Joseph « YT » Boulier compares Qotob Trio's "Entity" with Annouar Brahem's album "Pas du chat noir" wich is considered as one of the most beautiful crossroads between East and West.
Read his full review on JazzAround's website or by clicking the link to the right.
Denis Rognoy talks about Qotob Trio with Piet Maris and Bassel Abou Fakher in Quartier du Son.
Dixit Denis: "A meticulous sound, very soaring and cinematic!"
Discover the interview (mostly in French) here on RCF Brussels!
© photo Simon Blackley
Make a fun video with your pupils and win a free concert of Ik en den Theo / Moi et le Théo in your class or at your school * during the last week of July 2018!
* free for a concert with up to 100 spectators - from 100 spectators the school has to provide sound equipment (eg via the municipality) or Ik en den Theo / Moi et le Théo will bring extra material, at a cost of € 750
Below you will find the most important information about how you can participate.
We are looking forward to your submissions!
How can you participate?
sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org, we will send you the listen links to the music
choose one of the following songs from the 2nd album Ik en den Theo / Moi et le Théo 2.0:
- We maken muziek / On fait de la musique
- ABC Detective
invent a good concept together with your students and choose which form your clip will receive:
- a film in which the students act and / or dance
- a stop motion animated film, with which all pupils cooperate
a mixed form
- request a download link for the song you have chosen
- create a script
find the necessary material
film and edit the clip with your students
- film with a smartphone, tablet or consumer camera, you do not need an expensive video camera
- edit with free programs such as iMovie on the laptop or tablet
do not hesitate to ask our director Sarah if you are stuck
upload your movie on our YouTube channel (for copyright reasons) before May 31.
our jury - consisting of Ik en den Theo and members of our artists' collective Choux de Bruxelles - chooses the winner in the first week of June 2018 and informs him, after which the practical arrangements for the concert are made in mutual consultation
second and third prize: a copy of the album Ik en den Theo / Moi et le Théo 2.0 for all pupils and the teacher who participated in the making of the videoclip (max 30)
for each participating class: 1 copy per class of the album Ik en den Theo / Moi et le Théo 2.0
good luck and above all have fun!
We are looking for volunteers to help us with the CD sale at concerts.
Would you like to meet new people in a festive atmosphere?
Send us an email -> email@example.com
In addition, trainees with an interest in promotion and production are also welcome in our team .
The new website of Choux de Bruxelles is as good as finished, and is running in beta version only in English at the moment, but very soon a Dutch and French language version will also be available. To compensate we are a lot more active on our Choux de Bruxelles Facebook Page and on Instagram (@chouxdebxl).
If you want more privacy or would like to interact with other Choukes, we would also like to welcome you in our private Choux de Bruxelles Facebook Group, which is also the place where we occasionally give away CD's and concert tickets, but also test ideas and ask for feedback.
Sarah Baur is not only the in house director at Choux de Bruxelles, but also an actress, and in December she and her son Viggo are part of the cast of 'Gala', a declaration of love to the performing arts by the French Choreographer Jérôme Bel. For those who missed it at the KunstenfestivaldesArts 2015 or would like to enjoy it again.
15/12/17 (BE) BRUSSELS Kaaitheater, 8.30 pm
16/12/17 (BE) BRUSSELS Kaaitheater, 8.30 pm
17/12/17 (BE) BRUSSELS Kaaitheater, 3 pm
Since September, Choux de Bruxelles takes over the Nic Nac café in Laeken, every two weeks on Wednesday evening. Because we feel there is a need in the neighborhood for a meeting place open to everyone, where from 5 pm onwards you can come in for a drink, to read a book or have a chat. There is no restaurant in the evening, but you're welcome to bring something from the local restaurants .
And since November it is extra cozy, because now there are also concerts at 7:30 pm, followed by (world) music jams at 8.30 pm. Everyone who has mastered an instrument is invited to play and improvise in a jam where seasoned musicians provide musical support. And everyone is welcome to come and listen too, of course.
Next concerts + jams Open Bar Public:
29/11/17 (BE) LAEKEN concert Raks in Aksi (country & eastern on sousaphone, percussion and saxophones) 19h30 + jam 20h30 @Nic Nac Nekkersdal
13/12/17 (BE) LAEKEN concert Kinch & Rafikii (trio with Congolese, American and Belgian roots) 19h30 + jam 20h30 @Nic Nac Nekkersdal
Qotob Trio released their first album 'Entity' for the Benelux on the 6th of October. On the 24th of November the album will also be released in the UK.
In the mean time Entity has already received some nice press reviews.
The music is not only appreciated by the general public, but also by connoisseurs as we can make out from the invitation to play a post-concert for the world premiere of 'Songs for the Crossing' by the Belgian composer Jeroen D'hoe, with text by Stefan Hertmans, performed by the Brussels Philharmonic and the Flemish Radio Choir.
The post concert is organised in collaboration with the High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR.
With its atmospheric, almost cinematic instrumental music, the album 'Entity' is the stylish end-of-year gift par excellence for young and old, friends or family.
Next concerts Qotob Trio:
29/11/17 (BE) IXELLES ceremony for honorary doctorats VUB @Flagey
15/12/17 (BE) IXELLES post concert ‘Songs from the Crossing’ @Flagey
The Choux de Bruxelles office is flooded with new sounds coming from the rehearsal boot these days. Admittedly, they come with some sweat smells and nervous laughter too, because Jaune Toujours is working on new songs. For a new album, yes. In February we release a first single, in April we drop the rest of the shizzle.
For those of you who want to follow their adventures - up close but without odor nuisance - you can watch their vlog on our YouTube channel as of January. So subscribe! For everyone's mental well-being - and the oxygen supply - we'll be airing the band a last time in December, in honor of 10 years of Goudblommeke Van Papier, the café for which they also played the opening concert 10 years ago.
Hardcore fans can be pacified with the numbered limited edition (300 copies) of the Collection box '20 sth' with 20 years of Jaune Toujours in 8 albums. All CD's are also available separately.
Next concert Jaune Toujours:
08/12/17 (BE) BRUSSEL, 10 years Het Goublommeke Van Papier (busking)