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Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. 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. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

30 June 2022

Brussels may be hosting the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of Ukraine

A number of Ukrainian and British politicians and public figures are calling for the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest to still take place in Ukraine, yet the […]
8 June 2022

A day dedicated to contemporary Cuban art and culture at Bozar in Brussels

On Saturday June 11th, the whole day will be dedicated to contemporary Cuban art and culture at Bozar in Brussels. ”Back to the roots” is the […]
1 June 2022

Discover Mechelen’s Heavy Metal Route

There’s something magical about the chime of carillon bells and there’s no better place to experience their charm than Mechelen, the international capital of carillon culture. […]
16 May 2022

Ukraine wins 2022 Eurovision song contest

Saturday night, all eyes were on the Eurovision song contest. Either watching it on tv, or the live stream on YouTube, any music lover tuned in […]
3 May 2022

Hear Here: Walking along sound art in Leuven

The Flemish city of Leuven is launching a multidisciplinary art experience this month where Belgian and international sound artists invite visitors to listen consciously to the […]
28 April 2022

Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra come to Brussels in May

On May 9th, 2022, world-renown conductor Daniel Barenboim will be in Brussels leading the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra for a unique symphonic concert at Bozar. Founded by […]
25 April 2022
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Music sales hit new record thanks to the boom in streaming

The global music industry hit a new record in global sales for 2021, up by 20%. The growth has been attributed to a surge in streaming, […]
3 February 2022

29 November 1924. The day Giacomo Puccini died in Brussels

The month was November. The year 1924. A distinguished guest arrives in a private clinic in Brussels specialised in radio-therapies for cancer patients. The distinguished guest […]
10 January 2022

UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe to promote the music sector

There’s no denying that the culture sector has been greatly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Since the onset of the public health emergency, with lockdowns imposed […]
16 December 2021

Balkan Trafik! 2022 to be held outdoors in the very heart of Brussels and Namur

Following two editions that were held online due to the health crisis, Balkan Trafik’s festival producer and programmer Nicolas Wieërs wanted to pull out all the stops with […]
6 December 2021

Stromae announces 3 concerts in Brussels, Paris, and Amsterdam

Stromae has announced that he is finally making his return on stage after 3 years. The popular singer known for the hits “Alors on danse”, “Papaoutai” […]
11 November 2021

Iconic concert halls around the world

There is nothing in the world quite like music – the magic that it brings and the way it enriches people’s lives is priceless. So, when […]
19 October 2021

Coldplay fans will use pedal bikes to power eco-concerts

Two years after Coldplay decided not to tour until they could do so in a more sustainable way, the British group recently announced a world tour […]
29 September 2021

This is the world’s fastest man’s new career

The world fastest man has decided to try his luck doing something else. After leaving athletics, the Jamaican Usain Bolt had two small adventures in soccer, […]
23 September 2021

Violin-shaped boat sends signals of hope and revival to people in Venice

With an escort of gondolas and the music of Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, a gigantic violin surprised everyone in the city of Venice over the […]
26 August 2021

When was Opera invented?

La Traviata, Aida, Norma are just a few of the most famous Opera titles. However, while listening to them, have you ever thought about when and […]
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