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A quaint and welcoming space in the Tour & Taxis neighborhood in Brussels, which hosts concerts, expositions, screenings, or conferences – or where you can organise your private event.
A project dedicated to “beauty” in all its forms, where the keywords are quality, exchange and interaction.

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Le Baixu  presents the program of december

Pre sale of tickets for the concerts are on line!

We look forward seeing you.

Come and join us in our new cultural place of exchange and interaction in Brussels.

Martine et Emmanuel 

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5 euros entrance fee to be paid on the spot

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The space

A cultural place of meeting and creation

Established as a nonprofit, Le Baixu is a fully equipped multidisciplinary cultural space, occupying a former industrial hall of 150 m2, with a capacity from 80 (seated) to 120 (standing) guests, in the heart of the new trendy Tour&Taxis neighborhood.  

The name “Baixu” means “beautiful” in the native language of the Pataxó peoples, indigenous to the south of the state of Bahia in Brazil. This word represents both the ambition of the project and the quality of the cultural events presented, as well as the founders’ attachment to Brazilian culture. 

Le Baixu is a space to discover artists from all origins and of all styles. In a hall which combines perfect acoustics and lighting conditions, we offer concerts of small ensembles of classical, jazz, and world music, as well as art expositions, conferences, and documentary film screenings. 

photo credits: Bernard Coutant

Le Baixu is also a space available for private events – seminars, conferences or receptions – which can offer a bar and technical support.

Le Baixu is also a space of encounter between artists, and children and adolescents, through the organization of creative and socially engaged workshops.

Diversity, whether it be in social class, race, religion, or gender, is one of the essential components of the project of Le Baixu. 

Culture is that which allows one to know oneself and what we are made of.  Marcel Gauchet

 
 

The project

Conception of the project

Le Baixu is born from a chance encounter and a realization.

When Martine Renwart and Emmanuel De Ryckel met, they discovered they shared personal lived experiences in Brazil, having spent time in the favelas or in the remote regions of the country. As discussions continued, they understood that this love of Brazil fed a shared passion for music, and the arts in general. Even more so: that they were both convinced that art in all its forms could be a powerful tool to form and strengthen a shared solidarity.

This life experience inspired them both to contribute to the support of artists and to advance access to art to young people who have little or no opportunity.

Living in Brussels, Martine and Emmanuel also determined that this need to share culture involved both Brazil as well as Belgium, and in particular their city. Namely, they made the following realization:

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Many talented artists, musicians, painters, sculptures, actors have no, or very limited, access to the known circuits to present their work, due to lack of funds, network, or accessible venues.

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Brussels lacks small spaces that are well equipped enough for shows and exhibitions, but which could also function as rehearsal space or meeting space between artist and audience.

Brussels is the home of many children and young people who are unaware what culture is, and what capacity it has to transform their life.

They began a project which rests on three big priorities:

  • Support for as-yet lesser-known artists, offering them optimal working conditions;

  • Exchange between generations and cultures, placing preference on bridges between styles, genres, and audiences;

  • Opening up towards young people who have no or few possibilities to discover the art world of today.

 

Schedule

Pre-sale for events is online!

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Don't wait to reserve your place.

The reservation for the other events will open little by little and we will keep you informed.

November 2022

Thursday 3, 8:00 p.m.  

Ivan Paduart : piano, compositions

Quentin Dujardin : guitar, compositions.

my.weezevent.com/ivan-paduart-quentin-dujardin-a-la-croisee-de-deux-mondes

Friday 4, 8:00 p.m.  

Paula Morelenbaum : singing

Joo Kraus

Ralph Schmid

Bossarenova Trio  

https://my.weezevent.com/paula-morelenbaum-joo-kraus-ralf-schmid-bossarenova-trio

Tuesday 8, 8:00 p.m.

Roda de Choro

Pedro Moura et Henri Greindl

4th base:

Pedro Moura-cavaquinho

Henri Greindl -7 string guitar

Lili Schops-violin

Falk-percussion

Free admission

Thursday 10, 12:30

Wonky Clock:classical electro

https://my.weezevent.com/woncky-clock-electro-classic

Friday 11, 8:00 p.m.

Literary WEEKEND: 

La vie en beau - Baudelaire through himselfs texts - un portrait of the poet by himself 

Bruno Georis: speaker

Sigrid  Vandenbogaerde: cello

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FridayI 11, 8:00 p.m. by clicking

https://my.weezevent.com/bruno-georis-la-vie-en-beau

Thursday 17, 8:30 p.m.   

Mogno Music

Triple solo concert 

Tom Bourgeois: saxony, clarinet

Alex Beaurain : acoustic guitar 

Daniel Stockart: saxes, flutes, clarinets, various sound objects.

https://my.weezevent.com/3-solos-alex-beaurain-tom-bourgeois-daniel-stokart

Thursday 24, 12:30

Musique de chambre par les musiciens de la Monnaie

Noémi Tiercet : violin

Pablo Matias Becerra : piano Schumann's First Sonata and Huybrechts Sonata

https://my.weezevent.com/noemi-tiercet-violon-pablo-matias-becerra-piano-1

Thursday 24, 8.00 p.m.

Bossa Sarava

Didier Sustracsinging
Roberto Difernandinoguitar

https://my.weezevent.com/didier-sustrac-roberto-di-fernandino-bossa-sarava

Friday 25, 8.00 p.m.

David Linxsinging, 

multi-instrumentalist 

Gregory Privat: piano

https://my.weezevent.com/david-linx-gregory-privat

 

To be confirmed

Balthasar Trio 

Iain Burnside: piano

Timothy Hugh: cello

Michael Foyle: violin

Sunday 27, 8:00 p.m.

SVEDAMAN 

Greek and turkish music

Aykut Dursen

Kyriakos Gouventas

Gülay Hacer Toruk

https://my.weezevent.com/sevdaman


 

December 2022

Thursday 1, 20:00

Other Brazilian standard 

Brazilian Jazz

Claudio Rocha : saxophone

Victor da Costa :  guitar

Daniel Menezes : bass electric

Marcos Della Rocha : drums

Sunday 4,  6:00 p.m.

Literary WEEKEND

Fabuleux La Fontaine - spectacle de fables de La Fontaine au chapeau

Bruno Georis : narrator

https://my.weezevent.com/bruno-georis-fabuleux-la-fontaine

Tuesday 6, 8:00 p.m.

Roda de Choro de Bruxelles

Pedro Moura 

Henri Greindl

Free admission

 

Thrusday 8, 8:00 p.m.
Ozain 4tet

Gaëtan Casteels: double bass & composition

Bruno Grolletsax

Nathan Surquin: trombone

Pierre Hurtydrums.

https://my.weezevent.com/ozain-4tet-live

Saturday 10, 8:00 p.m.
Brussels Muzieque - String Trio
Nadja Nevolovitch : violin
Monika Mlynarczyk : violin 
Eduardo Tonietto : cello

https://my.weezevent.com/brussels-muzieque-and-le-baixu-present-string-trio

Tuesday 13, 8:00 p.m.

Brussels Jazz Alert concert 

Wajdi Riahi : piano
Basile Rahola : double bass

Pierre Hurty : drums

Thrusday 15, 8:00 p.m.

Ensemble La Sportelle

Ave Maria, oui! mais lequel?, les Quatre Chemins de Noël

Lætitia Corcelle, soprano
Anne Bertin-Hugault, mezzo-soprano and pianist
Cédric Lotterie, tenor
Cédric Baillergeau, baritone

https://my.weezevent.com/ensemble-choral-la-sportelle-de-rocamadour-les-quatre-chemins-de-noel

Saturday 17, 8:00 p.m.

O!Boy - Xmas, Just Smile!

a quartet of a cappella singers who with a resolutely humorous and very offbeat approach invites us to discover the a cappella style of the Barbershop

https://my.weezevent.com/quatuor-vocal-oboy-concert-de-noel-just-smile

 

Sunday 18,  4:00 p.m.

Ciné-Concert

Les JenliSisters - La Forêt Enchantée : violin, harp and video.

The JenliSisters offer an audio-visual show for the whole family. By creating a narrative storyline through an enchanted forest, they will take you on a journey through the magical world of Disney characters: The Snow Queen, Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas, Brave... 

https://my.weezevent.com/dans-la-foret-enchantee-cine-concert-par-les-jenlisisters

January 2023

Friday 13, 8:00 p.m. 

Alice Foccroulle : soprano

Pierre Gallon : harpsichord and pianoforte

Saturday 14, 8:00 p.m.

Hervé Celcal trio

Hervé Celcal piano

Jérémy Bruyère : double bass

Kristof Négrit : drums

Wednesday 18, 8:00 p.m.

LABYRINTH  

David Greilsammer: piano

Friday 20, 8:00 p.m.

Dominic Cravic : guitar

Claire Elzière : chant

Gregory Vieux : piano

Saturday 21, 8:00 p.m.

JEAN-LUC PAPPI TRIO 

Chris Mentens : contrabass 

Bruno Castellucci : drums 

Jean-Luc Pappi : piano

Jeudi 26, 8:00 p.m.

Les 6 suites pour violoncelle seul de Jean-Sébastien Bach

Violocellistes d’Europe

Alessandro Fornero

Emma Derosier

Fernando Espirito Santo

Lorraine Janier Dubry

Sophie Ehling

Arthur Daems

February 2023

Saturday  4, 8;00 p.m.

Marion Rampal 

Pierre François Blanchard

https://my.weezevent.com/marion-rampal-pierre-francois-blanchard-le-secret

Saturday 11, 8:00 p.m.

Mario Bakuna Quartet -

Brazilian Landscapes

March 2023

Sunday 5, 8:00 p.m.   

Brussels Muzieque - Unorthodox Quartet

 

 

Friday 24, 8:00 p.m.

Ensemble Eyas: vocal ensemble.

https://my.weezevent.com/eyas-ensemble-quatuor-vocal-piano

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exposition September 2023

Elisa Bracher: brazilian artist « Terra de Ninguém ». 

April 2023

 

About Us
Project Founders

Martine Renwart  worked in artistic planning at the Royal Theatre of La Monnaie in Brussels for 12 years. She accompanied productions from inception up to the stage performances. As production manager, she oversaw several world tours. Later, she established a social project in Brazil for 14 year, in a small fishing village without water, electricity, school, or health infrastructure. Her last project supported the creation of a percussion group with the village youths who had never played music before, and the production of their concerts in Rio de Janerio and Sao Paolo. It is thus that she discovered all that makes up our shared humanity, transcending cultural differences, misunderstandings and incomprehension. 

 

Emmanuel De Ryckel is a freelance consultant in pharmaceutical industry Supply Chains, which he has done for over 25 years. In this profession he has travelled to Rio de Janeiro over a hundred times, which has awakened his passion for Brazil and the country’s music. This contact developed his conviction that music, and art in general, is an ideal way to help young people in fragile situations, wherever they may be, to see their future with better prospects. For several years he has participated in creating documentaries and organizing concerts, aimed at promoting the cultural ties between France and Brazil. 

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Room rental

The Baixu is available for hire for private events - seminars, conferences or receptions.
There is also a bar and technical assistance. 
For all information, please contact info@lebaixu.be


Renting the Baixu also means actively participating in the cultural and social aspects of the project.

After the success of our Ulule, we still need your support.

By helping LE BAIXU with a single or monthly donation, you contribute to the pursuit of

our activity and the realization of our project.

It's a strong gesture, thank you!

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