Piet and Bassel were invited by Michaël Robberechts in Time Out on Radio 1 (Belgian national radio).
They had a talk about the birth of the Qotob Project in Damascus, how Bassel and Piet met eachother in Brussels, the Qotob Trio that evolved from this encounter and how the album 'Entity' came into existence in Jean-Baptiste's bedroom.
Click here for the full interview (in Dutch and a bit of English) and some fragments from the album 'Entity'.
A very promising review of the new Qotob Trio album 'Entity' by MoorsMagazine.
Read the full review (in Dutch) on the MoorsMagazine website!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find la Trefilerie at rue Gustave Schildknechtstraat 33 - 1020 Laeken (Brussels)
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).
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).
Mini-festival Autovrij Bockstael sans Voitures La(e)ken
org.: Choux de Bruxelles, cc Maison de la Création, gc Nekkersdal
! ANIMO ! Cyclo Depannage - Caravan-Photo- Bike Circus (pumptrack, panna-foot...), Associations, Verenigingen, Food & Drinks, Espace PicNic, Bookswap, Kids Corner, Pimp Yout Bike, Fête des Patattenfeest
! CONCERT & DANCE ! Atelier Sysmito Laeken+Impulsion Danse, Ik en den Theo/Moi et le Théo + Bal Moderne, Bernard Orchestar, Dance Show Slayers
Bruzz (Brussels media) chose Bassel for their "Enfant Terrible" series and made a nice video report about his journey from Syria, his life in Brussels and of course the love for his cello.
You can watch the report HERE!