It was a hot month July … fortunately there were cool moments as well!
Rotterdam was breathing jazz with the North Sea Jazz Festival and all kind of spillover events like the concerts at Dizzy, Floor or Prachtig. I liked very much the Brazilian-jazz concert in Doelen, with the Portuguese singer Magda Mendes. She started in her tiptoes but got more expansive as more people started entering the room. Yet, the absolute jazz related highlight was the 5-dinner-course jazz concert at Eendracht. What can I say? There were really moments of perfection: The complicity of Dana, Johan and Thomas, Pepijn’s menu, the blue notes, her voice, her presence … the Calabria’s glass as preface and that white-chocolate dessert … a ‘desiderio di morte’!
“We cannot resist to a old wine, neither to a new idea” is the motto of ‘Fatias de Ca’,
the Theater’s company of my home-city (at least for 18 years …) Tomar, in Portugal. Even there Holland insisted to be with me, as the play showing was the ‘Girl with the Pearl Earring’ depicting scenes of Vermeer’s life. As many of the Fatias de Ca’ plays, this one took place in our World’s Heritage ‘Convento de Cristo’ ( Convent of Christ) in our castle, originally from the Knights of the Temple.
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