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02/05/2023 - 10:00
"In April, British author Elizabeth Chakrabarty was in residence at the International Literature House Passa Porta. Elizabeth Chakrabarty is an interdisciplinary writer who explores themes of race, gender and sexuality. Her debut novel Lessons in Love and Other Crimes, inspired by her personal experiences with hate crimes, was published in 2021 by The Indigo Press, along with her essay On Closure and Crime."

Sarah Baur made a video portrait of Passa Porta writer-in-residence ELIZABETH CHAKRABARTY

You can watch the portrait by clicking HERE 

30/04/2023 - 14:45
"Samen maken ze onweerstaanbare wereldfusie, multiculturele muziek die laat horen dat waar werelden bij elkaar komen de wereld meteen een stukje rijker en mooier wordt. Muziek om een bijzonder goed humeur van te krijgen."

“Together they make irresistible world fusion, multicultural music that shows that where worlds come together, the world immediately becomes a little richer and more beautiful. Music to put you in a particularly good mood.”

To read the full review: click on Moors Magazine or on the pdf document to the right (Deutch).

30/04/2023 - 14:00

Ik en den Theo / Moi et le Théo 7/5/22 Bonhomme Hiver Linkebeek - pictures by Eugénie Bartanche

28/04/2023 - 17:00
"Een ontmoeting van oosterse melancholie, westerse zeemansliederen en universele jazzklanken."

"An encounter of Eastern melancholy, Western sea shanties and universal jazz sounds."

To read the full review: click on Da Music Magazine of  on the pdf document to the right

21/04/2023 - 17:45
"Une trompette, un accordéon, une basse et voilà des histoires en pleine mer"

"A trumpet, an accordion, a bass et voilà: stories in full sea"

Jean-Claude Vantroyen gives 4 stars to the album Sea of Stories by 3'Ain in  Le Soir:

To read the full review: click on the pdf document to the right.

21/04/2023 - 15:00
"Het album bevat 7 nummers waarin het solospel van de trompet vaak centraal staat, dat regelmatig wordt vastgeklonken aan de accordeon."

"The album contains 7 songs that often focus on the solo playing of the trumpet, which is frequently riveted to the accordion."

Björn Comhaire about the album Sea of Stories by 3'Ain at Luminous Dash:

"The album contains seven tracks that often center on the solo playing of the trumpet, which is frequently riveted to the accordion. The melodic double bass lines are the glue that holds the two together and puts a soothing salve over (or under) the reed and wind instrument."

08/04/2023 - 14:30

Jaune Toujours, Festival Musique d'Ailleurs, Le Rox, Rouvroy - pictures by Laurent Henoumont

27/03/2023 - 15:00
"Op 21 april verschijnt het debuutalbum ‘Sea Of Stories’, opgenomen in de Studio van De Grote Post (Oostende). De muziek van 3’Ain verwijst geregeld naar de omgeving en de sfeer van de plaats waar ze creëren, in de haven van Oostende, vandaar ook de vooruitgeschoven single ‘Scrambled Ensor’."

"On April 21, the debut album 'Sea Of Stories' will be released, recorded in the Studio of De Grote Post (Ostend). The music of 3'Ain regularly refers to the environment and atmosphere of the place where they create, in the port of Ostend, hence also the advance single 'Scrambled Ensor'."

Announcement of the album Sea of Stories by 3'Ain at Frontview Magazine:

To read the full review: click on the pdf document to the right

25/03/2023 - 14:30

3'Ain Brosella Spring Festival, Brussels - pictures by Shamrockraver Photography

24/03/2023 - 15:15
"Ze combineren de weemoed van de piano du pauvre met de geur van de Levant. 3'Ain brengt Midden-Oosterse jazz op mensenmaat, en dat heeft veel met het instrumentarium te maken. Deze band draait om lucht. De contrabas van Otto Kint, de accordeon van Piet Maris en de trompet van Yamen Martini schreeuwen nooit. Ze fluisteren, lachen, ademen samen, op het kruispunt van oriëntaalse melodieën en Europese trekzak."

"They combine the melancholy of the piano du pauvre with the fragrance of the Levant. 3'Ain brings Middle Eastern jazz on a human scale, and that has a lot to do with the instrumentation. This band is all about air. Otto Kint's double bass, Piet Maris' accordion and Yamen Martini's trumpet never shout. They whisper, laugh, breathe together, at the intersection of oriental melodies and European drawl."

Bart Cornand interviewed 3'Ain for Knack Focus:

To read the full review: click on the pdf document to the right.