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About

MUZIEKPUBLIQUE: THE HEART OF FOLK AND WORLD MUSIC AND TRADITIONAL DANCE IN BRUSSELS

The not-for-profit association Muziekpublique keeps music and dance traditions alive and kicking in Brussels through an ambitious programme of concerts, courses, and projects.

We bring artists and members of the public together in a spirit of enjoyment, discovery and respect for cultural diversity.

A year-round concert programme, featuring Belgian and international artists, forms the core of the foundation’s activities. From the contemplative to the madly festive, concerts take place indoors and outdoors, around the city and throughout the year.

Muziekpublique members receive many benefits including a substantial discount on ticket prices. By becoming a member you can also access a remarkable programme of courses, where you can learn authentic folk dances from many corners of Europe, and how to play a wide range of traditional European, African and oriental instruments.

Muziekpublique is the musical home of local performers including members of Tamala, Refugees for Refugees, Voxtra, Vardan Hovanissian & Emre Gültekin, A Contrabanda.

ThEY PERFORMED AT MUZIEKPUBLIQUE

Dino Saluzzi & Anja Lechner, Baaba Maal, Karim Baggili, Dobet Gnahore, Stimmhorn, Ranarim, Afel Bocoum, Riccardo Tesi, Arcangel, Kardes Türküler, Renata Rosa, Martin Simpson, Habib Koite, Toto la Momposina, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Brotto-Lopez, Talip Ozkan, Juan Carlos Caceres, Triakel, Kocani Orkestar, Mahala Rai Banda, Hamilton de Holanda, Julie Murphy, Kala Ramnath, Ska Cubano, Didier Laloy, Kimmo Pohjonen, Régis Gizavo, Mariem Hassan, Iva Bittova, Bellowhead…

THEATRE

Situated in the heart of Matongé, the African quarter located next to the Porte de Namur in Brussels, the Molière Theatre has been hosting Muziekpublique’s various activities since 2005. This magnificent theatre with a capacity of 370 seats is regularly filled for Muziekpublique’s concerts as well as used for lessons, musicals residencies or recordings. The theatre is also used for activities from the borough of Ixelles, who is the owner of the theatre and has confided the day to day management of the theatre to Muziekpublique in support of their vocation to promote and give value to traditional world music in Brussels.

This beautiful theatre which dates from the 1960s includes a bar, foyer and exhibition space in addition to the theatre hall whose 370 seats are shared between the stalls and the balcony.

Under certain conditions the theatre is available for activities from external organisations.

Contact : moliere@muziekpublique.be

TEAM

Peter Van Rompaey : Artistic & Administrative Direction
Jolan Huygens: Production & Volunteers
Morgane Mathieu : French Communication & PR
Greet Brauwers : Dutch Press and Communication, multimedia
Louise Janssens : Coordinator World Music & Dance Academy
Lynn Dewitte : Coordinator Muziekpublique Label
Tammam Al Ramadan : Label Assistant
Mathieu Alexandre : Technical Manager
Aurel Budisteanu : Logistics

 

Contact: first name (@) muziekpublique.be / 02/217.26.00.

VOLUNTEERING

Muziekpublique is doing well and looking forward to a very interesting activities thanks to dozens of volunteers helping is every week to run the organisation. Each concert evening we need plenty of volunteers to help us to welcome the artists, the public, ensure the bar, sell CDs … We are also looking for volunteerphotographers and videasts to capture the most beautiful moments of the concerts.

If you want to feel the atmosphere at the backstage, do not hesitate to contact us at 02/217.26.00. or by mail to jolan (at) muziekpublique.be

 

OUR FRIENDS

They also work on the promotion of world music or support more broadly our activities and traditional music artists in Belgium or abroad.

CONTACT

Muziekpublique – Molière Theater
Galerie de la porte de Namur
3 Square du Bastion
1050 Ixelles

02/217.26.00.

info@muziekpublique.be

ACCESS

STIB/MIVB :

  • Metro 2 ou 6 : Porte de Namur
  • Bus : 34, 54, 64, 71, 80
  • Noctis : N06, N08, N09, N11
  • Villo : Trône or Station 103 Ernest Solvay

By Train :

  • Gare du Midi, then take metro ligne 2 or 6 direction Elisabeth, stop at Porte de Namur (4 stops)
  • Gare Bruxelles-Central, then take the bus 71 direction Delta, stop at Porte de Namur (4 stops) or walk (20 min)

Parking:

  • Parking des Deux Portes
  • Parking Louise – Toison d’Or

OPENING HOURS

From Tuesday to Friday: 10:30am->13:00 & 15:00->18h00.

Closed on national holidays.

Mainly closed during July 2018. Give us a call (02/217.26.00.) during the day in order to know if we can welcome you to sell tickets.

TICKETING

  • At the Molière Theater (Galerie de la porte de Namur, 3 Square du Bastion, 1050 Ixelles).
    From Tuesday to Friday: 10:30am->13:00 & 15:00->18h00.
  • Online !
  • On concert evenings: as far as places are available (we advice booking in advance)
  • At fnac