See some of the images drummer Théo made for the photobook, listen to the music, and read Tyran Grillo’s review on the Rootsworld.com website, or by clicking the Rootsworld logo above.
Great review in Dutch music magazine MixedWorldMusic.com
Translated to English, the piece by Ronald Veerman would be something like this:
“If it weren’t for Jaune Toujours’ long and solid record of service, the band could still be accidentally associated with the ‘gilets jaunes’ movement because of the name. However, the Brussels collective has little to do with the cramped citizen protest, given the cheerful all-inclusive mentality that speaks from the music and the lyrics.
On Europeana – a word play on Americana – Jaune Toujours unambiguously opts for a connection between people, styles, languages and rhythms: rather the slightly chaotic melting pot of a Europe in motion than the rigid black-and-white thinking of the rising nationalism.
Naturally, it helps that the group has grown musically into a particularly smooth-running machine that routinely switches between ska, street funk and Balkan jazz and thus offers a colorful frame for the enthusiastically chanted texts of Piet Maris.
It is easy to imagine how Jaune Toujours will serve the festival pastures with this energetic mixture in the coming season; and if (positive) activism is more your thing, Europeana is the right fanfare for every climate march in 2019.”
Thank you very much for your kind words Mr. Veerman.
Read the article in it’s original form on MixedWorldMusic.com or by clicking the logo above.
Jaune Toujours’ Europeana got a small review in the German magazine JazzThing.
Read the review (in German) by clicking the image above!
Jaune Toujours will perform a studio session for Music Planet, the BBC’s eclectic world music show hosted by Lopa Kothari with the best roots-based music from across the world and live sessions from the biggest international names and the freshest emerging talent. Tune in on March 22 at 11 P.M.!
” Die Band bleibt sich treu, musikalisch mit ihrer bläserbefeuerten Partytauglichkeit und inhaltlich ohnehin mit der Beschwörung von Solidarität und Hilfsbereitschaft “
Another review of Europeana by Jaune Toujours.
3.5 stars in Jazzthetik!
Read the full review (in German) by clicking the image above!