Since 1974, the BIMHUIS has been the stage for groundbreaking musicians of all generations, from home and abroad. After 3 successful evenings in 2018, Amsterdam Roots and Bimhuis continue their collaboration in 2019 with a concert-series dedicated to celebrating music from countries ranging from India to Brazil.

On Sunday 3 February, we began the  series with ‘Bassekou Kouyaté’ – one of the most prominent Malian afro-rock bands. On 9th March, the series also welcomed saxophonist/flutist Jane Bunnett and a sensational group of Cuban-jazz musicians with ‘Jane Bunnett and Maqueque’. Over the course of the next few months, Amsterdam Roots x Bimhuis is proud to feature the following artists to this special concert series.

Debashish Bhattacharya | Sun 26 May

Enchanting Indian music by the inventor and undisputed master of a special instrument: the Hindustani slide guitar. Debashish Bhattacharya has the raga in his blood: both his parents and his sister are singers in the North Indian musical tradition, and his brother plays tabla and other rhythm instruments. Read more…

Luedji Luna | Thu 4 July

Luedji Luna transmits serenity in her singing and dancing, where everything happens in a natural, organic way, creating a powerful atmosphere. With her songs and poetic lyrics she sheds new light on the African origins of Brazilian music. Read more…

Sarathy Korwar & UPAJ Collective
+ The Nordanians | Fri 5 July | Double Bill

For his new album ‘My East in Your West’, Sarathy Korwar selected music from jazz heroes and Indian musicians who attempted to bridge the gap between Western and Eastern music in the 1960s and 70s.  Read more…

Jeremy Dutcher | Wed 10 July

Canadian tenor and composer Jeremy Dutcher seemed destined to become an opera singer, until he heard old field recordings of the Wolastoq, his ancestral community. He composed astounding music based on the old Wolastoq songs, accompanying himself on piano. Read more…