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Wednesday February, 16
@ De Ruimte
17:30 doors open; 18:00 Dinner
19:30 Music starts
Distelweg 83, Amsterdam-Noord
Entrance 6-18 (sliding scale, pay what you can)

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The Carate Urio Orchestra of Joachim Badenhorst is back. This wonderful and rather mysterious ensemble belongs to the world’s best kept musical secrets. Expect gorgeous melodies, incredible crescendo’s and little improvised fairytales. Also on the schedule is Perselí: an Amsterdam based giant talent trio with ao Fuensanta Mendez, translating poetry into music and vice versa.


John Pastinaak serves potato pie, with kale, smoked leaf and a salad of red cabbage, balsamico and hazelnuts (10€)

Joachim Badenhorst’s Carate Urio Orchestra

Musically, Carate Urio Orchestra balances somewhere on a tightrope between indie pop songs and noise buzz. Little endearing singer-songwriter songs can derail into apocalyptic chaos or vice versa, all within the span of a blink of an eye or three.
The international group around the Antwerp reeds player Joachim Badenhorst released four albums between 2013 and 2017: Sparrow Mountain (2013, Klein), Lover (2016, Klein), Ljubljana (2016 Cleanfeed), Garlic&Jazz (2017, Klein) and toured during that period. throughout Europe and the United States. In recent years it has been quiet around the group, but Badenhorst has brought the Carate Urio Orchestra back together, with new crunchy music, written for a slightly new line-up.

Joachim Badenhorst reeds, voice, | Jeremy Thal French Horn, trumpet | Simon Jermyn guitar| Liz Cosack synth | Brice Soniano double bass | Sean Carpio drums

Perselí (Fuensanta Méndez / Alistair Payne / José Soares)

Perselí is a jazz trio that brings together musicians from Mexico, Portugal and Scotland: Fuensanta sings and plays double bass, José plays saxophone and Alistair plays trumpet. They found each other in their respect for vulnerability, sensitivity to sound and their constant path of exploring new grounds. Translating music with different influences to stories that develop unhurriedly, like an imitation of flowers, leaves and life without fear. The trio is based in Amsterdam. They improvise, write music and poetry without getting into conflict.

Fuensanta Méndez voice, bass | Alistair Payne trumpet | José Soares sax

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