AFRO-JAZZ Concerts and JamSessions at Novanoïs

The idea for an Afro-Jazz Project came to me over five years ago and has been maturing ever since. Three years ago, while I was a guest at the German Jazz Festival and European Jazz Festival in Bremen, Germany, I started looking for partners who could host and support my project in a truly professional environment. Novanoïs offered just that and became the venue for the first edition of Afro-Jazz, which takes place in September 2011.
In the longer term we would like Afro-Jazz to appear not only at Novanoïs, but at many other venues to increase our exposure and give our talented musicians the audience they deserve.

Following this first edition, we will put together a catalogue, to be distributed throughout Europe and beyond. Negotiations are under way and look promising.

Afro-Jazz is a colourful and enchanting project that deserves your support. Make sure you don’t miss it!

Because Novanoïs is the place for musicmakers, there will be an opportunity for other musicians to Jam with the quartet members after the concert.

Ben Ngabo (Promoter)

NL  FR

Sat 24 Sept

MAURICE POTO QUARTET Piano, bass, drums, sax





doors 20:00
concert 20:30
JamSession 22:30

entrance 10€


Maurice Poto plays a second time at Novanoïs on saturday 26 november
Maurice’s sound is a melting pot of melodies and grooves worthy of his remarkable and deep-rooted heritage.
Maurice was born in Kinshasa in 1962. His father was from ‘Kin’, his mother from ‘Brazza’. Both were amateur musicians, so he had music rushing through his veins from the moment he was born. When Maurice was 7 years old, the family moved to Brussels, where he was exposed to a wide range of musical styles from Africa, Europe, America and the Caribbean. When he started to play the piano and the guitar, his talent became immediately obvious. At 17 he was already playing in a number of Belgian bands. Later he moved to Paris, where played with some big names, including Papa Wemba, Zaïko Langa Langa and Amina, who won the Eurovision Song Contest in the 1990s. As a result he went on a worldwide concert tour.
He lived in the US for a few years, where he rubbed shoulders with yet more big names, namely Stevie Wonder and Lenny Cravitz, with whom he worked on a number of projects.
Today he is producer and arranger for various international musicians.
He is currently doing studio work in Brussels for a number of personal projects, including the Afro-Jazz Quartet.

HD videos
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 Sat 1 Oct

TANGAWISSI * Bass, vocals,guitar, drums, sax

 doors 20:00
concert 20:30
JamSession 22:30

entrance 10€






TEEK NANGA: vocal
PIERROT RUHEZAMIHIGO: sax
NOLA TEKULE: guitar
RÉMY BONDJUTU: bass
MIRKO NAVEZ: drum
Le Tangawissi est une boisson pimentée à base de jus de gingembre et de noix de kola, le tangawisssi est réputé pour son effet tonifiant, régénératif et même aphrodisiaque…


Prenez une bonne dose d’afro-beat, de ska et de rumba.  Ajoutez-y une rasade de funk et de roots reggae, agrémenté d’un zeste de jazz.  Mélangez le tout avec un concentré de compositions originales et vous voilà prêt à déguster un cocktail musical des plus savoureux…
  
Initié au départ, en 2004, comme un quartet acoustique (basse, percus, sax, guitare), TANGAWISSI s’est transformé au gré des rencontres, jusqu’à sa configuration actuelle.
Les musiciens du groupe mettent en commun leurs univers particuliers pour faire naître un style croisé, des sonorités métisses, des combinaisons surprenantes.
Leur répertoire original donne une place de choix à la voix, à travers des chansons en ewondo, français ou anglais et au sein d’une section instrumentale assurément bien rodée.
http://www.myspace.com/tangawissi

HD videos
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 Sat 26 nov

MAURICE POTO QUARTET * piano, basse, batterie, sax

 



doors 20:00
concert 20:30
JamSession 22:30

entrance 10€
 
Maurice’s sound is a melting pot of melodies and grooves worthy of his remarkable and deep-rooted heritage.
Maurice was born in Kinshasa in 1962. His father was from ‘Kin’, his mother from ‘Brazza’. Both were amateur musicians, so he had music rushing through his veins from the moment he was born. When Maurice was 7 years old, the family moved to Brussels, where he was exposed to a wide range of musical styles from Africa, Europe, America and the Caribbean. When he started to play the piano and the guitar, his talent became immediately obvious. At 17 he was already playing in a number of Belgian bands. Later he moved to Paris, where played with some big names, including Papa Wemba, Zaïko Langa Langa and Amina, who won the Eurovision Song Contest in the 1990s. As a result he went on a worldwide concert tour.
He lived in the US for a few years, where he rubbed shoulders with yet more big names, namely Stevie Wonder and Lenny Cravitz, with whom he worked on a number of projects.
Today he is producer and arranger for various international musicians.
He is currently doing studio work in Brussels for a number of personal projects, including the Afro-Jazz Quartet.

HD videos
MARCEL POTO QUARTET
 2011-09-24 01 0203
04
05
   
MARCEL POTO JAMSESSION
 2011-09-24 0102 03 04 05 06 0708


 Sat 17 Dec

DEZZY AFRO-JAZZ QUARTET *  Guitar, drums, bass and keyboards

 

doors 20:00
concert 20:30
JamSession 22:30

entrance 10€
 
Dezzy’s sound is built around his solid, colourful and groovy guitar style that leaves nobody indifferent.
As a guitarist, Dezzy is unrivalled. Born in Burundi, he grew up in Rwanda and lived in Kenya, from where he came to us. His style is eclectic, inspired by his musical father George Benson and a number of other influences, especially African. He has worked with musicians from around the world, both in Africa and elsewhere, and has performed at festivals in Europe and Asia.


Met de steun van de  Dienst Nederlandse Cultuur van de gemeente Schaarbeek

*Ces concerts se font dans le cadre du circuit JAZZ NOW à Schaerbeek


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