Sun 01 May, 16:00 – UartM #8 – Marco Santos & Friends


01 May 2022
Starts: 16:00
Door open: 15:30

Op voorraad


The show starts out experimental, with Marco Santos and bandoneon player Martin Sued, but as the band grows, the atmosphere changes.

Cape Verdean rhythms and the stirring vocals of Mola Sylla and the driving drums of bandleader Marco Santos turn the hall into one big dance party.
Mola Sylla comes from Senegal but has lived in Amsterdam for almost 30 years. He has one of the most powerful African voices of the moment and plays traditional African instruments like the m’bira (thumb piano) and kongoma (African lute). He performs with artists all over the world and in the Netherlands he often works with jazz musician Ernst Reijseger.

Throughout the years of his career, the Portuguese musician Marco Santos, got inspired by different cultures and many collaborations with multicultural and multidisciplinary artists all over the world. As been his mission sharing his passion for art.

As previous editions Marco Santos invites on stage several artistic friends to be part of the United Art Movement. With different backgrounds and nationalities creating a magical evening embracing multiple art disciplines encountering’s, rhythmical conversations, musical improvisations, dancing, visual arts, body percussion, new compositions & traditional music from different roots.

– Mola Sylla (Senegal)
– Martin Sued (Argentina)
– Paulo Bouwman (Cape Verde / Holland)
– Eva La Voix (Holland)
– Marco Santos (Portugal)

About UartM
United Art Movement started in 2015 as Marco Santos & Friends by an Invitation from Majel Blonden (Director of Paard, Den Haag) and Henk Koolen (Programmer) to Marco Santos to host an evening after the release of his album “Ode Portrait”.
The invitation was to host an evening at Paard presenting Santos music and bringing some musical friends, since then and without expectations 7 amazing editions were successfully made.
The  stage gets full with musicians from different music styles, who came from different countries and cultures together with visual artists, photographers and other art forms. Santos desire was and is to unite people true art and bring consciousness to the public and to make them part of connection and movement.

Ever since I remember, music always had a strong impact on me. Devoting myself to it was the simplest way to find the best of myself in life. Over the years developing my musical experience, I played with many great musicians in a wide range of musical scenes and allways attempting to share my message to the world where i see music as one of the most powerful “tools” in order to unify people.

This is the core that makes me organize this event every year!

UartM – Stands for United art Movement and at the same time stands for U – you | art | M -me

As many philosophers mentioned before, Art is a basic need for the development of Human kind and as well for the union of it.