Currently I make a personal documentary. I have been dreaming about building a glass organ and learning to play on it all my life. Continue reading “Glass”
Alan Lomax (1915-2002) was a song collector. For a big part of his life, he travelled around the world with his recording equipment, hunting for the prettiest folk songs. Continue reading “Lomax the Songhunter”
In A River Left For Me I immerse myself in the original music of Africa. I travel around in the footsteps of the legendary English music collector Hugh Tracey, who traveled to Africa between 1920 and 1970 with waxcylinder, record recorder and tape recorder, looking for the best music. I try to find out where Tracey’s passion comes from, see what is left of the old music traditions he recorded, and meet musicians and music connoisseurs who have lost their heart to this music. Slowly we find out where the passion of all these people comes from, and what makes the original African music so special. Her transcendent ability is hidden in each of us.
Scenario development co-financed by EU-Media Program and Dutch Film Fund, awaiting acquisition of rights, target length: 90 minutes
Magazine style tv-series ( 9 x 25 minutes) about the lives of African people in Europe. Surprising Europe looks at life in Europe from an African perspective – Continue reading “Suprising Europe (tv-series)”