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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Karsu (1990, Amsterdam) is a singer, piano-player, composer, arranger and lyricist: a multi talent. She mixes the traditional music of her Turkish roots with jazz, reggae and funk. She gave many concerts all over the world, inclusive Carnegie Hall. For her second album Colors she won the Edison in 2016.
Spreading industry changing live and electronic music from vibrant global hotspots - agent, festival presenter and speaker. Operating in Europe, North America, Asia. Clients: Lowlands, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Tivoli/Vredenburg, Glastonbury, Kennedy Center, Lantaren/Venster, Roskilde, Jarasum Jazz and Paleo Nyon. #Gatekeeper #FutureRoots #Urban #GlobalJazz #WomenInMusic
LantarenVenster is a music venue and movie theatre.
We do appr. 125 concerts per year; jazz, world, soul, singer- songwriter. We switch from 80 seated to 500 standing, and everything in between. I also program for the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, every second weekend of July. focus countries USA, UK, The Netherlands, Afrika, Latin America.
the Latin Society Foundation is a movement aiming to make Latin music & dance accessible to a more diverse audience, in a contemporary context.
Laurens Moreno is investigating the origin of traditional Hungarian Gypsy music. She explores new ways to bring this music with rich history and repertoire on stage. She performs in different compositions and being a viola player, with much attention to the lower strings. And, if possible, she wants to shine a light on all the little gems of the Hungarian Gipsy music.
‘…Stunningly beautiful soundscapes…’
‘…As in a dream you go up in the dazzling and playful sound of these four great musicians…’
‘…an exiting group. Their sound, reflects a broad panoramic view which brings various musical idioms, primarily of the eastern Mediterranean, into a context both timeless as well as contemporary…”
Live in Europe is an innovative Amsterdam based music company working as
promoter, agent, manager, booker,producer and label ( Amstel Records)
Popular Sicilian music by Sicilian Luciano Maio, propagator of Sicilian culture. With Taberna Mylaensis he initiated the recovery of the traditional music of Sicily, on the wave of the student revolts of 1968. ‘Taberna Mylaensis’ has had various line-ups, with Luciano Maio as its steady centre.
Luna Zegers is a singer, composer, lyricist and author who writes in Spanish/English/Dutch about her life.
The first and only foreigner who finished the official career in flamenco singing in Spain (2015), after graduating with honours in jazz singing at the Amsterdam Conservatory (2010).
Album 'Entre Dos Mundos' and book 'Solo': stories about life, love and loss.
Portuguese singer Magda Mendes lives between Lisbon and Rotterdam since 2002. She makes autonomous productions and has released three albums under her own name, with focus on Portuguese traditions, fado classics and the personal new album "Oliveiras" for which she was awarded the Gouden Notekraker in 2018.
Since 2015 the Anatolian rock band MAKAS has won many hearts of psychedelic and Anatolian rock lovers in Holland, Germany, Belgium and the UK. They say that it's now time to conquer the hearts of world music lovers in Europe and other continents. Be ready to feel Anatolia!
Multi flutist, composer raised in Thailand and Uganda. His appetite for musical adventures takes him all over the globe, exploring and redefining divergent traditions. Always on the lookout for vibrant collaborations with unique voices in music. Far from conventional, hitting the essence and celebrate life.
Music & Language in social context; written and spoken word.
The Music of Endangered Languages WOMEX 2017; The Politics of Language VUA 2017.
Languages: English (native speaker), Spanish, Dutch, reasonable French. Smattering of German & Mandarin Chinese.