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NEDERLANDSE
VERSIE

DVEDirk Van Esbroeck (1946-2007)

Dirk and his bombo legüero (a creole Argentine instrument from the Spanish Conquista)

Dirk, Raphaella & José in "La Guitarra"

Dirk, Raphaella & José (2005)

TRIBUTE CONCERTS
DIRK VAN ESBROECK

On May 23, 2007 Dirk Van Esbroeck passed away after a long illness and a courageous fight.
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
and Wigbert.

Dates and venues:

Saturday October 27 at 8:30 pm
De Roma Borgerhout,

reservations: 03 235 04 90.

Tuesday November 6 at 8 pm
30CC/Stadsschouwburg Leuven,

reservations: 016 20 30 20.

Wednesday November 6 at 8 pm
Stadsschouwburg Brugge,

reservations: 050 44 30 60.

Friday November 16 at 8:15 pm
CC De Werft Geel,

reservations: 014 56 66 66.


De Roma OCT 27, 2007
De Roma
Turnhoutsebn 286
2140 Borgerhout
De Werft NOV 16, 2007
De Werft
Werft 20
2440 Geel

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