A musical week in Belgium

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Chemical Brother live in Antwerp, 2007During the last week or so, I’ve heard three good concerts here in Belgium: first The Chemical Brothers in Antwerp, then SoundCheck at Beurskafee in Brussels, and finally Meshell Ndegeocello in Leuven. Some weeks ago, Bobo Stenson Trio played in St Truiden (too bad I missed that).

Meshell Ndegeocello live in Leuven, 2007Most of these concerts took place outside Brussels. Now, is that just a coincidence? Or is it a consequence of a lack of money, concert venues, or interest on the part of arts management people in Brussels? I don’t know, but I do think Belgium is a good country to live in, when it comes to cultural activities :-)