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Ramblin' at Waterside

 

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Nanne & Ankie

Hosted by Bob Zentz

August 5, 2009

The Listening Room at Dockmaster's inside Waterside

7:00 PM -- Admission free!

 

During summer 2009, Nanne & Ankie, one of the Netherlands' premier folk duos, is touring the US with the Hudson Crew in commemoration of the voyage of Henry Hudson in 1609, supported by the Dutch Fund for Cultural Participation.

Nanne & Ankie have brought music and joy to audiences the world over for many years, and appeared at Norfolk Harborfest at OpSail 2000 with the Dutch group "Kat yn 't Seil."

Ankie van der Meer was born in 1959. Music was in her soul, if not practiced in her family, and at 14 she took up the guitar in order to accompany herself in song. In her late teens she was invited to join a Frisian folk group led by Nanne Kalma. That was the beginning of a life long career in music as well as a life long partnership with Nanne.

Nanne Kalma, born in 1949, grew up in Leeuwarden, the capital of the province of Friesland. After playing rock and roll for several years in the 1960s, his musical interests veered more toward a gentler, acoustic sound and the early 1970s found him performing folk music. He began setting lyrics of Frisian poets to music, expanding the repertoire of Dutch folk song. Ankie joined the group he had formed - Irolt - in the mid 70s and, as Irolt parted ways 11 years later, they formed Kat yn t Seil with Marita Kruijswijk and Marian Nesse.

Nanne & Ankie Official Website:  www.nanne-ankie.nl

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