Superball, Lollipop & Mr. Classic (8+)

Slagwerk Den Haag & Oorkaan
Sun 26 Feb 14:30 - 15:30
Sun 26 Feb '23
14:30 - 15:30
  • Sun 26 Feb '23
    14:30 - 15:30
    Amare, Den Haag
    Amare Studio

Urban meets classic percussion. Beatboxer challenges female drummer, challenges classic percussionist. Akoestic vs Elektronic.

Turning on you head is a matter of hard practice. It's about authenticity. #NoFilter

Connect with the power of vulnerability. That makes you and your group #unbreakable.

What is your #battle?

During this staged concert you will be carried away by the power of hip hop beats, classical percussion and drums. The three musicians in Superball, Lollipop and Mr. Classic tell a story without words but with their own rhythm. Beatbox, music and dance moves come together in an exciting game in which we move on the beat we all know., the beat of our own heart. What do we need? Ourselves and each other! 

Are you ready to follow your own rhythm? When our rhythms come together, we are indestructible!

Abdelhadi Baaddi
Started human beatboxing at a young age so as not to get bored at the tram stop. When he first heard a cassette tape of Rahzel, he was immediately sold. This was something that Baaddi hasd to and would master. But it reamained a hobby and he mainly focused in his studies in Architecture at the Technical University in Delft. However, the idea of standing on the stage continued to gnaw at him. Especially when he first saw 4-ISH in the Meervaart. That was the day he decided, ''I have to be there too!''.

Pepe Garcia
Garcia is a versatile percussionist/ performer based in the Netherlands. His interest is classical percussion, hand drumming, composition and improvisation has led to performances in a broad spectrum of musical and artistic forms. With a big heart for social projects. he works as co-founder of Sonoro Foundation and community trainer at Musicians without Borders (MwB) in El Salvador (Soy Música). He is currently affiliated with the faculty of the Royal Conservatory in the Hague and a permanent guest lecturer/advisor at various conservatories in Mexico and Latin America.

About Oorkaan
Plays staged concerts with professionals musicians for a young audience. Classical music from all over the world of the past and present., sounds in theatrical and surprising forms. Oorkaan is a multiple prize winner of the international Young Audience Music Awards and has received other (inter)national recognitions. Oorkaan productions play wordwide on (concert) stages and festivals such as the Royal Concertgebouw, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Konzerthaus Wien, BAM New York, A.S.K. Shanghai, RomaEuropa festival, and for schools throughout the Netherlands. 

About Slagwerk Den Haag
Plays with everything that has to do with sound. They step on stage themselves, but just as sweetly craw into a role of co-creator. The ensemble focuses on contemporary percussion music in the most diverse forms. The artistic direction is in the hands of Fedor Teunisse. He has been associated with Slagwerk Den Haag since 2002 and is also the artistic director at Asko | Schönberg, a leading ensemble for new music.

Caecilia Thunnissen
Thunnissen is an internationally awarded director. She won the YAMawards 2020 with Kriebel/Tickle (2+), an international co-production by Oorkaan, Dutch National Opera and Philharmonie Luxembourg. Thunnissen was dance dramaturge and company manager of Dance Company Nanine Linning in Germany for two years.  As an opera director she created several semi-scenic operas with the Concertgebouworkest, including Wagner's Lohengrin conducted by Sir Mark Elder, nominated as ''Opera of the Year'' by place de l'Opera Magazine and Der fliegende Höllander conducted by Andris Nelsons.

Superball, Lollipop & Mr. Classic (8+)


Beatboxer/performer - Abdelhadi Baaddi
Dummer/Percussionist - Pepe Garcia
Drummer - Mysterious Guest
Director - Caecilia Thunnissen
Musical Direction - Pepe Garcia

This is a co-production of Oorkaan & Slagwerk Den Haag.