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Slagerij van Kampen

40th Anniversary Tour
Thu 9 May ’24 20:15 uur
Thu 9 May ’24
20:15 uur

An Edison Award, a gold CD, many theater tours, TV appearances and a live performance for Nelson Mandela: Slagerij van Kampen has achieved wonderful successes over the past 40 years. They are known as the inspiration of many percussion groups around the world. The typical Van Kampen sound, a unique style of synchronized drumming with unprecedented variations, is based on the style of the legendary Burundi Drummers.

Founder Willem van Kruijsdijk: "Already early on I was impressed by the Burundi Drummers, I must have been about twelve years old when I heard them for the first time. From this unique way of unison drumming emanates an enormous primal force." After 40 years, this primal force is still unmistakably to be seen, heard and felt in the performances of Slagerij van Kampen.

In this 40 Years Anniversary Tour, the magnificent past and the powerful, impressive present merge into a fantastic live experience. The heartwarming energy of the band members, the beautiful visual effects and the overwhelming primal drive of the drums once again ensure an indelible impression. Slagerij van Kampen: a timeless rhythmic phenomenon!