Couleur Café – Wikipedia

Couleur Café Festival is an annual urban contemporary music festival taking place around the end of June or early July in the city of Brussels, Belgium, organised since 1990. Since its inception, the festival had been located at Tour & Taxis, but from its 2017 edition it has moved to the Heysel Plateau near the Atomium. The scope of the three-day festival lies on world music with as main styles funk, hiphop, reggae, dance, dub, soul, Latin, blues and rock divided over four stages. Internationally famous acts as well as less known talent or locally popular musicians are represented.

Apart from the music itself there is also a large art exposition, a market with young designers, dance workshops, cocktailbars and food stands from a worldwide variety of kitchens (fifty countries). Festival visitors can camp nearby at Camping Zen.

In 2014, the entire event counted 72,000 visitors over three days.[1]

Featured performers[edit]

Performers at previous festivals included:

  • 1990: Angélique Kidjo, Irakere, Mamady Keita, Papa Wemba, Zap Mama
  • 1991: Mory Kanté
  • 1992: Angélique Kidjo, Papa Wemba, The Wailers
  • 1995: Koffi Olomide, Terence Trent D’Arby
  • 1996: Galliano, Habib Koité, Noa, The Believers
  • 1997: Asian Dub Foundation, Maceo Parker, Youssou N’Dour, Ziggy Marley
  • 1998: Ciocarlia, Daniela Mercury, Famoudou Konaté, Jimmy Cliff, Khadja Nin, Mamady Keita, Mory Kanté, Natacha Atlas, Starflam
  • 1999: Cheb Mami, Faudel, Femi Kuti, Krewcial, P18, Zap Mama
  • 2000: Alpha Blondy, Amadou & Mariam, Asian Dub Foundation, Candy Dulfer, Orishas, Postmen, The Herbaliser, The Skatalites, The Wailers, Youssou N’Dour
  • 2001: Baaba Maal, Burning Spear, Carlinhos Brown, Culture, Khaled, Ozomatli, Starflam, Zuco 103
  • 2002: Cesaria Evora, Daniela Mercury, Horace Andy, Mory Kanté, Orishas, P18, Sizzla, Wawadadakwa, Zuco 103
  • 2003: Amparanoia, Asian Dub Foundation, I Muvrini, Israel Vibration, Jimmy Cliff, Kana, Mad Professor, Ojos De Brujo
  • 2004: Amparanoia, Ska-P, Souad Massi, Babylon Circus, Amp Fiddler, Gabriel Ríos, Starflam
  • 2005: Alpha Blondy, Arno, Femi Kuti, Jah Shaka, Jane Birkin, Kool Shen, Maceo Parker, Magnus, Mahala Raï Banda, Orishas, Rokia Traoré, Youssou N’Dour, Zap Mama, Zita Swoon
  • 2006: Amparanoia, Burning Spear, Cali, Gabriel Ríos, George Clinton, Gilberto Gil, Ivete Sangalo, James Brown, Louise Attaque, Off The Record, Patrick Watson, Saïan Supa Crew, Think Of One, Third World, Toumani Diabaté, Tracy Chapman, Vive la Fête, Fab Faya
  • 2007: Buscemi, Cassius, Daan, Dj Mehdi, Gotan Project, Kelis, Puggy, Sean Paul, The Roots, The Tellers, Ziggy Marley, Johnny Clegg
  • 2008: Aṣa, Erykah Badu, Gentleman, Jimmy Cliff, Kassav’, Kery James, Natacha Atlas, Orishas, Zucchero
  • 2009: Amadou & Mariam, Alpha Blondy, Arno, Asian Dub Foundation, Babylon Circus, Ben Harper, Benabar, Cesaria Evora, Emir Kusturica, Khaled, Keziah Jones, Magic System, Mamady Keita, Oi Va Voi, Ozomatli, Rohff, Selah Sue, Shameboy, Solomon Burke, The Skatalites, Zap Mama
  • 2010: 1060, Diam’s, Ebony Bones, Femi Kuti, George Clinton, Hindi Zahra, Papa Wemba, Rox, Scylla, Selah Sue, Snoop Dogg, Soprano, Staff Benda Bilili
  • 2011: Absynthe Minded, Alborosie, Arsenal, DJ Shadow, Merdan Taplak, Seal, Selah Sue, Yael Naim, Ziggy Marley, Ziggi Recado
  • 2012: Jessie J, Erykah Badu, Tinariwen, Sean Paul, De La Soul, Gentleman, Kaer, Stephen Marley, Public Enemy, Gogol Bordello
  • 2013: Neneh Cherry, Aloe Blacc, Maceo Parker, Andy Allo,[2]Faithless, Jimmy Cliff, Matisyahu, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Mos Def, Salif Keita, Kery James, Joeystarr[3]
  • 2014: (planned[needs update]): Basement Jaxx, Bootsy Collins and the Funk Unity Band, Dizzee Rascal, Parov Stelar Band, Tiken Jah Fakoly, De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig, Dilated Peoples, Girls in Hawaii, Puggy, Morcheeba, Soldout, Seeed, Seun Kuti, La Yegros, Skip & Die, Iron Ites, Captain Steel, Root Pursuit, The Rudies, Burning Spear, Tricky, Ben Howard, Chinese Man, The Subs, Keziah Jones, Chance The Rapper, Laura Mvula, Akua Naru, Cuban Beats All Stars, Veence Hanao, Oyster Node, Selectah Nesta, What It Is, Asian Dub Foundation, Alpha Blondy, Jurassic 5, Blitz The Ambassador, Magnus LIVE, Gabriel Rios, John Butler Trio, Ky-Mani Marley, Youssoupha, Protoje & The Indiggnation, Danakil, The Soul Rebels, Suarez, Little Collin
  • 2015: 1995, Alborosie, Arsenal, Bigflo & Oli, Branko, Buraka Som Sistema, Busta Rhymes, Caravan Palace, Collie Buddz, Crystal Fighters, Cypress Hill, Dub Inc, Ester Rada, Flavia Coelho, G-Eazy, Gentleman, Groundation, Hiatus Kaiyote, Israel Vibration, Jah9, Joey Bada$$, Jupiter & Okwess International, Kasai Allstars, Kavinsky, La Chiva Gantiva, La Fine Equipe, Lefto, Midnite, Milky Chance, Modestep, Naâman, Oddisee, Palenke Soultribe, Pink Oculus, Sergent Garcia, Shantel, SOJA, Starflam, Superdiscount, Tarrus Riley, The Magician, Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean, Xavier Rudd
  • 2016: Akua Naru, Alpha Wann, Apollo Brown, Arno, Atomic Spliff, Black Box Revelation, Bomba Estereo, Brigitte, Bunny Wailer, CHIC ft. Nile Rodgers, Chicos y Mendez, Chronixx, Clap! Clap!, Claptone, Cunninlynguists, De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig, De La Soul, Elito Reve & Su Charangon, Féfé, G.A.N, Ghinzu, Goran Bregovic, GRANDGEORGE, Hudson Mohawke, Ibeyi, Inna Modja, Jamie Woon, Jeremy Loops, Julian Marley, Kano, Kassav, Kel Assouf, Kwabs, LTGL, Magic System, Method Man & Redman, MHD, Morgan Heritage, Mr. Vegas, Nneka Omar Souleyman, Oxmo Puccino, Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band, Pomrad, Protoje, Quantic, Raging Fyah, Roméo Elvis & Le Motel, Selah Sue, Soprano, St Paul and the Broken Bones, Trixie Whitley, Woodie Smalls, Young Fathers, Youssou N’Dour

2017[edit]

2018[edit]

Red Stage Green Stage Blue Stage Black Stage
Friday 29 June Damso
Alborosie
Angèle
Amadou & Mariam
Selah Sue
Ibeyi
Panda Dub
Dubioza Kolekttiv
Melanie de biasio
Mahalia
Oddissee
Togo All stars
The Color Grey
Makala, Di-meh, Slim K
Saturday 30 June Blackwave
George Clinton
Naaman
Chronixx
Residente
Gregory Porter
Akua Naru
Temetan
Leon Bridges
Underachievers
Alia
Niveau4
El Caribe Funk
Tank & The Bangas
Juicy
De palenque a matonge
Sunday 1 July Coely
Milky Chance
Ziggy Marley
Young Thug
Chinese Man
Calypso Rose
Stikstof
Lee Fields
Tarrius Riley
Fatoumata Diawara
Masego
L’or du commun
Meta Meta
Smino
Le 77
Chico y Mendes

2019[edit]

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