Cantania 18-19: Freedom Street. BOZAR introduces teachers and their pupils to the inspiring power of singing with the international Cantania project.

Are you a primary school teacher looking for a project that will increase children’s creativity, concentration, long-term memory and their interest in working together? Then register now for the fourth edition of Cantania and get involved in the training sessions in the Centre for Fine Arts. Singing teachers will practice vocal techniques with you and other teachers for four days, focusing on breathing, placement of the voice and vocal tone.

In the meantime, you and your pupils will get to work on a musical piece with lyrics by the playwright Marc Rosich. He will transport your pupils to the “Freedom street”, where people from different cultures and backgrounds live together happily. This piques the curiosity of a reporter called Isabelle, and Joseph the cameraman reveals this brightly-coloured world to her. The composer Albert Carbonell transposes tolerance and community spirit into rap and reggae, while friendship and freedom are evoked through blues and samba, beatbox and Dixieland! This cantata is an ode to peace, punctuated with upbeat melodies and sounds.

Then, on Saturday 4 May 2019, all the teachers and pupils in Brussels will gather in BOZAR’s large Henry Le Bœuf Hall for the festive closing concert, where they will be accompanied by the Belgian National Orchestra. A fun, educational musical adventure for teachers and their pupils!


For Brussels teachers in primary education
Language French, Dutch

Do you want to participate? Register via the form before June 15, 2018.

The costs of participation in the project:
• 170 € participation fee per teacher
• 30 € per additional teacher participating in the trainings

Information sessions are organized at BOZAR on the following dates:
• Tuesday, May 15: 16h - 17h
• Wednesday, May 16: 14h - 15h
• Thursday May 24th: 16h - 17h
• Wednesday 6th June: 14h - 15h
• Friday, June 8th: 16h - 17h
• Wednesday 13th June: 14h-15h

In order to get a concrete idea of the project, we also invite you to attend the closing concert of the 17-18 edition, May 5, 2018 at 12:30 or 19h. Free upon registration.

Partners: Nationale Loterij, ENGIE Foundation, Belgian National Orchestra

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