Agenda

Alternative Guide to Rotterdam

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Sun 29 March

Pink Oculus (The Breakfast Club)

Experience the ultimate Sunday afternoon vibe with The Breakfast Club at BIRD. It’s a home away from home for people who want to finish and start the week in relaxing manner. On Sunday, March 29th you can start your afternoon with a brunch consisting of a wide selection of delicious delights. Afterwards, your Sunday will be made perfect with the warm vocals of Pink Oculus.

Tue 24 March

Rotterdam Tuesday Groove Sessions @ NRC

۞RTGS is back with a new venue and fresh grooves!

Trombonist and Trumpetist Efe ERDEM will host the tuesday nights with the one of the best musicians from Rotterdam.

Wed 08 April

Marutyri (BIRDsessions)

A jazz club is not complete without its own jam session, a place for musicians to come together and play without boundaries. BIRDsessions is the best opportunity for the audience to see the musicians perform out of their comfort zone within different kinds of musical assemblies. This is why BIRD is the place to be on Wednesdays.

Wed 01 April

Flávio Silva Invites (BIRDsessions)

a jazz club is not complete without its own jam session, a place for musicians to come together and play without boundaries. BIRDsessions is the best opportunity for the audience to see the musicians perform out of their comfort zone within different kinds of musical assemblies. This is why BIRD is the place to be on Wednesdays.

Fri 20 March

AUDREY CHEN (us) + MARIA CHAVEZ (pe) + YANN LEGUAY (fr) + TAV EXOTIC (be)

The functioning apparatus is pushed further ahead to new dimensions. Call it bending or esoterica, getting rid of your consumer electronics… dematerialize yourself and go CHROMO FLEX.

Sun 10 May

Shanghai Postman (FR) live at ROOM!

Get ready to be amazed by the French Shanghaï Postman Orkestar! An electro-rock performance, performed by one man. Hostel ROOM is excited to welcome this world-traveler in Rotterdam.

Fri 01 May

Kontraband Muzik (USA) LIVE at ROOM

Good news for the Kontraband Muzik lovers around Europe. They are finally coming back for a European tour, starting at their second home, Hostel ROOM Rotterdam!

Sat 13 June

Andalus Voices presents: Malhoun Jazz

Andalus Voices is a special serie concerts about the rich variation of Andalusian repertoires and voices.

Sat 23 May

Bamba Wassoulou Groove i.s.m. Music Meeting (PRIMEUR)

Bamba Wassoulou Groove is a homage to the golden years of the Malian swing, funky and hypnotic! For the the first time in the Netherlands in association with Music Meeting.

Fri 08 May

Ross Daly & Kelly Thoma

Ross Daly and Kelly Thoma form a unique couple. Central in their work is the lyra, a small pear-shaped instrument and the nam tarhu, a own created instrument with a deep and volatile sound that is related to the sound of a lyra.

Sun 26 April

Andalus Voices presents: Safar Andalus

Andalus Voices is a special series of concerts about the rich variation of Andalusian repetoires and voices.

Sat 25 April

Ben van den Dungen Quartet (speciale gast: Deborah Carter)

Line up:
Ben van den Dungen – sax
Miguel Rodriguez-piano
Marius Beets – contrabas
Gijs Dijkhuizen – drums

Thu 12 March

Expo presents: HILL STREET BLUES duo feat. Nello Biasini. Guilty aperitif.

In Sex Symbols week Guilty Rotterdam presents the hottest musical trio in Rotterdam: Simone Cesarini - voice and guitar, Marco Apicella - keyboard and Nello Biasini - drums. We will have an Italian style aperitif from 20.30, accompanied by their seductive music.

Sat 23 May

Tinariwen

Saturday the 23rd of May 2015, BIRD, Motel Mozaique and Rotown will present the African desert rock band Tinariwen at Maassilo in Rotterdam. The group of Tuareg musicians received a Grammy Award in 2012 in the category Best World Music for their album Tassili. Their newest record, called Emmaar, consists of hypnotic Malinese blues and rock with a twist of psychedelic rock and roots rock.

Sat 14 March

World Music Session #6 Brasil Baixo

From February till April the floor is shaking at Stroop! Every saturday the stage is given to upcoming talented musicians from Rotterdam, to play their wonderful sounds and take us to all different parts of the world. On the 14th of March it’s time for Groovy Brasilian Music performed by Brasil Baixo.

Sat 07 March

World Music Session #5 Nor Achkar

From February till April the floor is shaking at Stroop! Every saturday the stage is given to upcoming talented musicians from Rotterdam, to play their wonderful sounds and take us to all different parts of the world. On the 7th of March we’re welcomed by the Anatolian, Kurdisch and Armenian sounds of Nor Achkar.

Sun 15 February

BinnensteBuiten met Spinvis

BinnensteBuiten is a live interview serie where the audience gets to know the man behind the music. In a relaxed setting, the artist is interviewed about his dreams, inspirations and musical background. Together with Motel Mozaique we present our next guest Erik Jong alias SPINVIS!

Wed 25 March

Bombino @BIRD

Get ready for blues with sand in the grooves. On Wednesday, March 25th, the Nigerien Sahara blues guitarist Omara Moctar, better known as Bombino, will play at BIRD. Bombino is part of a generation Toeareg musicians that uses music as a tool to protest against the political turmoil that dominates North Africa.

Thu 12 March

King Champion Sounds + Wolvon

“A mix of The Fall, Can, Sun Ra, Captain Beefheart, Public Image Ltd, King Tubby.”

Tue 03 March

Rotterdam Tuesday Groove Sessions @ NRC

۞RTGS is back with a new venue and fresh grooves!

Trombonist and Trumpetist Efe Erdem will host the Tuesday nights with the one of the best musicians from Rotterdam.