Explore the North

Explore the North 2018


Chouk Bwa & the Ångstromers

Chouk Bwa & the Ångstromers
Unusual voodoo with driving rhythms and electronica

After an enchanting Chouk Bwa show at Welcome to the Village in 2016, the Haitian group now returns to Leeuwarden with the Ångstromers. This duo let their abstract sound art melt together with traditional voodoo music. The band furnishes the grooving rhythms and the Ångstromers give it a modern twist. With driving rhythms and poetical lyrics, the group brings Haitian spirituality to Leeuwarden. If Vaudou Game and Ifriqiyya Electrique haven’t brought you into trance enough at Explore the North, on festival Friday Chouk Bwa & the Ångstromers will be the icing on the cake.

Explore Voodoo
Voodoo is a theme running through the entire Explore the North 2018 programme. In order to help visitors prepare for the related rituals, we have invited Leendert van der Valk. Van der Valk is a freelance journalist specialising in music journalism and narrative journalism. He writes for media including Dutch dailies NRC Handelsblad and nrc.next, reviewing African and Afro-Caribbean music. In his work, music is usually the hook for a wider story. This is certainly the case in his new book, published in 2017, VOUDOU, van New Orleans naar Cotonou op het ritme van de goden (VOUDOU: from New Orleans to Cotonou on the rhythm of the gods). During the three Explore festival days, Leendert will be in Leeuwarden to induct you into the world of voodoo and music. Prior to the performance of Chouk Bwa, he will interview the band.
Vrijdag | 19:00-19:45,  Obe