Spectacular floating art studio 'Lorin' moors in Rotterdam

Spectacular floating art studio 'Lorin' moors in Rotterdam

In August 2021, Lorin's Promenade brings special performances to Rotterdam, inspired by illusionists Siegfried and Roy. Visitors can also come aboard the ship and experience concerts as well as view works of art in the floating art studio.
The Swiss, eccentric artist Anmari Mëtsa Yabi Wili sails in August across the waters of Rotterdam with her remarkable culture vessel 'Lorin'. From the deck she will give special live performances and light shows, which can be seen from the quay. When she docks with her motley crew of artists and musicians, you can admire her floating studio and enjoy exhibitions, concerts and art events inspired by the magic and life's work of world-famous illusionists Siegfried and Roy.

A treat for the senses

Pianist, composer, visual artist and performer Anmari Metsa Yabi Wili and her group of talented artists and musicians present spectacles of light, music, sound and magic. After sunset, the audience will be treated to an unforgettable spectacle, visible from the quay. Anmari has transformed the former cargo space of the ship into the 'Cargo Space Gallery', where 'Cargo Space Concerts' are given, with performances by piano duos and artistic, minimalist music with a lot of improvisation. In addition, a sound and visual installation by Anmari and Adrian Laugsch can be admired in the boat. Anmari's music, performances and artworks can normally be seen in cultural centres in Europe, India and North and South America. A number of works can be admired and purchased on the ship during Lorin's Promenade.
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About culture ship 'Lorin

On the ship's deck of the Lorin - a ship of almost 45 metres long - live performances are given during the cruise, which can be seen from the quay. In Rotterdam, the Lorin sails along the Binnenhaven, Nieuwe Maas, Willemsbrug, Erasmus Bridge and Hotel New York. The performance cruise in Amsterdam sails along IJhaven, Jan Schaeferbrug, Eye, NDSM, Houthaven, Stenen Hoofd, IJdok, Central Station, De Ruijterkade and Javakade. Especially composed for the Lorin, there is live music, a soprano, and a narrator. The interplay of light, music, song and story makes the Lorin an impressive living sculpture that slowly makes its way through the dark water. Every year, Anmari puts together a completely new project especially for the Lorin. Her company of drivingsounds & arts with whom she works consists of internationally renowned artists. At the same time, the belly of the Lorin is home to Anmari's floating studio, where she lives, composes, plays the piano and creates art.
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An international line-up

The Lorin's Promenade provides a stage for a special line-up of international artists. Musical talent Adrian Laugsch, a German-Polish composer, artist and sound designer, composed the music especially for the performances. So did Mikael Szafirowski, a Finnish guitarist and composer, and the bass baritone, Robert Koller, who has years of experience in the world of concerts and operas. Pianist Daniel Lorenzo is an avid interpreter of contemporary music and well versed chamber musician, and Anmari's piano duo partner. Charismatic speaker, storyteller, actor and singer Max Waldmann completes the ensemble, and Alice Rossi, an Italian opera singer, provides the magical tones with her enchanting voice.
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Siegfried & Roy

Lorin's Promenade 2021 is a tribute to the legendary German-American illusionist duo Siegfried & Roy. The career of these extraordinary showmen spanned more than 40 years in which they enchanted circus lovers with their charisma and their almost supernatural illusionistic performances. Anmari and her artists use the theatrical magic of Siegfried & Roy as a source of inspiration for their performances.

Programme - Lorin's Promenade 2021

In Rotterdam, the ship will be moored at (opposite of) J.B. Bakemakade 26, 3071 ME. All the events listed below are 100% free of charge. Just hop aboard and enjoy the show. Some events, take place in the cargo hold of the ship while others can be admired from the deck or along the river bank.   
• 10 August | 14:00 - 18:00 | Cargo Space Gallery & Vernissage | Sound & Visual Installation 
• 10 August | 22:15 - 23:15 | River cruise + Performance |
Route: Binnenhaven, Nieuwe Maas, Willemsbrug, Erasmus Bridge, Hotel New York & Binnenhaven
• 11 - 12 August | 14:00 - 18:00 | Cargo Space Gallery | Sound & Visual Installation
• 11 August | 20:00 - 21:00 | Cargo Space Concert | 101 years Bruno Maderna & company with Konstanty Regamey 
• 12 August | 20:00 - 21:00 | Cargo Space Concert | 'Parallel Pathways' & minimal pianoduo 
Exhibition about forty years of Baroeg Rotterdam

Exhibition about forty years of Baroeg Rotterdam

The oldest music venue in Rotterdam celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2021. A good reason for an exhibition at gallery & heritage lab DIG IT UP. With countless posters, set lists and lots of archive material, the story of this legendary place is told.
Baroeg is the only Dutch venue that has been offering a structural selection of established, innovative and talented bands within the hard and alternative genres of pop music for decades. Fans of (hard) rock, metal, gothic, emo, hardcore, punk, psychobilly, electro and industrial music will find plenty to enjoy in Baroeg. In addition to these main styles, there are all kinds of sub-genres and crossovers of styles that are also regularly featured on the stage.
Baroeg originated as an institution for youth work in the Lombardijen district of Rotterdam. The current concert venue, with a capacity of 350 visitors, was founded on 6 May 1981 under the name Stichting Open Jongeren Centrum Baroeg. Over the years, especially from the 1990s onwards, the stage function of Baroeg became increasingly important. The youth worker at the time, René Veerkamp, dared to specialise.
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Share your memories

DIG IT UP has made a name for itself as an important treasure trove of Rotterdam's urban culture. Unknown image and sound material is 'dug up' and made accessible forever as unique heritage of the city. An important spearhead is that the contributors to an exhibition are always directly linked to the subject. With Baroeg super-volunteer Leo Minderhoud as curator, this objective has once again been achieved.
The public is also actively involved in this exhibition. Do you recognise yourself on the photos, do you have additional material or do you want to share your memories? Then add your information to the online database or tell your story in the oral history booth. During the exhibition, there will be various activities such as craft afternoons, 'Ask a Baroegian', a Fanzine afternoon, a musical lecture and DJs.

When to visit the Baroeg Exhibition

Gallery & heritage lab DIG IT UP is located in the former Black Widow building at Nieuwe Binnenweg 13b in Rotterdam.
Opening hours: from 4 August - 29 August, from wednesday through sunday, between 12.00-18.00. 
The opening of 'Forty years of Baroeg' can be followed via live-stream on Sunday 1 August between 15.00 and 17.00 hours by visiting www.digitup.nl/live. For more information on the concept, go to www.digitup.nl/40jaarbaroeg.
Submit Fest Rotterdam - location, date, artist line-up

Submit Fest Rotterdam - location, date, artist line-up

Submit Fest is the indoor festival with the best 'up and coming' and 'breaking through' metal acts from regional, national and international soil.
The fourth edition of Submit Fest will take place on Saturday November 27, 2021 in Baroeg in Rotterdam. Tickets are available through the Submit Fest and Baroeg websites.

Submit Fest 2021 announces first names

After having to reschedule several times due to the coronapandemic, Submit Fest 2021 is finally going to happen. The first two names are now known: Tenside (DE) and Another Now (NL). More names will follow in the near future. The fourth edition of Submit Fest will take place on Saturday November 27, 2021 in Baroeg in Rotterdam. Tickets are available here.
Monica Buurmeester (Co-organiser Submit Fest) "Despite changing several line-ups for the festival since the beginning of this pandemic, I'm still happy to see how much cool music is being released by both the artists we already follow and the newcomers. I am therefore very much looking forward to the moment when this new music can be experienced live again by our visitors and when the audience and the artists meet in the hall again. These artists, Tenside, Another Now and the rest of the names that will follow, are all worth seeing again!
"I'm really looking forward to this fourth edition of Submit Fest; from the atmosphere in the venue and being able to enjoy it together, to seeing the cool bands we have on stage this year." Adds Jessica Santiago Lopez (co-organiser Submit Fest). 


Modern metal/metalcore band Tenside is no stranger to history. In 2020 they released their seventh studio album Glamour & Gloom. With powerful songs like As Above So Below and Along With The Gods they managed to strengthen their own sound and it became a strong album that was well received by both press and listeners. From club shows to major festivals, Tenside has played festivals such as Summer Breeze and Wacken Open Air. They've shared the stage with bands like DevilDriver, Skindred, Trivium, Bad Wolves and have also played alongside Killswitch Engage and others in the Netherlands. Now that it's possible again, Tenside comes to Rotterdam to close Submit Fest with a bang!

Another Now (NL)

It's been over 2 years since metalcore band Another Now played on the Submit Fest stage as a talent band. At that time we already found out that Another Now appeals to a broad audience with their unique sound and energetic set. Since then, the band hasn't been sitting still. After several singles like Program, they recently released their debut album OMNI. A rock solid debut of international level with brutal tracks like Parallax, Trojan and Cascade.  Expect a rock-hard set full of thick and technical riffs, merciless and melodic vocals, brutal breakdowns and a metalcore sound with a progressive edge that will surprise you with every song.

About Submit Fest Rotterdam

Submit Fest is Rotterdam's indoor festival with the best 'up and coming' and 'breaking through' metal acts from regional, national and international soil. After three successful editions in 2017, 2018 and 2019 Submit Fest returns again in 2021 with an edition that focuses on progressive metal, metalcore and alternative metal. This festival is organized by a group of women from Rotterdam who have entered into a collaboration with poppodium Baroeg.

Submit Fest 2021 - event details

Date: Saturday 27 November 2021
Location: Baroeg, Rotterdam
Line-up: Tenside (modern metal/metalcore, DE), Another Now (progressive/metalcore) + more t.b.a.
Tickets: Advance sale €19 (incl.), Entrance €20 (incl.) www.baroeg.nl
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SubmitFest/ 
Delfshaven Festival Rotterdam - locations, dates, artists

Delfshaven Festival Rotterdam - locations, dates, artists

During the Delfshaven Festival, the Piet Heynsplein in the heart of Delfshaven is transformed into an oasis in Rotterdam. Local heroes are given a stage all summer long during the festival. 
Delfshaven Festival 2021 takes place from July 16 to August 8. With well-known partners such as jazz café Dizzy, Rotterdams Volkstheater and Ketels aan de Kade, podium Grounds presents an adventurous programme full of performances by local heroes. Brace yourself for four weeks of live music, tours, stories and fun for the whole family. Of course while enjoying a snack and drink from the varied multicultural kitchens of the district.  

Werelds Delfshaven Weekend (16 to 18 July)

Did you know that 178 nationalities live in Delfshaven? All those different cultures and special stories from the district come together during the first weekend of the festival. In cooperation with Rotterdams Volkstheater, there is a weekend of circus, music, dance, street theatre and poetry, presented by professionals, up-and-coming talents and enthusiastic amateurs. So you can make a cultural world trip in your own city!

Opening of Delfshaven Festival

The festival will start on Friday 16 July with music, drinks and worldly dishes from the kitchens of the neighbourhood. Test your knowledge of Delfshaven during the Grote Delfshaven Quiz, after which you can end the sultry summer evening with the Duygu Alkan Quartet featuring Ernst Reijseger, Bao Sissoko and Urvin Doornkamp. Singer Duygu comes from Izmir (Turkey) and sings traditional, classic lullabies from Anatolia in Greek, Sephardic, Kurdish and Armenian. 
The opening is also the kick-off of 'Te Land, ter zee en in Delfshaven'. Every Saturday and Sunday of the festival, between 12.00 and 14.00, you can take part in the pedal boat challenge on the Aelbrechtskolk. Race your opponent, answer all the questions and ring the bell as quickly as you can. You could win the title Winner of the Day or Final Boss of the Delfshaven Festival!

Listen, sing & swing

The Delfshaven Festival is all about the fusion of the rich cultural offerings from the district and the Rotterdam art scene. On Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 July Rotterdams Volkstheater and podium Grounds take you on a voyage of discovery with cultural, artistic and culinary highlights from all over the world. Sing along at the top of your lungs with the Delfshaven Smartlappenkoor, or dream away to the Cape Verdean sounds of Lena Evora. Meet district talent Jahniva and test your Bollywood dance skills with the Tanushri Dance Sensation. The day ends with Cuban music by Ysa Bermejo and afrobeat by the Liquid Sun Orchestra. On Sunday 18 July, 'Adios!' brings the special story of colourful Delfshaven to life with music, dance, spoken word and stories. Music groups from various cultures in the district sing the praises of identity and migration.

Dizzy on location (23 to 25 July)

This weekend Jazzcafé Dizzy, Het Rotterdams Volkstheater and podium Grounds present an adventurous music programme full of local heroes. Like DJ Handy Tim, the avant-garde jazz/rock band AMAGUK, the funky gentlemen of Joey Blu & BlueZbone, singer-songwriter Danielle Gomes and the EPM Holanda quartet with their Brazilian sounds. On Sunday, there is the story festival 'Delfshaven Vertelt!' especially for children from 4 to 10 years old. There will also be workshops, guided tours, puppet theatre and much more all day long.

Echoes of a Pilgrim (30 July, 31 July, 1 August)

Echoes of a Pilgrim focuses on the other side of migration. Using universal languages such as music and dance, we reflect on sounds of sadness, homesickness, pride and sometimes even anger. Because homesickness and love for one's own culture are also universal, whether you live in New York, Sydney or Delfshaven. On Friday 30 July DJ Gea Russell and Babar Luck will talk to the audience about migration in Delfshaven (in collaboration with Stichting Gedeeld Verleden Gezamenlijke Toekomst). Grupo Pilon, together with Cape Verdian musicians from the Netherlands, will close the evening.
On Saturday 31 July, poetry gets a stage, with poet and artist Juan Heinsohn Huala reading together with befriended Rotterdam poets in the context of Echoes of a Pilgrim. In the evening, DJ Gea Russell spins tasty records and Rootz Lions present 'dub meets horns' with a special guest.
On Sunday you can enjoy Cape Verdean songs by Flores das Ilhas, Arabic music by Khorshid Dadbeh and bluegrass by the Switchbacks.

Ketels aan de Kade weekend (6-8 August)

During the last weekend, we go back to the Delfshaven of old. On the Piet Heynsplein, you will find yourself in a medieval village festival in the middle of the modern city. Prepare yourself for special market stalls with noisy merchants, obscure troubadours and storytellers, an open-air inn, (beer) tastings and demonstrations of age-old crafts. 

More information

Admission to all events is free. But please note: the maximum capacity is 100 persons per programme item. This number is based on the current corona rules and may change. Keep an eye on the website for the complete programme, locations and starting times.
MOMO Create & Perform online festival goes behind the scenes

MOMO Create & Perform online festival goes behind the scenes

The MOMO Create & Perform programme features behind-the-scenes artists, with brainstorms and rehearsals, unique works created especially for MOMO, online premieres and more.
Rotterdam, 8 April 2021 - Motel Mozaique has expanded the program of MOMO Create & Perform, its online festival that will be broadcasted on 23 and 24 April, with international acts: Black Country, New Road, Meskerem Mees with Spinvis, Prairie WWWW and Aida Gabriels alongside Amenra frontman Colin H. van Eeckhout, among others. Motel Mozaique had already announced that Eefje de Visser X Nick Verstand, Bear Valour, Anne-Fay, Lisette Ma Neza, Gino-Cochise, Mathieu Wijdeven and Szu-Yi Wang could be seen with special creations and performances during MOMO Create & Perform.

About MOMO Create & Perform

This year, Motel Mozaique puts the focus on creating, because unlike performing, creation is always possible. With MOMO Create & Perform, Motel Mozaique offers space to artists from all disciplines to create new work in the coming months. MOMO will show you this creation process extensively through their online channels. The organization aims to show that there is also enormous beauty in the pre-performance phase.Viewers can then experience a large part of these new works via a extensive online stream events on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 April 2021 from 19:00 to 22:00.
Tickets for the 6-hour broadcast are available via the Motel Mozaique website.

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