Globalicious Festival w/ Bernard De Vos, Patasola, DJ Makala, Rokia Bamba & Bruselo

We proudly present Globalicious Festival with a fantastic program!
Workshops, GlobaTalk, dance workshop, concert and party!
The main topic of our festival wil be: ‘You don’t lock up a child’ campaign and cumbia.

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19:30 Doors open
20:00 Workshops: Rob Kaelen (You don’t lock up a child) & Gjovalin Macaj (University of Leiden)
21.00 BRU(i)TAL
21:10 GlobaTalk: ‘Migration and child detention in closed centres’ with Bernard De Vos (General Delegate for Children’s Rights), Samira Atillah (human rights activist), Marina Calculli (University of Leiden), Amir Jafari (student),
22:00 BRU(i)TAL
22.10 Dance workshop: cumbia & bachata w/ Uriel
23:00 BRU(i)TAL
23:10 Concert w/ Patasola (Colombia / Belgium)
00.00 Party w/ DJ Makala (Spain), Rokia Bamba (Mali/Belgium) & Bruselo (Albania)

Date: 09/03/2019
Place: La Tricoterie
Hour: 8 p.m to 4 a.m
Entrance: 10€

If you want to be sure for your place we strongly recommend to book your tickets in advance! You send the names of the persons by email: and you deposit the money on this account number:
BE54 3630 1329 4797

Globalicious is a cultural event and party launched by dj, philosopher & author Bruselo aka Bleri Lleshi. The aim is to let people dance on global grooves from all over the world, but also raise consciousness by discussing social and cultural issues.

Globalicious is also a celebration of cultural diversity. We will offer concerts with music all over the world, dance workshops and will introduce you to the diversity of Brussels and the world.

Globalicious is a party! We will invite local and international dj’s to play global grooves and make you dance till the early morning. We play cumbia, Balkan, Arabesque, global funk, coupé décalé, hip hop, dancehall, reggae…

Workshops are an opportunity to deepen on a certain topic with two experts. Important to know: the places for the workshops are limited: 20 places maximum for each of them so registration in advance is obligatory via

Workshop 1: How to get organised?
Rob Kaelen works for the coalition ‘You don’t lock up a child’. It is a coalition of 325 organisations standing up against the government policies to lock up migrant children. He will show how they did organise and give tips and tricks to create resistance from bottom up. Come and get inspired!
-> 20 places. Booking in advance obligatory! -<

Workshop 2: How to get politicized?
Gjovalin Macaj is assistant professor at Leiden University. He will be discussing how to politicize human rights and stand up for people whose rights are being violated.
-> 20 places. Booking in advance obligatory! -<

Bernard De Vos is General Delegate for Children’s Rights. He is the author of several books and articles on childhood and youth issues.

Samira Atillah is writer and human rights activist. She is one of the most fierce critics of the Belgian government in particular on issues related to migration.

Marina Calculli is assistant professor at University of Leiden. She is the author of several books and specialist of Middle East politics.

Amir Jafari is student and originally from Afghanistan. He was 12 when he came to Belgium as refugee. Already at that age he stood up for his right and took different actions such as long walk to demand attention for children refugees and their situation.

Uriel is a talented teacher of bachata, salsa and cumbia. He mixes afro and latin traditions together in beautiful moves.

Patasola is one of the best-kept secrets and above all one of the best groups in Brussels for dancing! From the Cumbia firmly anchored in its roots and boosted by a phenomenal energy, Patasola will colour the evening with compositions borrowed from the Afro-Indian cultures of the Caribbean and Pacific shores of Colombia but also with mapale, chirimia and other styles, including salsa and funk. Put your dancing shoes on!


DJ Makala is one of the most important dj’s, musicians and remixers of Global Grooves in Spain and beyond. He has been playing and spreading grooves for more than 20 years. He will come to Brussels together with Jimmy Bidaurreta to introduce their new album ‘Descarga libre’. We are very happy to have them at Globalicious Festival!

Bruselo (Globalicious): Philosopher, writer and DJ. Bruselo plays urban roots & global grooves from the mountains of Balkan to the beaches of Brazil: cumbia, Balkan, arabesque, soukous, coupé décalé, hip hop, reggaeton and reggae. Music with groove!

Rokia Bamba (Globalicious): Rokia is a multi-faceted woman with more than 15 years of experience at Radio Campus Bruxelles, co-creator of one of the first hiphop, r&b en funk programs (Full Mix). She is the Massimadi festival host DJ, likes to experiment, to discover eclectic sonorities, and she’s proud to have AfroElectroHipHopFunkyRaggaStyle in her blood! Her main aim? To see everybody groove on the dancefloor!


20:00 > 4:00
La Tricoterie, rue Théodore Verhaegen 158, 1060 Brussels

Public Transport:
TRAIN: Gare du midi (10 minutes walking or Tram 81-82)
METRO: 3-4-2-6 – Stop Porte de Hal
TRAM: 81-82-83 – Stop Bethléem, in front of La Tricoterie
BUS: 49-50-32 – Stop Avenue du Roi

Entrance: 10€