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M.CHUZI release party Muito Kaballa + DJ Rafael Aragon


M.CHUZI release party Muito Kaballa + DJ Rafael Aragon

concert release party
FR 10.05 20:00

Yiri? Yiri! BOOM! A year and a half after their album debut, Brussels-based afro groove formation M.CHUZI launches a stunner of an EP.

M.CHUZI takes over Beursschouwburg for the funk, afrobeat and world groove soiree of the year. Alongside your favourite Brussels groove sauce in a live and DJ set, the Cologne power ensemble Muito Kaballa will enchant the evening before DJ Rafael Aragon heads into the night with a selection of worldly beats. 

20:00 Rafael Aragon dj-set
21:00 M.Chuzi
22:30 Muito Kaballa
23:30 Rafael Aragon dj-set
2:00 M.Chuzi dj-set
3:00 end

Groove machine and SoundTrack Laureate (2019) M.CHUZI (BXL) makes world-wise sauce based on melting pot à la bruxelloise. A spicy mix of afro grooves, funk, prog jazz and the spacy soundscape of a metropole. M.CHUZI smothers every stage with catchy musical experiments in an authentic fashion. Drummer Jan Heirman and Bass Man Niels d’Haegheleer form a basis, sauce chefs Basile Bourtembourg (keys), Gil Duarte Da Cruz (guitar) and Band Man Thomas De Vries (guitar) flavour the whole and the ultimate touch is delivered by a horn section with Mattéo Badet (tenor saxophone), Robbe Latré (trumpet & Flügelhorn) and Martin Lissoir (baritone saxophone). With members from Azmari, Okkupeerder and NAFT.

Muito Kaballa is an ensemble based in Cologne that draws its music from a variety of influences. Afrobeat, jazz, soul, hip hop, samba, and rumba are among the sources of their inspiration, creating a unique sound that the band refers to as Hybrid Grooves. Their music is versatile, ranging from "easy listening" to "hard-hitting." However, to truly understand what Muito Kaballa means by Hybrid Grooves , one must experience their live concerts. With high-energy performances, choreography, and showmanship, they get the audience dancing and sweating, but they also create thoughtful and intimate moments for reflec- tion and sing-alongs (bring lighters!). Overall, it's a rollercoaster ride that, like the music of Muito Kaballa, has many unexpected twists and turns and is definitely worth experiencing!

Rafael Aragon’s music is trance-inducing, powerful yet delicate, constantly changing and continuously breaking borders. Sweaty dancefloor stompers and soulful anthems with a magic touch inspired by forgotten traditions and ancient folklores from all around the world. Mystic chimes, ritual drums and witchcraft music meet raving kicks, deep basslines and electronic polyrythms to provide a rich, dancy and psychedelic experience! Displaying numerous and eclectic releases on various imprints wordwide for more than ten years, and with uninterrupted gigs in clubs, parties & festivals all around Europe, South America, North Africa & Japan, Rafael has made a name for himself as a versatile and talented producer, remixer, live act and DJ.