This ensemble offers the opportunity to learn airs from the folk dance repertoire: scottisch, mazurka, bourrée, reel, waltz, forró, polska, and more. In addition, we look at the swing, ornamentation and accompaniment typical of each region. We work on playing together as a group, danceability, arrangements and improvisation. We then test out our numbers with the help of the participants of the folk dance classes and work towards a number of concerts.
Who is the course meant for?
The course is open to all instruments, except percussion and drums. You should have several years of experience playing your instrument. For backing instruments a basic knowledge of chords is required. Contact us for any clarifications, we will put you in touch with the tutors.
Aurélie Dorzée graduated from several music academies from the French-speaking part of Belgium (in Brussels, Liège and Mons.) She has been active since 1992 in the contemporary music world, in the domains of improvisation, traditional, ethnic, baroque music…
She composes music for the theatre, dance and the cinema. “Her music is a ballad in a world of ‘folk-modern-Middle Age’ improvisations, songs”…
Aurélie Dorzée’s music has taken her across the world, through Africa, Canada, Europe… alongside José Van Dam, Bernard Foccroule, Panta Rhei, Trio Trad, Areski, Youssou N’Dour, Ballets C de l’AB, Gabriel Yacoub, Renaud, Laïs, Bernard Massuir, Issa Sao, Max Vandervorst, Laure Delcampe, Raymond Van de Groenewoud, Wannes Vandevelde, Wiet Vanderleest, Box Experience, Ambrozijn, Zefiro Torna, Coope Boys & Simson, Maskesmachine, Ialma, Perry Rose…
She also teaches during other workshops (AKDT, Gooik …) She has recorded some twenty albums. She was a finalist at the Biennale de la chanson française, Coup de coeur Québec 2014. She was nominated for the Octaves de la Musique in 2014, 2015 and 2018.
Jonas Malfliet is a Belgian musician and composer who plays a wide range of musical styles on accordion and piano. Since leaving his law practice behind, he has toured Europe, China, Congo, and South-Africa with world music bands such as Les Poissons Voyageurs and Les Busiciens.
With violinist Shalan Alhamwy he formed Damast Duo, he is band leader of the Brazilian party band Euforró, he is part of the Syrian-Turkish-Belgian world music orchestra Jiraan, and is resident pianist on Radio 2’s satiric programme “De Rechtvaardige Rechters”.
After attending and leading an overdose of international Ethno music camps, teaching traditional music by ear and conducting ensembles became second nature to him. Together with Aurélie Dorzée, he now leads the balfolk ensemble of Muziekpublique in Brussels.
Come and discover this course during the free session on Tuesday 21 September, from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm.
Ensemble (10 courses/cycle)
Tuesday: 8:00 – 9:30
Registration is required from the second course of the cycle. Sign up before 1 October 2021 and pay 10 euros less!
If necessary the teacher can vary the calendar in consultation with the course members.
€120,00 – €300,00