Roodehaan at Warfhuizen is a campsite and a restaurant where the owners organize terrific concerts. In July and August they have concerts there every Saturday. And on this Saturday they had Dina Popma as main act. Last year Dina opened for Town of Saints at the same location and not long ago I visited her gig in Zwolle. A return to Roodehaan seemed fitting.
On July 10th the Heritage Blues Orchestra played to a packed Vanslag venue in Borger, a fantastic concert honoring old real American music.
In the beautiful nature reserve Drentsche Aa, right at the outer edge of Schipborg in Drenthe, only a stones-throw away from where I live (really, I cycle past it all the time) the festival FestiValderAa is held. I found out about that last year, but missed it due to other activities so I made sure I’d be there this year.
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.