The Belgian Karim Bagili, from Jordan-yugoslavic origin, born in 1976 in Brussels, is an autodidactic composer, guitarist and ud player. At the age of sixteen he begins to play the electric guitar, and when he is twenty he starts to study the different techniques of the flamenco guitar. During a trip to Jordan he also acquires an Arabic lute (ud) .
In 2000 Karim wins first prize on the Open String Festival in het Duitse Osnabrück. In 2011 he is nominated for the Octaves de la Musique – Musique du Monde (music prize of the French community) and for the 10 th Independent Music Awards – Best Album for the album Lea & Kash. He wins the audience prize on the Independent Music Awards – Best Album in de categorie World Beat.
Since then he performs often, both in Belgium as abroad, and cooperates on projects as composer or arranger for albums, documentaries and short films.
After four albums - Douar, Cuatro con Cuatro, Lea & Kash and Kali City (released with homerecords.be) – that were appreciated by a wide range of people , today Karim Bagili presents his fifth album “Apollo You Sixteen” live in De Centrale. Where Kali city was a return to his Arabic roots, here Bagili clearly feels the need to assimilate more complex guitar pieces, with actually still very deep and intense melodies as guideline.
Karim Bagili is always very original, with a mix of grooves, electro and classic, larded with a crunchy ud and virtuoso arpeggio’s. Also this album introduces us to the startling original musical universe of Karim Bagili.
Karim Baggili : guitar, ud,vocals
Youri Nanaï : bass
Vivian Ladrière : percussion, drums
Mohammed Al Mokhlis : violin
doors 07:30 PM
concert 08:00 PM
Tickets: € 11 (presale) | € 14 (adk)
UITPAS: € 8 (presale) | € 11 (adk)
UITPAS social € 2,80
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