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Eastern Daze IV

Remörk (BE), Aşıq Nargile (GE), Jéricho (FR), Florence Giroud ft. Romain Hervault, Pierre Bujeau & Antoine Bellini (FR), Leo Svirsky (RU), Andrew Pekler (NA), Susan Alcorn (US), Keiko Higuchi with Louis Inage (JP), Richard Dawson + band (UK), Still ft. Freweini & Keidino (IT), Stella Chiwehse (ZW), Novo Line (US), Afework Nigussie (ET)
Thu. 23 November — Sat. 25 November 2017
KASKcinema, Ghent
TramZwart, Ghent
Vooruit, Ghent
doors: 21:00

4th edition of the notorious Eastern Daze-festival, aka KRAAK & Vooruit’s back and forth game between (not so) non-western traditional music and avant-garde. This year’s edition will take over 3 places — Vooruit, KASK cinema and TramZwart.


Thu 23 November 2017

KASK Cinema
20:00 Remörk
20:45 Introduction by Paul Williamson
21:00 Completely into the Present

Fri 24 November 2017

20:00 Léo Svirsky
21:00 Florence Giroud + band
22:00 Asiq Nargile
23:00 Jéricho
00:00 DJ Nixie

Sat 25 November 2017

Vooruit - Theater Foyer
15:00 Zerzura
16:00 Keiko Higuchi
17:00 Susan Alcorn
18:00 Andrew Pekler
19:00 Break

Sat 25 November 2017

Vooruit - Balzaal
20:00 Stella Chiwehse
21:00 Richard Dawson
22:00 Afework Nigussie
23:00 Still
00:00 Novo Line
01:00 Nosedrip b2b Earache


Completely into the Present - A documentary about Tony Conrad

Composer, violin player and visual artist Tony Conrad was one of the key figures in the sixties New York’s avant garde and minimalist circles. He fluently build bridges between structuralist movie, just intonation droning, La Monte Young and The Velvet

Asiq Nargile

Born in Tbilisi and now based in the Borcali region of Southern Georgia, Nargile Mehtiyeva aka Asıq Nargile has been playing saz (long-neck lute) and singing since the age of 15. Fluent in Azerbaijani, Georgian, and Russian, Nargile represents the cosm


Jéricho is the new project of Yann Gourdon, the master and inventor of his highly personal mix of Tony Conrad and Occitan folk. With Jéricho, he expands this territorium to a more pulsating and more song-based approach. The double LP,

Florence Giroud ft. Romain Hervault, Pierre Bujeau & Antoine Bellini present: ‘CHANGE, Opera XXS - Acte IV’

CHANGE, Opera XXS is an ongoing piece of art created by the French artist Florence Giroud. Her work operates in the grey zone between visual art and music, in which she creates a labyrinth of seventies inspired psychedelic prog folk, French pa

Leo Svirsky

“Svirsky lights corners of hidden musical worlds with a palm sheltering the flame” — BOMB Magazine.

Susan Alcorn

“Alcorn’s explorations of extended technique and her love of free jazz and minimalist composition have seen her transport the pedal steel to unexplored pastures of improvisational innovation.” — The Quietus

Andrew Pekler

The Berlin based American Russian Andrew Pekler delves deep into playful loop based exotic electronics. His most recent record is a hommage to the legendary anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss and the his book ‘Tristes Tropiques’. The record is a sonic

Keiko Higuchi with Louis Inage

Piano player and vocalist Keiko Higuchi’s expressive style is a crossbreed of Japanese psych and spiritual free jazz, conceived in the womb of Diamanda Galas. Higuchi is rooted in the tradition of songwriting of Kurt Weill and Nina Simone, but squirms

Zerzura - A film directed by Christopher Kirkley

Richard Dawson + band

The International press is already raving about Dawson’s new record Peasant. The album is a proper concept record about a small medieval community under pressure by higher powers. Exclusively for the festival Dawson will present the record for

Still ft. Freweini & Keidino

STILL is a moniker of Simone Trabucchi of Invernomuto and Hundebiss Records - who has previously recorded and performed as Dracula Lewis. His new leftfield dancehall project is set to release a debut album on PAN later this year. Featuring three vocali

Stella Chiweshe

Queen of Mbira Music from Zimbabwe

“trance music that will transport you to a dreamy stasis. Haunting and full of raw emotion”

Afework Nigussie

Versatile musician and singer from Gondar (north of Ethiopia). His solo set at Gardena will emulate his personal allegorical history of that of an ‘Azmari’; a type of Ethiopian bard who embodies the freedom of speech in Ethiopia by singing provocative,

Novo Line

“His one-of-a-kind style makes Fowler’s Against The Clock session an instant classic.” — Factmag