ft KAU trio + Maxime Dereux + Marius Rabbe / Aftershow: DJ Fatoosan
Thu 16/03/2023 - 19:00
This event is free

In this unique creation, freestyle dance is linked to the freestyle jazz of the KAU trio, saxophonist Maxime Dereux and trombonist Marius Rabbe

The best freestyle dancers represent their style in a 1 vs 1 format. Each dancer is linked to a jazz instrument on which he/she will have to freestyle against the opponent. The further the dancer gets, the more instruments he/she will get to dance on.


  • Stasy Petite (EST - experimental)
  • Carla (IT - waacking/jazz)
  • Djibril (BE - breaking)
  • UBU (BE - tutting/popping)
  • Popping Danys (BE - popping/locking)
  • LIL' CHINA (NL - experimental)
  • Matthew (BE - experimental)
  • Anna Karenina (BE - urban/krump/contemporary)

Jury Sarah Mancini (experimental), Anke (waacking) & Baloo (hip hop)

Host Puya & TBA


  • 19.00-19.30 h: introduction event + announcing all dancers/judges/jazz artists 
  • 19.30-20.15 h: top 8 – 2 rounds each dancer 
  • 20.15-20.30 h: top 4 – 2 rounds each dancer 
  • 20.30-20.45 h: break - people can jam to live music
  • 20.45-20.55 h: judges showcases (they can choose how many instruments and which ones)
  • 21.00 h: final 3rd place 2 rounds + final first place 3 rounds (no time limit)
  • 21.15 h: afterparty

KAU trio + Maxime Dereux + Marius Rabbe

KAU trio is the instrumental project of André Breidlid (drums), Matteo Genovese (bass) and Jan Janzen (keys). They came from different corners of Europe and met in Brussels. In their music, they reflect the spirit of the city. For the occasion, they have been joined by the French saxophonist Maxime Dereux and trombonist Marius Rabbe.

They mainly get inspiration from jazz and create an atmospheric vibe with the help of broken beats and catchy melodies. There is always room for improvisation as their music is original and fearless. Their influences range from jazz icons Miles Davis and John Coltrane to contemporary jazz heroes such as BADBADNOTGOOD and Christian Scott, as well as hip-hop artists such as Tupac, Biggy Smalls and Snoop Dogg.

After falling into the ears of tastemaker LeFtO, they were invited to Kiosk Radio and broadcast on WORLDWIDE FM. You can now certainly place KAU Trio between bands like STUFF and ECHT.

Aftershow: DJ Fatoosan

Dj Fatoosan is co-founder of SupAfly Collective, the first Belgian female hip-hop collective. The collective has been organizing events with female artists since 2009. With her crew or solo, this Belgian-Guinean has provided the musical vibe at renowned events such as Couleur Café, Dour Festival and World Wide Festival. She has also been combining her passion for a year by spinning and singing for the Belgian artist Blu Samu.

Fatoosan is a passionate DJ with a broad view of all things music. She effortlessly combines the dark bass of rap, dubstep or future beats with the energetic vibrations of soulful house, broken beat, soul or Afro-Latin rhythms from the 70s.

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