wed 29 apr 2020 00:00 

Tribute to Bas Springer by Stan Rijven

The first hour of this tribute to Bas Springer was provided by Stan Rijven, music journalist, programme maker, writer and friend of Bas.

Stan asked a number of friends and colleagues for a personal story about their relationship with Bas and to choose special accompanying music.

Here are the names of friends who cooperated and their music choices:

  1. Francis de Souza (Earth Beat, Hout Festival, DJ)
    Rogana Ottah & His Black Heroes Intern.- Let Them Say (Nigeria- 1986)
    Album: Nigeria 70-No Wahala: Highlife,Afro-funk & Juju 1973-1987 (Strut-2019)
  2. Ton Maas (editor in chief MixedworldM, music journalist, radio maker, photographer)
    Danyel Waro- Bat la min ( La Réunion)
    Album: Bwarouz (Cobalt-2001)
  3. Agnes Salverda (alltime music friend, Paradiso)
    Bomba Estéreo- Fuego! (Colombia, electro cumbia-2009)
    Album: Estalla (2008)
  4. Rob Lokin (program maker Afrika Festival- Hertme)
    Orch. Du Jardin de Guinee/Balla & Ses Balladins- J.R.D.A. (Guinee Conakry- 1968) (JRDA= acronim for Jeunesse de la Revolution Democratique Africaine)
    Album: The Syliphone years (Stern’s- 2008)
  5. Kees Heus (Boudisque, program maker Paradiso
    Orchestre T.P.Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou- Belle belle (Benin)
    Album: Special 80 Vol. (Sodogil Editions- 1980)
  6. Pieter Franssen (colleague world-journalist, festival-fan, DJ)
    Ojos de Brujo/ Rumba Dub Style (Spain)
    Album: Ojos de Brujo- Vengue (Edel-2001)
  7. Bram Posthumus (W.Africa corrspnt- Radio,Online, Press)
    Bassékou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba- Jonkoloni (Mali)
    Album: Segu blue (Out| Here Records- 2007)
  8. Arnulf den Boesterd (distributor Xango-music)
    Mah Damba- Taba (Mali-2019)
    Album- Hakili Kélé’ (Budah Music-2019)
  9. Scott Rollins (editor, translator for Bas’ article in Froots, Songlines)
    Africa Negra- Ple Can (Sao Tome y Principe- 2012)
    Album: Quê côlô de anzul (Son D’Africa-2012)
  10. Charlie Crooijmans (colleague: radio, festivals, journalism)
    Seu Jorge & Rogê- Pra Você Amigo (Brazilie- 2020)
    Album: Night Dreamer (Direct-To-Disc-Sessions, 2020)
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