Jaune Toujours

Jaune Toujours

Here’s a cult band that - with its explosive, urban mix of music genres, rhythms, languages and cultures - has evolved into a high quality brand, appreciated by both the international press and audiences all over. Add to that the typically Belgian pinch of self-derision and understatement and the result is a band with the energy of rock (without guitars!), the improvised twist of jazz, the open-minded approach of world music and the eagerness of a street band.

Well-rooted in their hometown Brussels the band's unique identity is yet enforced by their poetic and socially committed lyrics, celebrating the cultural melting pot of our modern day world. The optimistic undertone convincingly states that another world is possible, raising a fist rather than a middle finger.  The band’s many live concerts have made them disciplined musicians, yet always ready to improvise. Jaune Toujours gigs are lively and festive, but avoid clichés and never lose musicality. Jaune Toujours’ sound is so natural that it’s deceptive and at first might give the casual listener the impression of simplicity, when it’s really their musicianship and the particular humanist angle from which they approach cross cultural composing, that makes their music sound as if it’s been around forever. Respect for content rather than form, for long term development and for collaboration rather than preservation, has enabled them to create a musical universe that is rich, diverse, honest, modern and unique. And it's the kind of music you can dance to 'till you drop at a gig, but also enjoy as you listen more closely at home. To their latest collecor's album 20sth (2017) for instance, overlooking 20 years (and even more) in music.

Get ready for some genuine Europeana, kick-ass roots on accordion, drums, bass and horns, straight from the heart of Europe. No linguistic or other borders though, with singing in French, English and Dutch. Catchy songs, punky attitude, drum&brass, Balkan madness, accordion dub and Belgian ska.

 

Jaune Toujours 'Si J'étais Toi' live on BBC Radio 6
Jaune Toujours 'Réfugiés Sans Frontières' live at Ancienne Belgique
Jaune Toujours 'Ici Bxl' live at Belgavox Brussels
Jaune Toujours 'All Eyes' live at Rock A Ouaga
Jaune Toujours 'Bleu' live at treibsAND

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