Please note that this event starts at 14:00
Tickets on sale from Thursday 29 July at 10.30 am!
The popular Bike Tour has returned this year for an idyllic ride through Woluwe, Auderghem and Watermael–Boitsfort. Get on your bike, follow our bike guides and enjoy three concerts in three different – and surprising – locations. We start at “Fraternités du Bon Pasteur” in Woluwe, go to the mill house at the Red Abbey and end at the “Logis-floréal studio” in Watermael–Boitsfort.
We start at Fraternités du Bon Pasteur in Woluwe, a brotherhood located in a vast area in the green and peaceful suburbs of Brussels. In 1985, the Sisters of the Good Shepherd trusted their domain to a small counsel of married and celibatarian Christians. Amongst them: a priest, who initiated a variety of spiritual, ecological and also social projects. Today, about seventy people with a variety in age and background live in the brotherhood.
This domain serves as the ideal setting for the duo Guy Verlinde & Oliver Vander Bauwede. After ten years of non-stop touring in Europe with his band Mighty Gators, blues musician Guy Verlinde is ready to show the world his more intimate and modest side. Together with excellent harmonica player Oliver Vander Bauwede, he will treat us acoustic blues and compelling americana filled with stories of love, loss, hope and resurrection, but mainly about… the positive power of music. Get ready for some dreamy fingerpicking, acoustic guitars, harmonicas and moving storylines.
The second stop is the picturesque molenaarshuis van het Rood Klooster in Oudergem, or the Red Abbey mill house. Located at the edge of the Zonian Forest, where it was built by Augustinian monks in the 14th century, the Red Abbey is a peaceful haven loved by many. The mill house dates back to the 16th or 17th century and was initially used as a washing place. In 1740 was it rebuilt into a mill house, later into an inn and now it serves as an arts centre.
It is in this historical place that Congolese artist Tister Ikomo (Balafon, ngome, likembe, chant and dance) will go into dialogue with Mamadou Dramé, a Senegalese kora player. Together, they search and create interfaces between their traditional music, which results in a fresh sound. Besides all this, the audience will be treated on some traditional and contemporary dance.
Last but not least, we and at the Logis-floréal studio in Watermaal-Bosvoorde. If you are cinephile, the garden districts of Logis-floréal might ring a bell. They are the picturesque fairy tale setting in Jaco Van Dormael’s films Toto le hero and Mr. Nobody. Built between 1930 and 1933, Logis-floréal is a theatre hall that is part of a modernist complex in the 3 lindenstraat, Watermaal-Bosvoorde. In this interbellum modernist environment, three fantastic musicians from Luthomania will fuse their musical traditions and instruments into a wonderful whole. The musicality of the triplet takes you to higher places in the Far East (Hua Xia, pipa), Arabia (Abid El Bahri, Ud) and West-Europe (Philippe Malfeyt, lute). The concert is a collaboration with Darna VZW, a Flemish-Moroccan culture house.
– Duration event: 3h
– The concerts partially take place in open air. Before you leave, please check the weather conditions and dress accordingly.
– The bike tour takes you on a 12 km ride. We will not go back to the starting point after the third concert, so the route ends at the place where the last concert takes place: Logis-floréal, Drie Lindenstraat 139, Watermael–Boitsfort.
-The Bike Tour starts three times: 13.00h, 14.30h and 16.00h. Please ensure that you buy the same ticket as the other members of your bubble
-Muziekpublique does not provide bicycles.