Oriana Ikomo & Fred Gata

selected by Moene Peeters

Thu 21/03/2024 - 20:30
20.30 - 21.15 h (Oriana Ikomo ) + 22.45 - 23.30 h (Fred Gata)

Ticket prices

Combine this double bill with the concert by BeraadGeslagen.

For this 2024 edition of Leuven Jazz, young drummer and LUCA student Moene Peeters is given carte blanche to put together an evening with two emerging talents. Enjoy these young and fresh sounds during this double bill.

Due to an agenda conflict, Joel Francis' performance cannot take place. With Oriana Ikomo, however, we present a very strong alternative.

Oriana Ikomo - THE HEALING

Embark on a soul-stirring voyage with Oriana Ikomo as she unveils THE HEALING, an EP that encapsulates the profound metamorphosis she has undergone in recent years. This musical journey is an ode to personal empowerment, and Oriana’s resilience echoes through each note and lyric.

Her sonic palette is a rich tapestry of genres, seamlessly weaving together R&B, gospel, ambient, jazz, electronic and pop influences. Her sound is affirmed and robust, reflecting the strength she has discovered within herself. In each track, she showcases her exceptional versatility as an artist. From the heart-wrenching MAMA, LET’S GO to the rhythmically charged IMMA PLEASER, she navigates effortlessly through different musical landscapes.

THE HEALING is not just an EP; it’s an invitation to delve into the depths of Oriana’s soul. Through her evocative lyrics and dynamic melodies, you witness the beauty that emerges from personal growth and self-discovery.

In 2022, her song IF served as a soundtrack in the Belgian television series Roomies. In 2023, she cemented her musical and live reputation by making the finals in two of Belgium’s biggest music competitions, Sound Track and Studio Brussels’ De Nieuwe Lichting.

Fred Gata

Tipped by Lefto Early Bird! Fred Gata is a self-made Leuven rapper and singer hailing from Rwanda. After producing his own beats, he hooked up with some talented musicians. With Simon on drums, Lorenzo on keys and Victor on guitar, he brings a mix of hip hop with hard punchlines, sultry soul and rousing old school R&B. A healthy dose of feelings and party spirit!

Fred Gata won the Sound Track 2023 final in Leuven and has been part of the fantastic FabreCollectiv in the past. According to Dansende Beren, the music blog by and for influencers, he is an artist to keep an eye on in 2024.


Combine this double bill with the concert by BeraadGeslagen (paying ticket).


  • 20.30 - 21.15 h - Oriana Ikomo
  • 22.45 - 23.30 h - Fred Gata

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