Amsterdenim visits Welcome to the Village to watch Broken Brass Ensemble perform
This Saturday the Amsterdenim crew visited Welcome to the Village festival to watch the Broken Brass Ensemble perform on the mainstage. The 5th anniversary of both the WTTV festival and Broken Brass Ensemble gave this performance some extra energy.
The Amsterdenim crew travelled in style, in cooperation with Harley Davidson travelling was a great pleasure. An Iron 883 and the 750 Street Rod where taken from the Amsterdenim showroom along the Dutch IJsselmeer (the IJsselmeer, is a closed off inland bay in the central Netherlands bordering the provinces of Flevoland, North Holland and Friesland. It measures 1100 km² with an average depth of 5,5 m. The river IJssel flows into the IJsselmeer) to the Frisian capital of Leeuwarden.
Who is the Broken Brass Ensemble?
Broken Brass Ensemble injects the traditional New Orleans brass with a fusion of hiphop, funk, soul, dance, jazz (and much more) and turn it into a blazing mixture of energy. They’re taking brass to a new level, creating a 2.0 version of the vibrant New Orleans brass sound in a light you’ve never seen before!
Combining the powers of funk, jazz, hip-hop and soul, Broken Brass Ensemble act as urban brass ambassadors, pioneering on their euphoric groove. The band have an innate ability to orchestrate a nostalgic New Orleans hot jazz sound, incorporating weird, wonderful and peculiar melodies, in fabulous superhero fashion, with their proven method in creating heroic melodies.
With origins based in the Netherlands, Broken Brass Ensemble have been firing up a storm all over Europe with an energizing and eclectic aesthetic, pairing punchy basses with hard-hitting brass. Selling out on CDs and vinyl from their previous album ‘Brasshopper’ in just over a year, and consistently filling 300 capacity venues without promotion and on merit alone, shows that underestimating this octet is out of the question.
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About Welcome to The Village?
A small village with large ambitions. During the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 in New York, a list with 17 Sustainable Development Goals was drafted by 193 world leaders. These goals are the source of inspiration for Welcome to The Village.
With our festival we want to challenge you to investigate new initiatives by means of performance art, visual arts, social design and an innovation program. How? By being part of our mini-society. Welcome to The Village is a transient free state where there's room for trying out experiments, initiatives and products for a sustainable society. This is the place where you can enjoy excellent new music, but also partake in the various experiments being carried out by our knowledge partners. In short: a visit to our festival means you're music enthusiast, sponsor and guinea pig, all rolled into one festival-fancy package.
For us, Welcome to The Village goes on, even when the summer has ended. We are in operation all year long and work in partnership with dozens of communities, knowledge institutions, companies and over 600 volunteers in order to realize our objectives. We are absolutely positive about working with cultural entrepreneurs, scientists, newcomers, novices, seniors, Individual Pupil Funding Scheme students, thinkers and go-getters working on long-term solutions for our festival and the world around us. We are a platform for new sounds, visions, ideas and experiments. Pop is our bedrock, but Welcome to The Village also is a festival exploring the possibilities for a better world. This is a festival that aspires to be more than a 3-day event.
We had a great time travelling to Leeuwarden and really liked the festival, if you are looking for a creative festival this needs to be on your 'bucketlist' for next year. It is intimate, creative, is held on a great location and has a mix of really nice visitors.