23.20 - 23.50 | Rode Zaal
The undisputed queen of a new generation of protest singers: the Dutch smartlap is alive and kicking. Dutch folk singer Sophie Straat grew up in Amsterdam's Pijp district in the late 1990s and writes about social and societal ills.
Sophie Straat experienced a lightning start to her career. She won an Edison in the 'Dutch' category for her debut EP 'T is niet mijn schuld. With Tweede Kamer, she had a festival summer hit together with Goldband, she played with André Hazes at the Ziggo Dome and her life songs have since then collected more than 4.5 million streams.
Sophie Straat has played at festivals from Oerol to Best Kept Secret and from Wildeburg to Lowlands. The single Mannen is perhaps her most traditional-sounding smartlap to date; full of barrel organs, harmoniums, accordions, mellotron orchestras and a real male choir.
The underlying message, however, is far from traditional. In Mannen, she sings about a patriarchy that is still alive and well in 2022. Illustrative is her debut album Smartlap Is Niet Dood, on which content and music sound more urgent than ever.
In March she gave a concert in Doornroosje, that was completely sold out.
This concert is part of Radboud Sounds. The festival where science meets music with lectures, dance, live music and more on Friday 12 May 2023 in Doornroosje, Nijmegen. Come and celebrate Radboud University’s 100th anniversary. Radboud University scientists from various disciplines shed their light on music and science. Come and listen, dance, enjoy and sharpen your mind on the effect of music. Compose your own program and see the world of music from a different viewpoint.