Jaune Toujours recorded a new version of their cult hit ICI BXL (album Barricade, 2004) with Brussels Philharmonic, especially for BXL NEST, the vinyl to celebrate 10 years of Poppunt Stoemp! concerts in Brussels.
★ The new version of ICI BXL is available for digital download, as well as a remake of Save Le Monde (album Europeana, 2018), also in collaboration with Brussels Philharmonic on Bandcamp
Belgian daily newspaper Le Soir followed Jaune Toujours to London for a live session and interview at the BBC Radio 3. Thank you Thierry TC Coljon, we had a great time together!
Read the report (in French) on Le Soir's website!
Jaune Toujours travelled to London for a live session on Music Planet at BBC Radio 3 and a concert at Balabam.
Have a look at the pictures below and listen to their live session with Lopa Kothari here!
Thierry Coljon from Belgian daily newspaper Le Soir followed them to London.
You can read his report (in French) here.
Jaune Toujours performed a studio session for Music Planet, the BBC's eclectic world music show hosted by Lopa Kothari with the best roots-based music from across the world and live sessions from the biggest international names and the freshest emerging talent.
Listen to their session on Music Planet's website!
See some of the images drummer Théo made for the photobook, listen to the music, and read Tyran Grillo's review on the Rootsworld.com website, or by clicking the link to the right.
Great review in Dutch music magazine MixedWorldMusic.com
Translated to English, the piece by Ronald Veerman would be something like this:
"If it weren't for Jaune Toujours' long and solid record of service, the band could still be accidentally associated with the 'gilets jaunes' movement because of the name. However, the Brussels collective has little to do with the cramped citizen protest, given the cheerful all-inclusive mentality that speaks from the music and the lyrics.
On Europeana - a word play on Americana - Jaune Toujours unambiguously opts for a connection between people, styles, languages and rhythms: rather the slightly chaotic melting pot of a Europe in motion than the rigid black-and-white thinking of the rising nationalism.
Naturally, it helps that the group has grown musically into a particularly smooth-running machine that routinely switches between ska, street funk and Balkan jazz and thus offers a colorful frame for the enthusiastically chanted texts of Piet Maris.
It is easy to imagine how Jaune Toujours will serve the festival pastures with this energetic mixture in the coming season; and if (positive) activism is more your thing, Europeana is the right fanfare for every climate march in 2019."
Thank you very much for your kind words Mr. Veerman.
Read the article in it's original form on MixedWorldMusic.com or by clicking the link to the right.
Thierry Coljon wrote a great review on Europeana by Jaune Toujours for the Belgian newspaper Le Soir way back in November, but nobody told us.
You can read the full article (in French) by clicking the link on the right or on Le Soir's website.