Eva van der Zand (Groupleader)

Buenos noches! I learn because of you by Eva van der Zand, Group Leader Erasmus+ The Refugee Song, age 28, from Amsterdam Together with a beautiful group of people all located in Amsterdam, but from different countries, we have been practicing for 2 months for a performance during the project called “the refugee song” in Gran Canaria. The organisation we went with was Wow Go...
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Laura Klinkenberg

  MET DOEKEN OM ONS HEEN EN ZAND IN ONZE OGEN   Samen met Eva, Ilona, Mette, Yunie en Lauritz vertrek ik nog voor de zon opkomt, met volle maan vanuit Amsterdam naar Las Palmas. Mijn zomerse zijde kleding stuk voor stuk opgerold, gevuld in de cagon. Met onze gerepeteerde nummers ‘Silk’ van Rare Storm en ‘Clandestino’ van Manu Chao op zak en ieder met zijn unieke creativiteit zijn we goed bepakt....
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Lauritz Andersen

Going on a trip. Taking a plane. I have done it so many times during my 5 years living in Holland, going back to Denmark, that it is really of no signifagence to me any more. Perhaps even a bit of a nuisance with all the security and time before and after the airport. I always sleep in the plane. Upon arrival in the gran canaria airport I was more awake. The architecture was stunning. I had...
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Mette Tast

  The Refugee Song – A reflection log from a Dane in the Netherlands by Mette age 26    The Refugee Song project took place on Gran Canaria in Spain from December 3 to 10 involving young people from Gran Canaria, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Croatia, La Reunion Island (France) and the Netherlands. During the week the different countries prepared and performed workshops, a song, hosted a...
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Ilona Westrik

      In band formatie, instrumenten ingecheckt, een uur achteruit gevlogen, veilig geland op een Eiland met zonnigheid het hele jaar rond. Op een kluitje gestapeld in torenhoge bedjes, 3 gezamelijke maaltijdmomenten, energizers ter kennismaking, zoals vroeger begeleid spelen op het schoolplein. Representaties van culturele tradities, vraag tekens bij gratie. Tussendoor muzikale escapades, het...
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Yunie Chae

Going back to the very beginning—I remember myself being immediately intrigued and prompted when I saw Eva’s post on Rietveld Facebook page. If I remember correctly, it was an open call, “for anyone who likes to sing.” And as always, my insecurities were telling me the next moment, that maybe it’s not for anyone who just likes to sing. When it comes to participating in a large group, I...
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