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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Nahawand Foundation was founded in 2013 in the Netherlands. The board consists of world famous Iraqi oud (lute) player Omar Bashir (chairman) and Mrs. Leila Jaffar (secretary). Nahawand Foundation aims at promoting classical and contemporary Arab music through concerts, masterclasses and cultural musical encounters between the Arab world and Europe/USA.
Music and art is the only possible way to overcome the prejudices and fears that the media offer us.
Neighbours is an encountering between the music of West & East that aims to create better "neighborly" relationship through the sharing and the acknowledgment of our human and cultural values.
Reza Mirjalali: Tar, Oud, Vocal
Simone Bottaso: Diatoinc accordion
NewLand Festival (previously Morgenland Festival Amsterdam 2015 - 2016) is a biannual festival featuring exceptional musicians from the Eastern music cultures. We also create a space for excellent musicians from both the Eastern & Western music traditions to meet and create new musical languages. We also accompany and program young music talents.
Nizar Rohana is a Palestinian ud player based in the Netherlands, distinguished for combining virtuosity within fresh contemporary compositions, while maintaining the ud’s authentic language.
drummer, componist, producer. reiziger, schrijver, leraar. improvisatie, klankkleur, groove. jazz, karnatic, experimenteel.
Nusodia consists of nine artists of different backgrounds (Senegal, Guinee, Burkina Faso, Netherlands, Poland). The combination of vision and approach of the European and African artists became the basis of an energetic, groovy mix of west-African rhythms and jazz.
Drummer Olaf Keus is the driving force behind various bands. Specially with : 4Sure -Surinamlatinjazz ; Tacadume - latin jazz to salsa; The Brazilian singer/guitarist Celio Roberto Silva from duo till quintet ; pianist/singer Nita Aartsen Eurasia trio - Indonesia; guitarist Mario Bakuna - Brazil/London
On the Roof is a music festival on the beautiful, spacious roof in a forgotten corner of Amsterdam-Noord. On ten summer eves between June and September, you are welcome to experience live music in various constellations and sounds, moving between jazz, world, impro, classical and back.
Having celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2016, Pan Records continues to document and promote living traditions.
In this day and age we survive, because we change with the times. Change is good!
independent international booking agency, since 1981, booking rock/pop with cross-over to world and jazz music
Patrick Lauwerends, A passionate bass player, band leader composer/arranger is characterized by the highly original way in which he combines original elements from traditional music with modern Jazz. Afro Beat originated and inspired by the Afro Diaspora of Suriname, It’s Kaseko, Funky, Jazzy, Rocky, It’s World Music!
The fiery passion of the tango meets the brilliance of the string quartet. From their roots in authentic Argentine tango, the Pavaditas travel from the milonga, to contemporary classical music via Jazz, rock, pop and latin - all with sparkling original arrangements and compositions. Loves to make new alliances with inspiring artists from all over the world.
Pllek Live Stage is Pllek’s new monthly concept for curious music lovers. Every first Thursday we present two unique live bands underscored by daring DJ sets. An energetic, unexpected and exotic trip through non-Western music genres and contemporary electronics. Pllek Live Stage is a night of discovery!
Grounds is a worldmusic venue with innovative music from all corners of the world. You can enjoy passionate latin, feel the vibe at a hiphop concert or get carried away to the Sahara during an African concert. Ginger Baker, Habib Koité, Fatoumata Diawara, Ebo Taylor and many more performed here.
Singer/composer who performs Indian classical music and meditative music. His music is rooted in the traditional genres, but also touches contemporary styles. Prewien has collaborated with international artists, has performed for the Holland-India Music Festival and Sacred Songs Festival. He also founded Rasique Music School where he teaches Indian Music.
As a visual artist/director I work with a great diversity of musicians on film, media and (live) art projects. Usually we create a package in which artistic ambitions, promotional and educational elements are combined. Call me for information and help on artist profile, teaser film production, general inspiration and collaboration.
ProgJazz is a new independent webmagazine with a focus on the almost incompatible extremes prog and jazz and all the electro-acoustic beauty in between, such as worldjazz, fusion and modern creative. We review Aka Moon, Ravi Kulur, Marco Mezquida, Supersonic, Zorn, Zappa, Mahavishnu, Garbarek etc.