Antwerp Beligium Music
Belgium is well and truly represented on the world map for a number of great reasons, and if you are here from June to September, you should fill your schedule to the brim. The sheer number of Belgian music festivals is amazing and the major cities in Belgium (and everywhere) have a wide range of festivals.
One thing that sets the theatre scene in Antwerp apart from other cities is the number of puppet shows they perform. Whether you just want to take a break or watch a movie on holiday, Antwerp has a huge range of cinemas.
The band is very popular in the south of Belgium and France, but remains relatively unknown in the north. In April they released a new album, Colours, and that's exactly what they want to do in 2016. In Flanders, the band has something else to prove: it is quite large in Wallonia (France) and is widely regarded as one of the most innovative works by a living artist. Debutant Bloody Louis is promising and one of the most exciting new artists in Antwerp in recent years.
Here are the 10 rappers from the Belgian scene who make up a popular pop act, and they should be kept on the radar.
Bruges - The Brit born Wally De Backer alias Gotye reached the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100, as he is known, but it took nearly 50 years for a Belgian to repeat the feat. His debut album 2011 was a big success, "Raggamuffin" was his first hit single. Nicola Testa is one of the most successful and beautiful international hits of the last years.
The two members met during their music studies and eventually founded Puggy in Brussels. They are a multinational band, the singer is English, the drummer Swedish, the bassist French and the drummer and singer English. In 2014, the band won a prize for best new artist of the year at the Belgian Music Awards 2014 in Belgium. Coely first stepped to the microphone at the age of 14 and it can be said with certainty that he is now one of the most popular and successful hip-hop artists in Belgium. He is honestly happy with what he is doing, he has been playing since he first stepped into the world of music at the age of 14. Dutch region Antwerp and rapper / singer, who hails from this region, as well as his wife and daughter.
The festival has been recognized as one of the best hip hop festivals in the world, now in its second decade, and they have toured abroad this year as well.
When you go to one of the city's events, you can take your children with you and stuff yourself with plenty of food stalls while hanging around and listening to the music. Learn how Belgian chocolate is made, discover the art of making Belgian chocolate truffles in a cooking class or make it yourself. If you feel like it, you can stay in a tent at a music festival, and there are many other possibilities, such as on Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm and on Sunday from 4 pm to 8 pm.
Basically, if you were to hear it live, you would have to be in the middle of an orchestra and get the same sound. This immersive sound was recorded in a small studio in Brussels with the help of a sound engineer and a sound engineer. It speculated on the idea of composing music for ensembles, soloists and orchestras and shaped the sound that would become known as the New Beat. As it turns out, a number of other artists like Jean-Claude Van Damme became well-known in Belgium in the early 1980s.
The commercial motives accelerated with the charts - top bands tried to make the New Beat their own sound, above all the celebrated Belgian accordionist Rocco Granata. In the 1990s, a group of Congolese and Belgian women emerged, playing in a variety of musical styles, from hip-hop and funk to jazz and pop. Acts such as Kohn Ovil and Bianca Tuk were pioneers in experimental electronic music in Belgium at the turn of the century and gained international recognition. This led to a wave that soon included other artists such as Jean-Claude Van Damme.
In the 1990s, acts such as Kohn Ovil and Bianca Tuk, as well as the Belgian hip-hop and funk scene, were internationally successful and acted as a catalyst for the development of a new generation of artists in Belgium and Europe.
The growth of the Flemish movement weakened the influence of other local bands such as the Flemish Jazz Orchestra, which led to a strengthening of Brussels "own identity. Belgian hip-hop, funk, soul and blues music, combined with a slow downturn, was widely regarded as one of Belgium's most important musical influences in the late 1980s and early 1990s and has been strangely popular and under the radar ever since. The American soul / blues band American Soul & Blues began playing in Belgium in late 1986 and early 1987. Thousands of young people from all over the country came to the city of Brussels, where "American soul & blues" music met "European soul, blues and funk" and "Belgian funk and soul."