Belgian Festival Couleur Café Announces First Names for 2013 Edition

Jimmy Cliff
Jimmy Cliff
Renowned Belgian festival Couleur Café announced the first 7 names of artists scheduled to perform this year. Couleur Café takes place June 28-30 of 2013. The festival will feature reggae, soul, funk, R&B, trip hop, Balkan, punk, hip hop and even Tex Mex.


Calexico: Every time they come to Belgium, they play to a full house. Joey Burns, John Convertino and their band will enlighten Couleur Café for the very first time with their fine blend of Rootsrock, Tex-Mex and Mariachi trumpets.

Jimmy Cliff: This Grammy Award winning Reggae legend will present his latest album Rebirth as well as the countless hit songs.

Nneka: Shining Star was the major breakthrough for this German-Nigerian vocalist. Her sweet voice combines r&b, reggae, and soul.

Tarrus Riley: The reggae revelation of the moment, famous for his beautiful melodies and soulful voice.

Balkan Beat Box: Famous for delighting their crowd with an infectious mix of Balkan, Gypsy punk and electronica.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: These guys are at the top of the American billboards and European charts with their catchy hit single Thrift Shop. They are part of a new hip hop generation defending gay rights and recycling.

Wax Tailor: French hip and trip hop phenomenon with 3 albums and more than 400 shows in 50 different countries to his credit.

Practical information

Festival dates: June 28-29-30 , 2013
Festival address: Tour & Taxis, Rue Picard 3 / 3 Picardstraat, 1000 Brussels
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Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.


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