Dutch World Directory
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This Dutch World Directory offers an overview of prominent Dutch musicians and organizations who are currently active within the Dutch world music scene.

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The Bongani Choir in Utrecht (NL) sings South African choir music. Beautiful songs, that keep ringing in your ears. The combination of singing and dancing provides energy and conveys the spirit of the music. Founded in 2018 after a 5 day workshop with South African composer, singer and conductor Bongani Magatyana, after whom the choir is gratefully named.

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Latin? Jazz? Mambo? Funk? ...…BONGOMATIK !

Bongomatik is a young nine-piece band, based in the Netherlands. They describe their music as an ‘extremely refreshing and danceable mix of Cuban soul, desert grooves, Bombay boogie and twelve tone funk’
Bongomatik is not only the name of this band; it’s just the best way to describe their music.

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Boombax operates in the Netherlands, specialized in top-level ska, reggae, mestizo, punk, cumbia, gypsy and latin music from all over the world. For many years Boombax is spicing up festivals and clubs with party flavored live-music.

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Pianist and composer Julian Schneemann invites his friends from all over the world into his Caravan. Leaving any borders behind them, together they travel through East, West and the worlds of folk, jazz and classical music.

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From the Argentine tango to the delicate classical music
Carel Kraayenhof is a startling and versatile bandoneon player. Solo, with his
Argentine piano player or his entire Carel Kraayenhof Ensemble he will strike you with music straight from the heart.

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Catching Cultures Orchestra brings together different music traditions. We welcome refugees to play their music with us and develop arrangements and compositions together. We aim to increase music meetings with refugees. Twice a year we organise our own festival. We assist professional refugee musicians to set up their music business.

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World music from Latin America and Eastern Europe as departure point for subtle ensemble playing, singing, and adventurous improvising. Passion and melancholy combined with virtuosity and sense of humor.

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CHIME, founded in Europe in 1990, is a worldwide platform for scholars and students of Chinese music. It started life as a Research Foundation, but has now become a meeting place. Many of us have studied ethnomusicology, sinology or anthropology.

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Codarts Rotterdam trains talented and driven dancers, musicians and circus performers to become dedicated and inspiring artists, leaders and facilitators, ready to spread their wings in a dynamic, international context.

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Cultmix Foundation proudly supports the multi-cultural cross-over projects of Amsterdam's own Saskia Laroo. She unleashes November 1, 2019 her latest album and live project 'Trumpets Around the World' with original funky dance, hip hop, world grooves, and jazzy flavors melded together. Groove with her and all that jazzy trumpet.

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We aim to connect different cultures through music and other art forms. Our expertise is in Syrian-Oriental & Eastern European cultures: Global Week for Syria worldwide humanistic initiative (multidisciplinary); Beyond (music) Festival (NL).

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Move your body to the warm latin sounds of cumbia, son and rumba by Dave Mochilero y Su Candela. Dave was a semi-finalist in the 'de grote prijs van Nederland' and was the supporting act for world wide star Juanes in Paradiso. Inspired by the Buena Vista Social Club, they bring a festive latino atmosphere with the motto: 'dance like nobody's watching!'

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- Concerttour Walid Ben Selim & Jaber Fayad
- Concertour vocal production Sacred Songs
- Festival Sacred Songs - autumn 2020

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This nine-piece ensemble moves and surprises by its crazy mix of styles. The warm sound of the Surinamese kopru-tu / sousaphone, horn section and the raging rhythm section is unique. After two albums with saxophone-giant James Carter it’s now time for a new album with compositions of guitarist Robby Alberga.

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DesiYUP organizes and produces meaningful concerts that enhance the experience of the Indian music tradition. We are specialized in promoting classical, cross-over, fusion and folk genres. We curate musical performances for companies and government institutions. We work with artists from across the globe and scout talented musicians in Holland.

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