Van Esbroeck (1946-2007)
Dirk and his bombo legüero
(a creole Argentine instrument from the Spanish Conquista)
Raphaella & José in "La Guitarra"
& José (2005)
On May 23,
2007 Dirk Van Esbroeck passed away after a long illness and a courageous
He was a great artist and an exceptional human being, an example to many.
His friends-musicians wanted to honour Dirk on stage with this benefit
tour. The entire profit is for a good cause.
Encouraged by producer Pieter Andriessenin 2003, Dirk Van Esbroeck,
José Toral and Raphaella Smits combined their talents
and their three very different guitars. This mix of Raphaella's sensitive
classical sound, the passionate flamenco pulse
of José and the epic latino voice, guitar and
bombo of Dirk, made an unforgettable impression at the audiences.
Until 2006 they brought the succesful program La Guitarra
with compositions by De Falla, Garcia Lorca, Abel Fleury, Maria Luisa
Anido and many others. The songs and the poems, through the artists and
the instruments, recounted the stories of people and emotions ...
Raphaella will participate to hte tribute concerts in
Borgerhout and in Geel.
The Tribute concerts will give an overview of the many programs artistically
influenced by Dirk Van Esbroeck.
The participating artists are
Alfredo Marcucci, Bart Plouvier,
Carlos Diaz, Christel Borghlevens,
Daniela Rapan, Dree Peremans,
Filip Vermeert, Frans Ieven,
Fred Brouwers, Geert van Istendael,
Guido De Simpelaere, Jan De Smet,
Jan De Wilde, Johan DeBaedts,
Jokke Schreurs, Juan Masondo,
Koorzangers, Lieven Muësen,
Luc Tegenbos, Noortje Wiesbaumer,
Paul Bessemans, Paul Rans,
Peter Van Eyck, Raphaella Smits, Roman Korolik, Wiet Vandeleest
Dates and venues:
Saturday October 27 at 8:30 pm
De Roma Borgerhout,
reservations: 03 235 04 90.
Tuesday November 6 at 8 pm
reservations: 016 20 30 20.
Wednesday November 6 at 8 pm
reservations: 050 44 30 60.
Friday November 16 at 8:15 pm
CC De Werft Geel,
reservations: 014 56 66 66.