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Tipiko Den Haag

Tipiko Den Haag met vlnr Alfonso Birginia, Julian Starink en Edmundu Birginia
Tipiko Den Haag met vlnr Alfonso Birginia, Julian Starink en Edmundu Birginia

is a collective of enthusiasts who share a love for traditional music of Aruba, Bonaire en Curaçao and who always find new ways to perform that music combined with theatre, storytelling and film. The collective, formed in 2009, is being lead by Julian Starink (1981), one of the founders and also the programme maker of A Free Mind, Caribbean Style! Julian, also a writer of short stories and theatre plays, performs on several string instruments within Tipiko Den Haag. Two further participants in this programme are singer Edmundu Adelaida (Curaçao, 1958) who's neverending and passionate love for music goes back to his childhood years, and singer and guitarist Alfonso Birginia (Curaçao, 1944), a member of beat group The Prevenders during the sixties and nowadays takes every opportunity to play music within Trio Los Tropicales and Tipiko Den Haag.

(WN 2020)

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  • Winternachten 2020

    A Free Mind, Caribbean Style!

    With: Guiselle Martha, Junadry Leocaria, Tipiko Den Haag, Vany Hooi, Walter Palm

    In the Ypenburg Public Library, we take you on a journey through music, dance and poetry from the Caribbean. A program to whirl you away, plus food for contemplation. The Curacaoan poets and thinkers Walter Palm and Guiselle Martha will appear; the band Tipiko Den Haag lets you experience just how addictive Caribbean rhythms are; and dancers such as Junadry Leocaria invite you onto the dance floor!

    The theme of this edition of the Winternachten Festival is A Free Mind. Programme maker Julian Starink: "But what does that actually mean? Just how free are our thoughts? What can we learn from the Caribbean region?"

    Via poems and spoken-word, Walter Palm and Guiselle Martha will introduce you to a region in which cultures have come into contact - both voluntarily and involuntarily. You'll be swept up in the incredible diversity of musical styles from Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao, as played by Tipiko Den Haag. And Junadry Leocaria will show you that music isn't only meant to be listened to: the dance floor will beckon!