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Jacobien van der Kleij

I am studying journalism at Kingston University London after completing a bachelor's degree in intercultural communication and international relations in Montreal and Paris. My friends would describe me as a nomad who prefers to write about different cultures and music genres.

November Music presents Music Hub Night: 'This collaboration is truly a Brabant thing' #novembermusic

FLEMMING, Remme, Nona, Sanne Rambags and Rianne Wilbers. Names that are not unknown to residents of Brabant. These young artists were supported in their musical and personal development by the Music Hub Brabant programme. This one-year post-master trajectory focuses on the development of ten young creators. Each talent follows a tailor-made development path and is... 

Black Pencil meets Gamelan ensemble Kyai Fatahillah: "let it happen, let's experience it, let's see what happens". #Novembermusic

Indonesian gamelan ensemble Kyai Fatahillah is coming to the Netherlands, joining forces with the contemporary music specialists Black Pencil. During November Music, they can be heard together on Saturday 5 November in the Grote Zaal of the Verkadefabriek in Den Bosch. Mask mystery The chamber ensemble Black Pencil has an original line-up: recorder, pan flute, viola, accordion and percussion. Played by five international... 

Wallen, the grande dame of French R&B world, returns for exclusive performance in Amsterdam

"You know, I am just a little man, I want to introduce you my wife," France's Abd al Malik told the Holland Festival audience. Right he was, as his Moroccan wife Wallen was undoubtedly one of the queens of the French R&B world from 2001 to 2008. This set the tone, as the acclaimed singer shone 18... 

Spatial overall experience in the Gashouder

'Where is that sound coming from anyway?' I heard someone whisper behind me. Right above the audience, I saw a man playing tubular bells, idiophones and other percussion. Behind the stand of 1,000 people, a piano resonated. A celesta sounded in the corner of the Gashouder. Different sounds travelled around the venue like the earth makes its round in by starry sky.... 

Moving during Bolojo star Zeynab Abib's performance at Holland Festival

Benin singer Zeynab Abib had some making up to do. And she did. As a guest artist in the opening performance of the Holland Festival last week, she performed in the limelight with Holland Festival associate artist Angélique Kidjo, but didn't quite pan out. This time, not in the big Carré but in the more intimate Great Hall 

Legend David Bowie guarantees perpetual exploitation

In honour of David Bowie's 75th birthday on 8 January 2022, the long-awaited album "TOY" will be released on 6×10-inch vinyl, cassettes and a 3 CD set a day before. In fact, this previously unheard album is part of the Brilliant Adventure boxset, which fans have been able to buy for 150 euros since November 2021. Is this a long-awaited sign from the afterlife, or... 

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