Dutch World Directory
Guide to 300+ active world contacts in the Netherlands
A b2b overview of prominent Dutch musicians and organizations who are currently active within the Dutch world music scene. Although far from complete it will give you a head start!
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De Doelen is a world-renowned concert hall in Rotterdam where around 600 concerts are held annually. Its programming is extremely varied, ranging from true crowd-pullers to concerts catering to connoisseurs, and from children’s concerts to performances of world music, making de Doelen a music centre for all audiences.
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.
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.
'Sophisticated dancehall’, ‘Operatic voodoo’, the wild, electronics of Dr. Jordan Institute combines Caribbean folk and classical vocals by Nicole Jordan (Trinidad & Tobago/Rotterdam), with guitar and drums by Mark Tuinstra & Stefan Kruger (Amsterdam). Debut album, Jab Jab (2019) is a gritty yet refined style all its own. Want something new? This is it.
Duo Bottasso represents the most innovative generation of Italian world music. Always looking for a compromise between the delicacy on their instruments and explosive grooves, these two brothers are bounded by the desire of evolving the tradition of their homeland.
Nicolo Bottasso: violin, trumpet, electronics
Simone Bottasso: organetto, flute, electronics
We are the local promoter for artists such as Fatoumata Diawara, Shantel, Songhoy Blues, Vaudou Game, Meridian Brothers, Femi Kuti and Gaye Su Akyol. As international agents we represent Jambinai, Hanggai, Idiotape, Tabanka, Go Go Machine Orchestra, Kefaya and Elaha Soroor, Los Pirañas, The Venopian Solitude, Depedro, Pixvae amongst others.
A DJ on a mission: Bring world music to clubs and festivals by mixing ethnic, acoustic sounds with electronic beats. She spices up dance music with samples and recordings of world music.
Cuban singer Estrella Acosta presents Mujeres de Luna - Women in Cuban Music, a new project and CD around works by Cuban top female composers with imaginative arrangements for her stellar band: Marc Bischoff (piano), Efraim Trujillo (sax/flute), Samuel Ruiz (bass) Enrique Firpi (drums) and the Pavadita String Quartet.
Farid is a virtuous musician and composer. With the daf, Iran’s famous ancient percussion instrument, he creates contemporary sounds that echo the endlessly rich Persian tradition. Through his music, Farid impresses with stories that are bigger than words, bringing together the past and the present, the East and the West.
Sinti Music, the best of gypsy jazz, offers bands and musicians to theatres, festivals and event organizations: The Rosenberg Trio, Paulus Schäfer Trio, The Rosenbergs, Feigeli Prisor Band, Hot Club Europe, Tabor, and also soloists like Stochelo Rosenberg, Paulus Schäfer, Mozes Rosenberg. Passionate music right from their heart.
We provide the best live Jazz & World Music bands for private and corporate events in the Netherlands and abroad.