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  Progressive Music in Belgium -review page-
It is a very good idea that the Flemish (=Dutch speaking part of Belgium) prog association, Prog-nose, worked together with the Wallonian (=French speaking part of Belgium) magazine Prog-Resiste to release a compilation of unknown progressive groups in Belgium, to stimulate the existence of such a scene in Belgium.
Today the hard core of this “scene” consist of much more conservative music lovers than those who were looking for surprises in the ‘70’s, redefining the genre to a degree of melodic exploitation of the previous middle of the road heritage of the most known groups at each stage in time.
Their music is for me basically in fact pop music with harder rock instruments and some melodic interventions, the kind of neo-prog I find inferior to the old definition of progressive, even when the band tends towards moodier moments.
progressive.homestead.com /belgium.html   (3134 words)

Belgium hosts the headquarters of NATO and a major part of the European Union's institutions and administrations, including the European Commission, the Council of the European Union and most of the sessions of the European Parliament.
Belgium is one of the few countries that has compulsory voting, thus having one of the highest rates of voter turnout in the world.
Belgium is composed of the five northern Dutch-speaking provinces of Flanders, the five southern French-speaking provinces of Wallonia (the German-speaking Community is located in the province of Liège along the German border) and the bilingual Capital Region of Brussels.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/b/be/belgium.html   (4075 words)

Belgium is also one of the six founding members of the 1951 established European Coal and Steel Community, and the 1957 established European Economic Community and European Atomic Energy Community.
Belgium hosts the headquarters of NATO and a major part of the European Union's institutions and administrations, including the European Commission, the Council of the European Union and the extraordinary and committee sessions of the European Parliament, as well as parts of its administration.
Currently, the Belgium economy is heavily service-oriented and shows a dual nature with a dynamic Flemish part with Brussels as its main multilingual and multi-ethnic centre and a GNP/person which is one of the highest from the European union, and a Walloon economy that lags roughly one quarter behind (in GNP/person).
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Belgium   (3988 words)

 Music of Belgium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Belgium is a cultural crossroads where Flemish Dutch-speaking and Walloon French-speaking inhabitants mix with German minorities and immigrant communities from Republic of the Congo and other distant countries.
Since the 1940s the Belgian gipsie Django Reinhardt became one of the first important jazz musicians to be born in Europe, and one of the most important jazz guitarists of all time.
Belgian folk music has survived the 20th century much more effectively than folk traditions in most other countries due to the efforts of ethnomusicologists early in the century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Music_of_Belgium   (784 words)

 Music Cognition Resource Center - Conferences
Symposium on Anticipation, Cognition and Music; under the auspices of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (Liège, Belgium), 1998 August 12.
The Effects of Music Society for Research in Psychology of Music and Music Education (SRPMME).
Musical Cognition and Behavior: Relevance for Music composition, University of Rome, Rome, Italy.
www.music-cog.ohio-state.edu /Resources/conferences.html   (910 words)

 Belgium Music   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Belgium is at a cultural crossroad between Germanic Europe and Romance Europe.
Broadly thereare three groups of definitions: those that define music as an external fact, for example "organized sound", those that label itas a social construction, and those that seek a platonic or quasi-platonic ideal of music which is not rooted in specificallyphysical or mental terms.
The definition of music as sound with particular characteristics is taken as a given by psycho-accoustics, and is a common one in musicology and performance.
www.vermontreview.com /edge/10852-belgium%20music.html   (428 words)

 Music: Brazil, Bahia, Belgium...
Beki is fairly miscegenated herself: she was born in Belgium but grew up in São Paulo from age 7 to 18.
Then she went back to Belgium for studies, where Europe proved to be her French-Canadian connection as well, but Beki has no identity crisis as she sits on her third continent.
And she too has found the music of Bahia, the region with the greatest concentration of descendants of fl slaves in Brazil, irresistible.
www.montrealmirror.com /ARCHIVES/1998/111298/music2.html   (650 words)

 Belgium information information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Two major languages are spoken in Belgium: Dutch–sometimes unofficially called Flemish–is mainly spoken in Flanders to the north, while French in Wallonia in the south.
Belgium derives its name from the Belgae, a group of mostly Celtic tribes, and from the Roman province in northern Gaul, known as Gallia Belgica.
Belgium, with an area of 30 528 square kilometres (11,787 sq. mi), has three main geographical regions: the coastal plain in the north-west, the central plateau, and the Ardennes uplands in the south-east.
c10-ss-1-lb.cnet.com /reference/Belgium   (4318 words)

 Voices: Country of the Month, February 2006
In order to understand the situation in Belgium, one must realize that the country consists mainly of two communities that are more or less autonomous; Flanders (Dutch speaking) and Walloon (French speaking), each with their own federal welfare, public health and educational system.
This embedment in psychoanalysis is explained by the traditional openness of psychoanalysis for music and by the intensive theoretical thinking concerning the relationship between art and psyche within the Belgian psychoanalytic societies (Belgische School voor Psychoanalyse/Ecole Belge de Psychanalyse and the Gezelschap voor  Psychoanalyse en Psychotherapie).
The development of the artist is especially accentuated, which enables the future music therapist to speak through and to fully understand the language of music.
www.voices.no /country/monthbelgium_february2006.html   (1038 words)

 Hoppa - Music in Belgium
Brussels, Rock Concert Stages, Live Music The Ancienne Belgique is the leading concert venue located in the heart of Brussels, capitol of Belgium and Europe.
Belgium, Events, Jazz, Folk Het Internationaal Festival BROSELLA folk and jazz heeft plaats in het "Groentheater" in het Ossegempark (dicht bij het ATOMIUM) te Brussel (Laken).
Belgium, Ensembles, Violin, Cello, Piano Piano Trio Spirale is formed by three young musicians from four different nationalities: Monica Florescu, piano (Romanian), Pedro Iram Pozos Melo, violin (Mexican) and Makcim Fernandez Samodaiev, cello (Russian-Cuban).
hoppa.com /eu/be/Music   (522 words)

 Belgium: National Geographic World Music
Belgium, a small country in Western Europe, is generally flat except for the hilly and forested southeast (Ardennes) region.
Belgium is greatly attached to democratic values, and in 1994 a revised constitution made it a federal state, giving political representation to its Dutch, French, and German cultures.
Belgium is bolstered by a strong economy and can compete in the new single-currency European marketplace.
worldmusic.nationalgeographic.com /worldmusic/view/page.basic/country/content.country/belgium_867   (298 words)

 music from Belgium 1
Belgium and the South of the Netherlands have always been the domain of the dance hall organs.
The music markers who provided these books had to deliver music to which people could dance properly in the first place.
The music that we can listen to these days is only a small fraction of what was made.
www.draaiorgel.org /english/articles/music_from_belgium.htm   (2719 words)

 EMI Music Belgium - Terms & Conditions
The EMI Music Belgium website links to many different sites connected with or outside EMI Music Belgium, some of which have their own Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies of which you should be aware and accept prior to accessing and using the relevant site.
EMI Music Belgium's Trade Marks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not EMI Music Belgium's, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion or in any manner that disparages or discredits EMI Music Belgium.
All other Trade Marks not owned by EMI Music Belgium that appear on this website are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, or connected to EMI Music Belgium.
www.emimusic.be /disclaimers/disclaimer2.htm   (796 words)

 Belgium Music :: calabashmusic.com
Contemporary roots music from Belgium by Naïra Mnoian (composer and pianist) from Armenian...
We’re spotlighting the Desert- here’s music that is inspired by the...
The traditional music of Northern Europe and Northern America have common...
music.calabashmusic.com /world/europe/belgium   (214 words)

 Belgium music
And because hip-hop and African music were both part of her childhood, Marie's fusion of zouk guitar montunos with raw breakbeats immediately makes sense.
A Ma Zone marks a lyrical shift for Marie, from politics to the social shortcomings of modern society with the emphasis being placed on the dehumanizing effects of modern communication.
The lyrics and music extol the virtues of decadence and excess to the apocalyptic soundtrack of pop rave music.
www.abito.net /music/belgium.htm   (678 words)

 Music Partners Belgium
Music Partners Belgium is specialised in import/export, marketing and distribution of musical instruments.
The Music Alliance catalogue is the result of 25 years of experience in the field of manufacturing and distribution of musical instruments.
The Music Alliance is a reliable source for brands like Richwood guitars, Boston guitar parts, Hayman drums and percussion, Gatt Audio, Leonardo bowed instruments...
www.musicpartners.be   (187 words)

 Artists in Belgium - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
From the artist: Paul Michiels (born 15 June 1948, Belgium) is a Belgian singer-songwriter who became popular for his work with the Belgian group Soulsister that scored a hit with "The Way to Your Heart".
The message we want to bring is that there is no limitation in dance music and that there is nothing wrong by putting and mixing...
The shared music with you was a part of his works where you can listen different genres w...
music.download.com /3605-5_32-0.html?country=Belgium   (426 words)

 Universal Music Group
Tempo Music will make its debut in Belgium on February 1, featuring a mobile prepaid card, a music portal on WEB/WAP, a radio station, and a series of innovations linked to the world of music and entertainment.
Tempo Music is a partnership between Mobistar and Universal Music Mobile Belgium, which is part of the mobile division of Universal Music Group International.
Tempo Music is a strategic project for Mobistar, intended to differentiate its consumer offering for the 16-to-35 demographic, which offers strong development potential for the group.
new.umusic.com /News.aspx?NewsId=361   (388 words)

This competition is open to all Belgian residents except employees (and their families) of V2 Music Group.
V2 Music reserves the right to draw a further winner if we can not contact the winner.
Details of the prize winner (name and city only) may be obtained by written request by sending an SAE marked V2 Music Online Competitions,131 Holland Park Avenue, W11 4UT.
be.v2music.com /site/win.asp   (198 words)

 Belgian music
New Beat music was a contemptorary genre to Techno and House music from Detroit and Chicago respectively, although not intrinsically linked.
New Beat originated in Belgium in the late 1980s and was a fore-runner to European House music.
The sheer musical variety ranging from pop to jazz and from classical to experimental music; the hype-free treatment and presentation of the artists and the close attention paid to graphic design; these have delivered Crepuscule a very special name among the independent record labels that were founded in the late 70's and early 80's.
www.jahsonic.com /BelgiumMusic.html   (1294 words)

 Belgium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The population density (342 per km² or 886 per sq. mi) of Belgium is one of the highest in Europe, after that of the Netherlands and some microstates such as Monaco.
Belgium is well-known for its fine art and architecture.
In rock music Front 242, dEUS are well known (See also Music of Belgium).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kingdom_of_Belgium   (4491 words)

 Brussels, Belgium Music and Nightlife   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Impasse de la Fidelite 4, Brussels BE A Brussels house club masquerading as a Belgium beer pub near the Grand Place neighborhood of Brussels, complete with swings hanging from the ceiling perfect for the rowdy teen crowd on the weekends.
Rue Blas 208, Belgium BE The best techno club in Belgium, this Brussels nighclub hosts some of Europe's best DJs like Daft Punk and the Orb in three floors of jungle, techno and hip hop in the Lower Town neighborhood of Brussels.
The crowd is hip and tends towards the latex and vinyl side of the house spectrum.
www.brussels-belgium.com /nightlife   (211 words)

 IFCM - International Federation of Choral Music
The International Center for Choral Music (ICCM) was established in 1990.
Through the worldwide network of the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM), the Center receives a large number of brochures, books, and other documents from choral organizations about their activities.
One of the Center's goals is to assemble in its library all the choral music published in the world.
www.ifcm.net /index.php?m=14   (227 words)

 Music and Belgium   (Site not responding. Last check: )
visit of the OLV Cathedral, Belgium's largest Gothic church and the largest of its kind in the Netherlands and fac.
in the morning : visit of Dinant - Dinant is the second largest town in the Belgium region Condroz and one of the most important tourist centres of the Ardennen.
Worth seeing are also the Church Notre Dame, the Citadel, the Rocher Bayard and of course the house where Adolphe Sax was born,...
www.aab-allaboutbelgium.be /E_Tailor_Music.htm   (492 words)

 World Music Central - The Belgium/Brazil axis strikes again
This release should definitely keep the band in the public eye and their proposed follow-up, to be recorded with Inuit musicians in northern Canada, is in the pipeline.
Winners of a 2004 Radio 3 Award for World Music, we predict that we’ll be seeing much more of this outfit in the future.
This does not apply to articles identified as reprints or adaptations from other sources, or as being copyrighted by others.
www.worldmusiccentral.org /article.php?story=20040305123114909   (317 words)

 Belgium music chart
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thewildhearts.com /mus/?page_id=3288   (471 words)

 Belgium - Mahalo
Belgium or the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in northwest Europe bordered by the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, and France Belgium declared its independence on October 4, 1830, but it was not recognized until April 19, 1939.
The capital of Belgium is Brussels, which also happens to be the largest city in the country.
Belgium is famous for its excellent cuisine, which fuses French and Germanic styles.
www.mahalo.com /Belgium   (268 words)

 Music-Sites.net - Search
Mindview magazine is a metal magazine from belgium with lots of information on all forms of metal
The Flying Snowman is a songwriter and producer, located in Belgium.
A trio from Bornem, Belgium that plays their own rock-pop songs.
www.music-sites.net /search/?where=links&connector=phrase&query=Belgium   (200 words)

 WRRM: Music technology: research
Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Research in Music, University of Leeds.
Sonic Arts Network: concerned with "the creative use of technology which is transforming the nature and practice of music and its access in education and the wider community".
CTI Music: a branch of the UK's Computer Teaching Initiative.
www.music.ucc.ie /wrrm/mustech2.html   (152 words)

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