On June 12 Dina Popma performed her concert “We Are here” in the Papenstraattheater in Zwolle as part of her graduation project. Inspired by her travels to Senegal and Mali and meant to connect to the audience on a musical level.
I had hardly recovered from the Dauwpop festival when I set of to the next festival, a bit smaller, but the intimate atmosphere and the concept of Melodica aimed at singer/songwriters is inspiring and well worth the visit.
My last visit to Dauwpop was in 2011, curiously enough at that edition Triggerfinger -closing the main stage this year- also played that edition. However when asked if I was willing to return to Dauwpop dn checking the billed names I didn’t hesitate. Good line-up and Dauwpop was the first festival I ever did in a semi-official state (only as that was the only way to take some photos of Alanis Morissette back in 2005). So on Ascension Day I drove through a drizzling landscape to Hellendoorn.
Toby Beard played at Vanslag last year and I hated having missed that. Even more when I heard the loads of positive reviews of the gig. So hearing she was to return to Vanslag was terrific news!
As mentioned on previous posts Marike Jager is currently on tour in the Netherlands visiting churches rather then stages to promote her album The Silent Song, keeping the sound and atmosphere of the songs closer to that of the recording of the album. And I am incredibly grateful to Marike for allowing me to photograph a few of her concerts. As Marike is currently enjoying a weekend with very fine weather and two sold out gigs on the island Schiermonnikoog, I finally finished two sets of photos of the previous weekend.