Bastiaan Springer

(Amsterdam, 1952) has been a passionate lover of world music since 1984. He compiles the music for the Dutch Radio 5 programme Dichtbij Nederland (Close to the Netherlands) while also puts together and presents a monthly programme on Concertzender (Concert Radio) also in the Netherlands which focuses on African music. He writes about world music for several Dutch magazines and sites. His articles are also published in fRoots and Songlines and on the Afropop Worldwide site. Springer occasionally transforms into Dj Mombasa, playing danceable world music at parties, festival and concerts. His interests and knowledge range from Malian and Malaysian music to Brazilian baile funk, from Ethiopian jazz to Colombian cumbia.