Palermo’s rules !

Ciao A tutti!

Welcome on board , check the opposite door, arm slides, everybody in the plane !

The first time in Palermo for the Watcha Clan. We arrived after 2 good flights,

All was fine, in fact not for all of us…

Well the sun welcomed us, and before the meeting, we took a tour in the city. Huge, colored place, and good coffee !

Well 2.30 pm, all the team was ready to go to the Giardino Inglese!

3.30 pm, , all the team was ready to go to the Giardino Inglese! 🙂

4 p.m. we finally arrived at the  Giardino Inglese!

Beautiful park with an amazing big tree,

Well, the sun,  the park , a stage , all was cool, but not for all of us…

We put all our stuff on stage, but we discovered that we can not use it, before the organizers got a « license to use the stage »…

So after the taxis waiting, we re-began to wait…

Wait…

WAIT………….

All of us were  waiting, but  in real…not  « all of us »…

The dark side of Palermo was rising… a long black cloud…

and the decision arrived…

The stage was 10 centimeters too high for the  license… Playing on stage was FORBIDDEN  !

this news made everybody mad! The organizers were not guilty, but politicians are ….

Well , we were all crazy. We had to find a solution.

Nassim  decided to take the lead and go immediately to the…

ice cream shop! cause with a good Sicilian Ice cream, all is sweeter !

paradise…

The Tour de Frost direction decided to unmount  the stage and do the festival directly on the ground!

an Underground festival on the ground…

and we started the sound check  half on the stage, half on the floor…

We felt like in the twilight zone , no stage, 5 hours in late, but we wanted to play !!!

Night arrived, we had to stay concentrated

Cause technically, this gig was  not easy…

No stage, technicians busy as ever, audience who didn’t see us,  the show started at midnight!!!!

But the organizers and us really want to play even if the authorities said « no »!

So midnight everybody on the stage!!!…… 😩  no stage… So midnight everybody in the arena !!!!!

Crazy day for a crazy concert. Sista Ka climbed on the technical riser to explain to the audience that a band was playing live music!!!

With or without stage!!!!

thanx to all the crew, to the welcoming of Eric and Davy

and special big up to technicians who worked from 6 a.m. to 6 a.m. !

Palermo , we will never forget this gig!

NEXT STEP MUNICH  the 14th of June

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CIAO 🙂

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Lausanne – Paris – Arras

Hello Folk’s,

Inutile de le prĂ©ciser, mais Marseille – Lausanne – Arras – Marseille en bus, autant dire que cette session a Ă©tĂ© camionesque 🙂

C’est donc avec autant de pluie que de route que nous arrivĂąmes Ă  Lausanne. Un joli campus Ă©tudiant, avec des Ă©tudiants super motivĂ©s

qui pour l’occasion avaient Ă©laborĂ© une jolie affiche , oui Nassim c’est toi

Petit Ă  petit tout se mettait en place,

on notera sur cette photo, Suprem Clem tripple checkant ses machines, normal… Nassim Ă©lectrifiant  son Gumri, normal…mais que fait Sista Ka sur le laptop? La rĂ©ponse est simple. A cet instant on apprend que la date Parisienne du surlendemain allait peut ĂȘtre ĂȘtre annulĂ©e. Out of question, aprĂšs une consultation de la boule de cristal,

et la vision de Martin

le processus « dĂ©menti de l’annulation » devait ĂȘtre lancĂ© sur lles rĂ©seaux sociaux!!

Revenons Ă  l’art , avec pour ouvrir la soirĂ©e et de bien belle maniĂšre, le groupe scarecrow

ils ont mis le feu,pour le plus grand plaisir de Mathieu, l’organisateur de la soirĂ©e

(qui au passage ressemble de maniĂšre troublante au grand Niels Hennins Orsted Pedersen)

En revanche, pour les pompiers…le feu ça passe pas crĂšme…. dĂ©tecteurs de fumĂ©e enclenchĂ©s…concert retardĂ©…

Du coup bah…on a pris des photos 🙂

AprĂšs 35 min de flou, nos voilĂ  enfin sur scĂšne!!! Chaleur !

Merci Lausanne!

Direction Paris en…bus, pour cette journĂ©e riche en Ă©motions et en organisation!

Maintenir la soirĂ©e, rencontrer Flavien, (attention qu’essaye-t-il de dire avec ses yeux… »Comment je vais leur dire que j’ai paumĂ© un bout du dĂ©cors 😩  » )

Inviter les amis!

Faire l’ultime promo mano a mano

balancer

Planter le décors ,

Et voir le Divan du Monde , non pas de cette maniĂšre:

mais plutĂŽt comme ça…

El Hadi s’est lancĂ© seul sur scene pour un premiĂšre partie soul musclĂ©e!

Puis on a pris la relĂšve devant un public Parisien plus qu’accueillant, heureux au moins autant que nous d’ĂȘtre la , pour partager..

Puis c’est Bania Diwane d’algerie qui nous on rejoint (  http://www.baniadiwane.com/fr/accueil.html# )

Hafid (gumbri)
Billel (karkabou)
Menni (karkabou )
El Hadi (guitare)

Watcha Clan and Friends !!!

Merci à tous pour la réactivité, et le partage!!!

A vite 😉

DerniĂšre Ă©tape: Arras, pour l’inauguration, et donc le premier concert au Pharos  (la classe)

Super accueil, super équipe,  super salle,  pour la joie de tous!

Bref la bonne ambiance…

Un public Ă©clectique et attentif pour le dernier concert de la semaine!

Merci Ă  toute l’Ă©quipe du Pharos et Ă  bientĂŽt!

Prochain concert:

Palermo (It) -31/05- @festival #Suonafrancese / Tour de Forst

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Ciao 😉


WaTCha cLaN @ WaRSaW

Hello Folk’s

Banana in a plane,

Sound Engineer with a big beard,

Some bags at the hotel,

Here we are , we are back on tour!

First step: Poland!!!

So we arrived in Warsaw,  the weather was so hot (maybe hotter than in Marseille 😉 ).  Joanna , who took  care of the band ,  showed us a part of the old town. Visit was short but efficient!

After, we went to the Palladium , to do the sound check.

Every thing was ok, the welcoming was so cool. People of the Festival were so nice 😉

Madga and Joanna showed us a great Vinyls Shop called « Hey Joe ». Some of us couldn’t go out this store without vinyls!!!

And the front door was great too!!!

Nice people, good atmosphere, good weather, but what was the goal of this Polish trip?

Performing !!!!!!!!!

Jump to stage:

the voice

the machine keyboards, samplers, accordion, beat box, backing vocal,  loops 🙂

The Gumbri

the bass:

All together, playing music, so proud to play in front a the polish audience, particularly in front of PaweƂ Wojtalewski and all his family.

Even if we were absolutly not tired, they bring us to a bar !

To ….

do the party..

and to say all together,

Happy birthday Sista Ka !

The rest of the night can not be describe in this blog. Thanx to not ask question.

The  awakening has not be easy for everyone …

Time to come back in France arrived!

Thanx the crew, the audience, see you the 27th of July at Gdansk @Globaltica festival (https://www.facebook.com/events/131720117025935/)

Next Step Lausanne  le 15 Mai , Paris le 17 Mai  et  Arras le 18 mai!!!

Touts les infos here :https://www.facebook.com/watchaclan/events

Tchussssssssssssssss!!!


Wilaya 49 fait son Babel Med

Hello Folk’s

Hey voila que ce termine le Babel Med Festival.

C’est donc avec le projet WATT et sous le joli nom du Wilaya 49 que jeudi dernier , Ă  22h30, Sista Ka, Malik, Banis , Nassim, Suprem Clem, Raashan, Martin , Seb, Flavien, Soupa Ju et Mat ont pris le train en direction du bonheur

s’arrĂȘtant en gares : du dĂ©sert, de la jungle, de l’acoustique, du Rap, de la tchatche ,du rock , de l’archet, du flot , des karkabous , des machines, des claps, des chƓurs, des envolĂ©es lyriques, des voix, des backs, des jumps, des sourires. Le public n’était d’ailleurs pas comme la vache qui regarde passer le train, les marseillais et les autres  Ă©taient “on board” , avec nous!

Se retrouver sur scĂšne avec le Wilaya 49, c’est comme faire un apĂ©ro avec des amis sans chi-chi sans bla-bla, juste le kiff de se voir, de partager, de rattraper le temps perdu… bon avec du gros son en plus….

Un fois n’est pas coutume ce blog dĂ©butera donc par un Merci Ă  toute l’Ă©quipe, pour la fusion humaine et artistique.

VoilĂ , ça… c’est fait, revenons 4 jours plus tĂŽt.

Pour ceux qui auraient rater un épisode et bien le voici : novembre 2012 à Oran  https://watchaclan.wordpress.com/2012/11/13/oran-une-semaine-avec-tox-watcha-clan-raasham-ahmad/

Pour les autres, cette fois c’est belle et bien Ă  Marseille, que nous nous sommes tous retrouvĂ©s. Le cabaret AlĂ©atoire nous a ouvert ses portes, et toute l’equipe c’est mise Ă  pied d’oeuvre.

L’amitiĂ© et le feeling reprĂ©sentant 1% du rĂ©sultat final , il a quand mĂȘme bien fallu se mettre Ă  bosser pour trouver les 99% manquant .

Alors on s’est tous mis a bouger dans tous les sens.

Tellement de choses Ă  dire,tellement de maniĂšre de les dire, le tout en 45 minutes imposĂ©es… et comme le dit le proverbe  « Ils ne savaient pas que c’Ă©tait impossible, alors ils l’ont fait ».

3 jour intenses, 8h – 20h avec pour nos Mc prĂ©fĂ©rĂ©s, des Shows case endiablĂ©s (sheitanisĂ©s?) au Mama Shelter.

Radio show en bonus 😉

Ah oui un jour off , enfin pas si off que ça vu qu’on a eu un tournage. Un rĂ©alisateur pleins de bonnes idĂ©es

malheureusement balayées par une pluie battante. Un replis improvisé dans une salle de classe, un panier de basket monté en deux deux, de vrais élÚves figurant super énervés

et de faux Ă©lĂšves , nous!

Bon j’en dis pas plus, pour la surprise, mais c’était bien marrant, Raashan en professeur

Sista Ka au premier rang ça passe trop crĂšme et c’est carrĂ©ment frais, en bref c’est trop sbob.

Bref, en rĂ©sumĂ© on s’est bien rĂ©galĂ© et le plus souvent en mode « labess »

Dernier brief de Soupa Ju

et nous voila parti pour les Docks des Suds . Suprem Clem a gĂ©rĂ© tout le dĂ©roulĂ© de la journĂ©e . ArrivĂ©s 45 min en avance, on a fini de monter le matos avec 50 min d’avance (car on a rĂ©ussi a gagner 5 min), aprĂšs tous ces efforts, les MCs ont commencĂ© Ă  apparaitre , oui car il faut le savoir le Mc est invisible camion chargĂ©, et est visible camion vide , elle bien faite la nature.

Bref des balances qui sentaient bon le concert de folie, tension, concentration , exaspération

le tout dans la joie et la bonne humeur.

Ha oui on s’est aussi baladĂ© dans le salon pro et Nassim Ă  repris deux fois du riz.

22H30, le Wilaya 49 rentre en scĂšne….

A trĂšs vite

Bon ok celle la c’est la version Face book,

En rĂ©alitĂ© c’était plutĂŽt comme ça 🙂


German tour **final part**

Ok! ok! ZĂŒrich is actually not in Germany, so this is the German and Switzerland tour 2013!

23rd of February:

What a pleasure to drive without “traffic jam”! Turning on the engine, and eating the road meter by meter. Unfortunately this lucky strike had been short.

The snow began to fall, and never stopped 🙂

Leipzig was under a white dress, people were skiing on the streets, so nice!

Well, the UT Connevitz opened his doors, and we directly started the soundcheck. What a beautiful place! Even if we have ever played here, it was like the first time !

Topps  cooked him self a good vegetarian meal, that gave us the strength for this 7th concerts of the tour. Well, walking around the audience, I heard this sentence “ They are touring since 10 days, maybe they will do a kind of calm concert” 🙂

An amazing place, a big stage, a big sound and a big audience…We were on the first floor, and we couldn’t wait to play, we try to do some photos to wait…

but people began to shout downstairs!

We had to go!

Jumping, running, smiling, last gig in Germany couldn’t be a “calm concert” 🙂

Those 100 minutes had past so fast! We love the dancing Leipzig audience, in this old style cinema atmosphere!

Miss Zio  and her camera posted some souvenirs on face book…check a few selection :

Well, now have a sit, pull on the bass of you computer, and listen to it !

DJ Topps finished the party …what about us? Partying in a gypsy style…

Bye Bye…see you in 2015?

24th of february:

Driving day, special big up to the team, who load and unload and load and unload and load and unload and load and unload the van all the tour!

25th of February:

We finished the tour as we had begun it, in a jazz club, but this time in Zurich!

Moods !

Super welcoming with Gregoire, good sound that we  appreciated as soon as the sound check started.

Playing on a Monday night is not so familiar, but the atmosphere was warming up, Suprem Clem open the show, it was the last show of the tour

. 12 days on the road, 8 concerts, 2 countries…friends everywhere, new venues, full of pictures and feelings in our head. We felt very comfortable on this stage, dancing young people, dancing old people, some of them listen to us carefully, other let get lost in the trans…

11 p.m: “la fĂȘte est fini”

We have to pack all the stuff…  last but not the least.

Watcha Clan in Mood…

We have to ask the rooky to resume this tour :

NeXt sTeP:

Marseille 21 of march !!! with Raashan Ahmad and Tox !!!!

See you soon.


German Tour **Part 3 ** Berlin, Hamburg

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21st of February

 The first words of the day were “Es is kalt”.

Even the snow didn’t want to fall; too cold. Doesn’t matter, to be in Berlin again was great. Playing in Lido, seeing all our friends, we were so exited.

 First interview, with Niloufar and her photographer for the Blogrebellen. Cool atmosphere in a culture center, where they do very good soup.

After this , we went to the venu, the Lido!

Simone was already here , Nellsky for Radio Multicult was here to. So we began series of interviews, Franck and Eli came with Thomas for Grooove station (http://www.grooove-station.net/). Long discussions from new remixes to the Mali french intervention…

After the soundcheck, we ate all together in a restaurant. So cool to see our friend Simone, talking about the other shows, about the past years…

The night came

time to go backstage arrived. We stayed alone here, concentrating on our breathing…Ok it’s a joke, we were in Berlin , and all the friends came backstage to salute us! Big Big Big Pleasure to see them!

After the 41st double triple check of Suprem Clem,

after taking a quiet time ,

and after a  last photo,

we went up to the stage!

100 minutes of happiness, power, vibrations, and love. Martin on the sound, Fred on merchandising, Sista Ka on vocal, Suprem Clem machine lap top karkabou and more, Nassim Kouti

guitar , goumri, Mat Labess on double bass and guitar, all together, happy to share with the audience a simple feeling: lucky to be here, lucky to play 🙂

Well Sista Ka said “ If the beach and the sun come to Berlin, I leave Marseille, and I came to Berlin!”

Party time on the stage was over, but not back stage with all the Piranha crew 🙂

We miss you, see you ASAP!

Bye Berlin!

22nd of February

Everebody jump into the bus. 450 km to go to Hamburg, but before we had to eat. “My god, what can I eat?” evidence…

Hafenklang. The underground place to be if you travel to Hamburg. Fourth times for the Watcha Clan in this place. How can we talk about, without a the game “ Find the Watcha Clan’s Sticker from the old Hafenklang experiences”

So?

here!

Well we did a good sound check, and ate delicious vegetarian dishes cooked with love.

Aber! 1 hour before the show:

Half-hour before the show

5 minutes before the show

1 minute before the show

Technicals problems fixed 30 seconds before the show belongs to those little things witch happen only on tour, and it give you a double adrenalin dose to “envoyer le boulet” (If you doesn’t understand what does it mean, you can try Google translator massilan language to English)

Hamburg, twin sister of Marseille, Hafenklan twin brother of Baltazar, we felt at home.

Massive and compact sound for a massiv and compact audience!!! Super live session:)

minus 10C° out side, 40 C° inside!!!

The show continued to the merchandising, it was like the “rue du commerce” (business street)

under a power full cumbia of two Super Djs until 3 o’clock a.m.

Let’s see it:

THANX Hafenklang

THANX Lars, THANX to the audience, special big up to the people who where there for the Berlin gig the day before!

Amazing!


German tour **part 2** Koblenz

19th of February :

 After a walking day off in Koblenz

with family and new friend

the Cafe Hahn opened his back door to our stuff… ( no kidding). The spirit of this place was felt by all the crew, 30 years of music, 30 years of musicians playing on this beautiful stage.

some of them…

🙂

We had ever one time in Koblenz, in 2010, it had been a super concert, 3 years after, it was the same.

So we arrived 3 hours before the rendez vous,  Fred and Nass took the time to eat 8 pieces of chocolate cake

ok seven…

Suprem took care of his 700000 e-mails

and Martin the preacher, set all his stuff to play the loudest sound that this Jazz Club have ever heard.

All was ok, the stage, the food with Maitre Pierre “aux fourneaux”.

Like in 2010 :

The atmosphere was so cool , we felt …happy!

4 seconds before

Let’s go on stage.

Why did I do this face?

Why did he do this face?

Maybe because   Sista Ka began to…fly

Algerian flag

Crazy doc

Human beat box

Unstoppable Sista Ka

One more time, an encore wasn’t enough, the concert stopped in the middle of the audience 🙂

We met our all friend Rafa.

Meeting Rafa = back stage party time !

 

Time to leave..

Afer a good night we took the direction of Berlin, more than 500 km…with the now famous “German Traffic Jam” 😉

Welcome in the bus:

Humm, when i saw those pictures,

 

I wonder if some of my friend ..are my friend… Martin, I do not fell  sick anymore, return to your desk 🙂 (I AM THE WATCHA CLAN BASS PLAYER)

To Day BERLIN @ LIDO : http://www.facebook.com/events/344198632354937/

PEACE