BIMHUIS Amsterdam20 Oct 2018 - Mela Marie Spaemann | NES - BIMHUIS Amsterdam
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Cello Biennale CELLOFEST

Mela Marie Spaemann | NES

A wonderful evening with two singing cellists: first ‘one-woman band’ Mela Marie Spaemann, and then Nesrine Belmokh with her trio NES, featuring cello and percussion.

Mela Marie Spaemann

German cellist Mela Marie Spaemann writes and performs intimate pop songs that stick to the mind long after they’ve ended. A young top talent, she studies with the best pedagogues, is winning prizes, en gets opportunities to perform as a soloist with various European orchestras. But in addition to that, Mela, her cello, and her loopstation make a one-woman band. She presents her own songs in a dreamy style, combining jazz, soul, and a touch of classical music.


NES is the Spanish-French jazz-blues formation of singer and cellist Nesrine Belmokh, cellist Matthieu Saglio, and percussionist David Gadea.
Nesrine sings like a combination of Billie Holiday, Fairuz, and Caro Emerald, and plays the cello fantastically. As the singer, Nesrine is the frontlady of the band. She leaves most cello playing to French cellist Matthieu Saglio, who effortlessly assumes the role of rhythm guitarist, lead guitarist, or bass – and sometimes all three at the same time. David Gadea is the percussionist every band wishes for. Added to that is the finishing touch of Nesrine’s beautiful cello sounds.

MELA MARIE SPAEMANN: Mela Marie Spaemann cello/voice

NES: Nesrine Belmokh cello/voice, Matthieu Saglio cello/sampler, David Gadea percussion

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CELLOFEST is a new part of the Cello Biennale, set up in collaboration with the BIMHUIS: eight evenings featuring the most interesting music & performances from the worldwide cello underground. Every night a double bill: two concerts for the price of one. A wide range of cellists pass by, with influences from all corners of the world: cello-playing techies, loop station artists, singer-songwriters, jazz and pop musicians, improvisers and video and performance artists. During CELLOFEST you will discover everything the cello has to offer.

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