Streets of the World Music Festival
During the weekend of 12 and 13 May from 12:00NOON till 07:00PM, we gladly welcome you to our Streets of the World Music Festival. This weekend we transform our pop-up photo museum into a stage for musicians, performing live music from all over the world.
Street food, live performances and jam sessions
The entrance to the festival and our museum is FREE of charge on both of these days, and when you're done dancing we have plenty of street food for you to indulge in. Don't forget to bring your kids, because we also have some seriously adventurous activities planned for them. Tip: get here half an hour early on Saturday (11:30AM) to watch our price winning drum band opening the festival live.
From Latin and Flamenco to real Scottish Bagpipes and from Bluegrass to Gypsy, there is music for everyone. All musicians are ready to take you on a world trip to their musical roots!
Check out our live-acts:
- Premier Drumcporps (opening the festival Saturday 11:30am live)
- Mr. Steel
- Brazilian Fresh Summer Sounds
- BarnYard Tea
- Jeff Heijne
- Brazilian Fresh Summer Sounds
- Marije Du Bateau
- Jerome met axel
- Blue Joe
- RATA Jazz
Check out the schedule for Saturday and Sunday. Tip: get here half an hour early on Saturday to watch our price winning drum band opening the festival live.
Are you a musician?
Do you rock your guitar, are you a brilliant harmonica player or just love to sing out loud? What we mean is do you know how to rock an instrument and love entertaining others in doing so? Please come along, take your instruments and join us for the open jam sessions on the main stage.
We also have an adventurous kids program. They can join in for a puzzling puzzle-expedition in and around the museum, get their faces painted by Rosa Frambosa or make their own musical instruments from recycled materials in a brilliant workshop.
Streets of the world
Photo journalist Jeroen Swolfs, founder of the Streets of the World Photo Museum, traveled to 195 countries in seven years to photograph daily street life. He brought all his photographs together in his Streets of the World Project: “I made a positive story about equality, connections and similarities between all cultures of the world,” says Swolfs. During the Streets of the World Music Festival he’ll collaborate with Stijn de Laat from Project PassionFruit to not only bring the world to your eyes trough his photographs, but also to your ears with live music.
Stijn de Laat from Project PassionFruit made audio-recordings of over a hundred buskers, playing their music live on the streets. By making and sharing compositions, he gives buskers from all over the world a stage to perform. Both Jeroen Swolfs and Stijn de Laat try to find the positive connection between different cultures in their own unique ways. During the upcoming Streets of the World Music Festival, Stijn de Laat will record his final tracks in a live pop-up studio and continues on his project to make a Streets of the World theme song. He also shows us a sneak preview of his world travel in the Project PassionFruit documentary, that comes out later this year.
so, when and where?
We hope to see you at the Streets of the World Music Festival on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May, from 12:00NOON - 07:00PM at The Streets of the World Photo Museum at the Hembrug Site in Zaandam. Entrance for the festival and museum are FREE of charge for the entire weekend.
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