ECHOES OF A PILGRIM at Zuiderpark Theater in The Hague

20th & 21st August.

The Zuiderparktheater will transform into a open air music venue with poetic influences during Echoes of a Pilgrim. Be prepared for a loaded program of music and culinary delights. Expect an exciting mix of Afrobeat, funk, reggae, hip hop, world music, jazz, indie, spoken word and beyond. After a successful start in Rotterdam, the organizer Grounds will host an edition in The Hague in cooperation with the open air Zuiderparktheater.

Echoes of a Pilgrim is an acknowledgement of a period in history.  A period 400 years ago when the ‘Pilgrim Fathers’ set sail from the Netherlands en route to what is now called America to create the so-called ‘free world’. This voyage resulted in the loss of life of millions of the indigenous peoples of that land, and the enslavement and transportation of Africans to build this new world empire, not without the further loss of countless lives. This was indeed a brutal chapter in history and we still feel and hear the echoes to this day. We will return to the roots of our history with an open spirit and fresh perspective and from there we will continue to move on towards a brighter future together”.

Grounds Rotterdam is a multi-awarded venue for eclectic music from around the world. Curated by Hanyo van Oosterom who worked for Grounds, Jazzcafe Dizzy, Nacht van de Kaap, Liberation Festival Rotterdam, Camping Rotterdam, Numoon Festival, Robodock Rotterdam, Singasong, A Revolution in B-Minor, Rotterdam Import, Worldport Jazz Festival before.

The concerts will take place in open air for a maximum of 280 adults. During the show, visitors have to be seated with 1.5 m distance in between. The venue has signed one way direction walking paths and at the gate an health check is permitted. A negative PCR test or proof of vaccination isn’t necessary to visit the theatre.

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