The Shah of Holland transcends ethnic boundaries (sold out!)

Music & storytelling | € 12,50 | PAARD | November 21, 2021 | 16.00 | English spoken | buy tickets with promo code: SHAH21 | show your valid QR code + ID

Take this opportunity to experience this performance for a student price. Let Shah take you into the scents and colors that can be tasted in his stories as a child in an Afghan house with a Dutch view.

Western x Eastern

The Shah of Holland is about a child in an Afghan house who lives in the Netherlands. Through his personal stories and authentic entertainment, Shah discusses current and high-profile themes on stage. In doing so, he provides insight into the cultural challenges between Western and Eastern ideals within Dutch society. The magical musical exchange between the Guitar and the Rubab brings the performance to a fairytale-like experience.

Dutch traditions through the eyes of an Afghan child

As a young boy, Shah left a war zone to become a man on peaceful soil. Shah Tabibi, Afghan by birth, was brought to the Netherlands by his parents when he was four. His first memories are those from his life in the Asylum Seekers Center. We are now more than 25 years later and Shah has not stood still. Literally, because he became a storyteller, University of Applied Sciences teacher and Psychologist (MSc). This is Shah’s life in a nutshell, but there is much more to tell. Through his stories, he takes the audience into the world of a little boy who has to learn to rediscover his entire environment. He shines his light on Dutch traditions from the eyes of a child. Sometimes with surprise, always with humour and above all with compassion. Together with musicians Niek Hoevenaars and Nabil Mani, he tells his story and investigates the question: What makes us the person we become?


You get a student discount with the code SHAH21. Order your tickets here!