AFTER | tays x Given SKI - Jonge Harten

AFTER | tays x Given SKI

tays x Given SKI

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  • Credits

    Given SKI is part of the program in partnership with Noordstaat.
    Given SKI is a participant in Hit the North.
    tays is part of the program in collaboration with Noordstaat.
    tays is a participant in multiple music tracks at Noordstaat

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From soothing sound to raw, old-school rap.

tays is an emerging musical talent from the northern Netherlands. During his life, tays has lived in different places in the Netherlands, so he has seen a lot, often had to be flexible and gets his inspiration from here. He not only produces his own beats, but also provides his own vocals, ranging from a distinctive, soothing sound to raw, old-school rap. His creative expression, most notably heard on his debut EP “kwestie van tays,” does not adhere to one specific genre.

Given SKI

Given SKI poses vulnerability in his music about the hectic nature of life.

Given SKI (Bafana Given Pool, Oct. 19, 2002) is a versatile artist, raised in a musical environment. His musical education offered him the space to share his story. A story he normally cannot easily put into words. Themes such as the hectic nature of daily life and his search for peace in this chaos are central. Given SKI’s music can be described as “melodic rap”: hip-hop interspersed with sensitive rap and vocal lines.

Programming in the Festival Heart

We have a new Festival Heart this year, and in the middle of the vibrant heart of cultural Groningen; De Kunstwerf. The place to gather before going to a performance, chill out, talk after, get into The ARENA. During the day a place for meeting, eating, and crew activities and in the evening a place for artists to show their productions on this new stage.

Makers using different disciplines such as spoken word artists, deejays, rappers and visual artists. Where you as an audience do not have to sit but the artists do want your attention. For this programming we collaborate with Noordstaat. Noordstaat is the place in the North where upcoming and starting (hip-hop) artists accelerate and grow in their talent. We love to see and meet you here, be surprised!

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Jonge Harten offers a diverse program. But where do you start choosing? To clarify things somewhat, we have three main storylines that we are focusing on this year. You can see these lines throughout our program. So that you can easily choose which line suits you best and what you feel like doing at the moment. What are you going for?





FIELD was created to strengthen the bond with young talent and to give both the artists and the festival the opportunity to support people in the longer term and to make their “dreams” come true. We focus in particular on students who we feel (after conversations and performances) connect themselves as creators with the world beyond. In a conscious, critical and idiosyncratic way.


interactive theater

music theater


physical theater


A program line in which we put creative young people on stage and in which you can participate in great masterclasses yourself. We ensure that you are pampered all day long and of course we close the day with a great party, by none other than Clash!


Textual Theater



Kom je er toch nog niet helemaal uit? Geen nood: stuur een mailtje naar en vraag om nadere toelichting. Vermeld de titel van de voorstelling en waar je graag meer duidelijkheid over wilt hebben (is dit iets om met mijn vriend/vriendin naartoe te gaan? het is misschien wel grappig maar toch niet vulgair? dat soort vragen). De programmeurs van het festival geven je dan persoonlijk het verlossende antwoord!