Inden SPOT Festival 2018 introducerer vi dig til flere af de internationale branchepersoner, som har bekræftet deres deltagelse på årets SPOT Festival. Her kan du møde Jacob Hagelaars fra den hollandske festival Le Guess Who?
Du kan møde alle MXD’s internationale gæster til MXD’s Superbowl, vores årlige SPOT networking-arrangement mellem den internationale og danske musikbranche, som finder sted lørdag d. 12/5 i Aarhus Bowlinghal.
Name: Jacob Hagelaars
Company: Le Guess Who?
Based in: The Netherlands
Can you tell us a bit about the company’s history and its roster? Le Guess Who? Festival has a strong focus on representing the underrepresented as we believe that there is much more worthwhile around that has not or rarely been represented in our (western) world. We like to showcase the other story that has not or rarely been told. We have been privileged to be able to present artists like Selda Bagcan, Alanis Obomsawin, Elza Soares, Patty Waters, Annette Peacock, Pharoah Sanders, the Alice Coltrane Sai Anantam Ashram Singers, Linda Sharrock, Les Amazones d’Afrique, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Sun Ra Arkestra and so many other incredible artists at our festival.
Apart from that, we work with several curators each year, who present a program within the festival. Over the last couple years, artists like Savages, Sunn O))), Julia Holter, SUUNS, Jerusalem in My Heart, Grouper, Han Bennink, Perfume Genius, Shabazz Palaces, and several others have been invited as curators.
What are your favourite Danish acts? Iceage & Efterklang
Best show you’ve ever seen hands down? There’s too many! Sufjan Stevens in 2010, D’Angelo in 2015, Alanis Obomsawin in 2017, and so much more.