Excursions in Groningen and Drenthe: Roeg Klassiek, music by Santana, Open Heritage Days, Otis Gibbs and art in the villages

Experience classical music while cycling under Roeg Klassiek, listen to the music of Santana or Otis Gibbs, visit Heritage Days or come and see art in Benneveld, Aalden or Zweeloo.

Santana by Five Great Guitars

Who doesn’t know Santana’s songs? From Black magic woman until Samba Patic and from smooth until Maria Maria ; these hits and many others from Carlos Santana is performed by Jan Kuiper and his guitar friends. Kuiper is the founder of Five Great Guitars and plays acoustic and bluesy arrangements with Stochelo Rosenberg, Paulus Schäfer, Digmon Roovers and Marcel de Groot.

The five guitarists use improvisation as a connecting factor; this allows them to work with musicians and guitarists from completely different cultures and disciplines. The program Black Magic Woman – Santana’s music can be heard on Sunday in Garnwerd. Reservations for the concert can be made via bijhammingh@gmail.com.

Garndwerd – De Doorrit, Sun 2pm and 8pm, 20 euros

Heritage Days full of activities

During the Heritage Days Usquert attracts attention with the Monumental Usquert. Usquert is located on a hill and offers, with its monumental and characteristic buildings, a suitable backdrop for the many activities. If you go through Usquert, you enter a building and enjoy the interior and an exhibition. Throughout the village you will find open houses, open gardens, music and poetry, exhibitions, curiosities, antiques and terraces to relax.

The day provides an ideal opportunity to pick up that unique item or simply enjoy what Usquert has to offer. On the website openmonumentendag.nl you can find more information about all the places that are open throughout the northern Netherlands.

Usquert – Village Center, Sat and Sun at 11-17, free

Otis Gibbs tells his many anecdotes

Singer-songwriter, storyteller, painter, photographer and now podcaster Otis Gibbs grew up in Wanamaker, Indiana. He spent 12 years in Nashville and recently returned to Indianapolis. When someone asks him how he would describe himself, he says: ‘I’m a folk singer’.

He writes songs in the style of Jimmie Rodgers, Woody Guthrie and Townes Van Zandt. His music clearly shows his roots, with anecdotes and reflections come into their own on the stage at Café De Amer. Reservations for the concert can be made via cafedeamer.nl the entrance fee includes two drinks.

Amen – Café De Amer, Sun at 14, 25 euros

Classical music and nature meet

Roeg Klassiek is a small festival where classical music and nature meet. In ‘roege’ places in and around the nature reserve ‘t Roegwold in central Groningen eight classical concerts take place on Sunday. While cycling you will discover the beautiful ‘t Roegwold along the way. In a barn, among the swaying reeds or in a shipyard, you can see and listen to musicians with an adventurous repertoire: classic, but a little different. Guitar virtuosos Izhar Elias and Fernando Riscado play Schubert sonatas right next to Knuppelpad.

The ten musicians from Neo Fanfare 9 x 13 come to Hoog Hammen farm with a slapstick-like and swinging performance full of brass and percussion. In the shed at the shipyard in Woudbloem, James Oesi uses the beautiful acoustics to play Bach on double bass. And on the shores of the Schildmeer, oboist Pauline Austria takes visitors on a musical journey through time. More information can be found at roegklassiek.nl.

Schildwolde – Nature area ‘t Roegwold, Sun at 11, 38.50 euros

Village(s) in view full of art | Advertising

During the cultural weekend, village(s) are in the Viewer in Benneveld, Aalden and Zweeloo to carry out all kinds of activities. Project 1296 can be seen in and around the church Zweeloo; a cube project by Sjoerd Visser. Children can decorate their own cube and there is an exhibition of paintings by Visser.

The church organ is played especially on weekends by Irene Visser. The community center on Eswegje is also full of activities and presentations. The mill is open in Aalden and all kinds of activities, such as acrylic casting and lino printing, take place, and in Benneveld there is an artistic market on Sundays. The full program can be found at artistsdorpzweeloo.nl.

Save Coevorden – Various locations Zweeloo, Aalden and Benneveld, Sat and Sun 11am-5pm, free

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

You can register for an event via uitservice.nl.

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