Laura D. Rhyme

Pre-sale 10,00
At the door 15,00
(+ €1 service fee)

Date Friday 11 November, 2022
Start 21:00
Doors open 20:00

The soul/r&b singer Laura D.Rhyme will perform with her band on November 11th on Saturday with a unique concert on the stage of Grounds.

The name of the show, ‘Rotterdam Urban Sound’, points to a lot of different urban music that Rotterdam has to offer, which is also often heard on urban Rotterdam radio stations. The original studio productions are transformed by Laura’s band of 5, into an amazing ‘live’ performance. The songs that are specifically written for this show will appear on her new album, which will be released soon.

Laura D.Rhyme is a singer, songwriter and producer. She was born in Amsterdam where she performed from a young age with soul, afro, Caribbean and reggae musicians. She moved to Rotterdam to follow an education in music in order to develop herself in the field of composing. Though her speciality is r&b, in her productions she mixes that style with reggaeton, zouk and hip hop beats. She has toured with soul/r&b bands through South America and Asia. In short, this unique vocalist should not be missed out on!

Mr. Carty is a reggaeton/dancehall singer, rapper, and songwriter. Born in St. Eustatius, but moved to Rotterdam at the age of 21. He writes his own music and has released several albums in cooperation with various other rappers and DJs from his scene. he works together with top DJs Dyna, Sunnery James & Marciano and has done concerts with DJ Senzy.

The guitarist Ruben Semmoh was born in Paramaribo, Suriname. He plays in various bands from the Surinamese kaseko and is an overall gifted jazz guitarist. He has played with American legend Philly Joe Jones and accompanied artists like Dee Daniels and Roy Cambell. Besides being the guitarist for Laura D.Rhyme, he is also the frontman of the Afrocarib ensemble.

Bassist Eugéne Figueira was born in Spain and raised in Rotterdam. His musical roots are R&B, soul and reggae. He played in several bands like Jah Reflection with whom he performed at Parkpop and other festivals. Besides his reggae performances and his concerts with Laura  D.Rhyme, he produces and has his own studio ‘Xenxo’.

Keyboardist Lemuel Dasburg also has Surinamese roots. He played with many kaseko bands. Furthermore, he was the keyboardist of the Surinamese reggae/rap legend Papa Touwtje. From an early age, he was a true lover of reggae and he could be seen on many reggae stages and festivals. He also focuses on R&B and hip hop/trap and produces for various artists in the contemporary urban scene.

Drummer, sound engineer and producer Javier Figueira has Surinamese and Spanish roots and lives in Rotterdam. His speciality is hip hop/r&b and pop-rock. Besides the band of Laura D.Rhyme, he gives concerts with hip hop/rapper Steev and with the pop band Leoparte, which mixes ska, afrobeat and Latin beats.

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