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Babylon Circus
+ Kolonel Djafaar


Sat August 6th




Kolonel Djafaar 8.30 pm
Babylon Circus 10 pm



Babylon Circus fr

It’s been over 25 years since best friends David Baruchel and Manuel Nectoux started Babylon Circus in the French city of Lyon. Since then, the band has grown into a 10-person collective, making 10 times as much noise as back in the day. Babylon Circus are all about fun, with their crazy French ska and global folk with pinches of rock and electronics. They’re Gitane dancehall punksters in the tradition of Mano Negra and Manu Chao, influenced by bands like The Skatalites, The Clash and Rachid Taha. Their energy seems boundless. Their plan was to tour with their most recent record State of Emergency’ in 2020, but then came covid. Fortunately, we’lle be able to enjoy their energy this year at MOODS!. In their hit single ‘Monster’, the band proclaims that ‘da shit will hit the fan’. Don’t say you haven’t been warned!

Kolonel Djafaar b

Kolonel Djafaar is an instrumental Afrobeat / Ethio-jazz band from Belgium. They bring a mix of danceable percussion beats, attractive brass ensembles and catchy tunes.The band started in 2016 and is searching the borders of their own sounds ever since. We can hear for example also influences from psychedelic blues and rock. Music that goes beyond genres! With a solid base of percussion, guitar and bass, Kolonel Djafaar provides a moveable groove to which the keys add a psychedelic touch. Let yourself be carried away by the narrative melodies of the four brass players: from subtle additions to tearing solos. The whole gives a very own interpretation of Afrobeat and Ethio-jazz.


At the end of 2018, Kolonel Djafaar recorded its first EP Forgotten Kingdom. It merged everything the 8-piece band had been working on since the beginning. During their live performances, this exciting ensemble really comes alive.

It is therefore no coincidence that Trefpunt crowned them best live act in 2017 as Jonge Wolven. This was followed by a multitude of performances at the most diverse venues: from the local barn, to open air festivals, to the most wanted venues in Flanders. With tons of stage experience and a new set, Kolonel Djafaar is ready to please you all for a sultry concert. Some of their greatest influences are Fela Kuti, Mulatu Astatke, The Budos Band, Jungle By Night, Black Flower and many more.