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Catching Cultures Orchestra provides a musical platform to make music with refugees in Dutch society and offers people with different cultural backgrounds the opportunity to make music in interaction with a diverse audience. Our pillars are musical curiosity and social involvement. We use Art and Culture as a means for social inclusion and activation. Diversity is recognized and there is room for everyone’s unique identity, style, opinion and individuality

Catching Cultures Orchestra aims to reach a diverse an audience as possible and create a multitude of musical collaborations. For that reason we make our own productions for stages and festivals.

We organize meetings and activities in neighbourhoods as well as in the so called Asylum Seekers’ Centres (AZC) in Utrecht. Catching Cultures Orchestra organizes public orchestral rehearsals and play-along evenings in the AZC’s. Making and experiencing music together or just coming to listen can break the isolation and the grind of staying in an AZC and gives all residents of the neighbourhood  the opportunity to meet the newcomers and each other.

The chance to make music together and the possibility to share and develop music from different cultures, gives refugees the chance to build a future in the Netherlands. Making music is a great way to be yourself, develop your talent, have fun together and learn from each other. Music is a means of connecting people no matter how different your background and cultural tradition is.

By making music with refugees, Catching Cultures Orchestra wants to bring music into the hearts of people from all corners of the world.

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Mo Ahmed

Mo Ahmed

Djembe, Zang
Hamed Alshaabi

Hamed Alshaabi

Ney
Wisam Daiyoub

Wisam Daiyoub

Zang
Mohamad Alsamna

Mohamad Alsamna

Ud, Zang
Dilshad Hasan

Dilshad Hasan

Saz, Zang
Ibrahim Khano

Ibrahim Khano

Darbuka
Hermine Schneider

Hermine Schneider

Dirigent, Trompet
Marian de Haan

Marian de Haan

Alt sax
Bibiana Teepe

Bibiana Teepe

Sopraan sax
Boris van Olffen

Boris van Olffen

Basgitaar
Hans van Oort

Hans van Oort

Tenor sax
Herman Eijdems

Herman Eijdems

Bariton sax
Jan van Hassel

Jan van Hassel

Sousafoon
Marielle Hintzen

Marielle Hintzen

Trompet
Pelin Pektaş

Pelin Pektaş

Dwarsfluit
Toon Oomen

Toon Oomen

Drummer
Roelof Wittink

Roelof Wittink

Sousafoon
Monica van Berkum

Monica van Berkum

Alt sax
Marlou Overheul

Marlou Overheul

Sopraan sax
Channe Visscher

Channe Visscher

Percussie
Mahmoud Shaabo

Mahmoud Shaabo

Geluidstechnicus

Catching Cultures Orchestra currently consists of about 25 permanent members, including a core group of 7 refugees. In addition, there is a larger circle of musicians with diverse backgrounds who occasionally play with us.

Contact

Gegevens

  • Kamer van Koophandel 68765096
  • ANBI-gegevens RSIN 857 581 946

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