Shakara United

Category:groep / artiest
Genre(s):Jazz, Afrikaans
Actual/previous members:Jelle Van Giel, Steven Van Gool, Ken Pichal, Babs Jobo, Sarah Van Impe, Dirk Timmermans, Marc Meeuwissen, Eric Morel, Stefaan Blancke, Peter Vandenberghe

Short description

This exciting cocktail is definitely shaking. It even might stir things up from time to time with its main ingredients of Western soul and jazz poured onto a steady afrobeat rhythm.


With stirring beats, funky rhythms, powerful bursts by the horn section and synths, fascinating, energetic improvisations and acute collective vocals Shakara United deliver their very own brand of Afrobeat.

Shakara United was set up in the spring of 2011 by 10 top-notch musicians and has gathered considerable stage experience through numerous gigs, mainly in Antwerp, Ghent and Brussels. Moreover, with a number of live tracks the band supplied their very first soundtrack for the documentary film This Is My Home Now by Saddie Choua as early as 2012. In October of that same year Shakara United occupied the legendary Jet Studio to record their debut album to be released in the spring of 2013. An album that will boldly showcase the band`s repertoire: unfiltered, honest and with the drive of a live performance.

Selective discography

Shakara UnitedShakara United (2013)
Jazz, African traditional music
Shakara United