VW Spring Sessions

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Country and Region BelgiumBrussels-Capital
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Brussels, Brussels-Capital, Belgium
Festival Contact Information

Jazztronaut Entertainment
Boulevard Leopold II 184d
1080 Brussels
Email: info@vwspringsessions.be

Festival Description

Jazztronaut launched the VW Spring Sessions in 1998. Now a key event in the annual calendar, this nationwide event features around 30 concerts spanning popular jazz, Latino, Afro-cuban, pop, world music and chanson. The Palais des Beaux-Arts and Ancienne Belgique host gigs in Brussels. During this three-month long festival, the greatest artists in their field descend on Belgium in a series of top-notch concerts.

Festival Dates February 26 - June 4, 2014
Festival Links http://www.vwspringsessions.be

Festival Events:

Highlights 2014:
  • Rodriguez ‘Sugar Man’ (the American folk singer who became a legend),
  • Grammy Award winning Pat Metheny Unity Group (presenting their amazing new album)
  • Melingo (Argentine multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer)
  • Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
  • Anthony Joseph
  • Marble Sounds
  • Aline Frazão
  • Reiziger
  • Zita Swoon Group 'New old world'
  • Anouar Brahem
  • Marble Sounds
  • Pat Metheny Unity Groupe
  • Artist feature 2014:
    • Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80
      March 14, 2014, Vooruit Concertzaal, Ghent (org. Democrazy)
      • Fela Kuti’s youngest son has become the family’s loudest voice and, with the help of his father’s legendary band, Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80 have released their third album, A Long Way From the Beginning. With a guest verse from Dead Prez co-founder M1, “IMF,” the forthcoming album’s opening salvo, is a hard-charging Afrobeat track that takes direct aim at the controversial org International Monetary Fund. (Although here it’s renamed “International Mother Fucker.”) The corresponding Jerome Bernard-directed clip casts Kuti in two roles: as an African citizen, and as a businessman offering a briefcase which surely contains cash, but which also comes with a set of handcuffs. The money comes to transform everything it touches, distorting a small army of large suit-wearers into zombified villains by the end.
      • Check out now the new videoclip ‘IMF’


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