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Ronald Snijders

Ronald Snijders - foto Serge Ligtenberg
Ronald Snijders - foto Serge Ligtenberg

(Paramaribo, 1951) is the most swinging flautist in the Netherlands at present. Snijders started to play the flute at the age of seven, inspired by his father who was a professional musician. Despite studying civil technology in Delft in 1970, five years later Snijders became a professional musician. Over the years Snijders has produced twenty cd's and records with his own innovative compositions, varying in style from North American jazz and fusion to new African Caribbean jazz. Snijders is the creator of the Afro Surinam kawina-jazz. As a musician Snijders is in great demand and is very succesful with his Ronald Snijders Extended band, which has toured and played throughout the Netherlands, Germany, Finland, Surinam, the United States, Cuba and Curaçao.

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  • Winternachten 2014

    Writers Fest 2014

    With: Aad Meinderts, Alfred Schaffer, Antjie Krog, Bettine Vriesekoop, Elsbeth Etty, Francis Broekhuijsen, Geert Mak, Huub van der Lubbe, Jaap Goedegebuure, Jan Paul Schutten, Marjolein de Jong, Micha Hamel, Oek de Jong, Ronald Snijders, Tijs Goldschmidt, Tiziano Perez, Tom Lanoye

    The Writers' Fest is the festive conclusion of the festival with a programme full of writers and other guests. The line-up consists of among others the Dutch poet Alfred Schaffer, Geert Mak, the South African poet Antjie Krog, Tom Lanoye, literary critic Elsbeth Etty, flute player Ronald Snijders and singer/poet Huub van der Lubbe.

    The Writers' Fest includes the award winning ceremony of the Jan Campert Prizes, the literary prizes of the City of The Hague, with the presentation of the Constantijn Huygens Oeuvre Prize. The winner is Tom Lanoye. The South African writer Antjie Krog will do a eulogy on him and we'll hear Lanoye's words of thanks.

    The F. Bordewijk Prize goes to Pier en Oceaan (Jetty and Ocean) by Oek de Jong. The novel will be praised by Jaap Goedegebuure. Composer and poet Micha Hamel is recipient of the Jan Campert Prize for his book of poetry Bewegend doel (Moving Target). Bettine Vriesekoop will recommend the book to us. The Nynke van Hichtum Prize for children's literature goes to Het raadsel van alles wat leeft (The Riddle of Everything Alive) by Jan Paul Schutten. Writer and biologist Tijs Goldschmidt will sing the praise of that book.

    A programme in co-operation with the Dutch Foundation for Literature and the Jan Campert Foundation. The earlier announced performance of Anne Vegter has been cancelled for health reasons.

    In Dutch.

  • Zuid-Afrika 2006

    Festival Finale Poetry Africa

    With: Def P, Gibi Bacilio, Ronald Snijders, Shrinivási, Tan Lioe Ie

    A festive conclusion of the festival, with performances of all poets that have participated in last week's event, a Poetry SlamJam, with Def P as co-MC, and music by Ronald Snijders and others.

  • Zuid-Afrika 2006

    'Winternachten Durban'

    With: Def P, Gibi Bacilio, Ronald Snijders, Shrinivási, Tan Lioe Ie

    The popular South-African comedian Soli Philander presents the Winternachten-programme in Durban: an evening with Mbongi Zolani, poets Gibi Bacilio, Shrinivási and Def P. and musical performances by the Dutch/Surinamese flute player Ronald Snijders and the South-African musicians Philani Ngidi (bass), Neil Gonsalves (keyboards) and Paki Peloeole (drums). Part of the programme is a discussion between the authors about poetry, performance and the difference between oral traditions and performance poetry.

  • Zuid-Afrika 2006

    Music Showcase: Ronald Snijders and Darius Brubeck

    With: Ronald Snijders

    Flute player Ronald Snijders performs with piano-player Darius Brubeck.

  • Zuid-Afrika 2006

    Opening Night Poetry Africa

    With: Def P, Gibi Bacilio, Ronald Snijders, Shrinivási, Tan Lioe Ie

    The opening night of Poetry Africa - with Pallo Jordan, minister for Cultuur - is presentation of all poets participating in the festival. These include the five Winternachten-participants and Izimbongi ZaseMzansi (Botsotso Mahlaba, Jessica Mbangeni, Zolani Mkiva, Joe Ntloana, Mandisa Phandliwe), Henry Bowers, Julius Chingono, Finuala Dowling, Ewok, Perpetual Eziefule-Emenekwum, Stephen Gray, The Guests (Victor Mavedzenge and Michael Kudakwashe), Kama Sywor Kamanda, Rustum Kozain, Lexikon, Mzi Mahola, Lebogang Mashile, Oliver Mtukudzi, John Matshikiza, Sally-Ann Murray, Lefifi Tladi, Mphutlane Wa Bofelo, Eduardo White, Makhosazana Xaba, Ghassan Zaqtan, Benjamin Zephaniah, Mafika Gwala en Alhaji Papa Susso (Gambia). The Surinamese/Dutch flute player Ronald Snijders will perform with Philani Ngidi (bas), Neil Gonsalves (keyboards) and Paki Peloeole (drums).

  • Zuid-Afrika 2006

    Spier Poetry Exchange

    With: Def P, Gibi Bacilio, Ronald Snijders, Shrinivási, Tan Lioe Ie

    The Spier Arts Trust is one of the most important stages in the Cape region. Here the Winternachten group performs together with the South-African poets Jeremy Cronin, Joan Hambidge and Rustum Kozain, winner of this year's Ingrid Jonker prize. Also The Nigerian poet Harry Garuba will take part in this evening.

  • Zuid-Afrika 2006

    UWC Lunch Hour Poetry

    With: Def P, Gibi Bacilio, Ronald Snijders, Shrinivási, Tan Lioe Ie

    At the campus of the University of Western Cape, the Winternachten group performs together with Xhosa rapper Theba, one of SA best poets Jeremy Cronin (also ANC MP and deputy secretary-general of the Communist Party), Alan Boesak, and two campus poets: Diana Ferrus - together with Sipho, and Keith Gottschalk - professor in political science and a former activist.

  • Zuid-Afrika 2006

    Poetry at Mitchells Plain Library

    With: Gibi Bacilio, Ronald Snijders, Shrinivási, Tan Lioe Ie

    A presentation of local poets, together with the participants of the Winternachten-tour.