Greetings from Art escape Goa, & The Live Music Project (TLMP),

Art Escape Goa –The Live Music Project (TLMP) continues to showcase the ´International Series´ of incredible bands and collectives from around the world.

SATURDAY EASTER NITE SPECIAL 04th APRIL – 7.30 PM @ Live Lounge, Baywatch Resort Goa, Sernabatim Beach Road, South Goa.

Van Merwijk’s Music Machine – Cuban Golden Classics & more

Winners of the prestigious Global Act Award 2010, Dutch drummer Lucas Van Merwijk’s adventurous group explores different musical genres & beyond. The line up will present the finest Latin & Latin Jazz compositions

Van Merwijk’s Music Machine will be performing across 4 cities.
Tour details listed below:
April 1st Wednesday: India International Centre, Delhi, 6.30pm onwards.
April 4th Saturday: Art Escape – Live Lounge, Baywatch Resort, Goa – 7.30pm onwards
April 5th Sunday: Indigo Live Music Bar, Bengaluru, 8pm onwards.
April 8th Wednesday: Blue FROG, Pune ,9.30pm onwards.

Rollingstone talks about Netherlands-based Van Merwijk’s Music Machine’s debut India tour

Economic times talks about Van Merwijk’s Music Machine’s debut India tour

This is a fine quartet from the Netherlands, comprising the award-winning drummer, percussionist and bandleader Lucas van Merwijk, accompanied by Cuban master pianist Ramon Valle, Bert Boeren on trombone and a wonderful bass player from Venezuela, Samuel Albert Ruiz.

Drummer, percussionist and bandleader Lucas van Merwijk has been at the forefront of the European jazz, latin and percussion scene for 25 years. He was elected ‘Best Jazz Drummer’ in the Benelux countries by the readers of De Slagwerkkrant many times running between the years 1993 and 2013 and has won the prestigious Global Act Award 2010 for his work in the World Music field.

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Lucas Merwijk is internationally recognized for his drumming with great latin bands such as Nueva Manteca and the Cubop City Big Band. In this edition of his Music Machine, he sought for a more intimate setting and found the Cuban star pianist Ramón Valle to participate. Together with top soloist on the European jazz scene for many years Bert Boeren on trombone and wonderful bass player from Venezuela, Samuel Albert Ruiz , they give a spirited and personal twist to the rich repertoire of Cuban music.

The Music
A selection of Cuba’s best known songs like La Comparsa, Tres Lindas Cubanas, A Mi Que, Mi Guarija Con Tumbao, Chan Chan are put in a different perspective with this groups adventurous interpretations.
The group features the finest Latin and Latin/jazz musicians and provides plenty of room for their Solis tic abilities.

The Press
The Volkskrant: Quotes:
Chucho Valdés, prominent musician and founder of Irakere: ‘Ramón Valle, the greatest talent among our young pianists.’ ‘Lucas van Merwijk is one of the great drummers of our time. He lays down so much good stuff that even the eyes of a trained drummer can’t catch it all’

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