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Eastern Daze VI

Razen & Oona Libens (BE/SE), Poor Isa (BE), KOKOKO! (CG), Raymonde (FR), Laura Cannell (UK) Marja Ahti (FI), Brìghde Chaimbeul (UK), Tallawit Timbouctou (MA), Mdou Moctar (NG), Sote (IR), Rojin Sharafi (IR), KAVIR (IR/BE)
Wed. 20 November — Sat. 23 November 2019
KASKcinema, Ghent
School of Arts — Miry, Ghent
Vooruit, Ghent
doors: 21:00
ticket: Wed 5  Thu 10/13  Fri 19/22  Sat (afternoon) 10/13  Sat (evening) 20/23 
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Eastern Daze - that genre-bending, intercontinental ping-pong between the traditional and the iconoclast - makes a roaring return for its sixth edition. This year's outing will be an exercise in transcending interdisciplinarity, weaving between nomadic


Wed 20 November 2019

KASK cinema
20:00 DOORS
20:30 Chronopolis (screening)
21:30 Maika Garnica & Aiko Devriendt

Thu 21 November 2019

School of Arts - Zaal Miry
20:00 DOORS
20:30 Poor Isa
21:30 Razen & Oona Libens

Fri 22 November 2019

KC Vooruit
20:00 DOORS
20:30 Raymonde
21:30 Kokoko!

Sat 23 November 2019

KC Vooruit
14:30 DOORS
15:00 Marja Ahti
16:00 Laura Cannell
17:00 Sote
18:00 BREAK
19:45 Brighde Chaimbeul
20:30 Osilasi
21:30 Mdou Moctar
22:45 Rojin Sharafi
23:30 KAVIR dj's

Film screening: 'Chronopolis'

Chronopolis is a gargantuan city somewhere in the vastness of space. The immortal inhabitants of the city, bored by their endless existence, one day decide to manipulate time itself. They do so by manipulating atomic particles and electricity and const

Maika Garnica & Aiko Devriendt

As an artist, Maika Garnica is most at home at the intersection of environment, viewer and artist. She attempts to understand the complex relationship between form and substance through the use of sculptural prototypes, with the body as the driving for

Razen & Oona Libens present 'Het Moederkoren'

Visual artist and musician Oona Libens and Razen – the group led by Brecht Ameel and Kim Delcour – present the premiere of their new audiovisual project. ‘Het Moederkoren’ is a reflection on ecstatic experiences and hallucinations from the Middle Ages.

Poor Isa

Ruben Machtelinckx and Frederik Leroux, aka Poor Isa, are coming to present their latest work. Played with a combination of prepared banjo and woodblocks, their improvisations flow into rippling compositions, enriched with subtle nuances and scarcely a


The DIY techno of Congolese collective KOKOKO! is the most infectious sound of the moment. Using instruments constructed themselves out of found objects from the streets of Kinshasa – jerry cans, oil barrels, saucepans – they make ‘tekno Kintueni’: fas


Effects, a battery of 4-track tape loops and samples from all corners of the globe: welcome to the wondrous world of Raymonde. Hailing from the Lyon, this electronica genius likes to serve up an eclectic ratatouille of tropical ambient and (cracked) mu

Sote presents ‘Parallel Persia’ ft. Arash Bolouri, Pouya Damadi & Arash Akbar

It’s safe to say that Ata Ebtekar, alias Sote, is the godfather of Iranian experimental electronica. With his label Zabte Sote he supports many artists from the Iranian diaspora – including Rojin Sharafi and Nima Aghiani. He also releases his own work

Laura Cannell

A violin and two recorders is all the British artist Laura Cannell needs to evoke a fairytale universe, a world where ruins from a grey past are all that remain. With her half-composed, half-improvised pieces, she explores the space between experiment

Marja Ahti

This Swedish-Finnish musician and composer Marja Ahti combines field recordings and other acoustic sound fragments with synths and electronic feedback loops. In this way she creates musical narratives centred on subtle microtonal beats and subdued text

Mdou Moctar

Mdou Moctar – the artist formerly known as Mahamadou Souleymane – grew up with guitar on his mind in a remote village in Niger. Since guitar-trees don’t grow so well in the Sahel, he had to craft his own out of a plan of wood and some brake cables. He

Brìghde Chaimbeul

Chaimbeul grew up on the Isle of Skye, where she soon became acquainted with the sound of the pipes through living legend Rona Lightfoot. From the age of seven she herself began to play and developed a style rooted in the Gaelic language and culture. S


Brussels-based Osilasi is the duo formed by Léa Roger (Guili Guili Gulag) and Célia Jankowski (Vitas Guerulaitis). Using the harp and drums as their main conveyors, they reinterpret traditional music from all over the world through a speculative approa

Afterparty with Rojin Sharafi

The Austro-Iranian sound artist Rojin Sharafi – a resident artist at Gouvernement last spring – keenly grabs from many musical buckets: noise, folk, ambient, classical, metal... She recently signed with the Zabte Sote label and collected her work in 'T


Kavir is a platform that unites Iranian and Belgian artists. In addition to Rojin Sharafi and Sote, they’ll also be bringing two regular KAVIR DJs to Ghent: Losse Veter (heavy industrial) and De Zoon (beefy UK sounds that dip into new wave territory) w