The Sound Of Belgium documentary streaming for free
Published on March 19, 2020
Some good news in these weird Corona times: award-winning documentary film The Sound of Belgium is available to stream for free, gratos, gratis!
The Sound of Belgium explores the rich but untold story of Belgian dance music. From the dance halls with Decap organs to the golden days of Popcorn; from EBM and New Beat to Belgian house and techno.
At the end of the 80s, Belgium was taken by surprise by the New Beat, a once immensely popular, almost surreal type of dance music. Its unexpected but short lived success didn’t only leave a mark on a new generation of musicians in Belgium in the years to come; its eclectic mix of sounds and styles actually had its seeds in earlier decades.
A story that has been widely ignored by ‘serious’ music critics and the mainstream media in general, ‘The Sound of Belgium’ goes in search of the spirit of a nation and the people that danced to it.