Yo my people, on the 25th of May I have been invited as a special guest to come live up the annual Arty Party from the Ink Your Skin Tattoo Parlor in downtown Amsterdam. At this cool, family friendly party some cool affordable art will be displayed and sold, delicious Italian fingerfood will be served, cool dj's will spin their records and I will play a live acoustic set. Join if you're coming on the Facebook Event. See ya there, love up! Riv
This afternoon I have the honour to musically open the photo expo "Geknipt Voor Zuidoost". An exhibition by two photo journalist living and working in Amsterdam-Southeast, of which is a good friend ; Auke vanderhoek.
The expo portraits different types of photos featuring inhibitants of the citypart and a special polaroid series. The entrance is free and it starts at 15pm today, Saturday the 5th of April, see ya there! Peace, Riv...
This coming Sunday I have the privilege to support my undocumented brothers residing in the 'Vluchtgarage', free translated as 'Refugee Garage'. A place for all undocumented people for whom all possible procedures have been exhausted, resulting in that they officially can't apply for a living- or workingvisa in The Netherlands.
Along with a multitude of other artists and volunteers we're organizing a benefit event where visitors can pay the entrance by bringing a big bag of groceries. All artists contribute by playing a free set. The event is hosted by Kunta and amongst other artists are Smiley, Insayno and Anousha Nzume. Check the facebook link and join us if you can and have a heart for people in need.
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Tomorrow I'll be playing an acoustic live set at the 'Winter Wonder Donder' event @ Pop-up Store Jan Eef. It's a night filled with gluhwein, sausage rolls and sing-a-longs. Come check out the apres-ski fun and jam along with me. Entrance is free so that's not a reason to stay at home + I'm playing some of my new demo's , Cya!
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Last November I had the privilege of doing an acoustic performance at the "Mass Media = Mass Distraction" Event organized by my sista Beylula. Check out the registration.
Listen to my 4th weekly demo of this year, 48 more weeks to go ;-) . Enjoy listening to "Into Your Heart", a song that I wrote for my daughter Zion. Subscribe to my YouTube channel to be the first one to hear my new songs via this sweet link and push subscribe, thx 4 the support y'all! Riv
On the 8th of January I was invited with my bandmembers Iwan Sahertian and Joel Slagtand to come do a live set featuring MC Prophet. We had a great time, listening back to older recordings from my NOA and RIVE period and to some releases by Iwan and Joel & Prophet. You can now listen to the show in it's entirety via this link , enjoy!
Today I'm happy to share with you the first of my weekly demo video songs. I'm gonna write and upload a new song every week for the whole period of 2014, which shall result in 52 songs in total.
Some of these I shall use for my EP coming in the spring of this year, other's shall be used for movies, documentaries and tv-shows :) !
Let me know your thoughts on my first, "Don't Give Up" . Peace and enjoy, Riv!
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Tomorrow, Friday the 13th, I'll be supporting an event that is not likely to bring bad luck. On the contrary, it's an event that hopes to open up the discussion on how the Dutch media influences our minds. We'll be sharing examples and topics trough guestspeakers, live examples and trough live art. The entrance will be 100% used for supporting the undocumented co-members of our society, please support the cause! Be a part of this event on Facebook, click link!
Today I'm a guest at Radio 1 to discuss my participation in the theatre piece 'Da King', based upon the story of King David in streetstyle. I will play a part of the next single I'm releasing this month with MC Prophet. It's a dark yet hopeful version of Psalm 23 with acoustic guitar and hip hop drums. Tomorrow is the premiere show in Almere theatre, the 'Glasbak'. Order your tickets here
Click on this link to listen to the live streaming of this radioshow. Starts at 14pm and ends 1530pm.