Festivalhart de Proeftuin

Hejre Kati

Top five-piece ensemble plays balkan & klezmer music

19:00 - 21:00 Living Lab Stage
19:00 - 21:00 Living Lab Stage

One day father Mulder came home with a gramophone and Bakelite records of His Master's Voice from his grandmother's furniture. The young Jaap Mulder was enchanted by the exotic sounds on one of the discs and played the record gray. It turned out to be the start of his love for Eastern European music and a long career in Balkan and klezmer music.

Only during the filming of the television documentary Romania, Romania commissioned by Omrop Fryslân (2017) and broadcast on NPO2, did Jaap Mulder realize that the illustrious record involved the song "Hejre Kati.

Jaap Mulder was frontman and clarinetist of klezmer band Di Gojim for over thirty years. He quit the band in 2022, grateful for all the musical adventures and motivated to pursue other paths. He comes to the Oranjewoud festival with his new band Hejre Kati - Balkan klezmer band. Mulder has gathered a number of top musicians around him. Aldert Prast on accordion, René Gosse on tupan, Balder ten Cate on cymbalom and musical companion of the first hour Tseard Nauta (co-founder of Di Gojim) on double bass.

The band pays tribute to Hejre Kati, beautiful Katalin, and gets the blood flowing faster with Slavic sounds, hot-blooded Balkan rhythms and melancholy klezmer.



Traditional klezmer, Balkan, Yiddish, Sephardic and gypsy music

Break 7:45-8:15 p.m.

Players Hejre Kati

Jaap Mulder, clarinet/saxophone/vocals

Aldert Prast, accordion

Tseard Nauta, double bass/guitar/mulit instrumentalist

Balder ten Cate, cimbalon/multi-instrumentalist

René Gosse, tupan

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Oranjewoud Festival is a low-threshold, multifaceted and stimulating music festival in the fairytale parkland of Oranjewoud near Heerenveen (Friesland) | May 30 to June 2, 2024

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