Saturday, January 23, 2016


Tsjinlûd is doing two special performances in its home province of Friesland. The collective will join the Portuguese poets Raquel Lima and Nuno Garcia, supported by Joana Guerra on cello. An encounter of languages, a collaboration in sound.

29-01-16: Workum (NL) - De Klameare
31-01-16: Leeuwarden (NL) - Tresoar

Tsjinlûd met the Portuguese during a trip by 'King Of The Meadows' to Portugal, when Jan Kleefstra got in contact with Portuguese poets and joined them on the Portugal Slam Festival. There is common concern about the loss of cultural diversity as a result of the decline of biodiversity especially in the heavily used agricultural landscape of Europe. With that the three Portuguese are now part of the journey that King Of The Meadows is making to 2018, when the city of Leeuwarden is cultural capital of Europe.

Raquel, Nuno (both on the picture above) and Joana were asked to come to Friesland. Late January they'll visit Leeuwarden. Besides the performances with Tsjinlûd they'll cross the Frisian landscape to get the feel of the King Of The Meadows project. Such an exchange should lead to a better mutual understanding of the problems of nature and landscape in both countries and to a collaboration in which landscape and the loss of cultural diversity is central.

Friday, January 1, 2016


Kleefstra|Bakker|Kleefstra hits the stage again in January. We'll do three dates in the Netherlands, accompanying Danny Saul. We start off on January 13th in Amsterdam on a West Wednesdays eve, also featuring French guitarist Justin Lépany. Then we head on to Savelbergklooster in Heerlen for a (h)ear eve on Januari 14th, where Anne Chris Bakker will also do a solo performance.

13-01: Amsterdam (NL) - West Wednesday | Hallenkwartier
14-01: Heerlen (NL) - Savelbergklooster
15-01: Leeuwarden (NL) - Neushoorn
17-01: Drachten (NL) - De Lawei

Meanwhile Danny Saul will give a workshop/lecture at the Academy for Pop Culture in the town of Leeuwarden, where the whole bunch will perform on Friday the 15th. Together with students Danny will work on new stuff, which will be performed live on January the 17th in De Lawei in the town of Drachten, where a Klanklânskippen afternoon takes place. That's the last date of the short tour.

Hope to see you at one of these venues! And listen to this new work by K|B|K!