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The Valvetronic Brassband and Moonlight Benjamin break New Grounds

For years Grounds has been the stage for pioneering, emerging and well-known (inter)national musicians and bands in the most diverse musical styles. Besides programming live music, Grounds wants to contribute to the cultural climate in Delfshaven by providing a place for local talents. To take that ambition further a new location is opened. A former school at the ’s Gravendijkwal now houses New Grounds.

At both Grounds, they go from Turkish folk to Afrobeat and from Latin to Sahara blues. The program in both clubs will consist of eclectic, adventurous and metropolitan music. From modern classical music to hip-hop, and everything in between.

The coming period you can expect a fresh take on hip hop from Dubioza Kolektiv, mestizo from Muyao Rif, the Nadara Transylvanian Gypsy Band and Tuareg Blues from Tamikrest.

Acoustic Dance Music

Friday, October 29 Moonlight Benjamin from Haiti brings her powerful and original fusion between the Caribbean voodoo melodies and rhythms, and the 70’s US blues rock.

Alexandra Alden comes from the island of Malta and makes alternative indie-folk. She has lived in three different countries and moves at least once a year. She now resides in Rotterdam and on Thursday 4 November she presents her second album Leads To Love with a party in New Grounds.

The Nadara Transylvanian Gypsy Band from Romania brings an unparalleled Roma spectacle. It can compete with Taraf de Haïdouks, Fanfare Ciocarlia and Kocani Orkestar. Known and loved for their uplifting Roma Roots Folk with Oriental influences. They play Grounds Friday November 12.

The Valvetronic Brassband has members from the Conservatories of Rotterdam and Amsterdam. Armed with 10 horns, drums and percussion they bring a show thats bursting with energy. Their music is a mix of House/EDM/Hiphop, They call it ADM: Acoustic Dance Music. Inspired by Gallowstreet, Trombone Shorty, No BS! Brassband and many others the band was founded in 2018. After having rocked many great dutch festivals like Amsterdam Dance Event, North Sea Jazz Festival and Oerol, they have recorded their debut album. Friday, December 10 they will present their EP at Grounds.

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