One of the most famous Belgian singers, Jacques Brel, was also a songwriter, actor and director who composed and performed initially in Belgium, but later also in France where he achieved world fame. Considered a master of the modern chanson, he was an outspoken character that has influenced many popular artists like David Bowie, Ray Charles, Nina Simone and Frank Sinatra. Although in many of his interviews he clearly says he is not a philosopher, there is a lot of wisdom in some of his thinking. I am particularly a fan of how he sees art, artists and talent. Take a look and see if you agree or not.

Helder Guimaraes