(Suriname) grew up in Paramaribo, where he became familiar with a wide variety of musical styles. Around 1980, after his studies at the Rotterdam Conservatory, he followed his passion for music as a bass player and, for years, graced stages at home and abroad. His mentor, master contra-bassist James Long, introduced him to the world of jazz. Lauwerends' work as an arranger/composer is characterised by the way in which he combines elements of traditional music and modern jazz, such as can be heard on the CD Cinta by singer Anna Montan, and in his kaseko-jazz project Adyakasa.(WU 15 GR)
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A convivial gathering where you can sample Indonesian delicacies while listening to talk of Indonesian literature.
A special programme to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the festival, which was launched in 1995 under the name Indonesian Winternacht. Kumpulan refers to the typical Indonesian "coming together, getting together" with family, friends, and others. Performing writers Karin Amatmoekrim, Reggie Baay, Adriaan van Dis, Gustaaf Peek, and Dinar Rahayu (Indonesia) will talk about moments of Indonesian togetherness
inspired by an object, photo, music clip, or story. We also look forward to the contribution of young Belgian graphic novelist Michael Olbrechts, whose debut De allerlaatste tijger (The Very Last Tiger) draws on the history of his great-grandmother in Java. This cheerful evening is hosted by actresses Bodil de la Parra and Nadja Hüpscher, who toured with the hit play Ouwe pinda's (Old Peanuts). Toko Zwijndrecht will cater Indonesian treats during the intermission, and Anna Montan and Patrick Lauwerends will set the mood with jazzy kroncong. Aduh, such fun!