orchestra, Hijaz, Myrddin and Va Fan Fahre. You can find Zephyrus at the stand of the Flanders Music Centre (1-F.15, G.15). More info is available on the website of Womex, those who are participating can find our organisation and groups on Virtual Womex.
Hijaz will be playing in Jazzstation on 29th of October. Les Lundis d'Hortense organises weekly jazz sessions under the name of Gare au Jazz. Hijaz will play two sets, starting around half past 8. The quintet will be enlarged with Armenian duduk-player Vardan Hovanissian who participated on the debut album Dunes. Let yourself get carried away by the mediterranean and arabic sounds of Hijaz.