Lofi and Holland Festival bring performing arts and nightlife in the Westelijk Havengebied
|After the opening night on Friday the 3rd of June, Lofi will come back in collaboration with Holland Festival on the 24th of June. This club night will be a combination of performing arts and club culture. The program includes Helena Hauff, Gabber Modus Operandi and Parrish Smith. Lofi stands for artistic connections with an eye for creative diversity and in the upcoming months they will begin the search for more local and international partners to work with. Later this year there will be 6 studio’s and workshops on the Lofi terrain showcasing the work of different young creatives.|
The second club night is mainly focussed on the traditional genres of the younger generations. On the 24th of June the Berlin festival CTM and the Ugandan collective, festival and record label Nyege Nyege will be joining forces. The evening starts at Lofi’s Courtyard with performances of Marcelle, the experimental gamelan of Uwalmassa from Jakarta and the acoustic set of Nakibembe Xylophone Troupe from Uganda who will also join the Indonesian duo Gabber Modus Operandi and Wahono later in the evening on the main floor. Performances from Arakaza and Scotch Rolex with rappers MC Yallah & Lord Spikeheard will be in the big room. Helena Hauff and Parrish Smith will close off the very first HF x Lofi with a big bang until late in the evening.
The performance of singer Pink Oculus on the 3rd of June was significant for the identity of Lofi and the collaboration with Holland Festival. She performed on the first evening with an audiovisual installation specially made for her by artist Boris Acket. When you give Boris Acket the space to work his magic, he will definitely deliver. The young and promising artist translates conceptual concepts in immersive, multisensory experiences: shapes, technology, space, light, sound and all form a prism through which specific themes or topics are explored and re-materialized. So in a nutshell: an endless search for the experience of time, space, natural elements and music. Fully in line with Holland Festival’s overarching themes, Acket created an optical temple inspired by elements of Afro-futurism. Also on the program that evening were the adventurous ‘jazztronica’ duo Blue Lab Beats from London, Amsterdam-based urban dance theater maker Nedda Sou and DJs Catu Diosis (Uganda), Esa (UK/South Africa) and Philou Louzolo (the Netherlands).
The Holland Festival was established 75 years ago with the thought that in this torn world there could be a connection made from multidisciplinary national and international creative expressions. After all those years, that is still the mentality in 2022.
Program HF x LOFI x CTM the 24th of June
20:00 – 21:30 Marcelle (Courtyard)
21:30 – 22:15 Uwalmassa (live) (Courtyard)
22:15 – 23:00 Nakibembe (live) (Courtyard)
23:00 – 00:00 Arakaza
00:00 – 01:00 MC Yallah & Scotch Rolex
01:00 – 02:00 Gabber Modus Operandi ft Wahono x Nakibembe (Main Floor)
02:00 – 03:30 Helena Hauff
03:30 – 05:00 Parrish Smith
HF x LOFI x CTM the 24th of June – FB event page
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