Vr 16 Februari 2024
Waar: Bovenzaal Open: 20:00 uur Aanvang: 20:45 uur Ticket: €13,- Deur: €13,- Genre: Indie / Pop
Travel back in time with Don Melody Club. A few years ago, Donald Madjid, a member of Amsterdam’s The Mauskovic Dance Band, started a project of his own. He wanted to create Dutch-language songs in the chansonnier tradition, with Ramses Shaffy as a major influence. Both projects collaborate, intertwining and propelling each other forward.
Donny draws much inspiration from past decades, especially the 70s and 80s. His first album, ‘Pure Donzin,’ began with the same drum machine as Sly Stone’s and an 80s Juno 60 synthesizer. With his warm melodies and intimate vocals, he invites these previous decades into our current timeline. His charming and thoughtful poetic lyrics effectively capture Dutch life in its broadest sense. In doing so, he honors Dutch literary and musical traditions, wrapping them in his own unique style.
Since his debut, he has released multiple singles. The most recent one is “Koud Kwartier,” a timely piece that addresses the story of Russian dancer Olga Smirnova, who spoke out against the Russian occupation of Ukraine. Despite newspapers being flooded with alarming news and the cold winter months approaching, we must persevere. “Zet je zeil voor de wind en verlicht jezelf,“ (set your sail to the wind and illuminate yourself). If you sometimes feel disconnected from the world and are seeking a place where you can let everything be, where you can fall in love again with the small things in life, then this is the perfect show for you! You are one of the lucky ones because Don Melody Club is coming to transform our upstairs venue into a piece of heaven on earth.