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Tatiana Exelmans Lore Van de Velde CULTURE OF BELGIUM GOOD DAY FROM BELGIUM: DAG, BONJOUR, GUTEN TAG! CAPITAL CITY OF BELGIUM AND EU: BRUSSELS CAPITAL CITY: BRUSSELS Atomium: Brussel’s Symbol Flag of the World’s Fair Manneken Pis Grand Place Royal Palace Belgium: Surface: 30.528 km² Population: 11.007.020 BELGIAN MUSIC Modern Belgian music Selah Sue Absynthe Minded Murdock Netsky Music competition: Eurovision song contest Music Festivals Pukkelpop Edition 2011 Modern Belgian music Divided into many genres Most popular: Pop: Vaya Con Dios, Milow, Zornik Drum ‘n Bass: Murdock, Netsky Rock, Jazz: Absynthe Minded Electro-rock: Goose Reggae, Soul: Selah Sue Hardrock, Bluesrock: Triggerfinger Flemish music: Bart Peeters, Clouseau Selah Sue Reggae and soul music rising star writes songs herself performs them life on stage guitar first album: 2009 now: famous in other parts of Europe too especially France fragment: song “This World” Absynthe Minded Indie, rock, pop, jazz and folk music started hotel room in Gent, some local bars participated to a rock-rally (competition) almost won 2010: won 4 Music Industry Awards very famous Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Portugal fragment: song “Envoi” Netsky Drum ‘n bass music at large festivals very popular youth special kind of party music favourite Belgian DJ creates his own music fragment: song with Jenna G: “Moving with you” Murdock Drum ‘n Bass and dubstep one of Flanders best DJ’s remixes other songs and plays them on music festivals Laundry day, Summerfest,… fragment: song both Netsky and Murdock: “Everyday” Music competition: Eurovision song contest annual competition among active member countries of the EBU each country : performs song on live television cast votes for the other countries' songs determine the most popular song in the competition longest-running and most watched also broadcast outside Europe Some countries sharing similar cultural / ethnic communities clusters, frequently vote for one another affected the result Eurovision song contest X!nk: Westerlo, 4 boys from school won the Belgian national finals: Eurosong for Kids 2003 placed 6th in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest international careers: directly launched into the spotlight: ABBA, ( Sweden) - 1974 – “Waterloo” Celine Dion (Switzerland) - 1988 – “Ne partez pas sans moi” MUSIC FESTIVALS BELGIUM, WHERE YOU’RE ALWAYS IN TIME FOR A FESTIVAL! Music Festival live music or DJ’s outdoors annual one day or more camping often inclusive of other attractions: food and merchandise vending machines (a fair) performance art social activities Fragment: Tomorrowland Flemish festival – DJ’s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7CdTAiaLes Kiewit, Hasselt 3 days end of august youth festival large enclosure of fields and woodland second largest huge camping “Pukkelpop” edition 2011: opening day: 18th of august severe thunderstorm things collapsed five people died more than 70 people injured cancelled BELGIAN MOVIES: o LOFT LOFT Category: Thriller Director: Erik Van Looy Script: Bart De Pauw 2 famous men in Flemish television world Year: 2008 most watched movie in Belgium Holland and American remake with a lot of famous Belgian actors: Koen De Bouw Koen De Graeve Filip Peeters Matthias Schoenaerts Belgian movies: LOFT Story: 5 married men a loft secret mistresses one day body of a young women nobody knows who she is or how she came there investigation find out they can trust nobody don’t know each other as well as they thought BELGIAN ART FLEMISH BAROQUE – Peter Paul RUBENS BELGIAN SURREALISM – René MAGRITTE FLEMISH BAROQUE : Peter Paul RUBENS from the The Three Graces Maria de Medici Cycle The Assumption Peter Paul RUBENS very famous Flemish Baroque painter extravagant Baroque style: emphasised movement colour sensuality well-known: counter-Reformation altarpieces portraits landscapes history paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects runned large studio Antwerp produced popular paintings with nobility, art collectors Europe classically educated: humanist scholar, art collector, and diplomat knighted by: Philip IV: King of Spain and Charles I: King of England BELGIAN SURREALISM: René Magritte The Son of Man Golconde The Treachery of Images This is not a pipe. René MAGRITTE famous Belgian artist world fame art period: Surrealism confusing art = lead to thinking and wondering idea: Realism in another way abstract, colours, fantasy, recognizable but not realistic 1898 - 1967 education: Brussels Academy most famous work: ‘La Trahison des Images’ = ‘The treason of performance’ Thank you for listening!
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