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Jose Pepe Garcia

Pepe García Rodríguez - Studentenpercussie Koninklijk Conservatorium - Winternachten festival 2022
Pepe García Rodríguez - Studentenpercussie Koninklijk Conservatorium - Winternachten festival 2022

is a versatile percussionist/performer based in the Netherlands, with a great interest in classical percussion, non-western hand drumming and composition. He is a current member of the New European Ensemble and Slagwerk Den Haag (Percussion The Hague). Currently, he is on the faculty of The Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. His students Miguel Varela, Joao Borralho, Te Ping, Gonzalo Martins, Porter Ellerman, Joao Brito, Joan Piles, Dimitris Pliatsikas, Ricardo Mendes and Diogo Marques take part in Winternachten Concert - In the Dreamhouse. Pepe Garcia and Enric Monfort direct them.

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  • Winternachten 2022

    Winternachten Concert - In the Dream House

    With: Benzokarim, Iman Mersal, Jose Pepe Garcia, Laura van Dolron, Marian Markelo, Merel Vercammen, Raoul de Jong, Sanneke van Hassel, Sef, Shishani, Sterre Konijn, Xavi Torres

    Winternachten Festival, the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and Amare present: In the Dream House

    The summer edition of Winternachten Festival concluded in high style in the concert hall of Amare with "In the Dream House." Writers, poets and artists brought their dream house to life in word, imagery and music. It was a program full of bright, warm and dark desires; of ancestors and wise women; of loss and pleasure. You were enchanted by hip-hop icon Sef, Winti priestess Marian Markelo, writers Raoul de Jong and Sanneke van Hassel, singer-songwriter Shishani, spoken-word artist Benzokarim, poet Iman Mersal, and singer Sterre Konijn. Drummers from the Royal Conservatory: guided by Pepe Garcia set the rhythm, and our dream hostess, theatre producer and stand-up philosopher Laura van Dolron ensured that you feel at home right away.

    Bring along your home to our dream house
    To properly shelter all these dreams, we asked the public as well as artists to share their idea of "home." You brought something with you that feels "like home" or with which you'd brighten your home: a plant, teacup, dishrag or mood lamp... We loved to hear the story behind your dream-house artifact! You could write to us ahead of time or tell us upon arrival; Sanneke van Hassel and Anouk Driessen recorded it and gave it a good spot in the room. In this way we created a living archive of our dream houses together, inspired by the novel In the Dream House by the U.S. writer Carmen Maria Machado. Also, you didn't go home empty-handed, because afterwards you took home someone else's object and story.

    Dutch spoken.