The Rootsriders started a tribute to the album ‘Catch A Fire’ this year. This album was first released in april 1973, 40 years ago and it was The Wailers’ international breakthrough. The ‘Catch a Fire’ tribute tour by the Rootsriders is now finished. I went to two of their shows, but I didn’t have my camera… Continue reading Been there, saw that: Rootsriders – Tribute2BobMarley ‘Catch a Fire’
On the 2nd of May Sabrina Starke and the Metropole Orchestra conducted by Vince Mendoza presented the album “Lean On Me, the songs of Bill Withers”. The live performance was at the Paradiso (Amsterdam) and it was sold out. I was lucky enough to be one of the people able to witness this great event.… Continue reading Been there, saw that: Sabrina Starke & Metropole Orchestra – The Songs of Bill Withers @ Paradiso, Amsterdam
Kendrick Lamar is currently on an European tour, almost all of his shows are sold out and this was also the case in the Netherlands last week. At first I didn’t think I coul go but I was lucky enough to be able to attend his concert on the 7th of February in the Melkweg… Continue reading Been there, saw that: Kendrick Lamar live @Melkweg, Amsterdam
I just got back from a lecture given by Norman Finkelstein in the Hague. He was invited there by the Critical Collective. After years I finally was able to attend a lecture by him and see what he has to say in person. He spoke about the Israel/Palestine conflict and tried to explain his view… Continue reading A recap of the Norman Finkelstein lecture in the Hague + an interview he did with Harry Fear
The Dutch organization IKV Pax Christi organized a Hip Hop benefit for Syria on the 6th of February. Several rappers whose music I like a lot were present that evening. The money collected during the concert is going be donated to the “Adopt a Revolution” project for the peaceful opposition in Syria. The evening was great… Continue reading Been there saw that: Hip Hop benefit for Syria with Omar Offendum, Manu, Salah Edin, Gikkels and ReaZun.
Last Saturday I went to a festival called “Boogiedown Breda”, it’s a hip hop festival in Breda (a city in the Netherlands). I’ve always enjoyed visiting this festival. This year they had an amazing line up, from Dutch hip-hop stars like Fresku to the legendary Public Enemy from the USA. Unfortunately I couldn’t stay at the festival… Continue reading Been there, saw that: Boogiedown Breda Festival 2012 + Postmen reunion
On the 18th of August Calle 13 performed at the Paradiso in Amsterdam. The main members of the group are René Pérez Joglar aka Residente (lead vocalist), his brother Eduardo Cabra aka Visitante (producer) and their sister Ileana aka PG-13 (background vocals). The last time when Calle 13 performed in the Netherlands I heard about… Continue reading Been there, saw that: Calle 13 live @ Paradiso, Amsterdam