CONCERTS · WORKSHOPS · PERFORMANCES


03 SEP 2022 14:00 - 01:00


SONGØ

This international reunion brings a great language diversity. Led by the mesmerising voice of Sisanda (supported by the vocals of the 3 musicians) The songs are written in English, Xhosa, French and Mooré. 

SONGØ is composed of South African singer Sisanda Myataza, (now based in Bristol UK) Yoann Minkoff and Mael Loeiz Danion (Guitar/vocals and keyboards/production of the band City Kay) and the drummer multi instrument player from Burkina Faso Petit Piment who recently settled in France after touring Europe with his band Baba Commandant.

In summer 2018, the team gathered in Rennes and Bristol to work on everyones songs and ideas, and intertwine the various influences. Working in studio as well as in live setup. Quickly the band started to find its very unique sound, made out of Pop, Soul, Transe and afro psychedelic music. A clearly organic music with a few electronic elements.

Meril Wubslin

A trio, focusing on voice harmonies, guitar dialogues, repetition and heady rhythms, Meril Wubslin develops great organic strength live. The musicians get in direct contact with the audience and provoke a trance.

A repetitive music with a folk background and traditional and experimental sounds that will hypnotize you.

Set in Lausanne & Brussels, Meril Wubslin is the musical project of Christian Garcia-Gaucher, guitarist-composer of Velma and Valérie Niederoest (Toboggan/Wild Guys), with Jérémie Conne (Toboggan/Rosqo).

CROLLES

“The sound of CROLLES unloads, cleans you, moves you, forces you to raise the neck, puts you naked, you crack, you shout”. It’s amazing how “you crumble under the flow of words, you cry…”

CROLLES, ” it’s two women who trip on the beat, with music and chic muses “.

Leïla and Amandine are both actresses, singers, live in Brussels and have crolles. 

The duet was born during the second confinement, when, already used to mixing their voices and to find an obviousness in it, they realize that they have both notebooks blackened with texts in gestation: poems, slam, songs which only ask to be born. Composing a set that they could share in the living rooms of their loved ones suddenly becomes vital. They leave for Switzerland for a first residency in January 2021.

Since then, they continue to beat the iron (since it is boiling hot), to write songs, to give concerts in private and public spaces. They play in Belgium, but also in Switzerland and France. 

What they privilege is an intimate encounter with the public that allows a capella both in the music and in the silences, a feeling of deep exchange, a time to vibrate together, essential moments of magic.

Meridian Brothers

Cumbia with electric guitar, vallenato, Latin funk/rock, salsa, traditional accordion music, music for electric organ, are among the styles developed by the band.

From Bogotá – Colombia, Meridian Brothers  is a contemporary neotropicalista group founded in 1998 from the interests of Eblis Álvarez (composer and multi-instrumentalist) as a musical laboratory for a small audiences and distributed at the time in cassette format.

The style of Meridian Brothers is part of the neo-tropicalista movement in Colombia taking place at the beginning of the 21st century. The roots of the group can be found in the ephemeral

Ensamble Polifónico Vallenato project, where its members (Eblis Álvarez among them) dedicated to experiment with influences from traditional Colombian music such as vallenato, cumbia, Bullerengue, ‘palenquero’ sextet format, ‘Gaita’ format, etc.

Meridian Brothers proposes an experimental line of these origins with an ever-changing, very personal and histrionic proposal.

The band has earned a reputation as a cult band in Latin America. The group has been cataloged by music journalists as a futuristic avant-garde proposal, which preserves roots reminiscences of Latin music, due to its sound, style and theatrical expression.

Black Flower

Contrast gives colour to our life and to Black Flowers music.
A wilderness of intoxicating scales, harmonies & grooves gives the listeners the very feeling of being ALIVE.

The exotic & the eccentric become the danceable and the accessible. Is that weird? – Yes but actually No.

The spiritual trance becomes the erotic sensuality. Is that appropriate? – No but in fact Yes.

The melancholic modest mood becomes the instinctively wild outburst of energy. Is that sane? – Yes but also very Desirable.

Deli Teli

60’s greek revival
Gathered around the sacrosanct triptych: bongo, bouzouki and farfisa organ, the Greek-Marseille band Deli Teli revives the forgotten hits of Laïko.

This is the music that set the Athenian nights alight at a time when Saint-Tropez was rocking to the sound of Yéyé. Mixing, with a subtle dose of Mediterranean melodrama, the hits of this mythical era with a 60’s rock sound, Deli Teli preach a collective, sensual and solar wiggle on the dance floors of the rest of the world.

Amami

New Swiss sensation AMAMI is a trio from Geneva who plays an exciting mixture of dancehall, tropical beats and dub.

Like a lost gem of a retro-futurist soundtrack or a dusty trap song from outer space. Just listen to IVORY to catch the vibe: furious claps, deep kick, melow synth and soulful vocals. Drum machines and madness are the two feet they stand on. So free your mind and just dive into this post-tribal dance. As three face of the same coin, Raphaël Anker (Imperial Tiger Orchestra), Gab Gebrezghi (Ghostape, Tapes Adventures, Uberreel) and Ines Mouzoune will catch you on their spinning game, and you’ll not stay indemn. The band’s debut EP Giant was released on Bongo Joe Records on September 20th 2019

Lou K

Taking comfort in metaphor for an imagination that saves. Singing different forms of violence in French, the interpretation seeks to be luminous in order to balance dark texts. Paradox becomes a signature.

From confidence to rebellion, Lou K’s songs explore multiple forms of expression through an airy and melancholic rock. 

Lou K, initially a solo project of the multi-disciplinary artist Lucie Lefauconnier, invests a strange space, when it becomes impossible to speak. So that underground stories take on another form.

Lou K is now accompanied by three musicians met at the Secrètes Sessions organised by Francofaune in September 2020: Alice Vande Voorde (La Chiva Gantiva, Kùzylarsen), Leslie Gutierrez (Pega) and Thècle Joussaud (Lylac, Jonathan Bénisty).

Ysmé

She is one of the rising stars of the Belgian urban scene and her name is Ysmé. With her hard-hitting lyrics, she invites us into her delirious and colourful world. 

She raps and she has things to say. Taking part in the ‘Sound Track’ music competition at the end of last year, Ysmé is one of the three winners who were chosen in the final at AB on December 19th 2021.

About

Open to all, environment-friendly, festive, familiar, situated in a magnificent Brussels site, Forest Sounds encloses the Belgian summertime in style.
Powered by Le Palais des Sciences (Antitapas Night), the BRASS (Cultural center of Forest) and the Municipality of Forest.

LOCATION

Abbaye de Forest
stib Tram – Sint Denis – 32-82-97
Stib Bus – Sint Denis : 50-54-74 – N12
Villo! – 234 – ST DENIS / ST DENIJS – 236 – MAISON COMMUNALE DE FOREST/VORST GEMEENTEHUIS

The site is easily accessible by bike and public transport. A bike parking will be placed near the main entrance.

FOREST ABBEY

Forest Abbey was a Benedictine Abbey founded in 1105, beside a creek, a tributary of the Zenne, southwest of the city of Brussels, Belgium in the municipality of Forest.

The abbots of Affligem Abbey, which had been the ecclesiastical owners of the parish since the bishop of Cambrai ceded it to them in 1105, decided to build a priory for women in Forest, which would eventually become Forest Abbey. The first prioress was named in 1239. Also in the 13th century, the Romanesque church of Saint Denis was rebuilt in the newer Gothic style. The neighbouring abbey church was rebuilt in the 15th century.

Relics of Saint Alena, whose cult was popular in the region, were formerly kept both in the parish church and in the abbey church, but since 1796 only in the parish church.

Much of the abbey was destroyed by fire on 26 March 1764.The abbey was suppressed on 8 October 1796 and sold the following year. The buildings that survived the dismantling are now owned by the Brussels municipality of Forest, and are used as a cultural centre for seminars, banquets and exhibitions. The Abbey and the site were classified as a historical monument in 1994.

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À propos

Ouvert à tous, respectueux de l’environnement, festif, familial, situé au cœur d’un magnifique site bruxellois, Forest Sounds clôture l’été en beauté !
Une initiative du Palais des Sciences (Antitapas Nights), du BRASS (Centre Culturel de Forest) et de la Commune de Forest.

NOUS TROUVER

Abbaye de Forest 
stib Tram – Sint Denis – 32-82-97
Stib Bus – Sint Denis : 50-54-74 – N12
Villo! – 234 – ST DENIS / ST DENIJS – 236-MAISON COMMUNALE DE FOREST/VORST GEMEENTEHUIS

L’entrée principale du festival se fera via la place saint Denis.  L’abbaye est facilement accessible en vélo et en transports en commun. Un parking vélo sera disponible.

L’ABBAYE DE FOREST

L’abbaye de Forest fut fondée en 1106, au bord d’un ruisseau, à 5 km au sud de la ville de Bruxelles. Durant un siècle, la communauté a habité le prieuré en demeurant sous l’autorité de l’abbé d’Afflighem. En 1239, la première abbesse de Forest fut élue. Dames et jeunes filles des meilleures familles de l’aristocratie et de la haute bourgeoisie se joignaient à la communauté, qui bénéficiait donc de donations et de dots permettant de faire des acquisitions. L’abbaye bénédictine fonctionnait alors comme une petite ville en autarcie.

À partir de la fin du xve siècle, les troubles ont commencé. Le conflit armé opposant Charles VIII, roi de France, et Maximilien d’Autriche a affecté l’abbaye. Une centaine d’années plus tard, les conflits avec la France, sous le règne de Louis XIV, ont occasionné de nouvelles destructions et plus tard des renovations, enfin à la suite de la Révolution française, elle fut supprimée et vendue.

Les bâtiments qui ont survécu au démantèlement forment aujourd’hui un centre culturel pour séminaires, banquets et expositions appartenant à la commune bruxelloise de Forest. L’abbaye et le site sont classés comme monument historique en 1994.

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Over

Forest Sounds is een open festival dat de omgeving respecteert en de zomer op een feestelijke en gezellige manier afsluit in het prachtige Abdij van Vorst  .
Het festival is een initiatief van het Palais des Sciences (Antitapas Night), BRASS (Centre Culturel de Forest) en de Gemeente Vorst.

LOCATIE

Abdij Van Vorst 
stib Tram – Sint Denis – 32-82-97
Stib Bus – Sint Denis : 50-54-74 – N12
Villo! – 234 – ST DENIS / ST DENIJS – 236-MAISON COMMUNALE DE FOREST/VORST GEMEENTEHUIS

De festivalhoofdingang bevindt zich aan het Sint Denis Plein. Het abdij is gemakkelijk bereikbaar met fiets en openbaar vervoer. Aan de hoofdingang is een fietsparking voorzien.

ABDIJ VAN VORST

In 1105 kreeg Fulgence, de abt van Affligem, de Sint-Denijskerk van Odon, de bisschop van Kamerijk, die toen over de regio heerste. Het jaar erop schonk de kasteelheer van Brussel, Franco d’Aa, een aangrenzend terrein aan Fulgence. Fulgence richtte een vrouwengemeenschap op, die behoorde tot de abdij van Affligem.

In 1238, na heel wat moeilijkheden en veel discussies, werd de priorij van Vorst onafhankelijk en in augustus 1239 werd de eerste abdis aangesteld.
De “Gemeenschap van Adellijke Benedictijnse Dames van Vorst” bestond uit adellijke en/of rijke nonnen die hun persoonlijke eigendommen overdroegen bij hun intrede in het klooster, waardoor de gemeenschap snel kon uitgroeien, onder andere door de aankoop van gronden of gebouwen in de naburige plaatsen…

De gebouwen die de ontmanteling hebben overleefd, zijn nu een cultureel centrum voor seminaries, banketten en tentoonstellingen van de Brusselse gemeente Vorst. De abdij en de site werden in 1994 geklasseerd als historisch monument.

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Forest Sounds is entirely free, and this since its very first edition! This year, we have set up a donation system to support the festival, because the increasing costs are a reality, putting its free status in danger. We wish to continue to offer you a magical day accessible to all. If you want to support us, it’s HERE 💜

Support Us

Forest Sounds is entirely free, and this since its very first edition! This year, we have set up a donation system to support the festival, because the increasing costs are a reality, putting its free status in danger. We wish to continue to offer you a magical day accessible to all. If you want to support us, it’s HERE 💜

Support Us

Forest Sounds is entirely free, and this since its very first edition! This year, we have set up a donation system to support the festival, because the increasing costs are a reality, putting its free status in danger. We wish to continue to offer you a magical day accessible to all. If you want to support us, it’s HERE 💜

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