Todays instrument of choice is the N’goni (West-African harp)
with its sweet natural sound.
By transforming this gentle sound with the use of all kinds of effects, a “colourful” palette of musical frequencies can be created, that help Hassie to fully express his musical ideas and feelings.
Loops and Samples are also part of the work equipment. Rhythms and Soundscapes, that give a perfect foundation to groove on, and make happy inspiring tunes and tones.
Other instruments that are used in performances (depending on the project) are:
the Scruti box (india) in combination with Voice andSoundbawls,
all kinds of drums and percussion like the Krin (split drum), Bolon (bass kalabas), Doundoun bassdrums, and divers shakers, bells and flutes.
(and in some cases Drumkit & Bassguitar will even show up)
Various bands & projects thrive at the moment:
Trio Bamoné (world music), Nusodia (Burkina), Furaké (Malinke inspired music), Bumba (Brasil) and the Elements (a fantastic team of 10 musicians with all complete different backgrounds performs & jam instantly).
The groups on which Hassie focussed most are Couple Positive (+)
and Bandgladesh. Both groups focussing on the positive effect of live performing and the power of sound.
A performance, that captures present-day ceremonial reality in sound and combines this with authentic visual projections.
A unique show, often performed in their own unique inflatable “Bubble”.
Concerts have been performed in Holland (o.a. Tropenmuseum-Amsterdam, Ruigoord landjuweel, Natural high community)
as well as in Hungary (o.a. Ozora, Babel fest.) Austria (Griasdi fest.) and Spain-Murcia (Re-genaration fest.)
Couple Positive (+)
It is the stream of positive vibration,
and the encouragement of the audience to actively anticipate (sing along, clap and dance), that is the main focus of this Positive Couple.
What makes this duo project special, is the fact that collaboration and Meet-Ups with other artists are part of the plan.
We play for instance as a duo (Hassie & Ania), as a trio (featuring Indian singer Sandhya Sanjana), as a quartet (including poet & singer Mees).
But also do we perform as a double Duo with French/English couple “The Other World”.
Find out about our collaborations by clickin’ the Menu-tab “Performance Options”
stay updated with us on our Couple(+) facebook page
It is in the last years, that a great interest in the healing possibilities of Sound Frequency, has come to the foreground.
Music/Sound used as a tool, to harmonize blocked energy (in body and mind).
Since 2015 workshops-sessions started under the name “Frequency Awareness”.
A format in which Hassie helps people to rediscover their own potential and healing capability’s, with the help of sound, music and movement. N’goni (African Harp), Scruti box (Indian-harmonium), Voice-humming.
Sessions are taking place at unregular moments though. Keep yourself posted at: