Nothing better to start the week then an enthousiast review:
The entertaining music is full of vitality and dynamism, propulsive, lively, and despite some twisted time signatures, as in "Refugees Welcome" (7/8), always dancing, the feet never want to remain motionless, the body swings all the time.
Their lyrics, written in a wild mixture of English, Dutch and French, are intelligent, poetic and demonstrate a sincere social commitment.
The crazy horns, crisp grooves and unbounded enthusiasm by the six first-class musicians are fun, the mix of punchy acoustic music somewhere between ska, polka and Balkans-Brass with peppered lyrics ignites from the first song.
"Europeana'' is a great album.
Written by Guntmar Feuerstein in the German Folkmagazin.
Choux de Bruxelles presents YANA,
a short film by Sarah Baur
Yana, a heroic 10-year-old girl, struggles with unprocessed grief that undermines her grip on reality, when she’s sent back to her former family home on a mission.
She mourns in loneliness, until a wee bit of mischief releases her from the demands of the grown-up world and a new friendship blooms.
Like its main character, the film steps in and out of reality: it is an ode to the healing powers of imagination and the resilience that children derive from it.
with Hasse Huygens, Michael Vergauwen, Julie van der Schaaf, Wouter Krokaert, Birte Leurelle, Viggo Maris, Evelien Den Tandt and Lula Maris
Written and directed by Sarah Baur
Director of Photography: Jesper Rey
Music: Piet Maris
Sound Recordist: Ive Van Krunkelsven
Sound Design: Alex Fostier
Editor: Sarah Baur
Colour Grading: Thomas Verbruggen
with the support of Videohouse Media Facilities and Atonium
Save le monde is the second single from the EUROPEANA album by Jaune Toujours.
The song calls for cheerful resistance and civil disobedience against all kinds of unsavoury lobbies: an unabashed step to a better world.
Sarah Baur filmed and directed the music video as a friendly parody of the green key hype on social media, using stock video from NASA and Videvo.
You can also view the clip on the Choux de Bruxelles YouTube channel (with subtitles)
Pauline is a monologue based on the story of a refugee who arrived in Brussels after a very long journey.
Sarah Baur met Pauline at the request of Doctors of the World Belgium and wrote a text based on her testimony.
This resulted in a performance of half an hour: a good starting point for discussions, debates or interactive lectures.
At the moment Pauline and Sarah are collaborating on visuals for the performance.
In Dutch, soon also available in French.
Choux de Bruxelles proudly presents Sarah Baur's making of 'Europeana', the new album by Jaune Toujours.
Live footage from the studio, a concert in Germany and interviews with Piet Maris, Théophane Raballand, Mathieu Verkaeren, Mattias Laga, Bart Maris and Dirk Timmermans.
Tri-lingual vlog in 4 episodes - subtitles available in English, Dutch and French.
A longer version in documentary format is in the making.
Alles Normaal is the first single from Europeana by Jaune Toujours. This song (in Dutch) is about how we all look the other way, pretend that nothing is wrong, while the world is burning.
Sarah made this music video in March 2018 with footage of the live recording for the album at Magasin 4 and she also filmed Piet in the iconic Maximilian Park in Brussels.
Pieter Wijnstekers gave Jaune Toujours' latest album Europeana a 3.5 star review in the May/June edition of Dutch music magazine Heaven.
Read the full review (in Dutch) by clicking the link on the right side.