Festival Tweetakt 2020
27 March till 14 June

Wannes Cappelle, Broeder Dieleman & Frans Grapperhaus

Festivalplein de Neude, Podiumkas

From golden sing-alongs with a modern twist to poetry in all sorts of dialects: Festival Tweetakt presents a weekend long variety of music acts with the Dutch language as common denominator

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The Flemish Wannes Cappelle and Broeder Dieleman join forces for a unique project. Together with Frans Grapperhaus on cello they tour both Belgium and the Netherlands, with songs that move and disarm. Both singers sing image-rich stories in Flemish: West Flemish and Zeeuws Flemish respectively. Although their dialects do not actually extend beyond the regional border, they tell universal stories and succeed in moving people from everywhere. Without embarrassment they sing and talk about life and love. And about god, yes, that is also mentioned.

Cappelle and Dieleman met in 2017 at festival Motel Mozaïque in Rotterdam. From the border-crossing collaboration came an album and tourn, titled Dit is de bedoeling. The Dutch cellist Frans Grapperhaus assists them in the creative process and live on stage.

Wannes Cappelle has been the driving force behind the band Het Zesde Metaal for ten years now. With the album Calais they won the Music Industry Award (the most important Belgian music prize) for Best album in 2017. Ploegsteert, thé classic of Het Zesde Metaal, has been voted the best Dutch-speaking song by the listeners of Radio 1 for two years in a row and in 2018 it also won the title of Best Belgian song ever. In addition to all this, Cappelle is also a celebrated TV fiction scriptwriter of series on, among others, Canvas and Ketnet.

Broeder Dieleman is the alter ego of Tonnie, a tall man with open arms from Middelburg. He makes a quirky kind of gospel in the Zeeuws Flemish dialect. Songs full of sin and bliss, always with the Zeeland landscape in the background. There is space and air in both his texts and in the music. Meanwhile his oeuvre consists of three albums, an EP, multiple soundtracks and a split 7″ with American folk hero Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy.

The cellist Frans Grapperhaus is under the spell of Bach. With the performance Ik wou dat ik twee hondjes was, he brings his fascination to the audience while playing and speaking.

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  • €7,50 Tot 18 jaar
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