Enthusiast Music

Enthusiast Music is a management agency run by Michael Wolteche. Working from Brussels with ears open to the round Earth.

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AMMAR 808

A musical world filled with magical creatures, an inevitable ultra low TR-808 bass and fiercely aggressive beats paired by three strong Maghreb voices co-existing in an apocalyptic yet hopeful world ready for change ...
AMMAR 808 & The Maghreb United - produced and developed by the acclaimed Tunisian producer Sofyann Ben Youssef - takes you into the dark realms of North African futurism, the full album will be released on June 15th 2018 on the famed Glitterbeat Records label.
In AMMAR 808, Sofyann teams up with three exceptional singers of the Maghreb: Cheb Hassen Tej (Tunisia), Sofiane Saidi (Algeria) and Mehdi Nassouli (Morocco). AMMAR 808 exposes the illusion of both borders and separatism set by colonial forces, Maghreb United takes these roots and reinvents tradition and makes their crowds move to the pulsating ancient beats.

CHOUK BWA

A traditional Haitian Mizik Rasin — roots music — band, Chouk Bwa, formerly Chouk Bwa Libète, realizes the source of a drum and dance style using percussion and call-and-response vocals that are infused with Haitian Vodou. « Chouk Bwa » means « Root » in Haitian creole.

Chouk Bwa was selected as a showcasing band at WOMEX 2015.

In September 2016 Chouk Bwa met the Brussels based duo The Angstromers. Frédéric Alstadt and Ripit are specialized in live experiments with vintage electronic instruments like modular synths. A 7 inch of their common live performance at Café Central (Brussels) has been released in November 2017. They work hard on a new album.

DESIR FIORINI

What if Viennese composer Franz Schubert would have travelled to Haiti and met the spirits of vodou in Carrefour la Mort ? What if we would travel back to an imaginary mixed XIXth Century ?

With their hyper-classical formula of a piano and a voice, Belgian piano player Fabian Fiorini and Haitian singer Renette Désir summon the spirit of German romantic composers together with vodou trance. They pay a twofold tribute to contemporary Haitian poetry and to the language of the Haitian of the street: Creole.

KEL ASSOUF

Kel Assouf means both “nostalgia” and “son of eternity” in Tamashek, the language of the Sahara nomads. In 2006 the group gathered around exiled Nigerian musician Anana Harouna. After the album “Tin Hinane” (Igloomondo 2010), Anana started working with Tunisian producer and musician Sofyann Ben Youssef (Bargou08) creating a distinctive tradi-modern sound – some call it a hyper-modern sound – that is both heavy and hypnotic.

Kel Assouf currently work on a new album to be released with an unconventional trio formula. Drummer Olivier Penu and keyboard player Sofyann Ben Youssef support singer and guitar player Anana Harouna. They add a layer of freedom and contrasts to the heavy rock sound typical of their last album Tikounen.

participating in

  • WOMEX 2018
  • WOMEX 2017
  • WOMEX 2016
  • WOMEX 2015
  • WOMEX 2014

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News

Chouk Bwa Libète at Savannah Music Festival 2017

Savannah Music Festival presents our US debut on...

Chouk Bwa Libète will be at WOMEX 2016

After our summer tour (Førde Festivalen, WOMAD...

discover Chouk Bwa Libète on RFI English

Alison Hird interviews band leader Sambaton...

On Tour

Chouk Bwa Libète