ROOTS & STORIES

UNPLUGGED SESSIONS, INTERVIEWS, STORY TELLING & CLOSING CEREMONY (partly in English)

18:00 – 19:15 – Roots Unplugged Sessions & Interviews
This year Amsterdam Roots will go back to its essence with unplugged sessions and interviews. What historic, personal and political messages can be found within the music of the artists performing at Amsterdam Roots this year? Alsarah, Pascuala Ilbaca and 47Soul will speak about the background to their lyrics. Language: English.

Roots Unplugged Sessions & Interviews is hosted by Machteld Vinkenborg (De Correspondent).

19:30 – 20:00 Storytelling: Songs of Revolution
Is music the opium of the people, a door to a supernatural world or a medium showing us harsh realities? Two humoristic and inspiring tales on how music is able to grab us by the throat and send us into a different direction.

With narrators Soula Notus, Milda Varnuskaite and Poetry Circle Nowhere.

20:00 – 20:45 – Closing Ceremony: Kecak Monkey Dance
Kecak, the monkey dance from Bali, is originally a trance ritual calling on invisible forces. Choreographer and dancer Arnaud Kososky Deforchaux, artistic leader of Tong Tong Festival, leads this workshop in which everyone is a member of a large gamelan orchestra.

WHEN AND WHERE

SU 25 JUNE
OOSTERPARK
Free Entrance

CONTEXT PALACE
18:00 – 20:45