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Join our musicians in celebrating Belgian-Moroccan migration! - 11/07/2024

Join our musicians in celebrating Belgian-Moroccan migration!

60 years ago, Belgium and Morocco signed a bilateral agreement on the employment of Moroccan workers in our country. This autumn, we will be celebrating this rich migratory history with parades and concerts in the centre of Brussels and in les Marolles. Together with our musicians and several partners, we invite you to join in the festivities with music, singing and dance!

 

Workshops as from 20 August @ MetX & partners

This summer, a series of free workshops will be held at MetX where musicians of all ages and levels can learn to play Moroccan rhythms with our musicians. This can be done both on traditional Maghrebi instruments that we supply and on percussion instruments that participants bring themselves. We also run educational workshops in collaboration with schools, youth clubs and local partners in les Marolles. An overview:

 

▪️ Gnawa Crash-course @ MetX with Driss Filali and Mohamed Saïd Akasri

– Wednesday 21, Thursday 22 & Friday 23/08 from 19h30-22h

– getting to know and learning Gnawa rhythms on krakeb (Moroccan metal castanets) and other percussion instruments brought along by participants

+ Gnawa Workshops @ MetX

– Wednesdays from 19h30-22h

– DATES 28/08 – 04/09 – 11/09 –  18/09 – 25/09 – 02/10

!! the workshops on Wednesdays 18/09 & 02/10 are general rehearsals for the parades of 22/09 & 04/10!!

> More information and registrations: sara@metx.be

 

▪️ Workshops Chaabi rhythms on Bendir & Ta’rija with Laïla Amezian

Musical workshops @ MetX – Brussels

– 2x/month, Tuesdays 20h30-22h

– DATES 3/09 – 10/09 – 17/09 – 1/10

> More information and registrations: emilie@metx.be

 

Musical initiations @ VK – Molenbeek

– 2x/month, Wednesdays 15h-16h30

– DATES 4/09 – 11/09 – 18/09 – 2/10

> More information and registrations: devaartkapoen@vgc.be

 

All these participatory and educational workshops are taking place with the support of the City of Brussels as part of the Folklorissimo and Art+People events.

 

▪️ BXL MAR’BEL 22/09 from 15h-18h30 @ Brussels

Moroccan percussion, singing and dancing form the basis of a mobile street party on Car Free Sunday, 22 September. A large procession will set off from the canal to the centre of Brussels, with musical stops at the AB, the Grand Place and beursschouwburg.

 

LINE-UP: Remork & Karkaba feat. Brassa Horns, Fatmas de Belgica & some members of B’net Chaabi, Salamba, Luc Mishalle & DJ Cheb Runner and all participants of the participatory and educational workshops

 

WANNA JOIN US?

Register for our workshops on Gnawa rhythms and/or Bendir & Ta’rija!

 

A co-production by MetX & Folklorissimo in partnership with AB, beursschouwburg, MolenFest, Darna, HalfmOon, VK & Zinneke. With the support of the City of Brussels.

 

> More info about BXL MAR’BEL on 22/09: jan@metx.be

 

 

▪️ Bab Gnawa 4/10 de 16h30 – 21h @ Marolles & MetX

Two weeks later, we’ll take these Belgian-Moroccan festivities to les Marolles. As part of Art+People, we’ll be organising a parade through the neighbourhood, followed by an evening programme with a film screening and concert at MetX.

 

PROGRAM

– Parade Remork & Karkaba feat. Brassa Horns, Fatmas de Belgica & some members of B’net Chaabi, Salamba and all participants of the participatory and educational workshops

Screening of Merhaba Gnawa, a documentary on the Gnawas in Brussels by Sebastian Strycharski in co-production with Centre Vidéo de Bruxelles

– Concert Remork & Karkaba & Fatmas de Belgica

 

WANNA JOIN US?

Register for our workshops on Gnawa rhythms and/or Bendir & Ta’rija!

 

A co-production by MetX & Art+People in partnership with HalfmOon, Darna & VK. With the support of the City of Brussels.

 

> More info about Bab Gnawa on 4/10: jan@metx.be

 

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