Peter Bruyn

New East African pop sound with hip-hop and R&B vibes

September 2009 -

The Nairobi music scene evolved in recent years thanks to the arrival of the Penya label and its recording studio in one of Nairobi's poorer districts. The result can soon be heard in The Netherlands.


"Hip Hop is the best way to reach large groups of young people"

June 2006 -

"I’m no expert on the Hip Hop culture in Gabon," says Brazilian Max Soares. "But my research in countries including Namibia, Angola, South Africa and Tanzania has taught met that Hip Hop is an extremely important part of today’s African culture.


Mundial organization launches new record label

July 2005 -

Sawa Sawa! by Cheche, a band from Kenya, is the first release on the Fair Trade Music Label, established by Mundial Productions in Tilburg, the Netherlands.


How Latin America conquered European classical music

februari 2005 -

In 2001, several thousand baroque music scores were discovered in two former Jesuit missions in southern Bolivia ' in Chiquitos and Moxos to be precise. Since then, the local APAC organisation, with the support of the Prince Claus Fund, the DOEN Foundation and others, has been busily unlocking the secrets of this unique cultural legacy. On Monday 31 January, this Bolivian baroque music made its debut at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw concert hall and was well received.

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