Music Meeting: exciting musical encounters
Music Meeting is an international music festival that unites musical genres from all the corners of the globe: ranging from jazz, soul and funk to klezmer and from gypsy to afro-latin. Ever since it’s founding in 1985 Music Meeting has revolved around improvisation, adventure and experimentation. In twenty-eight years, Music Meeting has become an established festival, which time and again has presented exceptional and undiscovered talent. The core of the festival consists of projects not bounded by a concept as ‘genre’, performed by artists from diverse cultural backgrounds, who previously have never collaborated. Imagine free jazz combined with minimal music plus a hint of Hebrew soul and Bedouin song.
Music Meeting is a Non Govenmental Organization (NGO). The boardmembers carry responsability for the acitivties of the NGO, of which the festival is the main activity. A number of freelancers are associated with Music Meeting. An estimated 150 volunteers work before, during and after the festival to realise a succesfull Music Meeting.
John van Merriënboer
marketing and publicity
assistent artistic director & organisation