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A Contrabanda

A Contrabanda plays traditional music from Galicia (north of Spain) on gaita (Galician bagpipes) and percussion (tambourine, shells, drum...). This ’banda de gaitas’ is the result of the lessons gaita and percussion at Muziekpublique (Brussels). Galician music is -thanks to its celtic roots- close to Irish and Breton music. Contrabanda plays the typical Galician rythms (muiñeira, similar to the ’jig’, jota, paso doble, polka, rumba etc), and also shows you how to dance on them!

In recent years A Contrabanda played at several festivals in Belgium and France (Festival Euroceltes Strasbourg, Parkfeesten Sterrebeek etc).

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We teach Galician music, every Thursday in Brussels.
Pandereta (tambourine): Xavi Sanchez
Gaita (bagpipes): Benoit Kensier
Tambor (drum): Karen De Pooter

Workshops pandereta and Galician dance: once a month on Sunday: Eva Fernandez & Xavi Sanchez

Concerts going ahead this weekend

Information on refunds & security measures

Muziekpublique wishes to carry on with its activities, now more than ever. We can therefore confirm that the concerts scheduled for Friday 27/11 - Ghalia Benali and Saturday 28/11 - Ablaye (...)

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Ablaye Cissoko and Ensemble Constantinople (Senegal/Iran/Canada)

Cd-release Jardins Migrateurs

Throughout history, throughout the world, the cultural heritage of different peoples is propagated by the bard, the troubadour, the griot. These poetic craftworkers, peacefully crossing frontiers (...)

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Photis Ionatos | Angelique Ionatos

Presentation of CDs Périples & Reste la Lumière

This concert evening tells a story of family, love of language and music, love for Greece and sadness for its struggles. Brother-and-sister duo, Photis and Angelique Ionatos, are here tonight, (...)

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