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Concert tip: Dino Saluzzi – October 26 in Amsterdam

We would like to share with you that the bandoneonist Dino Saluzzi will perform on the 26th of October at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam and on the 11th of November at the Lantaren/Venster in Rotterdam. We will for sure be present at the concert in Amsterdam.

With El valle de la infancia the now 81 years old Argentinean bandoneonist/composer/arrangeur Dino Saluzzi returns to his roots in the Nort…

Festival Michiel Borstlap, Lavinia Meijer en Carel Kraayenhof

It was an idea from Eric van ‘t Groenewout, to create an own mini festival. It became a festival with three musicians: Michiel Borstlap (piano), Lavina Meijer (harp) en Carel Kraayenhof (bandoneon).

Last December the blueprint of this minifestival went on premiere at a sold out Schouwburg in Cuijk.
On October 2nd, at 14:15hrs at the Schouwburg de Kampanje in Den Helder the second edition of…

Leoni Jansen and special guest Carel Kraayenhof

On 26th of November Carel will be a special guest at the ‘t Kerkhuys in Spanbroek.

Most singers start up alone on the stage with a chair and a guitar. Leoni Jansen does it the other way around. After a series of collaborations projects, the last with eight South African singers, she comes to the ‘t Kerkhuys with her guitar and zither. She sings songs from her Celtic, Americana and, of course,…

Argentina trip – Bandoneons for Jujuy


Bandoneons for Jujuy
After Carel and I saw the documentary ‘El sonido del bandoneon’, by Jiska Rickels, at the end of 2012 we decided to start collecting money to buy bandoneons to bring to Jujuy, one of the poorest provinces in Argentina. We thought it was time to do something back for the country that gave us so much. Above all we believe it is of essential importance that the folklor…

Edison (Dutch Grammy) nomination for cd Liberacion

Liberacion vd voorkant

Our album ‘Liberación’ is nominated for an Edison World (the Dutch Grammy)!
We are over the moon with happiness and very proud that particularly this CD, which was recorded at the Beauforthuis in Austerlitz (NL) under our own label, through crowdfunding and private savings, was nominated by the jury of the Edison Foundation.

On this CD, of which the release took place in November 2014, ar…

Newsletter -Temporary replacement for Bert Vos

April 2016

Dear friends and colleagues,
It is a fascinating day in the canals van Amsterdam. People walk around on a very warm and sunny day. The air is electrical and the first bees and butterflies fly enchantingly. It was possibly about 20 years ago, when Carel and Leo Vervelde asked me to, temporarily, be the manager for the Sexteto Canyengue. Temporarily because I, a movement actress, was recuperating…

review Hotel Victoria

Hotel Victoria

Review CD: Hotel Victoria
By: Pablo Rego
Once you hold in your hands a CD called ‘Hotel Victoria’ (the title of a classic tango) where the Dutch headliner Carel Kraayenhof plays the bandoneón and the Argentinean Juan Pablo Dobal is on the piano, you can already imagine how full the box of…

Carel Kraayenhof & Juan Pablo Dobal concert Giessen-Germany


On May 20th 2016, Carel Kraayenhof and Juan Pablo Dobal will give a concert in Germany- Giessen.
They will perform the programm: Hot…

Review 4 stars! Hotel Victoria -de Telegraaf

recensie Telegraaf 13 febr. 2016

Carel Kraayenhof and Juan Pablo Dobal travel through the country with the music-performance Hotel Victoria. The cd with the same name is a sensitive reproduction of the emotions shared by travelling musicians. The title refers to the famous Gran Hotel Victoria in Buenos Aires where artists used to meet each other, but is also a link to a tango of 1906. It is not…

Heart Warming reaction – Hotel Victoria

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Hello Abel,
From my email-address the reaction of Mathilde Tiessen on the concert of Carel Kraayenhof in the Noorderchurch. For this concert she got two free tickets. When you read it you will understand how much we enjoyed. Good luck with your programme. We are regular listeners.

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