The repertoire of Qotob Trio, a mix of Middle Eastern, Western classical music and contemporary jazz, is released on the first album 'Entity'. The album reflects the many challenges of life, defending and embracing sensitivity and beauty in an ever-changing world. Qotob Trio believes in the power of cooperation and dialogue. But at the same time, they want to break and push boundaries, not least the classic but artificial divide between East (Damascus) and West (Brussels).Read more
De Reus (The Giant) is the newest Pixi Mrs. Ippi theatre play for Children by Sarah Baur, with piano music by Peter Vandenberghe. It's a musical imagination about friendship without size, which makes the impossible happen. A play about being different, about who you are and about memories. The play is in Dutch or French and aims at kids, age 6 and up.Read more
After she created a Bal Moderne choreography on Jaune Toujours' Ici Bruxelles, Ik en den Theo asked Maria-Clara Villa-Lobos to create Bal Moderne choreographies for songs by Ik en den Theo. She did so for Indiaan, Superheld, Dans, Dance, Danse and Kikkertjes. The choreographies can be taught and practised in Bal Moderne workshops and/or during Ik en den Theo concerts, with the help of the Bal Moderne dancers, which brings the Ik en den Theo concert experience to an even higher level. Shake a leg!...Read more
Maria-Clara Villa-Lobos created a Bal Moderne choreography on Jaune Toujours' Ici Bruxelles. In 2010, thousands of people in 12 cities danced to it at the same time, at the start of the Belgian presidency of the European Union. Lateron, Maria-Clara created a choreography on the song Hop On. The choreographies are regulary practised in Bal Moderne workshops; now and then, Jaune Toujours performs the songs live with Bal Moderne dancers on, and with dance enthusiasts in front of the stage....Read more
Sarah Baur and her son Viggo Maris are part of the cast of this unusal but moving piece.
(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.
"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...Read more
Jaune Toujours are overlooking 20 years (and even some more) in music. On this occasion they release 20sth (2017), a collector’s album (2 cd's with all singles + extra's) and box-set (a wooden box, limited edition, with 8 albums/9 cd's re-mastered and reprinted for this occasion), breathing the vibes for which they are being internationally appreciated: no linguistic or other borders (singing in French, English and Dutch), catchy songs, punky attitude, drum&brass, Balkan madness, accordion dub and Belgian ska.Read more
Jaune Toujours' latest has been a labour of love for the band. They worked with focus and determination. Again, they continue to push at musical boarders: from lazy and groovy to intensively nervous, contagiously cheery and exuberantly etnic. Music with a clear message, that can only put you in a good mood.
Along for the ride are the “compagnons de ROUTES”, musical friends who have helped bring variation to the album. All are musicians with whom Jaune Toujours has a sound relation after years of collaborations: the Roma-women of Mec Yek, the hypnotic percussion of LKMTIV, the krar (...Read more
With Ik en den Theo / Moi et le Théo, one can (re-)look at the world through the eyes of children. Kids, parents and grandparents are allowed to walk around as robots, to dance on chairs, to get visits from uncle Jazz, to play air guitar and much more... Depending on the audience they sing in Dutch or French or, in the best of all worlds, in both languages. Piet Maris and Theophane Raballand go mad on accordion and drums ... and with the audience, which is constantly challenged to sing, dance, jump and imagine...Read more
As you’d expect from Mec Yek, their most recent album SuperDiverCity contains some musical surprises: the band travels back to its nostalgic roots, from the early years with the Roma in Slovakia, to more contemporary and urban dub, ska, latin and soul. Some songs show minimal orchestration, other pull out all the stops. But, against all expectations: Mec Yek is a gypsy band without violin.Read more