MetX Jam Supreme sessions - 01/08/2019
MetX goes on tour in Brussels. Together with several cultural partners, we organise open jam sessions on various locations throughout the city. You can join other musicians, both professionals and amateurs, and tune in to a mix of various musical genres.
At our MetX Solidarity Jam on 30/11 for Fair Saturday and the charity campaign Brussel Helpt, people enjoyed good music while supporting a good cause. On the menu: a try out by our new group Bakanaï, a sticky jam session and a spaghetti fest for the benefit of DoucheFLUX.
MetX Jam Supreme #5
It was our fifth jam session of 2019. The one before took place in September at Le Senghor in Etterbeek. At the occasion of Al-Karavan, a series of nomadic musical encounters, we tuned in to the sound of 50 years Moroccan immigration in Belgium. Laïla Amezian and the choral Les Fatmas de Belgica opened the evening, after which Laurent Blondiau and Michel Massot invited everybody to a new musical expedition. Read more about our MetX Jam Supreme @ Le Senghor.
At the start of the summer we organised a jam in Café Floreo, in the centre of Brussels. The musicians of AGO! Benin Brass, touring in Belgium at that time, introduced the session.
End of March, our Jam Team threw a party in Zinnema. Nicolas Hauzeur (Brussels Balkan Orchestra), Laurent Blondiau, Jo Zanders, Esinam Dogbatse and Michel Massot took us on a jamtastic journey, mixing music from the Balkans, belching brass and (North-)African rhythms. And off course, Luc Mishalle, Jean Gnonlonfoun and our Anderlecht-based beninese brass band Ander Brass also jammed along.
The MetX Jam Supreme series originates from the Megafonix Jam Supreme, our festive start of 2019. By means of these sessions, we want to lit up the boroughs of our quirky capital together with our cultural partners.
Jammin’ with MetX and guest musicians
Each session is being introduced by members of our MetX Jam Supreme Team. Sax player Luc Mishalle (Marockin’ Brass, Remork & Karkaba, AGO! Benin Brass) and trumpet player Laurent Blondiau (MikMâäk, Mâäk Quintet) amongst others, but also Jo Zanders (BRUiTAL, VelotroniX), Mohamed Saïd Akasri (Remork & Karkaba, Gnawa de Bruxelles) or Jean Gnonlonfoun (Marockin’ Brass, Ander Brass, AGO! Benin Brass). Together with guest musicians, they propose an accessible yet challenging repertoire that will get everybody jamming.
Would you like to learn more about these jam sessions? Contact Doris Razafimbelo.