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Safar (Afghanistan) The Guardians of Afghan Music

Afghanistan was well known for its cultural diversity, and equally renowned for its music. Under the Taliban regime, music was forbidden but many master musicians survived and, along with them, their knowledge.

The end of the Taliban regime saw many master musicians returning to Afghanistan. Since then, they have worked to pass on their wealth of knowledge to younger generations.

A musical journey

Ensemble El Korchi (Morocco/Be) | Jiraan (Syria/Turkey/Iran/Be)

We will open the evening with Ensemble El Korchi, a trio around Mohamed Amine and Nawal El Korchi. After well-received performances at the Festival de Taragalte in Morocco and at the Hotel Metropole of Radio Klara, these young Moroccan kanun players bring together with percussionist Ahmed Khaili a brand-new varied repertoire with music from the Middle East and North Africa, completed with their own compositions.

Mari Kalkun (Estonia) & Las Lloronas (BE)

We present a new generation of world music artists. Las Lloronas are undoubtedly one of the emerging bands of the Brussels world music scene. With their original mix of world music and slam, Amber in ‘t Veld (ES / NL), Sura Solomon (BE / USA), Marieke Werner (DE) intrigue you from the first moment. Accompanied by accordion, guitar, ukulele, clarinet and vocals, Lloronas blends intimate lyrics with harmonies and melancholic melodies full of fragile power.


Balkanic Jam Session

The collective Balkan Brussels Jam and Muziekpublique are once again happy to welcome you to take part in the now unavoidable BalKaniC Jam Session ! Come and stretch your legs in a warm atmosphere.

All musicians are cordially invited to immerse themselves in the Balkan atmosphere from 9pm on. Do you like asymmetric rhythms, do you want to dance and roll on rachenitsa and karsilamas or do you just want to get to know the ’davul’, come to Muziekpublique to connect with this gang of young musicians and Balkan lovers.

Free entrance.


American Roots Jam Session

The American Roots Sessions, a jam session that eagerly snaps in the folk music of the United States and Canada, is taking place at Muziekpublique. On the repertoire: bluegrass, old time, Irish music from across the Atlantic, cool folk from Quebec and fiddle tunes with roaring names like “Chiquapin Hunting” or “Sal’s Got Mud between her Toes”.
Discover the Brussels’ Bill Monroe or Bela Fleck or even better: bring your banjo, guitar, mandolin, violin, accordion, spoons or washboard with you and throw you in a cheerful jam session.

Free entrance.

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