05.03.2022 - 08.10.2022

BELONG: (Be, Embrace, Learn, Orchestrate, Navigate, and Give)

BELONG

05.03.2022 - 08.10.2022

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Disciplines

Visual Arts, Dance, Classical/Contemporary Music | Opera, Jazz music, Pop/Rock/Electro Music, Heritage, Multidisciplinary, Other

Project Partner

Adham Al Sayyad

Description

BELONG aims at preserving global cultural heritage while promoting cross-cultural understanding and exchange, by utilising folkloric arts and creating synergies between multidisciplinary and multicultural artistic forms. BELONG engages musicians and artists through a series of masterclasses, bootcamps, and workshops, whereby artists teach one another arts and music from their countries and cultures, and work on mixing their styles in a unique, artistic creation to be performed in a series of concerts throughout the project’s. 

BELONG serves to benchmark the cultural identity of Esch2022 territory by highlighting the region's artistic potential and cultural diversity through creating a versatile product with a personalised, yet inclusive, appeal that is alluring for everyone regardless of their cultural background.

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Events

08.10.2022 • 15:00 - 16:00

World-music fusion concert

Enjoy fusion music from all around the world (Mexico, Morocco, Venezuela, Egypt, Sweden, & more)

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Place de l'Hôtel de Ville Esch-sur-Alzette, Esch-sur-Alzette Centre

Free

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Past Events

05.03.2022 - 07.03.2022 • 11:00 - 17:00

Videography workshop

Join us for a free of charge videography workshop with Ramy T. Radwan and get introduced to various filming techniques. Talented participants will get the chance to join the BELONG team and document the project´s concerts and events. Limited number of video cameras are available for participants if needed.

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  • Film
  • Workshop / Atelier
Bâtiment4, Room 16 - Ground floor, 66 Rue de Luxembourg, 4149 Esch-sur-Alzette, Esch-sur-Alzette Centre
English

07.03.2022

Folk-rock music masterclass

In collaborates with Opderschmelz cultural center, BELONG invites all musicians and artists for a free of charge masterclass on Folk-Rock music led by the world-class Canadian band "The Paperboys." For a quarter century, The Paperboys have been touring the world and lighting up stages with their freewheeling blend of influences from Celtic and bluegrass, to Mexican son jarocho, brass bands, and Canadian roots. They have been called everything from Cajun slamgrass to worldbeat, they’ve received a Juno award (Canadian Grammy), plus two Juno nominations, two West Coast Music Awards, and released nine albums. Join us for an unforgettable adventure, and experience how folk and rock music can dance in harmony.

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English

12.03.2022

Folk-rock fusion concert

In collaboration with Opderschmelz cultural center, BELONG brings together the Canadian folk-rock band "The Paperboys" together with local artists in a series of workshops towards a breathtaking and exclusive world-music fusion concert in the framework of the Zeltik festival 2022.

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Centre Sportif Annexe Alliance, Annexe Alliance, Dudelange

19.03.2022 • 11:00 - 14:00

Mexican folk music workshop

Musician, Singer, dancer, or just culturally curious? Would you like to learn more about Mexican Folk Music? Would you like to experiment integrating your own style within the dancing tunes of son Jarocho! Join our free of charge workshop. Dr. Eduardo Ibargüengoytia Arias, a Mexican mathematician and multi instrumentalist, will be introducing the interesting story of how the interaction between Spanish and African cultures, arriving to the “new” land of Mexico and exchanging with the locals, emerged the new musical culture of son Jarocho - a mix of west African percussion, flamenco rhythmic patterns, and totonaku shamanic harmonies. So bring your vibes, instruments, and gear, and join us to play and dance on the infinite journey of Son Sin Fin (a song without ending) Where: Rockhal (Multi-functional space), 5 Av. du Rock'n'Roll, 4083 Esch-sur-Alzette When: 19th of March 2022 | 11h - 14h Register now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/254189326 Please note that this event implements CovidCheck 2G/2G+

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Rocklab, The Lab, 5 Avenue du Rock'n'Roll, 4361, Esch-sur-Alzette, Esch-sur-Alzette Belval

19.03.2022 • 15:00 - 18:00

BELONG rehearsals

BELONG brings together multicultural local musicians and artists in a series of workshops to exchange arts from their countries and cultures and work on mixing their styles in a unique artistic creation. Results of those workshops will be performed in a concert by the end of the program. Workshops are free of charge, but limited in places. Register now. Where: Rockhal (Multi-functional space), 5 Av. du Rock'n'Roll, 4083 Esch-sur-Alzette When: 19th of March 2022 | 15h - 18h Please note that this event implements CovidCheck 2G/2G+ BELONG benefits from the supported of ESCH 2022, the City of Esch-sur-Alzette, and OEUVRE Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte.

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Rocklab, The Lab, 5 Avenue du Rock'n'Roll, 4361, Esch-sur-Alzette, Esch-sur-Alzette Belval

29.03.2022 • 15:00 - 16:30

Mongolian folk-music Masterclass

Discover the magical sounds of Mongolia and explore the secrets of throat singing techniques with the renown Mongolian folk-musicians Khusugtun. In collaboration with Nomadic Games Federation asbl and Routes Nomads, BELONG brings you the magical sounds of Mongolia to the south of Luxembourg. What to expect: - Discover Mongolian traditional music & culture, - Experience live samples of different music styles, and learn their background stories, - Explore throat singing techniques, - Participate with your instrument and Jam along with Khusugtun

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Rocklab, The Lab, 5 Avenue du Rock'n'Roll, 4361, Esch-sur-Alzette, Esch-sur-Alzette Belval

02.04.2022 • 11:00 - 14:00

Indian classical music masterclass

Musician? Would you like to learn more about Indian classical music? How about integrating your own musical style within the magical sounds of India! Come and join our free of charge masterclass. Conducted by the professional Sitar player, KG Westman, this workshop will provide you with the basics of Indian classical music as well as an opportunity to integrate your own musical style in an open jamming session. K.G. Westman is a Swedish sitar player who is one of Europe´s foremost in the field of north Indian classical and semi classical music. Due to training in both Indian and western music, he is one of few with a deep understanding of both systems. Each winter K.G. stays in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, India to continue training under the guidence of Pandit Rabindra Narayan Goswami, a most respected sitar master of the holy city. As a senior student of Goswamiji, he is now a frequent performer in Europe, India, as well as the rest of the world.

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Bâtiment4, 66 Rue de Luxembourg, 4149 Esch-sur-Alzette, Esch-sur-Alzette Centre
English

02.04.2022 • 15:00 - 18:00

Indian tabla masterclass

Coming directly from the rich lands of the far east, we are pleased to present you Indian percussion and Tabla workshop conducted by the Tabla master Survat Apte. If you are a musician/percussionist, and would like to enrich your skills by learning the secrets and techniques of the Indian percussion, this is your chance. Come and join us for the free of charge workshop, where Survat will introduce you to the basics of the Indian percussion through practical lessons, Konokkol and Padhant (vocal recitation of rhythmic patterns) practices. The floor will be open for jamming afterwards.

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Bâtiment4, 66 Rue de Luxembourg, 4149 Esch-sur-Alzette, Esch-sur-Alzette Centre

Free

09.04.2022 • 11:00 - 14:00

Oriental jazz masterclass

Musician? Would you like to learn more about oriental jazz music? Join us for an oriental jazz music workshop with the world renowned Egyptian young oud virtuoso, Mohamed Abozekry. Abo Zekry is one of the most famous Oud players in the arab world. He went on in 2009 to win first place in the International Oud Competition held in Damascus Syria, Which exposed his virtuosity and deep musicality to the recognition of the Arab World. Leaving Egypt to pursue higher studies, in France he completed his degree of Musicology, which he earned from the University of Lyon. During this period, along with immersing himself in the theory and tradition of Western music, the cultural diversity of France exposed Abozekry to stretches of musical styles, from Latin to Indian and Tzigane.

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Bâtiment4, 66 Rue de Luxembourg, 4149 Esch-sur-Alzette, Esch-sur-Alzette Centre

09.04.2022 • 21:00 - 22:00

Indian/Oriantal/Jazz fusion

Join us for a breath-taking concert bringing the far-east together with the middle-east in the west. The concert presents the product of one week of musical exchange between KG westman (Sitar), Rahul Pophali (Tabla), and Mohamed Abozekry (Oud), in the framework of Esch 2022's BELONG project. The trio will be playing Indian oriental fusion with Jazzy scales and vibes. Do not miss being part of this exclusive, yet inclusive, experience.

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Halle des poches à fonte, NDLC 22, Esch-sur-Alzette Belval

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About

Adham Al-Sayyad is a multidisciplinary Egyptian artist, researcher and project manager, who is active in the fields of ethnomusicology, engineering, pedagogical and social impact projects. Since 2010, he has been playing Kawala (Egyptian traditional flute) which he learned by following grand master Ahmed Al-Arnab in sufi festivals, where the instrument is mostly played, all around Egypt.

Since his arrival to Luxembourg in 2017, he launched ANASEA world-music project at the University of Luxembourg’s espace cultures with a mission to preserve and revive global cultural legacy among multicultural communities of the region, by organising masterclasses on worldwide folkloric arts, and arranging workshops whereby multicultural musicians teach each other the arts and music from their countries and cultures and work on mixing their styles towards a final performance. 

Adham’s passion on joining 'dissimilar stuff' is not limited to creating multicultural synergies: his research is in the field of welding dissimilar materials. His trust in the potential of multicultural preservation and cross-cultural exchange in the sustainable development of communities and technologies led him to co-found the Intangible World Heritage Assocoation (IWHO) ASBL in Luxembourg in 2020, which he is currently chairing. IWHO aims at bridging indigenous knowledge with modernity's demands by removing barriers of exchange. Adham is currently finalising his PhD studies at the University of Luxembourg.