As the last African band in Vera was a huge success (and a terrific night out), seeing that there was another one coming was all I needed to know so I was back in Vera last night for Imarhan.
Last weekend was Pentecost and as usual that means that Raalte holds it’s annual Ribs&Blues weekend. Three days of music, beer and food. For the kids there’s a good sized funfair so they can have some fun while mommy and daddy are screaming old rock-songs at the top of their lungs…
At first sight Meschiya Lake might seem a bit rough, she certainly has more tattoos than anyone I’ve ever seen. However she’s a super friendly, charming young lady who -together with her band the Little Big Horns- brings a little bit of New Orleans wherever she goes.
A double-concert tonight: After having visited Basia Bulat in the Grand Theatre in Groningen there was time for another great concert, even though it was totally different: Funk and Afrobeat by Vaudou Game and their special guest Roger Damawuzan.
I saw Basia Bulat back in 2013 in the Groninger Museum where she completely blew me away with a fantastic concert. We’re a few years on, I missed a concert or two but finally got it all set so I could see her in the Grand Theatre in Groningen last Friday.
This afternoon I visited the Lichtzone gallery in Groningen for a long overdue face-to-face…
On May 5 freedom is celebrated all over the Netherlands and we do this with music! Oh alright: and with messages on the importance of freedom, freedom of speech and the general idea just to be nice to each other. But mostly music. All over the Netherlands there are ‘Liberation festivals’ and national and foreign act can be found on many of these festivals. I visited the one in my hometown: Assen!