Couleur Cafe Festival takes place at Brussels, Belgium
Couleur Cafe Festival 2012 dates – 29th June to 1st July 2012
COULEUR CAFE FESTIVAL 2012 – LINE UP
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Brigitte, Le Peuple de l’Herbe, Public Enemy, Stephen Marley, Wanted!, Jessie J, Erykah Badu, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® ft. Omara Portuondo, Sean Paul, De La Soul, Chinese Man, tinariwen, Gogol Bordello, Collie Buddz & New Kingston, Imany, Boban & Marko Markovic Orchestra, Gentleman, Joshua, The Excitements, Caravan Palace, Bomba Estéreo, Les Boukakes, Ayo, Psy4 de la Rime, Zebda & The Peas Project, Ben l’Oncle Soul, The Subs, Jali, Childish Gambino, Ruzzo & Roldan (Orishas), Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, La Chiva Gantiva, Mookomba and DJ Gaetano
The History of Couleur Cafe Festival
Couleur Café is a festival that proposes a full array of music styles coming from all over the world. With more than 40 concerts over three days, Couleur Café offers the best of R&B, hip hop, world, afro, reggae, ragga, dub, dancehall, Latin, salsa, electro and rock. Some extra juicy ingredients are added such as the bright souks and decorations, world food stalls, craftsmen and blazing brass bands. Couleur Café is an apt reflection of the city it calls home, Brussels, with its cultural mix that makes travelling the world as easy as looking out your front window.
Couleur Café is more than a globe-trotting urban festival. The Cool Art Café exposition features work by contemporary artists from the ‘North’ and ‘South’ with a typical Couleur Café-touch. The Solidarity Village wants to sensitize the audience about international social problems. 10 NGOs and associations provide information about awareness-raising campaigns and concrete solutions for worldwide social problems.