Discover Eindhoven, The Netherlands in this catalogue of creative happenings
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Charismatic crooners Charismatic crooners
June 19th, 2011

Humans love music because it moves us. It moves us to feel and do things that ordinary life sometimes doesn’t do, because we don’t pay enough attention. The genius of the Naked Song Festival, every year, is the brilliant programming that spans the full gamut of human emotions (well so it seems). This year I cried, laughed, nodded, admired and danced. And if you can do that in a span of 7 hours and feel like your heart is bursting with thanks, if you feel like your life is richer and that you are capable of so much more than you were before, then good programmers and artists will continue to be in the business of changing lives.


Dancing on the inside and out Dancing on the inside and out
April 27th, 2011

Staff Benda Bilili’s dance music is infectious and the somewhat staid crowd in the Eindhoven Airport Zaal thawed out by the end, where around 150 people in the theatre got footloose in front of the footlights. I couldn’t squirm out of my dead-centre seats, pinned in as I was by serious types; so after dancing a while with my eyes and my heart, I started to dance in my seat. In doing so, I felt a great affinity with the group, many of whom are wheelchair bound.