Closer - Senne Didderen, Ricky Sheridan Nainggolan & Adwoa Bobo

Closer originated in the troubled times of pandemic & lockdowns in 2020. For her choreography, filmed by Alessiò Reedijk due to the circumstances of theater closure, Heidi Vierthaler asked the 3rd year UC(jmd) students to make a song as a soundtrack to the film. Ricky Nainggolan came up with the lyrics, Adwoa Bobo with the composition and the song was created, supplemented with vocals by Senne Didderen. Originating at a time when keeping distance was forced to become a new norm, the song penetratingly expresses the need to be together.

Creators: Adwoa Bobo, Ricky Nainggolan

Performers: Adwoa Bobo, Ricky Nainggolan, Senne Didderen

About Adwoa Bobo:
Adwoa Bobo is a Folk and Soul Songwriter. After studying for four years at UC/JMD, they moved to London to further explore the musical world there. Adwoa Bobo writes about life from the perspective of a young queer Amsterdammer of color. With many influences from Country and Soul music, Tracy Chapman and Joan Armatrading are great role models for Adwoa Bobo. The pride with which they wear their colour, cross-genres, sexuality and artistry is a great inspiration for his music. Adwoa Bobo is a personal storyteller and therefore focuses on telling the most honest stories and experiences.

About Ricky:
Ricky belongs to the penultimate group of students of the Urban Contemporary (JMD) training, he graduated in 2021. During his internship year he danced with Conny Janssen Danst and in the following season worked at Sally Dansgroep Maastricht. He is now shifting his focus to further developing his own music and his longtime love, acting. In the fall of 2022 Ricky will be seen on the silver screen in the cinema.

About Senne:
Graduated from UC (JMD) in 2021, Senne is continuing to develop her musical talent. In 2021 she became the winner of the FunX Shaq's Lovesong Contest. She recently worked with Justin de Jager and can be seen in the music video ‘ Alleen in de pauze' by Typhoon.


Grote Zaal - starting time 19:30 hrs
Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond
Nes 45, Amsterdam

Dates and tickets:
Thursday 30 June
Friday 1 July
Saturday 2 July