AGO! Benin Brass is a brass band launched in 2015. A mix of authentic grooves and melodies from Benin, with contemporary arrangements and compositions from Brussels.
After an artistic residence in Cotonou in January, the group embarked on a Summer Tour in May and June 2019. They started their tour by winning the Brasspartij, an annual brass battle in Antwerp. After which they spread their Brussels-Beninese vibes at Brussels Jazz Weekend, Sortilèges in Ath, la Fête de la Musique dans les Marolles and plenty of other events.
Can’t get enough of those rhythms from Benin? Discover Ander Brass, an Anderlecht-based band which also draws inspiration from Beninese brass music.
Jean Gnonlonfoun, Pascal Rousseau & Luc Mishalle
Jean Gnonlonfoun: percussion & drums
J.B. Emmanuel Dedji: percussion
Napoléon A.R. Dedji: percussion
Luc Mishalle: saxophones
Pascal Rousseau: tuba
Eric Yovogan: trumpet
Celestin Ahissou Ellègue: trumpet
C.J. Ketonouho Zountegni: trumpet
Anicet Houngbo: trumpet
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