Hassie studied Drums on the Royal Conservatoire Amsterdam and Rotterdam (1987-1991).
During the nineties a study Cultural Anthropology broadend his ideas about music,
and the social, cultural and medicinal functions of it in various society’s
(University of Amsterdam).
After finishing a fieldwork (research) period in Guinee (West Africa),
Hassie continued to devote his life to live performing and teaching music (Rhythm&Groove).
Some intense years of international touring followed
(Europa, US, Africa, Syria, Jordania, Tunis, India). Playing bass guitar and al kinds of African instruments in different style groups and projects such as: Zuco 103 (brasilectro), Tarhana (soefi beats & anatolien melodies), Sinas (global dancefloor funk) and Nusodia (Burkina Faso music).
It is the stream of positive vibration,
and the encouragement of the audience to actively anticipate
(sing along, clap and dance),
that makes Hassie Dune the (+) vibe performerhe now is.
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)
Couple Positive (+)
the positive effect of live performing and the power of sound 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 Couple Positive.
What makes Couple Positive even more 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), or as a trio.(featuring Indian singer Sandhya Sanjana or sax and flute player Wouter Schueler)
Also do we collaborate with other groups and collectives. For instance with Nusodia (Burkina Faso) and with The Elements (a fantastic team of 10 musicians with all complete different backgrounds that intuitively performs & jam).
!!! Find out about our musical adventures & collaborations by clickin’ the Menu-tab “Performance Options”
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: