Kaseko Time - The Story

Ronald Snijders, Howard Komproe en het Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw
Fri 27 May ’22 20:15 uur

o.l.v. Rob Horsting

Fri 27 May ’22
20:15 uur

With Kaseko Time - The Story, Ronald Snijders, Howard Komproe and the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw put the well-deserved spotlight on Surinamese music. Together with the Surinamese-Dutch flautist, composer and ethnomusicologist Ronald Snijders you will be taken on a musical journey to Suriname and the Antilles.

Howard Komproe is the narrator in this full-length theater program about Suriname and its rich music culture. In addition to the development of Surinamese music, the program also takes a detailed look at the influence Surinamese musicians have had on Dutch music culture.

Ronald has developed a musical fusion in his own unique way. For example, he combines American jazz, funk and soul in a special way with Surinamese kaseko, kawina and Brazilian jazz. Now that he is turning 70 this year, Ronald is celebrating this anniversary by playing beautiful new compositions together with the best jazz musicians in the Netherlands. Enjoy their energetic sound, swinging rhythms and atmospheric pieces in Kaseko Time, which will transport you to distant corners of the world.

The Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw

The Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw consists of the best Dutch jazz musicians and is rooted in the Dutch big band tradition. The orchestra regularly works with world-class guest soloists including Toots Thielemans, Christian Scott, Dr. Lonnie Smith and most recently Joshua Redman. Recently, the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw released the album The Jazz Influencers, with compositions by nine prominent musicians who give their own view on big band jazz in the 21st century. The big band won no less than two Edison Awards; for Crossroads (2019) and Blues for the Date (2010).