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New names for SOBU2020

On the 26th of January we're organizing the fourth edition of The Sound of The Belgian Undergound at Ancienne Belgique. After countless listening sessions, a longlist that kept on growing, and a several revisions of the shortlist, we were able to select 9 national acts that value artistic freedom above a broader audience. Get acquainted with these 3 names that'll take the stage at AB!


Lead photo: Chibi Ichigo photographed by Bibiane Euse 
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Ben Bertrand


Thirty years ago shoegazers were dipping their guitars in pedals and effects, now Ben Bertrand is doing the same for his bass clarinet. Doing so the Brussels composer creates a dreamy and minimal universe where other so-called neoclassics as Steve Reich or Tim Hecker would feel at ease.




Brussels-based artist Rogergoon is no secret to fans from Slagwerk collective. While in the past Rogergoon has collaborated with Lauren Auder and even covered blink-182, he currently makes surprisingly metamorphic compositions.


Chibi Ichigo


A Russian-born artist with a Japanese musical alter ego who’s rapping in Russian, Dutch and English: Chibi Ichigo doesn’t like boundaries. Not even the ones around her comfort zone. Pushing herself further she has one message: follow your passion. Even if it’s nillies music or bird watching.

The Sound Of The Belgian Underground 
26 Jan - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels
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