BaobabLive: Iraqi Dance Music with Babylon Trio & Rebel up (IQ/BE)

za 2 februari 2019 - 22:00

For the next BaobabLive event we've invited the band Babylon Trio from Iraq via Belgium.

The three Iraqi musicians of Babylon Trio arrived in Belgium in 2015 and 2016 as refugees of the political unrest in Iraq. Arkan Mushtak hails from Baghdad, where since his childhood he has been shaped into a talented keyboard and piano player by Iraqi master composer Noor Sabah. 
He is accompanied by fellow musicians Saif Al-Qaissy (digital percussion, djarbouka and backing vocals), Walaa Saad (vocals) and occasionally joined by Mohammed Algareb (2nd percussion). Together they play an electrified mix of contemporary Iraqi music styles, such as chobi chobi, dabke, maqam and electronic hybrids that put the dancefloor on fire. 
After the summer of 2018, the trio released their debut album 'Habibi' on Brussels outernational label Rebel Up Records, with the help of Rebel Up, NGHE, cultural venue Les Ateliers Claus and Angstrom studio in Brussels. This year will mark the rise of the contemporary Iraqi street sound throughout Belgium and beyond. Get ready for fire!

After the concert the Rebel Up DJ's will take over the stage to close the night in style with a wide variety of contemporary Arabic and Middle Eastern tunes.

Tickets for this event will be sold ONLY at the door and go for €7,50. (CASH ONLY)


22:00 - 00:00 Doors open
00:00 - 01:30 Babylon Trio (live)
01:30 - 03:00 After party by Rebel Up!

DATE: Saturday Februari 2, 2019
TIME: 22:00
ENTRANCE: 7.50 Euro