updates

21/11/2017 - 16:15
a rather different sounding group with plenty of room for improvisation

Another 3 star review by Norman Darwen for RnR Magazine this time!

21/11/2017 - 16:00
beautifully performed and recorded

Gart Cartwright from Songlines UK gave Qotob Trio's Entity a 3 star review!

08/11/2017 - 16:15
Musical poetry in between melancholy and joy

Belgian world music blog Tropicalidad.be wrote a short review for Qotob Trio's album Entity (in Dutch).
Read the full review on their website!

24/10/2017 - 15:00
Albums like this only come along once in a while and should be savored. Breathtaking in outlook and delivery

Tim Stenhouse from the online magazine and review website UK Vibe.org absolutely loves Qotob Trio's 'Entity' and gave it a wonderful 5 star review!
Check what he has to say about it here

23/10/2017 - 12:00
Muziek die op een magische manier universeel is. Entity. Een prachtplaat! - Music that's universal in a magical way. Entity, a beautiful record!

A very promising review of the new Qotob Trio album 'Entity' by MoorsMagazine.
Read the full review (in Dutch) on the MoorsMagazine website!

23/10/2017 - 11:45
Gala forces audience expectations to the fore, and blurs the lines between failure and success in performance as it suggests that theater is community, both onstage and off. It’s a tour de force, wildly entertaining and truly radical. – The New York Times

Sarah Baur and her son Viggo Maris are once again part of the cast of this unusual but moving piece.
Gala premiered in Belgium in May 2015 during the KunstenFestivaldesArts and will be on stage again from December 15th to 17th at Kaaitheater.
For information and tickets click on the tour tab in the header above.

(Re)discover Jérome Bel’s declaration of love to the performing arts! 
A colourful mix of dance lovers and professional dancers from diverse genres and cultures perform a veritable New Year’s gala.
But this gala radically questions the codes of the performing arts. 
 

07/10/2017 - 16:00 to 20:00

On the 7th of October, pictures of Foto Theo (Theophane Raballand) will be projected at GUESTS #7 (16:00h-20:00h), an indoor artist itinerary at la Trefilerie, Laeken (where Choux the Bruxelles has its office)
Entrance is free after reservation by mailing info@choux.net 

You can find la Trefilerie at rue Gustave Schildknechtstraat 33 - 1020 Laeken (Brussels)

06/10/2017 - 20:30

CNCD, in collaboration with Muziekpublique, is pleased to present the release concert for the album 'Entity' by Qotob Trio. Qotob was originally formed in Damascus but a new chapter in its history is now being written in Belgium. This Brussels version of the trio with Bassel Abou Fakher on cello, Jean-Baptiste Delneuville on piano and Piet Maris on accordion plays a mixture of Middle-eastern classical music and contemporary jazz. A poetic piano, an accordion which alternates between melancholy and joy and a deep yet serene cello form a very special musical blend.
'Entity' was recorded in the Jacques Altenloh auditorium, the trio’s rehearsal space, is instrumental, cinematic and adventurous. The sound is in part an extension of the intimate, velvet ECM releases of Anouar Brahem, but is also not far in spirit from the exotic arab jazz of Rabih Abou-Khalil, Dhafer Youssef and Bachar Mar Khalifé.
The concert will be preceded by a screening of ‘Nulle part en France’, Yolande Moreau’s moving documentary about migrants in Calais and Grande-Synthe which aims to shine a light in the darkness of denial and provide a beacon in the night of ignorance. This year refugees and migration form the centrepiece of the campaign of the CNCD (the Centre National de Coopération au Développement).

02/10/2017 - 20:00

Qotob Trio was invited by the renowned radioshow 'Le Monde Est Un Village'  on RTBF - La première (Belgian national radio) for a talk about the upcoming album 'Entity', the birth of the Qotob Trio, life in Brussels and the official release show at MuziekPublique on the 6th of October! 

Listen what they have to say HERE (in French & English from 28:30).

01/10/2017 - 16:00 to 18:00

Every two years, there is a Fieris Féeries parade in Seraing. La Nouvelle Harmonie Bruxelloise d'Accordéons participated for the second time.