Brukout is Jamaican Patois for a moment of pure energy and excitement, for brash, unlimited and exuberant behavior. And that’s just what we want to do with this new initiative: no limits, no rules, pure fun! Everything is possible. Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae, Dub and Dancehall. Live bands, track shows, sound systems. But also visual arts, poetry, spoken-word, stand-up comedy, workshops, film, theater, storytelling,… as long as there’s a clear link with the most beautiful island in the world: Jamaica.
With partners such as JH De Vonk in Geel and M-Town Reggae in Maastricht to name only two, REGGAE GEEL BRUKOUT! organizes regular events where non-professional bands and sound systems get a chance to present themselves. But there is more. Besides a small fee for all performing artists, acts playing at these events might be selected for a soundsystem set or performance at The Yard Stage at Reggae Geel festival.
Since its start in 2016, REGGAE GEEL BRUKOUT! events have featured the names of Chainska Brassika, No-Maddz, Masego Sound System feat. Nish Wadada, Unlisted fanatic ls Moonshine Horns &Saimn-I, Asfaw Sound System, Macca Tree, Pastis, Dukes of Skazzard, and DJ Big-Tone.