Dutch Delta Sounds
Extensive conference programme
Roots & routes: The alchemy of ud and double bass, intertwined with percussion and piano, has become their unique trademark.
Bridging East & West: The musical heritage of the Indonesian archipelago and European impro-jazz transformed into a new musical idiom.
Top-notch tango: Bandoneon virtuoso Carel Kraayenhof is also one of world’s leading composers of tango.
Timba muy explosiva: Founder Nils Fischer, one of Europe’s best percussionists, selected top flight musicians, including three sublime salsa vocalists.
Vital vintage reggae: This young dub reggae collective from Amsterdam prove that good reggae is timeless.
Roadmovie for the ear, combining influences from the Middle East, Eastern Europe and South America.
Virtuoso and seductive: A daring crossover of reggae, drum ‘n bass, Balkan, jazz and classical music.
Funky flute & Suri jazz: Flutist and composer Ronald Snijders, distilles his unique sound from the rich Surinamese multicultural well.
Argen-teenyboppers: This quartet transforms classic tangos, milongas and folk into anarchistic improvisations.
1 delta, 180 nationalities
The Netherlands arose among a river delta, where various musical cultures met and merged into new musical forms analogous to the one in Mississippi. From the outset of the 20th century tango, jazz, gypsy and Hawaiian music flowed into our country. After World War II Indo-rock partly laid the basis for the sixties Dutch rock (nederbeat), before Anglo-American rock and pop came to dominate. Meanwhile, all sorts of hybrids formed thanks to musicians who came to live in the Netherlands for political, economic and other reasons. Our major cities are now home to some 180 nationalities. To this day, the mix of Asian, Balkan, Caribbean, Latin and Mediterranean influences have led to a country with multiple streams of glittering music. To a flourishing musical scene accommodating other branches of the river, overlooked by the mainstream.
Dutch Delta Sounds is organised by World Music Forum NL in cooperation with Dutch Performing Arts / Performing Arts Fund and the support of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Bimhuis, Buma Cultuur, MixedWorldMusic.Com Paradiso, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Ritmundo, Ticket to the Tropics, Sena.