Category Archives: street

Himno De La Paz … Transport XX

The Crescendo choir (conductor : Urbain Van Asch) sings “El Himno De La Paz” (Peace Hymn)
during the Transport XX commemoration yesterday (April 17) in Boortmeerbeek , Belgium
① memo 20160418 ~ Film : Michel van der Burg – michelvanderburg.com | 1-memo.com

Bella Ciao … Transport XX

The Crescendo choir (conductor : Urbain Van Asch) sings Bella Ciao during today’s Transport XX commemoration in Boortmeerbeek , Belgium
① memo 20160417 ~ Film : Michel van der Burg – michelvanderburg.com | 1-memo.com

Film Filmer Transport XX

① memo 20160228 #2 ~ Film Filmer Transport XX ~ A second version now of the film posted earlier today.
This #2 version has the image stabilised (using editing software Final Cut X) and to optimise the stabilisation results the video is shortened also.
This video was made while I was filming in one long take one row of the portraits of the TRANSPORT XX installation in Brussels, on February 28, 2009.
The short film I made then, and info on the TRANSPORT XX installation in Brussels , is available via this link on my web site.

Film Filmer Transport XX

① memo 20160228 ~ Film Filmer Transport XX ~ I was not aware that day of this video being made of me while filming in one long take one row of the portraits of the TRANSPORT XX installation in Brussels, on February 28, 2009.
The short film I made then, and info on the TRANSPORT XX installation in Brussels , is available in this post on my web site.

Handcarters ~ Karnner

The Handcarters , the ‘Karnner’ , Tyrolean people living a nomadic life because of poverty, and sometimes political or religious persecution or curiosity, would pile their belongings and kids onto handcarts to hit the road to places were they supplied the population with goods and services, or worked for example as a knife sharpener, tinker, basket maker or broom binder.

This Tyrolean minority is not forgotten during the fifth season on ‘Foolish Thursday’ (“Unsinniger Donnerstag”) in Tirol , were the colorful “Igler Karrner” dressed up as old men and women pulling a cart – go out on the town in a cabaret-like show with characteristic masks, music and dancing in the small village of Igls, near Innsbruck in Tyrol (Austria). ~ Video : January 31, 2008 | Film : February 4, 2016 by Michel van der Burg | 1-memo.com

More films and information at this site in post Tiroler Fasnacht – Carnival – in Igls

The City – Frappant

The City (“De Stad”) by the Frappant Solidarity Chorus (from Wilrijk, Belgium) on January 30, 2010 in Antwerp (Belgium) near the Cathedral of Our Lady (Onze Lieve Vrouwe-Kathedraal).

Film clip of the first two couplets of ”De stad” (words and music by the conductor Bob De Pooter) ~ It was freezing cold that saturday afternoon, and with only dead batteries left for my camera , I had to warm a battery in my hands to bring it back to life for a moment, and put it in the little camera , to be able to record part of their songs.

Here my translation of the 1st couplet of this Flemish text :

When the city will close its gate
with curtains for the windows
the sun will no longer shine
colors will fade quickly
when the city will close its gate
many people remain outside
and those who waited inside
with terror in their minds
watch with a sigh all life go down into silence (2x)
… If the fears reign / …

Film : Michel van der Burg | 1-memo.com

NL (full text The City) – volledige tekst “De stad” van Bob De Pooter :

Al de stad heur poort ga sluiten
met gordijnen veur de ruiten
gaat de zon niet langer schijnen
zullen kleuren rap verdwijnen
als de stad heur poort ga sluiten
blijven er veel mensen buiten
en die binnen bleven wachten
met de schrik in hun gedachten
zien alt leven stil verzinken met ne zucht (2x)
Als de angsten gaan regeren
ons gelijk hier gaat primeren
eigen bloed en volk gaan wegen
gade dander buiten vegen
als de angsten gaan regeren
gade schoonheid rap negeren
en de nachten worden langer
en de mensen worden banger
en ge hoort alleen gejammer en gezucht (2x)
Als de winter is vergangen
komt de lente van t verlangen
schijnt de zon op de gezichten
op de dromen en gedichten
als de winter is vergangen
voor wie int donker was gevangen
en die binnen bleven wachten
met nog hoop in hun gedachten
zien het leven trug ontluiken met ne zucht (2x)
en waar eens de lammen kropen
vliegen na de poorten open
stom en blind die zijn genezen
en het leven is verrezen
en waar eens de lammen kropen
kunnen mensen na weer hopen
en gaan dansen op de straten
en de leegte achter laten
want de toekomst neemt na trug een nieuwe vlucht. (2x)

Note

Also published as part of “Haiti — solidarity street performance by Frappant in Antwerp (Belgium)”  on February 04, 2010 via the site iMichel.com

Here a link to the Frappant site

Justice ! Successful solidarity march for Afghan refugees in Brussels

Justice! Very successful solidarity march by Belgians and Afghans for the Afghan refugees in Brussels , today 2 years ago (20 nov 2013). Many are now regularized.

Belgians and Afghan refugees march for justice – Brussels 20 nov 2013

Justice!  Very successful solidarity march by Belgians and Afghans for the Afghan refugees in Brussels , today 2 years ago (20 nov 2013). Many are now regularized. One of these refugees I know – Kamran – recently got visa for his wife and kids to come to Belgium. He started just days ago a fresh start for his family in Belgium .. and a gofundme campaign for some help for his family — while he himself is helping tonight newcomers in the rainy streets of Brussels.

Video report Afghans & Belgians « We want justice »

Background (together with my NY partner Kristen Cattell) in the Beguinage church in Brussels.