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Act: Iris Penning

Verder dan vandaag

Iris Penning is a young Dutch singer and songwriter. She was a finalist of the music contest De Grote Prijs van Nederland, performed in the music temple Paradiso Amsterdam and participated in the travelling music festival De Popronde. Often cheerful, sometimes obscure, and above all with a focus on the lyrics - she is perhaps even more of a poet than a musician. For the TEDxAmsterdamED audience, she performed a soulful acoustic rendition of 'Verder dan vandaag'.

Act: CUT_ & Co

Improvisation on Bam Bam

For the closing act of the TEDxAmsterdamED 2016 event, the audience are first treated to a live rendition of 'Honey and Pearls' from the Amsterdam electronic music duo, CUT_. Then, to inspire the audience to keep innovating, CUT_ are joined onstage by Mark Dodsworth and classical percussionist Fabio Galeazzi for a improvised, rhythmic piece that easily gets the audience dancing and clapping along!

Jacquelien de Savornin Lohman

‘Faalkracht' (The Power of Failure)

Jacquelien is 82 years old. She has been a lawyer, a professor and a senator, but at a high age she embarked on a completely new career path: she became a performer. In this piece (in Dutch) she shares her story through song and dance and even gets the audience to sing along! What an inspiration!