Tuesday 3 October 2023
freedom issue
de Niemanders

The search for stories continues. This time in refugee asylums across the country.


Support the making of De Niemanders II πŸ’°

In 2019 and 2020, songwriters/musicians Rocco Ostermann and Wout Kemkens embarked on a journey as embedded musicians, searching for unique stories and musicians within prisons. This resulted in a successful album, a podcast series, videos, a series of columns, and live performances in clubs and prisons. In 2023, we’re hitting the road again. For De […]

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In 2019 and 2020, songwriters and musicians Rocco Ostermann and Wout Kemkens embarked on a captivating quest, visiting prisons in search of remarkable stories and talented musicians. Now, in 2023, we're back and hitting the road once again. This time, we are showing our faces in asylum centres across the country together with a third team member: producer Rick Wiegerinck.Β 

We defy creative limits, pushing the boundaries of artistic expression by exploring new methods, styles, and band compositions. We venture into diverse media forms, from newspapers to podcasts and even live music festivals. Our team has expanded, welcoming a podcast maker and editor into our band of nobodyers.Β 


LATEST NEWS: De Niemanders presents De Nacht van de Niemander

After the success of Donnerwetter Day, we, the creators of the annual high-energy art explosion, proudly announce our latest festival:De Nacht van de Niemander. This vibrant event will take place on Saturday, December 30, 2023, from 8 PM until late into the night at Luxor Live in Arnhem. It promises to be an unforgettable experience, […]

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Lotus can swim in the Water

by Mesude Feyza DinΓ§er Day and night, life and death. Every person used to look up at the sky as if there were no horizons. But then they would see the horizon, draw the line of their own infinity, and turn their backs to the sky. That’s what life meant for the little water lily. […]

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Work in progess…

Photographer Nurullah ‘Thori’ Akcan joined us during our sessions at the AZC this week, where he skillfully captured the hard work and creativity of individuals like Guy-El, Ramona, and others. Thori’s photos beautifully showcase the dedication and passion these participants put into their artistic endeavors, highlighting the vibrant creative energy that filled the room. Check […]

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De Gelderlander Interview!

Read the interview we did with the Dutch newspaper De Gelderlander about our new album De Niemanders II and all the other projects that we are working on! (Only in Dutch)

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JUST IN: Guy-El Mabiala released his first song ever!

Guy-El Mabiala, a fantastic human, musician and songwriter – who De Niemanders jammed, laughed and recorded with – just released his first song ever! He wrote and recorded this while he was living in asylum centers, there’s a full album coming named ‘Kimuntu.’ Unfortunately we can’t celebrate with him, because he has been expelled out […]

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