Excursions in Groningen and Drenthe: jazz singer Silje Nergaard, singer-songwriters from the band Woolf, party with KanaalPOP, interactive art and works by Nico Heilijgers

Listen to jazz from the musical treasure trove of jazz singer Silje Nergaard or to songs with a raw edge by the band Woolf, party with KanaalPOP, participate in interactive art by Martina Dal Brollo or come and see works by Nico Heilijgers

Jazz from a musical treasure chest

The Norwegian jazz singer Silje Nergaard is coming to Groningen on Friday to take a look at his musical treasure chest. Together with compatriot Espen Berg, one of the world’s best jazz pianists, she takes the listener in intimate performances of the best songs from her repertoire. Silje Nergaard is known for her expressive voice. With his debut album Tell me where you’re going she issued her first business card in 1990. The big international breakthrough came more than ten years later At first light to this day the best-selling jazz album in her native Norway.

In 2020, Nergaard celebrated his 30th anniversary with the album Japanese blue , which features new recordings of her best songs. For the guidance, she worked together with Berg. However, the tour was canceled for known reasons. In the silence of the subsequent lockdown period, Nergaard found inspiration for his new album Houses . For this record she collaborated with names such as jazz singer Kurt Elling, guitarist Toninho Horta, keyboard player Bugge Wesseltoft and saxophonist Trygve Seim. The setlist for this Friday includes Be still my heart , The waltz , Japanese blue and Tell me where you’re going .

Groningen – SPOT/De Oosterpoort, Friday 20.30, 25.10 euros

Party full of pop by the canal

During KanaalPOP, there are a lot of artists on stage to hold a party in the Zuidhorn. On Friday and Saturday, visitors can come and dance on the main stage at Van Starkenborghkanaal Zuidzijde. On Fridays, the stage is dominated by various DJs, such as Timmie Tirol, Sam Louis, Party Animals and Dansado & de Feestmeester.

Saturday is the turn of different bands; Groove Ally, Ramblin’ Boots, Mama Mafia and ALLOWAY provide a festive evening. On the website Kanaalpop.nl/programma you can read more about the event and find more information about the various acts.

Zuidhorn – south side of the Van Starkenborgh canal, Fri and Sat at 20.30, 16 euros

Traveling in a mobile studio

Martina Dal Brollo designed her installation Modern study room along Reitdiep with artist (and sister) Michela. The two chose a sustainable way to travel: cycling. One bike was also equipped with a trailer which functioned as a mobile studio. Along the way, they have collected stories, trash and data that form the basis of the installation in the Tschumi pavilion, where their journey ends.

The bicycles they took on the road are part of the installation and are used to generate energy for a film projector. Sit on one of the bikes on Friday or Saturday and let the story of the journey along Reitdiep unfold.

Groningen – Tschumi Pavilion, Fri and Sat 20:30-22:30, free

Woolf’s rough edges

The band Woolf, consisting of singer-songwriters Marieke Smit, Mylène Berghs and Ellen Tackenkamp, is a resounding harmony full of rough edges. The three musicians got to know each other at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and have been inseparable ever since.

Their music echoes formations like Crosby, Stills & Nash with the spirit of The Supremes, here and there a touch of the Andrews’ Sisters finished with a hip modern edge reminiscent of The Staves. The three songwriters are inspired by everything that can and cannot be called music, and they do not shy away from the abrasive themes of human existence.

Others – Nijend24, before 20.30, 18 euros, incl. all snacks, drinks

Works by Nico Heilijgers | Advertising

Artist Nico Heilijgers was born in Utrecht and was educated at the Minerva Academy in Groningen. In his still lifes and portraits, a deepening of traditional values ​​such as fabric expression and incidence of light has become increasingly important in recent years. In his latest still lifes, he chooses a more plastic representation of the portrayed subjects.

The skin of his oil paintings will play a greater role. The painter’s skin is thus brought to life by means of overpainting, wet-on-wet processing, glazing and sanding. His work can be seen in Bad Nieuweschans until October 9.

Bad Nieuweschans – Gallery Wiek XX, Fri to Sun at 12-17, free

You can find more excursions at dvhn.nl/agenda.

You can register for an event via uitservice.nl.

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