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I am a musicjournalist writing about world music, jazz.

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I am a musicjournalist writing about world music, crossover, hiphop and reggaetón.

Articles about:

Spanish Harlem Orchestra-

Don Omar-

Reggaeton a lo Cubano-

Carnival on Cuba-

Free Hole Negro. Free Hop from Havana-

The Cuban fusion of X Alfonso. Interview with X Alfonso at Womex 2006-

Hiphop is alive on Cuba-Oye Listen.Amsterdam. Backspin. Hamburg.

Orishas. Oye Listen. Caribbean Magazine Pleasure.

Polo Montanez- Oye Listen.

Capeverdian music in Rotterdam-Contrast. Magazine for different cultures in Holland.

Juan de Marcos & AfroCuban All Stars- Global Rhythm. New York.

Izaline Calister-Contrast.Netherlands

Rap and reggaeton on


Free Hole

Ghetto Radio/Hiphop in

Afrolution. Interview Trenton Birch at Womex 2006-

Kurdish singer Aynur. Interview at Womex 2006. Contrast.Netherlands. December 2006.

Raul Paz. Jazz. Netherlands. February 2007

Articles about Avion Travel, Netsayi and Balkan Beat Box. Jazz. Netherlands. April 2007

Ceumar. Brasilian warmth.Jazz. Netherlands. June 2007

The exotic mix of Mayra Andrade. Jazz. Netherlands. June 2007

Kora King. Toumani Diabate. Jazz. Netherlands. August 2007.

Sara Tavares. Cabo verde and Portugal in balance. Beyond. Netherlands. Autumn 2007

Vinicius Cantuária and the new bossa nova. Jazz. Netherlands. October 2007

Orchestra Baobab. Cuban music in Dakar. Jazz. Netherlands. October 2007

Orchestra Baobab. Oor. November 2007


November 2005. Publication of book "Het loslaten van Atlas" with travel stories. Important focus on music.

Stories about Senegal (Dudu and Aly N'Diaye Rose, Youssou N'Dour and Baaba Maal),Granada and Sevilla (about relation Garcia Lorca and flamenco), Hungarian gypsies and Honduras (music of the Garifuna/Black Caribs.)

May 2007. De zingende palmen van Cuba (The singing palms of Cuba).Musical travel stories about Cuba.

Articles about Bassekou Kouyaté, Fatoumata Diawara, Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet, Cesária Évora, Omara Portuondo, Chucho Valdès, Mariza, Ana Moura, Cuca Roseta, Estrella Morente, Tomatito, JunglebyNight, Ramón Valle, Klatwerk3, Fay Claassen, Mayra Andrade, Tito Paris, the Capeverdean Music scene in Rotterdam, the Flamenco Biennale 2019 for Jazzism.

Reviews about the Womex, Music Meeting, North Sea Jazz Festival, Edison Jazz Awards for Jazzism.

Interview with Vivalda Dula for MixedWorldMusic at Womex 2018

Interview with Mari Kalkun for WrittenInMusic at Womex 2018

Travel story about fado for WrittenInMusic


participating in

  • WOMEX 2019
  • WOMEX 2018
  • WOMEX 2016
  • WOMEX 2006


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