The Fanfakids are a group of youngsters from Brussels who transform their youthful energy in an explosive concoction of rhythms.

About Fanfakids

The Fanfakids are a group of young kids and teenagers from Brussels who transform their youthful energy in an explosive concoction of rhythms. Their groove is the metropolitan music mix they grew up with in popular neighbourhoods like Molenbeek and Les Marolles.

Together with professional musicians from production house MetX, they learn rhythms and other musical influences stemming from Africa, South-America and Europe. On their turn, the Fanfakids introduce other children into the wonderful world of percussion during workshops in collaboration with youth centres, schools and other partner organisations. Some of the kids also create their own rhythms during jam sessions.

More than 20 years after the Fanfakids have been created for the first edition of the Zinneke Parade in 2000, their track record is quite impressive: numerous concerts in France, the Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Morocco, Ghana, Togo and Benin, plus exchange programs with youth drum and dance groups from Africa (Guinea, Ghana) and Europe (Prague, Rotterdam).

Their smiles and energy are always disarming. No wonder some call them international youth ambassadors for Brussels!

Upcoming events

11/07/2022 - 18/07/2022

Erasmus+ exhcange project with Brassbandschool and CSAPSA

Bologna (IT)

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Our newest music video!

Media

New compilation MetXology Volume 6

Fanfakids – Appelen

Written by Louis Favre. Based on typical African rhythmes. An evergreen in the Fanfakids’ repertoire.

Listen to Appelen

Fanfakids – Remixt

Composed by Manu Paulo Cristo, Prince Folowosele and Ousman Kamara, some teenagers of the Fanfakids. They fuse different rhythms and musical genres they learned and started to teach themselves throughout the years.

Listen to Remixt

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