Ronald Snijders

Ronald Snijders

At home in the world

The former Dutch colony of Suriname is a cultural mix of Creoles, Hindustani’s, Amerindians and Javanese. After its independence in 1975 those musicians who emigrated to the Netherlands brought their multicultural heritage with them. From this rich wellspring flutist and composer Ronald Snijders, distilled his unique sound. Sought out by many top class players including Chick Corea, Snijders always went his own way. In 2013 he celebrated his 40th anniversary in the music business with the 20 CD Pandora’s box Made For Music of funk, jazz, kaseko, rap and winti. Among those who Snijders has collaborated with on his latest CD are Orlando Julius (Nigeria), Bassekour Kouyate (Mali), and Ed Motta (Brazil). Snijders: “I’m not a ‘Surinamese musician in the Netherlands’. I am a musician and the world is my home.”

Line-up Ronald Snijders band

  • Ronald Snijders - flute and vocals
  • Robby Alberga - guitar
  • Randy Winterdal  - fretless bass
  • Walther Muringen - drums
  • Giovanni Essed - kawina and kaseko percussion
  • Cherish Snijders - kawina percussion

Thuis in de wereld

De voormalige Nederlandse kolonie Suriname is een culturele mix van Creolen, Hindoestanen, Indianen en Javanen. Na Suriname’s onafhankelijkheid (1975) namen geëmigreerde muzikanten hun multi-muzikale erfenis mee naar Nederland. Uit deze rijke bron destilleerde fluitist/ componist Ronald Snijders zijn unieke sound. Hoewel begeerd door velen, waaronder Chick Corea, trok Snijders altijd zijn eigen plan. Zo vierde hij in 2013 zijn 40-jarig jubileum met Made for music: een 20-delige cd-box van Pandora vol funk, jazz, kaseko, rap, r&b en winti. Op zijn laatste album werkt Snijders samen met ondermeer Orlando Julius (Nigeria), Bassekou Kouyate (Mali) en Ed Motta (Brazilië). “Ik ben geen ‘Surinaamse musicus in Nederland’. Ik ben een muzikánt, de wéreld is mijn thuis”.

Bezetting Ronald Snijders band

  • Ronald Snijders - flute and vocals
  • Robby Alberga - guitar
  • Randy Winterdal  - fretless bass
  • Walther Muringen - drums
  • Giovanni Essed - kawina and kaseko percussion
  • Cherish Snijders - kawina percussion

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