…there is a Kingdom called Belgium, host to a remarkably eclectic music scene. Combined with the timeless push-and-pull between the traditions of the Dutch-speaking Flemish and French-speaking Walloons, there is also a strong global current (owing partly to Belgium’s colonial history in Africa) running through just about every style of music coming out of this small but potent European nation. Here’s an idea of what you will hear on this week’s program:
Unbridled experimentation seems to be the norm in Belgium – an identity carved in the crossroads. Why should we settle for anything less?
And please, do yourself a favour and check out Crammed Discs, an incredible Brussels-based record label that can do no wrong; fighting for a division-less future, and having entirely too much fun in the process.