Music

Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. His work has appeared in Electric Literature, The Rumpus, River Teeth, Literal Magazine, among others. He has received fellowships from OMI Writers in New York, and from the Three Seas Council in Rhodes. His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.
5 November 2020

Jazzing in Dinant:
The birthplace of the saxophone

Imagine a world without the music of John Coltrane or Charlie “Bird” Parker. Imagine Tom Jobim’s “The Girl from Ipanema” without the lush sounds of Stan […]
5 August 2020

Rebellions during COVID-19: raves and parties

Despite the lockdown and the ban of mass gatherings, many people across Europe have been going to raves and block parties. Now the question is: what’s […]
4 August 2020

What are music festivals doing to survive the Covid-19 era?

Despite the impact that Covid-19 has had on large gatherings, many music festivals are finding alternative solutions for people who long for music. Tomorrowland festival in […]
15 July 2020

Live streaming in Brussels to support the music sector in Covid-19 times

The Brussels music scene is going through a crisis never experienced before. To support it, visit.brussels, Le Botanique and Kiosk Radio are launching artist residences and […]
11 July 2020

Escape Lockdown – With Music

Our senses can carry us to different places. Proust wrote famously about his trip down memory lane, triggered by the teatime aroma of madeleines. But music […]
15 June 2020

Shakhrisabz: Capital of the Maqom music

It is not easy to travel to Uzbekistan from Brussels. Unfortunately, our Brussels airport doesn’t have any direct connection to Central Asia. One who aims to […]
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