WM-2022: Netherlands

The Netherlands as a music country? Certainly less known as a soccer country....
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The Netherlands as a music country is characterized by diversity. Also linguistically, as everyone speaks English very well. Music is also strongly promoted in the Netherlands. Internationally renowned groups include Golden Earring, 2Unlimited, Vengaboys, the recently deceased Vader Abraham, Van Halen, DJ Tiesto and others.

A certain Wesly Bronkhorst, apparently a pop singer, is currently at number 2 in the charts with his song "De Oranje Leeuwen". It's clearly about the national football team. Anyone who has ever seen the fans in the stadium knows that there is often a music band with wind instruments. Listen to this tidbit of fan culture. Here's a link, it's not in my blog 😉

But you can also quickly find beautiful and complex pieces by ambitious musicians. Listen to Roosmarijn, who conjures up a melody reminiscent of Björk in her song "Ghost" with plucked and played violin. The artist from Arnhem then shows how she does it in a session with the song "Heaven Heaven".

DJ Tiesto will then provide more stadium excitement with Adagio for Strings

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