Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization

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The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) is an international, nonviolent, and democratic membership organisation. Its members are indigenous peoples, minorities, and unrecognised or occupied territories who have joined together to protect and promote their human and cultural rights, to preserve their environments, and to find nonviolent solutions to conflicts which affect them. Although the [...] Continue Reading

Pakhuis de Zwijger

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Pakhuis de Zwijger is a unique cultural organisation which opened its doors in 2006 and has grown to be an independent platform for and by the city of Amsterdam and its inhabitants. Pakhuis de Zwijger celebrates its tenth birthday. It started with a dream, sprung from Cultuurfabriek and the directorship of Over het IJ Festival [...] Continue Reading

Tomas Fris

BeatuniQue, a freestyle percussionist, hang player and music connoisseur from / based in Amsterdam. His focus goes out to improvisation inside and around various genres of (electronic) music. Collaborating with unique musicians, dj’s and producers, both live and in studio.

With the projects ”BeatuniQue Connection / Oase / Fata Morgana he aims to initiate & (co-) create and stimulate highly enjoyable connecting effects between musicians, artists, free spirits and people who are open for unique blends in vibes, sounds, events & art projects.

The reason why humans are so attracted/drawn to rhythm has *everything* to do with our heartbeat: the basic rhythm of life… Without that beat there is no life.. Everyone has their own unique beat pumping and that is the essence of where the name BeatuniQue comes from.

BeatuniQue has the ambition & vision to stimulate and support the people to get more in tune with their own unique heartbeat. Closer to the feeling, further away from thinking…Using rhythmic instruments like world percussion & handpans, improvising around (electronic) music . Jamming his way trough life, collaborating with DJ’s, musicians and performers of any kind…

Lies Beijerinck

Lies Beijerinck, a.k.a. ‘Didge-mother of Holland’, plays the didgeridoo since 1993. Although classically trained in harp and cello, Lies developed her own style busking on the streets, and was soon discovered by the Amsterdam dance scene, subsequently playing with DJ Tiësto in front of 25,000 people.

Lies is known for her powerful percussive style and clear harmonics, and is one of the finest exponents of the didgeridoo in the world.

Many times Lies was in Australia, but in 2000 she was invited to the ‘Garma festival’. Garma is a festival by Aboriginal people for non-Aboriginal people. The non-Aboriginal people are invited by Aboriginal people to stay at a place in the North-East Arnhemland. The Aboriginal people share their customs, knowledge and cultural history!

Lies attended the Yidaki masterclass by Djalu Gurruwiwi as the first woman at this festival. And was blessed by this amazing csutodian of this instrument, and was given a powerful yidaki! Subsequently opening the doors to traditional playing for women.

Pllek

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Pllek is an open-minded, surprising, warm and creative cultural hang-out that focuses on healthy living and sustainability. Pllek serves honest food – mostly organic – and cooks up an inspiring mix of music, movies, exhibitions, workshops, yoga, events for kids, mini-festivals and much more. Our programming is always focused on interconnection, (cultural) awareness and our shared world. [...] Continue Reading

Algunas mujeres guerrilleras observan atentas desde una casa cercana el ecuentro deportivo entre las FARC y los civiles. Foto: Federico Rios

Native Agency

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Native is an agency focused on Latin American and African visual talent. It seeks to empower underrepresented photojournalists and visual storytellers and connect them to a global audience. While huge strides have been made by Latin American & African visual journalists to break into the– what still is an all western and male –industry. Storytellers [...] Continue Reading

Ronald Duikersloot

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Ronald Duikersloot (1979) is a classic example of a versatile contemporary artist with a socio-critical worldview. From professional graffiti artist, idealist, robot designer to flamethrower performer as DE WILDLASSER on alternative festivals, the concepts of Duikersloot are mainly ironic and something to remember. His motto is: Rule # 1: “There are no rules!” He’s shown [...] Continue Reading

Fern

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Fern is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) and a Dutch Stichting created in 1995 to keep track of the European Union’s involvement in forests and coordinate NGO activities at the European level. Our work centres on forests and forest peoples’ rights and the issues that affect them such as trade and investment and climate change. All [...] Continue Reading

Let’s Explore Magazine

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Let’s Explore is a platform of curated inspiration; exploring the inspiring stories and travels of people who then create quality brands, products, food, magazines and design. Not interested in the marketing pitch, but rather in the ‘why’. The Online Features are medium-length magazine reviews, photo essay’s, written essay’s, interviews and stories. This medium-form content is [...] Continue Reading

Indigenous Movement

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Indigenous Movement consults and informs from an Indigenous perspective, which often differs from a western worldview. We aim to foster the creation of new solutions and alternatives to global Indigenous issues, including sustainable economic development and climate change, always with respect to nature, dignity, and collective rights.  Our vision is to create a world in [...] Continue Reading

Jimmy Nelson Foundation

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Jimmy Nelson (UK, 1967) started working as a photographer in 1987. Having spent 10 years at a Jesuit boarding school in the North of England, he set off on his own to traverse the length of Tibet on foot (1985). The journey lasted a year and upon his return his unique visual diary, featuring revealing images of a previously inaccessible Tibet, was published to wide international acclaim. Continue Reading