Music


Maria Laura Franciosi is a freelance journalist and acts as a consultant for the training of journalists. She is the Founding President of the Press Club Brussels Europe. Since 1998 she has been a senior collaborator of the European Journalism Centre. She also coordinated the media programme of the European Citizens Consultations. As honorary president of J@YS (Journalists at Your Service), she trains journalists and organises briefings and conferences. In the past, Maria Laura was a lecturer on Language and Politics at the London School of Economics (LSE) from 1967 to 1970 and at the University of Rome until 1977, after which she joined ANSA (the Italian News Agency) where she worked until 2001 in Rome, London and Brussels as bureau chief.

14 April 2021

NexTus: a new way to attend a classical music concert in Covid times

How can we participate in a classical music concert in a period where concert halls, opera houses and all public places are not available because of […]
9 April 2021

New Excelsior Pass meant to facilitate entry to concerts and events in New York State

The government of New York State has launched a new digital vaccine pass to try to restart activities in large venues such as concerts, sport games, […]
18 March 2021

10 songs that bring back memories of my travels

They say your sense of smell is directly linked to memory, but I can’t be the only one who finds certain songs transport me to another […]
15 March 2021

Traditional musical instruments of Kazakhstan

Kyui is a Kazakh word that refers to traditional music compositions normally performed by soloists using traditional instruments. In ancient times, musical instruments were widely used […]
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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