DE FAKKEL (LIVE) / WarmthThrough Music
At the end of March 2020 (during the first Corona lockdown) we launched a new project 'De Fakkel' on Instagram. Every evening around 7 pm, a Belgian musician covered another and passed the torch. The torch passed through the living rooms of Sylvie Kreusch, Admiral Freebee, Portland, De Mens, Glints, blackwave., Absynthe Minded, Bazart, Het Zesde Metaal, Lady Linn and many more.
During the first week of May, we focused on producers. In collaboration with Champion Sound, we slightly adapted the concept to 'De Fakkel x CS'. Every day producers challenged each other to tackle and sample a different Belgian song. Corrupted (sample: Tamino), Tsar B (sample: Red Zebra), Susobrino (sample: De Boomhut), Polar Youth (sample: Brihang), Faisal (sample: Charlotte Adigéry), Pippin '(sample: De Beren Gieren) and Amos (sample: Siglo XX) happily participated.
The torch was eventually passed 50 times. It gained a lot of views on our social media channels and it was even discussed during the VRT news.
Thanks to its success, we refused to extinguish the torch. Together with the Borgerhout District, the City of Antwerp and a few local partners, we've put together a real live project: 'De Fakkel Live'. A musical listening tour at five locations in Borgerhout.
On June 19, 2021 we went on a musical listening tour through Borgerhout. What was it like for artists to return back in front of an audience? What happens when you let the music take you over?
Sylvie Kreusch, Gregory Frateur & Tijs Delbeke, Chantal Acda (trio) and Clear Instant x Osei Bantu talk about friendship, creating and finding the connection in making music:
Direction: Charlotte De Cort
Camera: Rhomi Martens
Sound: Jeroen De Vriese
Montage: Jasper Flikschuh
Thanks to the City of Antwerp, Rataplan, District Borgerhout, Troubleyn, Matterhorn and all artists.