Ethiopian singer/songwriter Minyeshu, based in the Netherlands, has been widely hailed for her hypnotic Ethio grooves mixed with Ethio-jazz, afro-funk and reggae. Her newest album ‘NETSA’, meaning ‘free’, explores nature, love and unity and the empowerment of artistic endeavour. By fusing Ethiopian and western instrumentation, she delicately balances exhilarating Ethiopian grooves with beautifully soft jazz melodies. To be released worldwide by the British label Arc Music.
Together with musical partner in crime Thijs Borsten, Izaline is setting up a bilingual project for musical and language education on Curaçao. Most Antillean students struggle considerably to meet the Dutch language study requirement. Singing children songs in both Dutch and Papiamentu aims to help children in primary schools to learn both languages faster and better. This educational project Bon Dia, Goeiemorgen makes it possible to let local professional musians perform at the primary schools.
Check it out and please help to get this project going!
This eighteen-piece Big Band featuring Izaline Calister under the direction of Peter Beets (piano) and Henk Meutgeert guarantees a Gershwin music adventure and razor-sharp swing.
Last Tourdates NL 2022:
Oct 9, Theatre de Stoep, Spijkeniss
Oct 16, Musis Citytheatre, Arnhem
Oct 22, Citytheater De Bond, Oldenzaal
Mabassa is the portugese word for twin brother. They represents the musical connection between two musicians from different continents. Breno Viricimo moved from his home country Brazil to continue his musical career and met Nate Dizco. They had more in common than just playing the bass: writing songs and telling stories. The lyrics are in Portuguese and the music makes you wanna dance
As a child, Izaline would always sang, also in children’s choirs, for instance in ‘Perlitas’ led by the famous Rudy Plaate.
For this project, Izaline chose songs from her youth. Songs that every Antillian likes to sing along; from reknown composers as Richard Simon, Padu Lampe from Aruba and above-mentioned Rudy Plaate. She had the songs adapted in the Dutch language by children's book author Koos Meinderts and together with a.o. Thijs Borsten she recorded new arrangements of the songs; this CD comes with an accompanying picture-book. As from September 17 they will tour with a music theatre show but for now you can enjoy the songs at a lot of Dutch summerfestivals!
Bon Dia, Goeiemorgen LIVE
14 Kinderparade, Den Haag
15 Studio de Bakkerij, Rotterdam
14 Amersfoort World Jazz Festival, Amersfoort
16 Junior Grachtenfestival, De Rode Hoed, Amsterdam
18 Openluchttheater Mariahout
19 Kinderparade, Martin Luther Kingpark, Amsterdam
20 Kinderparade, Martin Luther Kingpark, Amsterdam
21 Bostheater, Ommen
24 Kinderparade, Martin Luther Kingpark, Amsterdam
25 Kinderparade, Martin Luther Kingpark Amsterdam
28 Leidsche Rijn Festival, Castellum Hoge Woerd, Utrecht
3 Kindermuziekfestival, Hal 25, Alkmaar
4 Stadsfestival, Zwolle
****PREMIERE MUSIC THEATRE SHOW September 17, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam****
Curieus for these new samba grooves? Please Listen here@ Spotify
Prior to the start of the theatre tour O Verde do Brasil, the CD Bleeding Amazonia will be released by Zennez Records. The music is composed by orchestra leader Joan Reinders. For the lyrics Lilian Vieira got permission from the heirs of Thiago de Mello (1926-2022) to use his poetry. He was a Brazilian poet, writer, translator, and environmental activist. Also he's one the most appreciated writers in the country and especially as an icon of Amazonian regional literature.
***The première of the tour O Verde do Brasil will take place October 6 at Muziekcentrum Enschede****
Theatre Tour O Verde do Brasil Millennium Jazz Orchestra feat. Lilian Vieira
2 MIMIK, Deventer (try-out)
6 Muziekcentrum, Enschede (première)
8 De Doelen, Rotterdam
15 Schouwburg De Meerse, Hoofddorp
22 Chassé, Theater Breda
26 TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht
30 Schouwburg, Cuijk
20 Theater de Voorveghter Hardenberg
26 Bimhuis Amsterdam
Millenium Jazz Orchestra
Witch n Monk latest album was released on John Zorn's legendary label Tzadik Records (2020) to international critical acclaim. That album was named Contemporary Album of the Month by The Guardian and received the prestigious Preis der Deutschen Schalplatten Kritik.
The Wire wrote: "Hard to imagine that voice, guitar and flute could groove so hard and deliver so much...There’s nothing else around quite like Witch ‘n’ Monk. It goes further than just genre-dodging, however. There’s real depth, emotional and spiritual heft to these songs. They could hardly be more of the moment.”
You can find more raving reviews on their website.
Up next: NEW album coming up 2023.
Witch ‘n’ Monk Live:
October 27, RAUW Festival, Annabel, Rotterdam (NL)
As a follow-up of their theatre-show about Izaline's father and birth island Curaçao this new program is about how the Dutch and the Antilleans look at each other. What are the cultural differences and prejudices? Experience how Izaline & Thijs managed to add this all in an interesting musical program.
Music Theatre Tour Van de andere kant
13 Rietveld Theater, Delft
4 Goudse Schouwburg, Gouda
18 Theater Ludens, Voorburg
19 Schouwburg de Lawei, Drachten
20 Theater de Winsinghof, Roden
25 Kantina Walhalla, Rotterdam
1 Kielzog, Hoogezand
2 Theater de Nieuwe Regentes, Den Haag
8 VU Griffioen, Amstelveen
10 Theater Wadway, Wadway
21 Oosterpoort, Groningen
Defiantly original duo Witch 'n' Monk combine Mauricio Velasierra’s radically electrified Latin American flutes with Heidi Heidelberg’s jazz-punk guitar/bass and anarchic soprano vocals. Their music travels seamlessly from structured arrangements to wild improvisations, using a myriad of control pedals and labyrinthine signal paths.
Celebrated in jazz, contemporary classical and DIY music scenes, they have played prestigious venues and festivals such as the Royal Festival Hall, Berlin, London and Umea Jazz Festivals and Paris' La Cigale.
Skanu mezs is a festival for adventurous (innovative, experimental, avant-garde, etc.) music from Riga, Latvia. This year Skanu mezs is celebrating its 20th anniversary with special events, including the showcase at Tallinn Music Week.
For more information check https://www.witchnmonk.com/