world

Thursday
1 April
18:00

Da Lata was originally founded by musician/producer Chris Franck and DJ Patrick Forge in the summer of 1996. The idea for the project was to blend Afro-Brazilian influences with modern dance sensibility incorporating both acoustic and electronic elements in the music. With all the right people making the right kind of noises, it was hailed as both ‘ground-breaking’ and ‘classic’. Dj’s such as Gilles Peterson, Phil Asher, Rainer Truby, Gerry Lyseight, Shuya Okino were all championing Da Lata’s music.

electronica
world
Sunday
1 February
19:00

Taraf de Haïdouks are a troupe of Romanian Gypsy musicians, from the town of Clejani, the most prominent such group in Romania in the post-Communist Era. “Haiduc” or “haiduk” is a word of Balkan origin which means something like “outlaw”, in Romanian it has a rustic or archaic connotation. Most of those who know the band in the Western world know them by way of French-speaking areas, where they are known as “Taraf de Haïdouks”, since French lacks a genitive case.

world
Wednesday
14 October
18:00

Special action: Bring an old used ticket of a concert at the Vk* and receive a free ticket for a future Vk* concert of choiceThe quintessential brass Balkan band, Boban I Marko Markovic Orkestar, originating from Vladicin Han (Southern Serbia), once again captures the mantle of leading band of Serbia (a title for which they have remained crowned since the late 80’s).

world
Saturday
9 October
18:00

With its afro/world/reggae fusion TERRAKOTA is a veritable ambassador of Europe’s cultural diversity. West-African music and reggae are the main ingredients, nicely blended with other African rhythms, Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian percussion, a touch of rap, flamenco and raggamuffin, and influences going from Morocco to India, resulting in a musical celebration without borders.

world
Thursday
11 November
19:00

VIEUX FARKA TOURE, the fast rising Malian guitarist/singer/songwriter, is the son of the beloved legendary African guitar master Ali Farka Touré. Vieux has fufilled the promise of his father’s musical greatness as evidenced by his own 2006 solo debut, that included recordings that are nowconsidered the last performances of Ali Farka Touré before his passing.

blues
rock
world
Thursday
20 January
19:00

This concert is part of the annual New Year' celebration of GC De VaartkapoenThe young musicians of LA CHIVA GANTIVA, originary from Colombia, Chile and Belgium will make you dance with several afro-colombian rythms. The band mixes cumbia, salsa, and other less known rythms as champeta, chirimia, or sanjuanero. Wind section, good funky feeling, and Rock ’n Roll attitude is the secret for their inexhaustable energy.

world
Saturday
5 February
19:00

SoundBits: monthly sounds of the underground presents LOS CALLEJEROS (los kajeecheeros) brings along a very fine mix of latin/cumbia/reggae/balkan, with influences from old trips through Latin America. With their DIY attitude and sound system, they play anywhere.

world
Sunday
1 May
18:00

The nine-member ensemble, YOUNGBLOOD BRASS BAND, have been touring throughout Europe and the States for the past five years. This Globe-trotting riot jazzers are focused on creating consistently progressive, raw, acoustic music.

world
Friday
25 November
19:00

Together with a bunch of Brussels-based venues and clubs (AB, Vk*, Botanique, M4), Toutpartout organises during the week of 21-27 November the second edition of the AUTUMN FALLS festival.

Pop
world
Sunday
27 November
19:00

POSTPONED! NEW DATE: 27/01! TICKETS WILL BE REFUNDED AT PRESALE POINT UNTIL 27/12/2011.BURITACA is a Barcelona based worldmusic band who breaks out its traditional mestizo-cage and brings a new, strong, inspiring blend of ‘worldbeats’. What once started as a musical quest for theColombian roots of the musicians, turned into a spontanious encounter with the cultural diversity ofa big metropolis like Barcelona.

world
Friday
27 January
19:00

This concert is part of the annual New Year' celebration of GC De VaartkapoenBURITACA is a Barcelona based worldmusic band who breaks out its traditional mestizo-cage and brings a new, strong, inspiring blend of ‘worldbeats’. What once started as a musical quest for theColombian roots of the musicians, turned into a spontanious encounter with the cultural diversity ofa big metropolis like Barcelona.

world
reggae
Thursday
22 October
19:30
Canceled

pan-tropical future bass 

psychedelica
world
electro
hip hop
Saturday
31 October
19:30

A pair of stellar Touareg bands

rock
world
Friday
29 January
19:30

Energetic mix of chaäbi, raï, gnawa, rock, ska en reggae

gnawa
raï
world
Saturday
17 December
19:30

N3rdistan + Gan Gah afterparty: c’est une soirée de fusion des ritmes, chants, sons Maghrébiens et la musique électronique moderne. 

electronica
experimental
gnawa
world
Friday
20 January
16:00
Free

De Vaartkapoen/VKconcerts welcome the New Year with afrobeat/jazz/fusion artist Daniel Dzidzonu.

electronica
funk
gnawa
hip hop
jazz
world
Friday
28 April
19:30
Free

Brussels Meets Its Young: up and coming hip hop heroes and gnawa gods.

funk
gnawa
hip hop
reggae
Urban
world
Friday
9 June
22:30
gnawa
world
Thursday
29 June
19:30

Vk concerts and Mukambo join forces to bring Afrobeat, Ethiojazz, Afro-Latin, Afro-Brazilian and other groove-based music from Africa and the diaspora to Brussels.  Each session features a live band, followed by an after-party with DJ Mukambo (Groovalicious).

world
Saturday
14 October
19:30

A Felabration with London Afrobeat Collective

world
Saturday
28 October
19:30

A surprisingly rich world of diversity and improvisation.

electronica
experimental
world
Friday
3 November
19:30

Afro-Caribbean project of trumpetist Etienne Sevet: he grooves, you dance!

hip hop
house
world