Time and again, Nieuborg encountered that music in his vibrant home city, and he already drew attention to his fondness for that music as organizer of the Magia festival. Under the name Arp Frique, Nieuborg is now bringing his musical concoctions to the stage. He has gathered together a pool of musicians with roots all over the globe.

They include big names like Ed Motta, Orlando Julius, Americo Brito and Ronald Snijders. With a constantly changing band line-up and a preference for analogue retro sounds, Arp Frique jumps from disco to reggae and from afrobeat to funaná. With danceable funk as a solid foundation, a performance by Arp Frique & Family guarantees a steamy Rotterdam experience.