Organisation

Here you can find all the info about Stichting Motel Mozaïque, including ANBI status and our team. Feel free to get in touch if you have more questions.

P.O. Box

Stichting Motel Mozaïque
P.O. Box 32
3000 AA Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Office

Schiekade 189 (Schieblock, Unit 404)
3013 BR Rotterdam

Board Members

Irma Benliyan – Secretary
Bjorn Schipper – Treasurer
Stephanie Afrifa
Bente Spigt
Bert de Rooij
Roberto van Gurp

ANBI

Stichting Motel Mozaïque has the ANBI-status

More info:
ANBI info
Meerjarenbeleidsplan 2021-2024
Meerjarenbeleidsplan 2025-2028
Jaarverslag 2023
Beloningsbeleid
Handboek Sociale Veiligheid Motel Mozaïque

Core Team

Head of Production

Head of Program

Fela Kuti – Expensive Shit

The closest we can get to time travel is music, in my opinion. You can listen to a tune or a record and be pulled back into a time where you listened to that same song. Vague memories can become almost tangible. The same happens to me everytime I listen to Fela Kuti’s Expensive Shit. Whenever I hear this song, I am back on the backseat of a car, driving in the Go Slow in Lagos, Nigeria. 

Founder & Programmer

David Byrne & Brian Eno – My Life In A Bush Of Ghosts

Incredibly groovy album made by David Byrne (Talking Heads) and Brian Eno. The first collaboration between these two musicians, who also excel in many others art disciplines. This album is super funky, experimental, tribal, danceable, meditative at times, full of tape manipulations and samples. You hear a Lebanese mountains singer, electronica, preachers, exorcism ceremonies, Egyptian pop. Listen to the track The Jezebel Spirit!

Head of Marketing & Communications

Sun Ra – Singles

It’s in the costumes, artwork, song titles, cinematic music and sounds. The multi-disciplinary elements and influences that are still visionary today, taking you on a crazy trip around the moon. A true MOMO spirit, I love it!

General Director

Nina Simone – Silk & Soul

You will recognise her voice from thousands, her music is timeless, her lyrics are spot on and yet always seem open to multiple interpretations. Because of this, her work remains a voyage of discovery for me, and I can’t get enough of it. Her life was a struggle, and you can hear that in her music. I have deep admiration for how she was able to translate that struggle into such beautiful and pleasant music.

Program & Production MOMO Festival

Program team: Bart Huiskens, Bas Jansen, Bethany Amber Andrzejak, Ezgi Aktug, Michelle Witvoet, Oskar Strajn, Sheree Lenting.

Production team: Dennis Koster, Fee van Gils, Ivo Gort, Katrien Karimoen, Defne Yalman, Pawel Adametz, Rogier van Liempt.

MOMO Young Talents Club

The Young Talents Club is an annual program in which young talents aged between 18-28 years fully participate in our team. For the selection we do not look at educational background, but only at the motivation of the talents. We examine per person what will be the most interesting track, within which department and with what goals and objectives. We also organise master classes for this club, and have regular check-in time for coaching and mentoring. In return, the talents share their vision and expertise with our team, and collaborate where necessary.

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YTC 2023/2024

Orchestra Baobab – Pirates Choice

I recently discovered Orchestra Baobab’s “Pirates Choice,” and it instantly resonated with my soul, uplifting with its seamless blend of Senegalese Afro-Cuban rhythms and jazz. The warm analog sound enhances the authenticity, creating a rich, culturally immersive experience. This album isn’t just music; it’s a celebration of diversity and creativity, reflecting the enduring power of music to inspire and connect. It’s a soulful choice for my collection.

Skee Mask – ISS009

This record is an absolute masterclass in contemporary electronic music production. Skee Mask’s stylish sampling, unmatched drum grooves, and studious sound design reaffirm his legendary status in the canon of electronica. This specific record, the 9th installment in an EP series with German label Ilian Tape, highlights his versatility with 4 tracks that can both ignite a club or provide the soundtrack to a solitary journey. Additionally, I chose this record because Skee Mask serves as my personal role model as a musician, embodying the highest achievable form of unapologetic musical expression.

Bettie Serveert – Palomine

When I was 14 I found Palomine in my parents’ CD collection and snuck it into my room. I grew to really love it and related especially to ‘Tomboy.’ One time as I was playing it my dad walked past and recognised it: “This song always reminds me of your mom.” A week after my 21st birthday my mom and I saw them perform it live for the Palomine 30 year anniversary tour – it was beautiful.

Yussef Kamaal – Black Focus.

If I could hear one song for the first time again it would have to be Strings of Light from this album. Hearing this song and album opened a door to a whole new world of music for me. It felt like this was the sound and style I’d been craving without knowing it existed. Also, to connect it to MOMO, I discovered this festival because Yussef Dayes was on the line-up, so he might be the reason I’m here today.