Arnold Veeman in concert Sunday afternoon May 22 at the church in Leegkerk. With songs from his new CD Klaai.
Searching for his roots
Where are you from, what shaped you? For composer Arnold Veeman the search for his roots was quite a challenge: were they in Surinam or were they in Groningen after all. A journey to distant relatives had a profound emotional impact on him and on his music. In his new theatre show Klaai Veeman goes in search of the music that makes him feel at home – as always with compositions written in the local dialect of Groningen, but now with a generous portion of Surinam influences thrown in: swinging, jazzy, happy and diverse. This afternoon Veeman performs with Remko Wind (piano), Libbe Oosterman (trumpet) and Joost van der Beek (guitar). After the concert a meal combining cuisine from Surinam and Groningen will be served.
Lyrical songs in dialect
The local newspaper’s review of his latest CD Klaai said: ‘Few musicians in the North of Holland are as versatile as Veeman. He composes contemporary classical music, played in a metal band, writes music for films and musicals, and he writes lyrical songs in the local dialect.
Time: 3 p.m.
Admission: € 15,-