Unbelievable news! Dutch singer-songwriter Duncan Laurence is the winner of Eurovision Song Contest 2019! To celebrate this memorable event I explored the archives (thanks YouTube) and dug up all previous Dutch Eurovision winners. Great to see old footage dating back to 1957 already and see how much the Eurovision Song Contest has evolved over the years!
From King Crimson to Heaven 17, from Propaganda to Queen, from stage to screen, this week has immersed me in music from start to finish.
I was 16 years old when I went to my first rock concert. 23 years later I can look back at some incredible events and experiences. Some were quite hilarious or memorable in their own right. Today, in celebration of rocktober, I will be sharing some of my funniest and most memorable anecdotes of rock concerts and festivals with you.
Who doesn’t miss those days when you could still play with flashy toys that had all sorts of buttons you could push and turn, producing animal sounds and wild flickering lights without people staring at you? I’m returning to those childhood days this weekend as by the time you read this I’ll be happily twiddling some knobs, pressing colourful buttons and flicking switches in Barcelona. Exactly what, why and where, you find out in this article.
The Dance & Music part of my ‘Dutch Girl Does Arts & Culture’ series covering anything from ballet, flamenco, electronic music, organ music and a modular synth meet.
Happy Friday everybody! I hope you all have an amazing weekend to look forward to. Here are some of my favourite new music tunes of the moment to get you going. Listen, dance, enjoy and celebrate the weekend!
I’m briefly back in the Netherlands to attend the premiere of Fresas, the latest dance production by Dutch National Ballet scored by my hubby, also known as Robin Rimbaud (artist name Scanner). In this interview Robin speaks about the importance of art and the process of writing dance scores.
Last year I had the pleasure of interviewing Graham Massey, leading figure of seminal British electronic group 808 State. Part 1 of the interview was published last month. Here is part 2!
With the exception of DJs such as Armin van Buuren and DJ Tiësto, hardly any Dutch music acts/bands are known internationally. This is a real shame as there are lots of bands out there that deserve international recognition. Therefore I’m sharing with you in this post four Dutch bands you should know!
808 State, who take their name after the Roland TR-808 drum machine, are regarded as pioneers of acid house. They have been touring with their defining album ‘Ninety’ for the last year and last June I happened to be in the Netherlands when they played a show at W2 in Den Bosch. Before they were about to play an exciting live show, band member Graham Massey kindly agreed to do an interview with me. Here is part 1 of my interview with Graham!
Don’t despair, it’s the moment you’ve have all been eagerly waiting for: my arts & culture wrap-up of the last three months. Without further ado, I give thee an overview of all the art & cultural-related things I’ve done, seen and discovered between April and June 2015.
Last month I shared some of my favourite music scenes in films with you and asked you what […]
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Underworld is currently on tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of their decisive album dubbnobasswithmyheadman. I saw them play at STRP Festival in Eindhoven, here is my review.
It’s no secret: I am a HUGE De Staat fan. In my opinion they are truly the best Dutch […]