Music culture portrait of Belgium


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Music culture portrait of Belgium

  1. 1. Belgium- Flanders
  2. 2. <ul><li>In Belgium, there are a lot of different music genres . </li></ul><ul><li>People mostly sing in English , Dutch or French . </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional music isn’t popular anymore. </li></ul><ul><li>In this portrait, we discuss some Belgian genres and groups in Dutch and English music. We live in Flanders, the Dutch part of Belgium, that’s why we don’t present French music. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Belgium
  4. 4. Music in Dutch
  5. 5. <ul><li>It is all the music that is meant for children. </li></ul><ul><li>It is often related to pop music. </li></ul><ul><li>The lyrics are mostly about love, friendship… </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>K3 consists of 3 girls: Karen, Kristel and Josje (number 3 used to be Kathleen). </li></ul><ul><li>They are famous in Belgium and The Netherlands. </li></ul><ul><li>Their most famous song on this moment is Mamasé . </li></ul>
  7. 7. Music in Dutch
  8. 8. <ul><li>The name pop comes from Populair music. </li></ul><ul><li>It is usually understood to be commercially recorded music. </li></ul><ul><li>It is often made for youth. </li></ul><ul><li>The songs are short. Most of the songs are love songs with a lot of technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Pop music is entertainment music. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Clouseau are two brothers, Koen and Kris, and their band. </li></ul><ul><li>They have success in Belgium and the Netherlands. </li></ul><ul><li>Their most famous song on this moment is Vonken en vuur (Sparks and Fire) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Music in Dutch
  11. 11. <ul><li>The name Schlager comes from Germany. It means “ a hit”. </li></ul><ul><li>Typical schlager tracks are either sweet, highly sentimental ballads with a simple, catchy melody or light pop tunes. </li></ul><ul><li>Lyrics typically center on love, relationships and feelings. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Laura Lynn is popular in Belgium, the Netherlands and South-Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>Her most famous song is “ Je hebt me 1000x belogen ” (You’ve lied to me 1000 times) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Music in Dutch
  14. 14. <ul><li>Traditional music is the term now used for what used to be called &quot;folk music&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>The music is often related to national culture. </li></ul><ul><li>They commemorate historical and personal events. </li></ul><ul><li>They often use old instruments to make it. </li></ul><ul><li>This genre isn’t well known in Belgium. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Laïs are three women that sing mostly a cappella or accompanied by old instruments. </li></ul><ul><li>They are known in Belgium, but also a bit in France, the Netherlands, South-Africa, Spain… </li></ul><ul><li>Their most famous song is ‘t Smidje . </li></ul>
  16. 16. Music in Dutch
  17. 17. <ul><li>The word “rap” comes from America and means “talking on music”. </li></ul><ul><li>The lyrics often rhyme. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>He sings in a special dialect from the west of Belgium. </li></ul><ul><li>His most famous song on this moment is Mo ba nin . </li></ul>
  19. 19. Belgium
  20. 20. Music in English
  21. 21. <ul><li>Pop music is short for popular music. </li></ul><ul><li>It is commercial music. </li></ul><ul><li>The Music is made for teenagers </li></ul><ul><li>The Lyrics are short, simple love songs </li></ul><ul><li>A lot of technology is used. </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>She represented Belgium on the Eurovision song contect in 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>She is famous in Belgium, but also a bit in France and other countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Her most famous song is Je ‘t adore. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Music in English
  24. 24. <ul><li>It is music for dancing. </li></ul><ul><li>The music is made with computer, keyboard…it is electronic music. </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>Milk Inc is Reggi and Linda. </li></ul><ul><li>Regi plays the keyboards and Linda sings. </li></ul><ul><li>Their most famous song on this moment is Chasing the wind . </li></ul>
  26. 26. Music in English
  27. 27. <ul><li>Rock music is made with guitar, bass and drums accompanied by a singer. </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>Admiral Freebee is the artist name for Tom Van Laere. </li></ul><ul><li>His most famous song is Oh darkness . </li></ul>
  29. 29. Music in English
  30. 30. <ul><li>It is harder than normal rock. </li></ul><ul><li>It is music with many guitars, drums and beats in it. </li></ul>
  31. 31. <ul><li>Channel Zero is a band that was founded in 1990. In 1997 they stopped but this year, they started again. </li></ul><ul><li>Their most famous song is Help . </li></ul>