Womex 2013 world music & city trips

Already the 15th edition of this expo annex showcase festival. In Cardiff, Wales UK this time, and it was immediately clear that the ex-harbour city could really use such a Womex and its 3,000 visitors.

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BJ Scott's enduring view of her homeland

“Beyond the swamps”-a film by Françoise Demey- is to be released on DVD very soon. This film is a sublime documentary about American songstress and musician Beverly Jo Scott.

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Win a party package!

Win tickets for Kele, a jetonvoucher and a hotel stay!

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Waves Vienna

Where are Amatorski, Dans Dans, Oscar & The Wolf, Float Fall, Girls In Hawaii, Flying Horseman, BRNS at the end of next week?

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Billie Kawende is looking for musicians!

With a voice like that, Billie Kawende could definitely do it on her own. Still she’s looking for keyboard and bass players who can lift her to an even higher level!

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Steenstraat-Muziekstraat on Car-Free Sunday!

Different artists take over the buildings in the Steenstraat and make a unique musical afternoon of it, one where you can (re)discover both new talent and a number of established musicians.

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Free Kriek Belle-Vue during the Open Monuments Days in AB

On 14 and 15 September AB will open up its doors for the Open Monuments Days. As cherry on top, we'll be giving away 1000 free Kriek Belle-Vue in AB Café/Resto.

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Debate about noise level standards at My Bloody Valentine concert

During the My Bloody Valentine concert the band had a text projected that made clear they were disgruntled with the AB because they were forced to comply with a noise level standard. We would just like to clarify here what exactly was going on and why we make use of a noise level standard.

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AB In-house Photographer Tina presents her best photos from last season

As of 3 September, in AB, you can view a selection of Tine's best photos. We're now already on to our fifth season with an AB In-house Photographer.

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AB opens its doors with My Bloody Valentine

On Tuesday 3 September, My Bloody Valentine has the honour of opening the 2013-2014 concert season. Which concert are you looking forward to?

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New Rising Sun win protest song competition from ONE and AB

The ONE Campaign and Ancienne Belgique have today announced blues/folk group New Rising Sun as the winners of a search to find an unsigned Belgian artist who has the passion to move people to action through the power of the protest song. The announcement is part of ONE’s agit8 campaign to raise global awareness about extreme poverty. New Rising SUn will be performing at Feeërieën this Thursday.

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The 2013-2014 AB season: focus on partnership

If there is one theme running through the new AB season, it is “partnership”.

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AB maintains its high position in worldwide ranking

American music industry magazine Pollstar published this week its worldwide ranking of concert halls based upon ticket sales.

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AB Summer

Opening hours AB Ticket Shop and AB Café/Resto over the summer

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Cyclists to pay half-price at the Ancienne Belgique

On 17 October you can attend a concert by Bent Van Looy in the AB for half-price. If you come by bicycle, that is.

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ONE and Ancienne Belgique launch search for Belgium's next Bob Dylan

The ONE Campaign has today launched a new partnership with the Ancienne Belgique in a search for Belgium’s next Bob Dylan, an unsigned artist who has the power to move people to action through the power of the protest song. The announcement is part of a global music-based campaign that involves artists such as Arno, U2, Sting, Angelique Kidjo, Cali, Mumford and Sons & Elvis Costello, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Dominique A, Tal, Ed Sheeran, Tryo and Kenzah Farah.

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AB occupies the American Theatre for a weekend

On 20 and 21 September AB will occupy the American Theatre with concerts of Múm and Wire amongst others

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Music Flea Market in the Steenstraat

On Sunday 18 August our good neighbours of Café Bonnefooi will organise a music flea market that will offer records and cd’s, instruments and vintage radios, concerts and dj’s. Contact Bonnefooi to put your name on a stall.

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Win 2 tickets for Megadeth + pre-listening session of the new record + meet and greet with the band

Megadeth will be performing at the AB on Monday 27 May and since their new album will be released on 31 May, we're organising an exclusive pre-listening session in collaboration with record label Universal and in presence of the band.

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Tom Odell in a sold-out AB and free-of-charge in the afternoon at Brussels South

The Tom Odell concert on Friday 17 May in AB was sold out in no time. If you weren't able to get hold of tickets then you can still head down the Brussels South station.

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Donate your beaker deposit to Syria

From the end of May until 11 November the AB will collect unclaimed beaker deposits to support the 12-12 campaign for Syria.

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Expo Erased Tape Records

In connection to the new concerts in the Silence Is Sexy series, there is a micro-exhibition of original artwork by Erased Tapes Records, in the AB Resto from 2 May to 15 June.

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AB & Lotto launch Late Night-series at the AB Club with a Crystal Fighters DJ-set

Party people, listen up! AB and Lotto are joining forces to party hard 5 times a year in the AB Club after a main hall show under the Late Night Lotto Vibes flag.

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Bob Brozman deceased

Yup, just heard that the much cherished (by ourselves and so many artists) Bob Brozman has passed away.

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WIN ‘7’, the new masterpiece by BEACH HOUSE! (LP or CD)

Ultimate dream pop band presents ‘7’, which is really their 7th album

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Win a duo-ticket for Grime Night: AJ Tracey + Nadia Rose + Novelist + Flohio

Time for a mini-festival with the best of the UK grime scene!

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WIN a BRDCST VIP package with overnight stay in ***** hotel

Five days full of musical discoveries in the heart of Brussels

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