© Isaac Owosu

Rachel Rumai Diaz & Ragazze Quartet

Ode to the Woman
Wed 12 Apr ’23 20:15 uur

Rachel Rumai Diaz, spoken word
Aylin Sezer, soprano
Directed by Rianne Meboer
Dramaturgy by Arthur Kneepkens

The program consists of Aftab Darvishi's new music

Wed 12 Apr ’23
20:15 uur
  • Wed 12 Apr ’23
    20:15 uur
    Small Hall
    Past event

Due to personal circumstances, the performers of I am (not) every woman are unfortunately unable to play the show, so the concert on 12 April in Muziekgebouw Eindhoven is unfortunately cancelled. Ticket holders will be informed via email.

Six female artists bring a sung and spoken ode to the woman whose voice is too little heard, propelled by the dynamic playing of a string quartet (Ragazze) that does not shy away from any sound color to hit the right note. Rachel Rumai will use spoken word to convey to the audience the concrete experiences of all-female communities, soprano Aylin Sezer will add a more contemplative emotional layer by singing arias.

This performance is completely Dutch spoken.

The performance finds its starting point in the musical inspiration, stories and experiences of women's communities "at the edge of the city, at the heart of society. We see a journey that goes from the harmonious power of sisterhood, past the sometimes painful necessity of the existence of these safe spaces, to a struggle of misunderstanding and differences.

Aftab Darvishi's new music represents both Western tradition and music from non-Western cultures. At this crossroads she developed an original voice. Her work is on the one hand hushed and atmospheric, on the other hand it has numerous different timbres and small nuances, giving it many layers. This allows accessibility and a deeper message to coexist. The expressive direction of Rianne Meboer, in which there is room for lightness and humor, recognizes the value of sisterhood.

Ragazze Quartet

This show is entirely Dutch spoken and doesn't have an interval!