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DJ Socrates

DJ Socrates
DJ Socrates

(Great Britain, 1980) brings together with a narrative flow the music of different countries. This year he will certainly be inspired by the live music in the foyer and warm up the dance floor beforehand with spicy Cape Verde and Afro Caribbean grooves. The versatile genre "Chillrave," organic downtempo electronic music with influences from the Techno, Dub and Deep House that has been on the rise lately, will also be included in his sets. Trippy sounds often with Tropical and Oriental ingredients, but also Desert Blues and even aspects of Classical music, Flamenco and Rebetika are emerging here. Adventurous sound, both capricious and interspersed with familiar elements, tickling rhythms and hypnotic melodies. Warm-blooded music to help dissipate the winter cold.

(WN 2020)

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  • Winternachten 2020 – Saturday Night Unlimited

    Winternachten Club featuring KUENTA

    Only a few bands manage to transmit as much energy as KUENTA. With their raw base-orientated Afro-caribbean dance music, also known as their own genre tambútronic, they get everybody to hit the dance floor. The Amsterdam-based quintet has proven itself the ultimate festival act during the past couple of years, performing at such prominent festivals as Glastonbury, SXSW, Eurosonic Noorderslag and Welcome To The Village.

  • Winternachten 2020 – Friday Night Unlimited

    Friday Night Wintercafé

    Here, at the beating heart of the Writers Unlimited festival, you encounter one another and the writers. Festival guide and presenter Francis Broekhuijsen leads you through the program. First, you discover young Hague poetry talents during the Spot on Young Poets event. Then Francis and DJ Socrates create a cozy atmosphere; you chat with a drink, meet authors and get them to sign your books. The De Vries Van Stockum Bookshop is open all evening in the foyer, offering a special selection of titles by all festival authors! These include new as well as older books, and, when available, both Dutch and English editions.

    After 23:30h in the foyer: Winternachten Club, featuring a festive and very danceable live performance by young Capeverdean band Tabanka from Rotterdam.

  • Winternachten 2020 – Friday Night Unlimited

    Spot on Young Poets

    The literary future performs for you! Francis Broekhuijsen presents high-school students from Dalton Den Haag, Edith Stein College and/or de Vrije School Den Haag reciting their own poetry, the result of the Spot on Young Poets workshops and poetry lessons given at the schools by poet and guest teacher Diann van Faassen. Appearing with them is poet Obe Alkema, a nominee for the 2019 C. Buddingh Prize, and Mirle Wittekoek, a participant from last year and winner of the 2019 Young Campert Prize. DJ Socrates takes care of the sounds and beats. One or two finalists for the 2019 Young Campert Prize are chosen during the Spot on Young Poets events on Friday and Saturday. The finalists recite their poems once more on Sunday during the Schrijversfeest (Writers Fest). One of them is chosen by the public and receives the award for best Hague student poet.

  • Winternachten 2019 – Friday Night Unlimited

    Dancing the Night Away

    Moving between the popular and the adventurous, DJ Socrates found links between the music of different countries, giving top priority to roots and inspiration. Energizing Afro beat and tropical funk, reggae, sultry cumbia grooves and a dash of electro-swing made sure that we could dance the night away after an evening of words.

  • Winternachten 2019 – Saturday Night Unlimited

    Dancing the Night Away

    Moving between the popular and the adventurous, DJ Socrates found links between the music of different countries, giving top priority to roots and inspiration. Energizing Afro beat and tropical funk, reggae, sultry cumbia grooves and a dash of electro-swing made sure that we could dance the night away after an evening of words.

  • Winternachten 2019 – Saturday Night Unlimited

    Saturday Night Wintercafé

    Here, at the beating heart of the Winternachten festival, you met one another and the writers. Your festival guide and presenter Francis Broekhuijsen showed the way through the programme. Together with his guests he created an agreeably cozy atmosphere. At the Wintercafé you could discover young Hague poetry talents during the Spot on Young Poets programme or just chat with a drink. The De Vries van Stockum Bookshop was open all evening in the foyer, offering a special selection of titles by all festival authors. These included new as well as older books, and, when available, both Dutch and English editions.

    Meet & Greet - time schedule
    Meet the writers for a conversation or booksigning:
    21:10-21.40 Ian Buruma, David Van Reybrouck & Jennifer Clement
    21:55-22:25 Ayelet Gundar-Goshen & Gioconda Belli
    22:10-22:40 Aafke Romeijn & Leni Zumas
    23:05-23:45 Arshia Sattar, Jennifer Makumbi, Rodaan Al Galidi & Wytske Versteeg

    At the end of the evening, DJ Socrates helped you clear your head and, according to longstanding Winternachten tradition, you could start the night by dancing and get ready for another festival day.

  • Winternachten 2019 – Saturday Night Unlimited

    Spot On Young Poets

    The literary future performed for you! Francis Broekhuijsen presented the students of De Vrije School, ISW Hoogeland and Edith Stein College reciting their own poetry, the result of the Spot on Young Poets workshops given at the schools by members of the Hague Poets Guild. Appearing with them were poet Derek Otte, singer-songwriter Lounar, and rapper, spoken-word artist and writer HemelBesem from South Africa. Sumai Yahya, a participant from last year and winner of the 2018 Young Campert Prize, also performsed. DJ Socrates took care of the sounds and beats.
    One or two finalists for the 2019 Young Campert Prize were selected during the Spot on Young Poets on Friday and Saturday. The finalists recited their poems once more on Sunday during the Writers Fest. One of them will be chosen by the public and will immediately afterwards received the award of being the best Hague student poet.

  • Winternachten 2019 – Friday Night Unlimited

    Friday Night Wintercafé

    Here, at the beating heart of the Winternachten festival, you encountered one another and the writers. Your festival guide and presenter Francis Broekhuijsen showed the way through the programme. Together with his guests he created an agreeably cozy atmosphere. At the Wintercafé you can discover young Hague poetry talents during the Spot on Young Poets programme or just chat with a drink. The De Vries Van Stockum Bookshop was open all evening in the foyer, offering a special selection of titles by all festival authors. These included new as well as older books, and, when available, both Dutch and English editions.

    Meet & Greet - time schedule
    Meet the writers for a conversation or booksigning!
    20.50-21.20 Damiaan Denys and Dimitri Verhulst
    21.15-21.45 Joke Hermsen and Adam Zagajewski
    21.55-22.25 Jennifer Clement
    22.10-22.25 Hanna Bervoets and Mark O'Connell

    At the end of the evening, DJ Socrates helped you clear your head and, according to longstanding Winternachten tradition, you could start the night by dancing and get ready for another festival day.

  • Winternachten 2019 – Friday Night Unlimited

    Spot On Young Poets

    The literary future performed for you! Francis Broekhuijsen presented the students of High-school students from Dalton Den Haag, Edith Stein College and Chr. College De Populier reciting their own poetry, the result of the Spot on Young Poets workshops and poetry lessons given at the schools by members of the Hague Poets Guild. Appearing with them were poet Radna Fabias, winner of the 2018 C. Buddingh Prize, and rapper, spoken-word artist and writer HemelBesem from South Africa. Sumai Yahya, a participant from last year and winner of the 2018 Young Campert Prize, also performed. DJ Socrates took care of the sounds and beats.
    One or two finalists for the 2019 Young Campert Prize were chosen during the Spot on Young Poets programmes on Friday and Saturday. The finalists recited their poems once more on Sunday during the Schrijversfeest (Writers Fest). One of them was chosen by the public and receivde the award of being the best Hague student poet.

  • Winternachten 2018 – Saturday Night Unlimited

    Dancing into the Saturday Night

    Moving between the popular and the adventurous, DJ Socrates finds links between the music of different countries, giving top priority to roots and inspiration. Energizing Afro beat and tropical funk, reggae, sultry cumbia grooves and a dash of electro-swing make sure that we can dance through the night after an evening of words.

  • Winternachten 2018 – Saturday Night Unlimited

    Saturday Night Wintercafé

    The foyer of the Theater aan het Spui is the beating heart of the festival. At the Friday Night Wintercafé, you will meet each other and the writers. Host and festival guide Francis Broekhuijsen guides your way through the program. Together with his guests he creates an inviting, homey atmosphere.

    Listen to up-and-coming local poetic talent at the Wintercafé during the Spot on Young Poets program in collaboration with the Haags Dichtersgilde (The Hague Poets' Guild). The young poets are accompanied by professional poet Joost Baars, nominated for the VSB Poëzieprijs 2018, and young poetry slam-talent Sanam Sheriff from India. The winner of the Young Campert Prize will also be chosen.

    Of course you can just relax and chat in the Wintercafé over a drink and a bite (a rich choice of biological-vegetarian delicacies made by 's-Peer Catering is on offer). Music is provided by DJ Socrates.

    Throughout the evening, Van Stockum Bookshop offers a rich choice of books and poetry collections from the authors participating in the Winternachten festival: look out for and buy their latest books as well as older works, if available in Dutch and English language versions.

    Booksigning sessions at Van Stockum Bookshop in the foyer:
    20:30-21:00: David Van Reybrouck, Rodaan Al Galidi, Fatma Aydemir
    21:00-21:30: Grazyna Plebanek, Mohsin Hamid, Ghayath Almadhoun en Anne Vegter
    22:00-22:30: Nino Haratischwili, Alain Mabanckou
    23:00-23:30: Peter van Dongen

    The Saturday Night Wintercafé is the place to plan out your evening, either with Francis Broekhuijsen as your guide or all by yourself.

    At the end of the evening, DJ Socrates lowers your thoughts to the level of your dancing shoes as he kicks off the night in true festival tradition and gets you ready for another festival day.

  • Winternachten 2018 – Saturday Night Unlimited

    Saturday Night Wintercafé: Spot on Young Poets

    Francis Broekhuijsen presented students of The Hague high schools reading their own poetry, the result of workshops led by members of the Hague Poets' Guild. Poet and VSB Poëzieprijs 2018-nominee Charlotte Van den Broeck, young poetry slam-talent Sanam Sheriff from India and last year's participating student poet Paula Golunska - Young Campert Prize 2017 winner - kept them company and read from their works as well.

    During each Spot on Young Poets event (Friday and Saturday), finalists for the Young Campert Prize 2018 were chosen. Both finalists read their poems during Sunday's Writers' Festival event, ahead of the award ceremony of the Jan Campert Foundation prizes. The public chose one of them as the winner of this prize for best Hague student poet. Come down and witness the literary future!

  • Winternachten 2018 – Friday Night Unlimited

    Dancing into the Friday Night

    Moving between the popular and the adventurous, DJ Socrates finds links between the music of different countries, giving top priority to roots and inspiration. Energizing Afro beat and tropical funk, reggae, sultry cumbia grooves and a dash of electro-swing make sure that we can dance through the night after an evening of words.

  • Winternachten 2018 – Friday Night Unlimited

    Friday Night Wintercafé

    The foyer of the Theater aan het Spui is the beating heart of the festival. At the Friday Night Wintercafé, you will meet each other and the writers. Host and festival guide Francis Broekhuijsen guides your way through the program. Together with his guests he creates an inviting, homey atmosphere.

    Listen to up-and-coming local poetic talent at the Wintercafé during the Spot on Young Poets program in collaboration with the Haags Dichtersgilde (The Hague Poets' Guild). The young poets are accompanied by professional poet Joost Baars, nominated for the VSB Poëzieprijs 2018 and young poetry slam-talent Sanam Sheriff from India. The winner of the Young Campert Prize will also be chosen.

    Of course you can just relax and chat in the Wintercafé over a drink and a bite (a rich choice of biological-vegetarian delicacies made by 's-Peer Catering is on offer). Music is provided by DJ Socrates.

    Throughout the evening, Van Stockum Bookshop offers a rich choice of books and poetry collections from the authors participating in the Winternachten festival: look out for and buy their latest books as well as older works, if available in Dutch and English language versions.

    Book-signing sessions at Van Stockum Bookshop in the foyer:
    21:00-21:30: Louise O. Fresco, Luuk van Middelaar, Alain Mabanckou
    22:00-22:30: Magda Cârneci, Mohsin Hamid, Nino Haratischwili

    The Friday Night Wintercafé is the place to plan out your evening, either with Francis Broekhuijsen as your guide, or all by yourself.

    At the end of the evening, DJ Socrates lowers your thoughts to the level of your dancing shoes as he kicks off the night in true festival tradition and gets you ready for another festival day.

  • Winternachten 2018 – Friday Night Unlimited

    Friday Night Wintercafé: Spot on Young Poets

    Francis Broekhuijsen presents students of The Hague high schools reading their own poetry, the result of workshops led by members of the Hague Poets' Guild. Poet and VSB Poëzieprijs 2018-nominee Joost Baars, young poetry slam-talent Sanam Sheriff from India and last year's participating student poet Paula Golunska - Young Campert Prize 12017 winner - keep them company and read from their works as well.

    During each Spot on Young Poets event (Friday and Saturday), one finalist for the Young Campert Prize 2018 was chosen. Both finalists read their poems during Sunday's Writers' Festival event, ahead of the award ceremony of the Jan Campert Foundation prizes. The public chose one of them as the winner of this prize for best Hague student poet. Come down and witness the literary future!

  • Winternachten 2017 – Friday Night Unlimited

    Friday Night Wintercafé

    The foyer of the Theater aan het Spui is the beating heart of the festival. At the Friday Night Wintercafé, writers encounter the public and vice versa. Host and festival guide Francis Broekhuijsen guides your way through the program. Together with his guests he creates an inviting, homey atmosphere.

    Listen to up-and-coming local poetic talent at the Wintercafé during the Spot on Young Poets program from the Hague Poets' Guild. The young poets are accompanied by Marieke Rijneveld, poet and winner of the 2016 C. Buddingh Prize, and British poet and performer Salena Godden. The winner of the Young Campert Prize will also be chosen.

    Of course you can just relax and chat in the Wintercafé over a drink and a bite. Music is provided by singer-songwriter Dieter van der Westen and DJ Socrates. You can meet the writers during their signing sessions at the Van Stockum Bookshop. The Cultural Press Centre reports on the proceedings -- stop by and share your impressions of the festival!

    Booksigning sessions at Van Stockum Bookshop:
    20.45-21.15: Ian Buruma
    21.15–21.45: Mircea Cărtărescu, Tomas Sedlacek and Michel Faber
    22.15–22.45: Michaïl Sjisjkin and Hassan Blasim

    The Poetry Machine by Hague graphic designer Roos Laan can transform your thoughts into a made-to-measure poem. Imagine yourself a true poet via this meeting of man and computer.

    The Friday Night Wintercafé is the place to plan out your evening, either with Francis Broekhuijsen as your guide or all by yourself.

    At the end of the evening, DJ Socrates lowers your thoughts to the level of your dancing shoes as he kicks off the night in true festival tradition and gets you ready for another festival day.

  • Winternachten 2017 – Saturday Night Unlimited

    Saturday Night Wintercafé

    The foyer of the Theater aan het Spui is the beating heart of the festival. At the Saturday Night Wintercafé, writers encounter the public and vice versa. Host and festival guide Francis Broekhuijsen guides your way through the program. Together with his guests he creates an inviting, homey atmosphere.

    Of course you can just relax and chat in the Wintercafé over a drink and a bite. Music is provided by multi-instrumentalist Michalis Cholevas and by DJ Socrates. You can meet the writers during their signing sessions at the Van Stockum Bookshop. The Cultural Press Centre reports on the proceedings -- stop by and share your impressions of the festival!

    Booksigning sessions at Van Stockum Bookshop:
    21.00–21.30: Tommy Wieringa
    21.45–22.15: Dorit Rabinyan & Bas Heijne
    22.15–22.45: Olga Grjasnowa
    23.00–23.30: Rodrigo Hasbún & Colson Whitehead

    The Poetry Machine by Hague graphic designer Roos Laan can transform your thoughts into a made-to-measure poem. Imagine yourself a true poet via this meeting of man and computer.

    The Saturday Night Wintercafé is the place to plan out your evening, either with Francis Broekhuijsen as your guide or all by yourself.

  • Winternachten 2017 – Friday Night Unlimited

    Dancing into the Friday Night

    Moving between the popular and the adventurous, DJ Socrates finds links between the music of different countries, giving top priority to roots and inspiration. Energizing Afro beat and tropical funk, reggae, sultry cumbia grooves and a dash of electro-swing make sure that we can dance through the night after an evening of words.

  • Winternachten 2017 – Saturday Night Unlimited

    Dancing into the Saturday Night

    Moving between the popular and the adventurous, DJ Socrates finds links between the music of different countries, giving top priority to roots and inspiration. Energizing Afro beat and tropical funk, reggae, sultry cumbia grooves and a dash of electro-swing make sure that we can dance through the night after an evening of words.

  • Winternachten 2016 – Saturday Night Unlimited

    Dancing into the Saturday Night

    Moving between the popular and the adventurous, DJ Socrates finds links between the music of different countries, giving top priority to roots and inspiration. Energizing Afro beat and tropical funk, reggae, sultry cumbia grooves and a dash of electro-swing make sure that we can dance through the night after an evening of words.

  • Winternachten 2016 – Friday Night Unlimited

    Dancing into the Friday Night

    Moving between the popular and the adventurous, DJ Socrates finds links between the music of different countries, giving top priority to roots and inspiration. Energizing Afro beat and tropical funk, reggae, sultry cumbia grooves and a dash of electro-swing make sure that we can dance through the night after an evening of words.

  • Winternachten 2015 – SATURDAY NIGHT UNLIMITED

    Saturday Night Wintercafé

    The Wintercafé is the meeting point of the festival, where writers and the audience come together, welcomed by MC Francis Broekhuijsen. Also at the Wintercafé: refreshments, book sales and booksigning at the Paagman book stall, music by Ud player Mohamed Ahaddaf and DJ Socrates, and more.

    Booksigning sessions at the Paagman bookstall
    21:00 – 21:20 Louise O. Fresco & Stefan Hertmans
    21:30 – 21:45 Leela Corman & Dominique Goblet
    22:00 – 22:20 Reggie Baay & Karen Armstrong
    23:00 – 23:20 Bas Heijne & Ian Buruma

  • Winternachten 2015 – SATURDAY NIGHT UNLIMITED

    Dancing into Saturday Night

    Dancing into the night with DJ Socrates. His incendiary Afro Beat and Tropical Funk, Reggae, sultry Cumbia grooves, and a dash of Electro Swing add up to a musical feast.

  • Winternachten 2015 – SATURDAY NIGHT UNLIMITED

    Saturday Night Wintercafé: Who's Afraid of Youth

    During this first hour, MC Francis Broekhuijsen presents students from the Hague secondary schools reading their poems, the outcome of a series of school workshops. They perform with poet Maarten van der Graaff.

  • Winternachten 2014 – FRIDAY NIGHT UNLIMITED

    Dancing into the Night

    Dancing into the night with DJ Socrates.

  • Winternachten 2014 – FRIDAY NIGHT UNLIMITED

    Friday Night Wintercafé

    The meeting point of the festival. In the Wintercafé writers and audience come together. Master of ceremonies Francis Broekhuijsen keeps you abreast of the
    goings-on in the various rooms of the theatre. And he invites you to join the table for the regulars, where the writers sit and talk after their
    performances and autograph their books. Also in the Wintercafé: snacks, drinks and Paagman bookshop sells their books. DJ Socrates plays his music.asdf

  • Winternachten 2013 – Winternacht 1 - schrijvers, muziek en film op vijf podia

    Wintercafé

    DJ Socrates plays his music while host Francis Broekhuijsen keeps us informed on what goes on in the various halls in the theatre. Meanwhile: snacks, drinks and book selling and writers signing their books at Paagman's.