from Tuesday, may 7, tune in to Studio Brussels, in the evening no more the voice of Gunther D. hear through the speakers of his radio. The radio host is five-weeks long every Tuesday, replaced by three Belgian-Moroccan brothers: Rachid (38), Mous (36) and Youssef (28) Lamrabat. They present ‘Ramadamadingdong’, a programme of entertainment is “about how muslims ramadan in Belgium experience,” reads the press release. From sunset to midnight, they invite non-muslims, such as nieuwsanker Goedele Watchmen and comedian Jelle De Beule, and fellow muslims, such as the ‘Smartest Man’-participant, Hakim Chatar, from to move around at the table during the iftar. That is the meal that muslims eat after sunset. The first broadcast begins promptly at 21.11 hours, the Tuesday after that at 21.22 hrs, then at 21.32 hours, the week after that eight minutes later. On the last Tuesday, June 4, starts the company in mind at 21.48 hours. It is also the last broadcast, because then ends the month of ramadan. The guests who they invite to stay a whole day sober. And so presents Goedele Guards on 28 may in the journal without a sip of water or slice of bread.also Read Linde Merckpoel goes nude to plastic the world to help Neck protrude
The brothers know nothing more about ramadan than about three other moslimbroers from a Flemish city or village, but they are creative. And above all, empowering: they find it's high time that something happens between the Flemings and their moslimburen. “If not us, then who?”, ask Rachid himself aloud. He is the oldest Lamrabro - as they call themselves. What Rachid actually meant: he and his brothers want to stick their necks for two different communities to connect with each other. “For years, I disseminate that message,” says Rachid, who own a marketing agency operates and author of the best marketingboek of 2018, ‘Etnomarketing’. He helps companies to also other target groups to speak in their communications. Also, Mous will as a photographer the two worlds link. In his expo ‘Mousganistan’ is a photograph of a veiled woman that Moroccan pancakes eat from a McDonald's box or a muslim with a rugbybal of Louis Vuitton on the head. The youngest - Sef for the friends runs again ‘Immigrand’, an own clothing line for the cool (non-)muslim.
“We are all neighbors of each other? Let us just all about each other know. And let us ask questions to each other without the politically correct. Let's see what that gives”, says Rachid. “We are people with separate ideas and approaches, but actually we are all the same. I have kids and I make me sometimes worry for them. Just like everyone who has children. That has nothing to do with identity. My brother is a photographer and he is just good. He does not get this or that assignment because he was a muslim or Moroccan. No, he photographs well. Point.”
The listeners may ask questions, the brothers answer that. ‘Ramadamadingdong’ informs, but may be far from a boring praatbarak. “I call them the most serious, Mous is the smoothest, Youssef the funniest. We are not comedians, but we take it lightly. We bring a healthy dose of coolness.” Their promotional video lifts a tip of the veil. "What happens if a muslim eat it?’ Sef replies: ‘Burn in hell. With Tupac, Biggie and..., the Netherlands.’ Or ‘what is your favourite dish?’ That Mous: ‘Sausages, apple sauce and puree’. “You see?”, laughs Rachid. “We see ourselves as real Belgians, but carry different cultuurlaagjes. We are the perfect mix.”Hell no!
In the micro speaking, there, they have to get used to it. To work fortunately not, because the three - the greatest creative minds from a litter of nine children - worked together frequently. “But when Studio Brussel Mous contacted, said that nevertheless, immediately: ‘Hell no!’ This was not our comfort zone. Fortunately, there is a good dynamic between us three. Let's go.”
Yesterday sounded here and there, a critical voice: should a radio station is not neutral? And why not a item about christian fasting? “This is by no means a political or religious program. We are and remain neutral”, says network manager Jan Van Biesen. “Ramadan is a well-known cultural given, so it seemed nice to have something around to do. Nothing more, nothing less.”