Bâtard x DAKH: Bâtard Festival closing party // ticket


Following the seasonal transitions, here comes the second episode of Bâtard 2022.  Don’t worry dear bastards like any good TV show we’re not leaving without a brain-bending twist. 


We hope you enjoyed the trip and if you arrived so far, that you’re ready to take off the accumulated stress, frustrations, self-esteem ditka’s and ready to escape the pretty horror postmodern burlesque fiction reality show we might live in. 

Did you think I’d crumble? 


Ritual 1. Invoking the goddess Gloria and her empowering anthem: yes we’ve crumbled, crumble and may probably in the future and so WHAT? 


Ritual 2.  You are not a plat de resistance – you’re the entire fucking cake baby. You better believe in collective healing because this is the survival strategy Bâtard might be able to offer. 


Last but never least: big up to the Timiss fam (hosting us in DAKH) and Toestand for opening their doors and accompanying us to think how we can collaborate to implement tools for a safer nightlife in Brussels. 


That being said, remind that being careful with individual boundaries and spaces is part of a collective thinking. So if you’re here to kill our vibe or take things that were not offered, stay home. 


Unrelated but we take this over the top textopportunity to throw a huge “MERCI” to Andrea Zavala Folache that manifested, embodied and shaped these two parts of the 2022 edition:  a blooming April (First I was afraid, I was petrified) and a deep, cosy and scary November-tunnel (And so you’re back). 

Thank you for the countless hours of work, the sleepless nights and the precious sense of listening, translating and re-inventing Bâtard’s identity. 


DJ Owdi

DJ Femifè



DJ Owdi

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DJ/Didier Owdi is a DJ from Brussels and member of the Andalouse Blanche collective. Mainly inspired by the streetdance culture, his mixes oscillate between Funk, Hip Hop and House. But anything that has a groove and makes me move my head effortlessly, goes in my sets!



DJ Femifè

DJ Femifè started as a DJ in 2018 and hasn’t stopped dj’ing since. In 2020 her international career took off while mixing in Benin, where part of her roots are from. Her sets are a mix of Afro; Reggaeton; Hip-Hop; RnB and more.




Gem&I is a dancer and DJ, based in Brussels. Resident at Lyl Radio with her show named after her beloved Lilith, as well as at Kiosk Radio with Zeitouna, Gem&I navigates between trance, raï, ambient, shoegaze, downtempo and FUCK THE BPM.

Sensitive dive

Romantic rave and coriander flavour.

So many gems, so many eyes. Will you try them or will you lie? GEM or DIE.




Global Majority/
BIPOC separatist evening

The show on the first evening (15th April) is a separatistic evening for people of the global majority/BIPOC. So please only book that evening if you identify with those terms. The show on the 16th of April is open for all. ---- We, Adam and Amina Seid Tahir, see how the terms BIPOC and people of color are less fortunate in their attempts of combating white supremacist andimperialistic ideologies, since they form in relation to whiteness (those ”not of color”) and therefore keeps whiteness as the norm. We rather use the term people of the global majority since we aren’t interested in identifying in relation to whiteness or white supremacy. ---- The term Global Majority was coined by Rosemary Campbell-Stephens. ”Global Majority refers to people who are Black, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, indigenous to the global south, and or have been racialised as 'ethnic minorities’.” 1 This term was created for people of the global majority to not have to identify in relation to whiteness and to emphasize the fact that these groups make up the majority of the world’s population, specifically 80%. ---- The reason for choosing to use the term BIPOC despite this, is because we’re aware that the term people of the global majority hasn’t received as widespread attention yet. And since our main goal for this showing is to welcome our siblings from the global majority for a showing without the presence of a white colonial gaze, we choose to use the term that seems to be most commonly used in this festivals locality. ---- 1. Global Majority; Decolonising the language and Reframing the Conversation about Race” by Rosemary Campbell-Stephens, 2020