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Cancelled: Queimada: Airboxes | Hoctomoz | A Contrabanda

Bal Folk
Saturday 21 March 2020 - 19h00
Maison du Peuple de St-Gilles - 37 Parvis de St-Gilles, 1060 St-Gilles
SAT 21/03

*** Cancellation ***
BalKaniC Jam Session, Bal & Basta! – Les Bottines Artistiques & Snaarmaarwaar, Mari Kalkun | Las Lloronas and Bal folk Queimada : Airboxes, Hoctomoz, A Contrabanda

After analysing of our future events and in the spirit of civic responsibility, we have decided to cancel the activities where we believe there is too high a risk of spreading the coronavirus. Today’s Balkanic Jam Session (Thursday 12 March) will be postponed, the date still to be confirmed. The folk balls Bal & Basta! (Sunday 15 March) and Queimada (Saturday 21 March) will also be cancelled because it is impossible to achieve the desired ‘social distancing’ at these events. In consultation with the artists, we decided to also postpone tomorrow’s concert (Friday 13 March) with Mari Kalkun | Las Lloronas to a later date.

We have every sympathy for the disappointment this undoubtedly causes the audience. The cancellations have a major emotional and financial impact on both the artists and the organizers who are faced with numerous cancellations. We are therefore making a warm appeal for solidarity and invite you not to ask for a refund so that we can partially cover the costs incurred and current and future loss of income. If you choose to be reimbursed, fully or partially, we will of course respect that.

Thank you for your understanding,

The team and the Board of Directors of Muziekpublique

During the Queimada, you can enjoy two memorable concerts at the Maison du Peuple in Saint-Gillis. Come dance on the music of Airboxes and Hoctomoz! For those who want to learn a few more tips in folk dancing, there will be first a dance initiation by Frisse Folk.


We start the bal folk intensely with the unique diatonic and chromatic accordionists from Airboxes. Airboxes is the atmospheric universe of Guus Herremans (Les Bottines Artistiques, La Lanterne, …) and Bert Leemans (EmBRUN, Elanor, …), two musicians who are perfectly tuned to each other. The sounds of their instruments merge in every song and bring you to a magic world. Airboxes only play their own compositions. Their alternately intimate solo’s and colourful interactions guarantee a unique atmosphere.


After that first bal, a druid will prepare the friendship drink Queimada on the sounds of the bagpipes of A Contrabanda. Afterwards Hoctomoz will perform their music. The three musicians from this French band like nothing better than to bring people to dance. Régis Marlaud is an accordionist from the region of Lyon. He ensures that the trio vibrates to the same rhythm. Violinist Paul Fermé likes to play on different strings of his violin at the same time. In addition, flutist Lilian Guillemeney creates with lots of love and dedication a rich mix of timbres and tones. The conclusion of the evening that will make all dancers want to move!



  • Guus Herremans: diatonic accordion
  • Bert Leemans: chromatic accordion



  • Régis Marlaud: accordion
  • Paul Fermé: violin
  • Lilian Guillemeney: flute

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