Jonas Malfliet is a Belgian musician and composer who plays a wide range of musical styles on accordion and piano. Since leaving his law practice behind, he has toured Europe, China, Congo, and South-Africa with world music bands such as Les Poissons Voyageurs and Les Busiciens.
With violinist Shalan Alhamwy he formed Damast Duo, he is band leader of the Brazilian party band Euforró, he is part of the Syrian-Turkish-Belgian world music orchestra Jiraan, and is resident pianist on Radio 2’s satiric programme “De Rechtvaardige Rechters”.
After attending and leading an overdose of international Ethno music camps, teaching traditional music by ear and conducting ensembles became second nature to him. Together with Aurélie Dorzée, he now leads the balfolk ensemble of Muziekpublique in Brussels.
He is also involved in theatre productions as a multi-instrumentalist and actor.
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