CONTEMPORARY AND JAZZ MUSIC IN ROTTERDAM AND BRUSSELS

JULY 2018

If art is food for thought then music is food for the brain. This statement is going to be your guiding light for the ultimate musical journey in Rotterdam and Brussels. This programme has been designed for advanced learners who wish to take their understanding of contemporary music to the next level. These intensive workshops focus on three crucial elements of Jazz; improvisation, experimenting with Jazz instruments and learning how to compose music. As you traverse the roaring modern architecture of Rotterdam and the eclectic music scene of Brussels, you?ll witness these cities come alive with the sound of music.

This programme has been designed for advanced learners who wish to take their understanding of contemporary music to the next level.

Explore Rotterdam. Known as Europe?s largest port, Rotterdam is famous for its maritime heritage and experiential architecture. A thriving metropolis of top-class museums celebrating multi-cultural identities, Rotterdam?s a paradise for contemporary art, music and architecture fanatics.

The Jazz School at The Hague is one of the best places in the Netherlands to explore and understand Jazz pedagogy in detail. Here you?ll get a chance to indulge in participatory workshops under the guidance of professionals. Learn about Jazz compositions, theory, improvisations and your instruments at these workshops especially curated for advanced learners.

Music Matters and Roots & Routes will take you into the belly of artistic and cultural roots of Rotterdam. These two energetic organisations are a hotspot for upcoming musicians, dancers, and artists who want to connect with the professionals and learn more about their choice of music. Strengthen your understanding of music with Music Matters and Roots and Routes.

Your fourth day will be yet another super productive day with LaLaLab in Amsterdam. LaLaLab is a music studio that provides workshops on vocals, music, and songwriting on a professional level. Even though, LaLaLab is entirely run by music professionals and musicians, they do provide tailor-made lessons to advanced learners.

More than just a crossover destination for backpackers, Brussels is the epicentre of Art Nouveau architecture that?ll transport you to the medieval world and promises to bring you back with a bang to its hip yet unique contemporary art and architecture. Being one of the most multilingual locations in Europe, Music in Brussels is celebrated by all and there is no dearth of upcoming musicians and professionals.

Gent Jazz festival is an international jazz festival held annually in Ghent, Belgium in July. It aims to bring together the best of the best in the jazz music industry from Belgium and globally celebrating both the traditional and the contemporary scene of jazz in the country.

Now that you?re in Brussels and are already exploring its never-ending love affair with music, you must pay a visit to one of its oldest and richest museum of musical instruments, Musical Instrument Museum. Established in 1877, MIM has a collection of over 8000 instruments assembled in 4 different galleries.

Back to Delhi after a week of experiential learning.

The internet is flooded with hordes of travel bloggers and agents offering unique experiences, but when was the last time you travelled for the pursuit of your passion. If you’re looking for an experience in contemporary and jazz music, then be part of this participatory journey. You will learn how to compose music, improvisation and experiment with different jazz instruments. Our curators are associated with globally acclaimed artists and institutions in Europe that enable us to take you to multiple artistic settings that are otherwise inaccessible to people.

You have been a child of music all your life. Music inspires you more than any other art form ever will and so you decided to make it a significant part of your journey in life. This is an experiential journey through the symphonic landscape of Belgium and the Netherlands designed for music lovers like yourself with a minimum of one year of experience with any musical instrument. Our plan here is simply to bring you one giant step closer to the burgeoning contemporary and jazz music setting where you’d be engaging in meaningful discussions with music professionals and artists.

General Terms and Conditions:
1. Culture Fox is a trademark brand under M/s Terra (In)cognita Services Private Limited.
2. The itinerary is indicative and subject to changes based on the final number of participants. While the unique combination of Culture Fox that includes workshops, visits, interactions will remain, the partners listed may change. Final itinerary shall be provided prior to the departure.
3. We will attempt to make all necessary arrangement for food requirements; vegetarian or any other. Do let us know of your specific food needs, if any.
4. The programme leader will lay down certain rules primarily keeping in mind the group safety & wellbeing. The programme leader’s word is final in all dispute situations.
5. Any diversions or optional activities, which are not listed, would need to be paid for additionally.
6. All photographs would be published via our social network group pages and we do not charge additional for any pictures, unless some special requirements.
7. Force Majeure Event- Culture Fox shall not be responsible for failure or delay in performing its duties if such failure or delay is due to labor disputes and strikes, fire, riot, war, acts of God, or any other causes which prevents or require a complete or substantial stoppage of Services.

Cost of programme, scope of Culture Fox services, payment terms and cancellation policy:
1. Please click on the “I’m Interested” tab to leave your details and we will get in touch with you with regard to the details of the cost of the programme.
2. The programme is an all-inclusive programme from the time you reach the hotel on the Day 1 until the dinner on the Day 8:
      a. Accommodation (Centrally located, 3-starcategory - twin sharing room)
      b. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
      c. Cost of workshops
      d. Cost of local and intercity transportation
      e. Cost of all visits / talks
3. The programme fee does not include the following:
      a. Cost of flight and Visa
      b. Cost of any personal expenses incurred by them during the program.
4. All payments are to be done in favour of:
      a. Beneficiary Details: Terra (In)cognita Services Private Limited
      b. Bank name and address: The Ratnaker Bank Ltd., Ground Floor, M-6 HauzKhas, New Delhi – 110 016
      c. IFSC CODE: RATN0000141
      d. Account No.: 409000288247
5. An advance of 50% would be required towards confirmation of the trip and the balance to be cleared 45 days before departure.
6. The cancellation policies are as mentioned below:
      a. 85% Refund if cancelled more than 90 days before the programme commencement date.
      b. 50% Refund if cancelled within 89-45 days before the programme commencement date.
      c. 25% Refund if cancelled within 44-25 days before the programme commencement date.
      d. 10% Refund if cancelled within 24 days of the programme commencement date.

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