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while the wind howls _out now
"The wait is over, today is the day.
My EP ‘while the wind howls’ is out now everywhere. She is yours.
Four years have passed since writing the first melody of this body of music I’m releasing today. I can tell you that it is weird. To release songs into the world that I’ve been keeping close to my heart for so long. But I am so so so grateful and proud I can now finally share this album with you. She carries so much weight and lightness at the same time, that it’s really a release for me to set her free, see her fly.
“while the wind howls” is my ode to vulnerability, to strength, to holding on while letting go. She is my celebration of grief, my soldier of love. She is my honesty and my truth, and I’m so proud of myself I’m finally starting to embrace that."
Streaming now everywhere
14_7 releaseshow @cinetol
"I’m so thrilled to tell you that on July 14 I will play my first-ever releaseshow in the Cinetol in Amsterdam. I will be playing all songs of my (upcoming) EP ‘while the wind howls’ solo and might twirl around a pole while doing so.
Tickets are on sale now. Make sure to be there."
love remains _out now
"This is a song that became my anthem, my remedy, and I’m so happy to finally share it with you now.
‘Love remains’ describes the feeling of deep, true love in the midst of pain, grief and resentment. For months, I have been feeling sad, angry and anxious in a way I’ve never experienced before. Writing this song really felt like the light at the end of the tunnel. It gave me courage and strength to look beyond the pain.
And in that same way it is also a reminder for myself to focus on the things that matter in life. The things I want to add to this world, as an artist, as a lover, as a daughter, as a friend. I really hope you find comfort in this song too." Listen now
"A month ago I performed my new single ‘losing’ for the very first time, and in a very special way. Today I can finally share the footage with you… and I am so proud, I trained so hard for this.
Catch me poledancing in heels while using my loopstation by playing ‘losing’ live on guitar and vocals." Watch the full performance now
"Yesterday I played one of my unreleased songs + my poem ‘Sunken Knives’ at the opening of the ‘Mental Health Art Tour’ in Museum Van De Geest powered by Tamara Swart. And since Toine van Peperstraten was in the audience, I’m super excited to tell you that my first single ‘Week’ will be played on Radio Veronica today, Okt 8, between 14:00-15:00! Make sure to tune in! Love!" Check out Anna Joan's socials to see what Toine van Peperstraten had to say...
watch moffenmeid online
"In these strange times, I have a really nice surprise for everyone. Despite the fact that a lot of performances have been cancelled for the upcoming months, I am beyond happy that I can now share the following; The shortfilm ‘MOFFENMEID’ by Raymon Hilkman, that was supposed to play at the Go Short Filmfestival, is NOW available ONLINE! Go and stream this beautiful movie and help us to kom de winter door. Hope you’re all good, stay safe.
"Made my self portrait come to life in my first merch item ever!! The AJ totey 🤍 Make sure to cop one, it brings happiness, fortune and luck in love while wearing it!!! And you can fit a Ukelele in there ☁️
Find them on my bandcamp page or click to 'buy'. I also sell them at shows :> Lots of love! <3"
"Last Friday I played the release-show of my new EP "while the wind howls" at Cinetol Amsterdam. And what a night it was! Thank you all so much for being there, for listening and for singing along with me. It was such an extremely special, fun(!!!) and liberating night. <3
“while the wind howls” has now been released into the world aaaah!"
a small light
"Today I can finally tell you that I am a part of the cast of ‘A Small Light’ by Disney+ and National Geographic.
A series that tells the story of Miep Gies, a woman who risked her life to shelter Anne Frank’s family during WWII.
I play the part of Sophie, a girl who survived Auschwitz, and meets Jan Gies, played by Joe Cole.
In a time like this where antisemitism only seems to grow, I’m very grateful to be a small part of a series that showcases bravery, kindness and love against hate.
Watch 'A Small Light' now on Disney+, NatgeoTV or Hulu. Find me in the final episode."
best musical award
"Last week Rocky Horror Show WON the award for best musical at the Musical Awards Gala. So proud of the amazing cast and crew. And more good news; we’ll be back!! During the Gay Pride, from July 26-31, in DeLaMar, Amsterdam. Make sure to be there, because these will be our last… Click MORE for tickets
best movie award
Moffenmeid (La Tondue) by Raymon Hilkman has been awarded BEST MOVIE at the ‘International festival du film d’histoire’ in Montreal, Canada!!
The jury described Moffenmeid this way.
"Served by the finesse of the actors’ play as well as by a subtle soundtrack, the film shifts the tension of this tragic moment in history by questioning the tearing of a mother and her daughter, humiliated by the inhabitants of the neighborhood for having linked up with a German soldier during the Second World War. For the originality of its point of view, as well as for its sobriety and the efficiency of silences, the award for best short film is awarded to La Tondue (Moffenmeid) by Raymon Hilkman (Netherlands)"
"Last Saturday, during the VERS Film Awards in Amsterdam, the movie ‘Moffenmeid’ by Raymon Hilkman WON the Audience Award!!! There’s no bigger reward then getting rewarded by the audience. It was an absolute dream to play this part and to work together with so many inspiring people on a story that needed to be told. Thank you all"
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