Me Myself and I and many other songs have become part of the soundtrack of our lives. Rediscover the legendary tunes of De La Soul & the Native Tongues with an episode of Les Chroniques d’Orphée and a conversation with tastemaker Lefto.

Behind De La Soul, three young people who had met in high school were to write a new page in the history of hip hop. With witty and humorous wordplay, they offered a new aesthetic to hip hop, far from the caricatures of tough guys and gang wars of the time.

Alongside A tribe called Quest and the Jungle Brothers, they would go on to found the Native Tongues, a crew that championed spiritual, intellectual and committed values for the African American community.

During an episode of her documentary series “Les Chroniques d’Orphée” in 2013, Diane Marois obtained a rare and exclusive testimony from De La Soul & the Native Tongues, on the return of conscious rap.  After the screening, Diane Marois and tastemaker Lefto will share their views on conscious rap from its origins until now and on its impact on the US and European history.

Join the latest edition of TheMerode Music Club and get the opportunity to hear an exclusive and rare testimony of two legendary groups: De La Soul & the Native Tongues. An evening combining a documentary screening and a conversation with music enthousiast Lefto.

Don’t miss out on this occasion to learn and listen to some good old classics in the company of two music experts, Diane Marois and Lefto!


Tastemaker, selector, curator, DJ and producer, Lefto is one of the most important and respected tastemakers around the world with a record collection of over 15,000 records. Cutting his teeth on jazz and new beat, a genre that moulded the shape of electronic music in 80s Belgium, Lefto formed his early tastemaker know-how via his dad’s record collection.

Creating his fine ear for music and the cutting edge at Belgium’s legendary Music Mania record store in his hometown Brussels, he has been a resident on Belgium’s leading radio station Studio Brussel and currently hosts a show on Kiosk Radio (BE), The Lot Radio (US) and on Gilles Peterson’s WorldwideFM (UK). He also curates his own stage at the Dour Festival and hosts his own nights in Gent. World renowned, he regularly blesses sound systems from Tokyo to Seoul, Singapore to Manila, Kazakhstan to Germany, San Francisco and Los Angeles, with residencies in Amsterdam and New York.


Diane Marois is a journalist, director, producer and broadcaster of the music program “Le Feel de Diane” on la 1ère and Jam RTBF


  • 18:30 > Welcome
  • 19:00 – 19:30 > Documentary screening
  • 19:30 – 20:30 > Conversation and Q&A


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