Festival Music Meeting 2013 Photos


Kokayi -Dafnis Prieto Proverb Trio

Music Meeting 2013 offers, besides a considerable number of concerts, a variety of interviews, acoustic sessions, master classes, workshops and workshop bands with festival artists. Visitors are also able to visit movies, crossover-projects and activities for children during the three days in the park.

The wilful program is the beating heart of our festival, including extraordinary international artists from the jazz- and world scene.
The bands/project i have seen:


Skip “Little Axe” McDonald


Skip has been the prime mover behind Little Axe since around 1992. Under a name inspired by Bob Marley’s Small Axe and gospel singer Willmer ‘Little Ax’ Broadnax, the debut album Wolf That House Built was a personal take on blues and dub, and was released to critical acclaim in 1994. This had followed a partial release in Japan compiled in a slightly different form and with a different title (Never Turn Back) the previous year. The second Little Axe album, Slow Fuse, was also well received. Both albums featured tabla player Talvin Singh, for Slow Fuse the gifted voices of Kevin Gibbs and Sas Bell were added.

Then it remained silent for far too long. In 2002 Skip’s third Little Axe album Hard Grind became the first release for four years on Sherwood’s revived and re-launched On-U Sound label with a mixture of raw blues and reggae. While Hard Grind no doubt will also draw comparisons to Moby’s Play, it was Skip who pioneered the fusion of blues and electronic music with Little Axe.

In 2006 Skip McDonald released the fifth Little Axe album, Stone Cold Ohio, after Champagne and Grits (2004), the second record released on Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records. This time the emphasis was on the gospel, another of Skip’s old loves. The production and mixing was done Adrian Sherwood; ‘gospel dub’ like you never heard before.

Source: Little-Axe.com

Israel Galván at Flamenco Biennale IV by Photographer Maarten Mooijman

photo flamenco danser Israel Galván

Israel Galván


with: Sylvie Courvoisier (piano), Bobote (rhythm and dance), Inés Bacan (vocal)
ISRAEL GALVÁN, choreographer and bailaor

at Flamenco Biennale IV – Rotterdamse Schouwburg

Galván debuted in the Netherlands in a sold-out Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ during the 1st Dutch Flamenco Biennial in 2006 with Edad the Oro. In this show, he lovingly embraced and overhauled traditional flamenco with Alfredo Lagos on guitar and the late Fernando Terremoto on vocals. Unpredictable and defiant, but firmly ground in the tradition, he explores the boundaries of flamenco and undresses her. Galván belongs to a new generation of flamenco pioneers who eagerly look across the boundaries of the genre, looking for new forms, for a modern flamenco language. He is one of the great new innovators of the gene, and has won almost all major flamenco prizes. In this fourth edition of the Flamenco Biennial, this ‘Nijinsky of flamenco’ returns to the Netherlands as Dancer in Focus with two performances: La Curva in the Rotterdam Schouwburg and his new creation Lo Real-Le Réel-The Real.

more information on Israel Galván website

Dutch review of this performance on Jazzenzo.nl


Bassculture rond Volle Maan invites Mad Professor

Amsterdam Dance Event

MMpicture was op uitnoding afgereisd naar Amsterdam voor het betere dubwerk op het Amsterdam Dance Event.

In hartje Amsterdam in een monumentaal pand is Odeon gehuisvest, waar Bassculture Foundation een nachtje vette dub had geprogrammeerd. Mad Professor meets BassCulture Familyband, was voor mij reden genoeg om te gaan.

Bij binnenkomst was het gelijk raak met Dub Creator (NL) ft. Lyrical Benjie. Super vette bassen knalde uit de speakers. Ze leken ook niet te kunnen stoppen meer, maar de nacht was nog lang, dus maakte niemand zich daar druk om. Daarna maakte de Mad Professor zijn rentree met de familyband van BassCulture. Het leek alsof ze al jaren zo optreden met de Professor. Het ging nog lang door, maar toch richting UTrecht gegaan na de Mad Professor zijn solo optreden.

Nancy Vieira at Rasa Music Utrecht

Nancy Vieira by Maarten Mooijman

Two things immediately strike us when listening at Nancy’s music. The first is Nancy’s perfectly controlled, remarkably precise, highly distinctive voice, which has brought the young singer critical acclaim as “the finest voice in Cape Verde” among the new
generation. The second is the wealth of musical styles that unfold against a background of meticulous classicism.


more about Nancy Vieira