This compilation album was made to honour and promote the cultural enhancement of our Western Europeon society brought to us in Brussels by talented and driven musicians, we want to draw the attention to the status that refugees have been reduced to in our countries.
Diginity is not a luxury.
The artists on this album were introduced to us by Els Rochette and Olivier Debehogne from Globe Aroma and by Rudi De Bleser from the Open Refugee Centre in Kapellen.
Globe Aroma is an urban non-profit organisation that strives to promote the cultural riches of refugees, asylum seekers and newcomers.
The organisation offers to help artists who fled their country of origin, to create and develop their art and to promote it to a broad audience. Through it's multidiscipinary nature, Globe Aroma stimulated collaborations and creations that transcend artforms. Excganges between communities generate an intercultural dialogue through art. www.globearome.be
This album is dedicated to Xandinho aka Big X, wherever you are ... and to all refugees worldwide.
AFROZQUAD: hip hop from Angola, with lyrics in
Lingala and Portugese
CHARLES BLACKMAN: west-african calypso reggae
HEARTWASH: a band of African and Belgian reggae
JAUNE TOUJOURS: explosive crosscultural mix
KINCH: Congolese party music with blues and jazz
LAMP FALL SARAFINA: soulful Reggae Blues from
MEC YEK: are two young Romani singers, backed by
musicians of Jaune Toujours
SAMBA DJANGO: Desertblues in the Peul tradition.
SAMSON & SAMUEL: Ethnic, traditional music from
ZIONYOUTH: Roots rock reggae with a positive vibe