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Lounar - foto Jan Westerhof
Lounar - foto Jan Westerhof

is a spoken-word artist, musician, singer-songwriter and poet who grew up between her mother's grand piano and her father's contrabass. She prefers to express herself musically and goes jamming and freestyling through life. She is characterized by her rhythmic, jazzy guitar playing combined with beatbox and a soulful voice. She uses her loop station to create atmospheric compositions that take you to an unknown world and her improvisation capacity is surprising. Sources of inspiration are Bobby Mcferrin and Erykah Badu. She has performed at events such as the Liberation Festival, Worden Worden Zinnen and Noorderzon. She has played solo at Simplon and Grand Theatre in Groningen, Paard van Troje in The Hague and at the Tolhuistuin and De Parade in Amsterdam.

(WN 2019)

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  • Winternachten 2019 – Saturday Night Unlimited

    Thinking about Holland FFWD

    "Thinking of Holland / I see broad rivers / winding slowly through endless lowlands" is perhaps the best-known Dutch opening verse. In Memory of Holland written in 1936, Hendrik Marsman describes the lanscape and the struggle against water. Seven young authors went fast forward to today, allowing the poem to inspire their future vision of the Netherlands. Poets Asha Karami and Derek Otte, singer-songwriters Lounar and Raj Mohan, performer and visual artist Roberta Petzoldt, and writers Simone van Saarloos and Vamba Sherif presented their new versions. Programmer and host Francis Broekhuijsen opened the programme by reading Marsmans classic poem.

  • 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.