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 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!