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.