In an ever-changing world and in a diverse city like Brussels with a melting pot of cultures music has the capacity to unite people. Through a series of talks AB, KU Leuven & Horst examine societal challenges and look for solutions through the lens of music and nightlife culture.
On Monday November 16 we organized the first online topic centered on ‘Decolonising music & nightlife culture‘. You can re-watch it right here:
After the talk, AB wanted to react to several questions on this. Read our response below:
We would like to thank the panel and all viewers for contributing to this inspiring debate.
This event is the first step towards a better understanding and a brighter future. We know we have a long way ahead of us, but we do begin this process with sincere intentions. By organizing this talk we aimed to build knowledge and raise awareness, within AB, the music industry, and among our audience. We are challenging ourselves to make time and space in our artistic program, to educate ourselves even further, and to take action.
The AB staff has followed yesterday’s debate closely and is willing to work on its blind spots. This is very much a learning process. We are gaining knowledge day by day, not only by organizing these kinds of conversations on a public platform but also by addressing the topic behind the scenes.
At the moment we are looking into concrete next steps in fighting systemic racism. We feel it’s important to continue to listen, to keep connecting, and to move in the right direction, step by step.
Thanks once again and speak soon.