"I dream of helping to make AB a place that is truly for everyone and for other art forms. It would be great if everyone felt at home here."
With Faces of AB, we take a look into the lives of AB people. Together, we muse on Brussels, these strange times and AB.
In the first edition, we are out and about with Maïsha.
"I’m Maïsha, 26-years-old and all-rounder at AB. Last year in September I started out as an intern and this year I became a permanent employee. I live in Brussels and I love music so, logically, I already ended up in AB every now and then.
Times are currently hard for everyone. I found it really difficult during the first lockdown. I didn’t feel so good about myself and I suddenly had an infinite amount of time to fill. I didn’t get up to much. Things are much better now. I picked up a few things that I’d put aside, like drawing and photography. I also started studying again. I put music behind me for a while. I used to be at AB day and night, during the weekends even. Everything was music. That could be quite stressful sometimes but I’m making more time for family now and things are a bit calmer.
Brussels has lost its charm through the lockdown. Exactly the things that made it so great to live here are what’s not possible at the moment. The cafés are closed and chance encounters are impossible. There’s also that annoying curfew. You have to set an alarm to get yourself home on time, and 10pm really is very early. I get out of Brussels a bit. My father lives outside of Brussels and I go visit him regularly. We’ve also been to the Ardennes with the family, that seems like such a long time ago. If you go to a park in Brussels when the weather is good, it looks like there’s a festival. "
pictures: Lien Peters