A composer and multi-instrumentalist focused mostly on trumpet. Graduated in Jazz Trumpet at the Royal Conservatory of Amsterdam. She also delves into non-Western improvisation techniques. Currently she combines several musical projects with her pedagogic research work in trumpet and brasilian percussion
Recently active in South Mexico and Central Europe
Joris Cohen - hang player
Musician, therapist and yogi. Formed in Tantra and oriental massage techniques. Cohen is a self-taught musician who has researched African percussion before finding the Hang in 2013. His fascination with the instrument made him progress rapidly and during this time he took part of several musical projects and delivered solo performances in Europe, before for Bandgladesh in 2015.
Javier Murugarren - hang player
He is a multidisciplinary artist working with choreographic experimentation; connecting movement practices with textiles, sound and language. Graduated from Amsterdam‘s School for New Dance Development (SNDO). During the last 10 years Javier has shown his work and guided workshops in Europe, Asia, Australia and USA.
Hassie Dune - N'goni, percussion, voice
Hassie studied Drums on the Royal Conservatoire Amsterdam and Rotterdam (1987-1991). During the nineties a study Cultural Anthropology broadend his ideas about music, and the social, cultural and medicinal functions of it in various society's (University of Amsterdam).
After finishing a fieldwork (research) period in Guinee (West Africa), Hassie continued to devote his life to live performing and teaching music (Rhythm&Groove) Some intense years of international touring followed (Europa, US, Africa, Syria, Jordania, Tunis, India), playing bass guitar and al kinds of African instruments in different style groups and projects such as: Zuco 103 (brasilectro), Tarhana (soefi beats & anatolien melodies), Sinas (global dancefloor funk), Nusodia (Burkina Faso music), Bamoné (worldmusic).
It is in the last years, that a great interest in the healing possibilties of Sound Frequency, has come to the foreground. Using Music & Sound as a medium to create a "Sonic Field", in which participants can explore and become aware of their own energetic potentials. In Februari 2016 Has' launched his "Healing-Frequency Workshop", combining his musicality and his knowledge about revitalization and cleansing of the Body and Mind. As so, further deepening and enriching his musical journey. It is the stream of possitive vibration, and the encouragement of the audience to actively anticipate (sing along, clap, dance, or just take time to slow down and travel inward), that makes Hassie Dune the (+) vibe performer he now is. Todays instrument of choice is the N'goni (African harp from Burkina Faso) with its sweet natural sound. By transforming this gentle sound, with the use of all kinds of effects, a "colourful" palette of musical frequencies can be created, that help Hassie to fully express his musical ideas and feelings.
Loops and Samples are also part of the work equipment. Rhythms and Soundscapes, that give a perfect foundation to groove on, and make happy inspirating tunes and tones. Other instruments that are used in performances (depending on the project) are the Scruti box (india) in combination with voice, soundbawl, bass guitar, and all kinds of drums and percussion like the Krin (split drum), Bolon (bass kalabas), doundoun basdrums, and divers shakers and bells.