Thursday 19 September

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Welcome To Detroit

Autumn Residency curated by Nello Biasini



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Autumn is here, time to turn over a new leaf. A new BIRDsessions residency will help us do just that. Grab your passport, tour guide Nello Biasini takes you on a musical trip of the world. We start in New Orleans, transfer in London, go back to Detroit and finish in our hometown of Rotterdam.


We’re going back across the pond (don’t worry, the trip’s free)! Prepare for landing in Detroit, Michigan. As the hometown of J Dilla, it was something ‘that needed to be done’ according to Nello: there’s a reason the hip hop producer is considered to be one of the most influential hip hop artists of all times. And there’s no denying that either, considering collaborations with A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Erykah Badu, The Pharcyde and Common, to name just a few! Be ready for a live homage to the music of J Dilla, among others, soaked with Nello’s own signature sound.


Anton De Bruin: keys
t.b.a.: bass
Simone Cesarini: guitar
Alessandro Russo: sax
Nello Biasini: drums & session leader

Autumn Residency Curated by Nello Biasini

Nello’s project for the Autumn Residency is called ‘Welcome To…’. He gets the inspiration for the sessions from his own status as global citizen.

Do you also love (musical) trips? Good. That means we’ll see you – every – Thursday in BIRD, and don’t forget your instruments! These are next:


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