The Grund Club Luxembourg asbl is an organization founded in 2015 in Luxembourg City. It’s main objective is to source, exchange, document, interpret, and maintain a Song Catalogue of original songs written by professional musicians, music artists and singer-songwriters mostly residing in Luxembourg.
This organization was born out Lata Gouveia’s belief that whilst Luxembourg has developed plenty of infrastructure to support musical performances and musical education in recent years, Luxembourg is still missing a “grassroots musical movement” like other world musical centers have had. The question of “content vs container” is an often-debated and widely acknowledged subject amongst all involved in the music sector in Luxembourg, thus presenting a vital question on the future of the Arts in the Grand Duchy. Given the specificity of the country, this lack of a “grassroot content” and of its connection with a loyal audience cannot only be resolved by building more music schools or other infrastructures.
With these ideas in mind, The Grund Club has developed a specific methodology that brings professional musicians and music artists together in a completely new way. We believe that by giving priority to the quality and the life span of THE SONG, rather than to the skills and career aspirations of the individual, we can find and develop a deeper community spirit amongst our musicians and our community at large. There are other institutions dedicated to nurturing and educating our musicians, providing technical and career guidance, and even supporting certain costs of exporting Luxembourgish musical production.
The Grund Club is doing something different. We are focused on the “artistic capital” of Luxembourg, the substance that musical identity is made of. And this is a long-term project. Each year, The Grund Club Luxembourg will release an Album containing original songs which are currently active in The Grund Club Song Catalogue. Each year, The Grund Club produces a number of shows ranging from Open Mic events to recruit new talent, to fully professional shows and recordings.
We currently have around 60 songs in our catalog which have been performed at the club by artists other than the original songwriter. We have also released a sampler album containing 12 interpretations of 12 songs from our catalogue.
Additionally, The Grund Club performs at corporate, diplomatic and international events with its Grund Club BANDS, composed by some of our best loved musicians in Luxembourg.