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Marjan Van Rompay Group

Marjan van Rompay - sax / Bram Weijters - piano / Nathan Wouters -
basse / Toon van Dionant - batterie

Reinier Baas & The More Socially Relevant Jazz Music Ensemble

Ben van Gelder - sax alto / Maarten Hogenhuis - alto / Sean Fasciani -
basse / Martijn Vink - batterie / Reinier Baas - guitare, compositions


Manu Comté - accordéon, bandoneon / Alexandre Gurning – piano /
Jean-Frédéric Molard – violon / Patrick de Schuyter – guitare / Sam
Gerstmans – contrebasse / Michel Seba - percussions

Danger above: the balconies of Brussels

I have always liked balconies, and when I lived in New York and didn’t have one I envied all those tens of thousands of people who did. Not that they ever so much as stepped out on them to survey the city below. Most of those narrow waist-high projections lacked even a flower pot, much less a table...

Sabam claims 3.4% of every internet bill

Authors’ society Sabam is launching legal proceedings against Belgium’s internet providers, demanding 3.4% of the fees they receive from their customers, writes Ars Technica’s Joe Mullin . Sabam’s claim is similar to the blank media levy that exists in Canada and seems to be based on the assumption...

Chechen bomber deported to Belgium

The so-called one-legged bomber Lors Doukaev has been transferred from Denmark to Belgium where he will serve the remainder of his sentence, reports the Copenhagen Post . Two Danish police officers escorted Doukaev to Belgium where he was taken into the custody of Belgian police. In September 2010...

Belgian homes hold 89,000 foreign bank accounts

Nearly 89,000 Belgian households declared having foreign bank accounts to the tax authorities in 2011, the Sudpresse newspapers report. The number of registered accounts is down since 2008, mainly because of the exchange of information between countries. Belgians reported 108,880 foreign accounts...

Belgians sceptical about ethical labels

While ‘ethical buying’, which takes into account environmental aspects, fair trade and the respect for the rights of workers, is well established in Belgium, a large number of consumers remain sceptical about fairtrade and sustainable labels. Less than half of consumers believe their purchasing of...

Belgian found dead in Thailand

The body of a 57-year-old Belgian was found in his flat in South Pattaya, Thailand, yesterday. No obvious signs of a disturbance in the room or injuries to the victim were seen, but the cause of death remains unexplained, reports Pattaya One . Police were called to the Loft Condominium after the...

Running for Retrak: Week 12

I come from India and work as an IT analyst in Brussels. My job gave me a great opportunity to work in Brussels and I’ve enjoyed every moment of it. This is my second stint in Brussels and I have been here for the past year, though I was here for a couple of years back in 2007. Running was a...