We partnered up with the team from Nique la Radio to create three special episodes of Faya, a podcast travelling across dancefloors all around the world. This second episode takes us to the Netherlands and its musical scene born out of the cultural influences of Suriname, South-America, the Caribbean and North Africa.

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Author: Nique la Radio

Photo Credit: Pip Den Haag

Faya is a podcast series focused on the emerging scenes and dancefloors all around the world. All the while heir team, composed of Renaud Fulloption (Journalist), Malo Williams (Sound director) and Christophe Payet (Journalist).

Through research, they are able to investigate the social impact of musical phenomenons, while also providing insight as to why these movements where born at a specific place and time.

Afro-Dutch Scene

Afro Dutch is a contemporary musical genre born in the Netherlands and derived from hip hop, bubbling* and moombathon*, in which cultural elements originating from South America, the Caribbean, the Sub Saharian region and North Africa are merged. These musical genres are supported by the diasporic communities of Suriname, Curaçao, Aruba, Bonaire now living in the Netherlands.

Featured in the playlists of clubs, festival and fashion shows, Afro Dutch music is in effect a product of a crossbreeding exclusive to the Netherland’s scene, a testament to the cultural wealth of the country and its people. Listen to a few extract of these genres, and a description of the genre’s sonic DNA below.

Next, Faya will investigate the emerging scenes of Spain. The next episode will be available in January. You can check out the first episode, focused on the queer electronic scene of Poland here.

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Bubbling: A dutch import. This musical genre was popularized by DJ Moortje in the 80s. Most of the time, its ingredients are frantic dancehall and Dutch rave music. Details of the birth of this genre are explained in this podcast.

Moombathon: A genre derived from bubbling. Details of the birth of this genre are explained in this podcast.

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