it’s summer and time for festivals again. With the current wave of sunny days and warm evenings here in Holland, this coming weekend promises to be exciting and interesting.

Music Meeting is an international music festival that unites musical genres from all the corners of the globe: ranging from jazz, soul and funk to klezmer and from gypsy to afro-latin. Ever since it’s founding in 1985 Music Meeting has revolved around improvisation, adventure and experimentation. In twenty-five years Music Meeting has become an established festival, which time and again has presented exceptional and undiscovered talent. The core of the festival consists of projects not bounded by a concept as ‘genre’, performed by artists from diverse cultural backgrounds, who previously have never collaborated. Imagine free jazz combined with minimal music plus a hint of Hebrew soul and Bedouin song.

Some of the artists of African origins or collaborating with Europeans are

Getatchew Mekuria & The Ex & Guests (Nederland, Ethiopië)

Thione Seck Orientation (Senegal)

Djelimady Tounkara String Theory (Mali)

Analog Africa Soundsystem (dj-set) (Germany)

Super Rail Band (Mali)

Dobet Gnahoré (Ivory Coast, France)

Lionel Loueke (Benin, Nederland)

See the full program and details here 

Music Meeting takes place during Whitsun in the lush green Park Brakkestein, bordering the Radboud University of Nijmegen.

At night time the festival spirit is continued in the popular music venue Doornroosje, during which under the name of Club !mm…! a variety of music cultures are blended in with electronic and live dance beats. Here with the younger music- and dance enthusiasts in mind, musicians and DJ’s create an experimental open-minded atmosphere resembling modern music scenes in Rio de Janeiro and New York.

Date   Artists Location Category
11 june 
16.30
Dobet Gnahoré
Ivoorkust, Frankrijk
Apollo concert
11 june
17.15
Benda Bilili! Movie Meeting movie
11 june
18.30
Lionel Loueke
Benin, Nederland
Apollo concert
11 june
22.30
Hazmat Modine & Gangbé Brass Band
VS, Benin
Apollo concert
Date   Titel Location Category
12 june
11.30
Boris Tchango & Lucas Niggli
Togo, Zwitserland
Hortus Arcadië brunchconcert
12 june
15.00
Gangbé Brass Band & Harmonie Tarcisius
Nederland, Benin
Mondo concert
12 june
17.00
Latin meetz Afro Intro cross-overproject
12 june
20.30
Super Rail Band
Mali, Afrika
Apollo concert
12 june
23.00
Analog Africa Soundsystem (dj-set)
Duitsland
Club ¡mm…! dj
Date   Artists Location Category
13 june 
12.30
Djelimady Tounkara String Theory
Mali
Hortus Arcadië concert
13 june
16.30
Getatchew Mekuria & The Ex & Guests
Nederland, Ethiopië
Mondo concert
13 june 
19.30
Thione Seck Orientation
Senegal
Apollo concert

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