Because of the launch of my new website I thought it would be a great idea to talk a bit about the lovely “The Bobby James Family invites …” sessions.
In 2014 we started this new collaboration with Arenberg and MAF.
Our fist gig was a mix of live music with strong slam poetry. We had the honor to work and create a live show with Marie Daulne of Zap Mama. This gig was the opening show for the yearly Mestizo Arts Festival.
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To keep continuing this idea we did three shows between March and May 2015.
Our first session was funky as hell! We invited Droge Piet & Mon. Two upcoming slam poets aka hiphop heads. They released a new album in 2014 and we gave a new life to these tracks to perform them with a live band. Headliner of the evening was BABL feat. Monique Harcum. Lovely people and super professional! Both are the “crème de la crème” of the Belgian music scene. Working with them was wonderful!
The second session we went back to the roots of funk music and number one hip hop sampling music. We went crazy with the tunes of Funkadelic / Parliament. Guest vocal of the evening was Maarten Goffin, he is a belgian actor but also had a tribute band of these funkateers. We came and we funked!
Third and final session for 2015 went “sold-out” in one week. We invited Wahwahsda. The band decided to split in 2014 but as a former member we liked to play some reggae tunes together for one last time! Amazing night! Good songs, chill atmosphere and crazy audience!
2016 will bring us more invite sessions, more guests and crazier shows! Thanks for the support, it was an amazing experience!