clipoog (clip of the eye)

Theatre series consisting of live talk show looking back at the highlights of pop history in the guise of a visual jukebox. Interspersed with special footage, music fragments and an interview with a music expert Stan Rijven leads his audience through topical subjects and highlights of pop music history. Each show has a central theme linked to a current event in the news.

the hague beat city

Four lectures on  Golden Earring – Back Home Exposition  at 'Haags Historisch Museum' in the Hague
Music journalist and programme maker Stan Rijven presents  a talk show with archival film footage, music clips and guests that have played a special role in the history of the Hague beat scene. What happened in the Houtrusthallen, in the Kurhaus and in Club 192 and what roles did such men as North Sea Jazz man Paul Acket and Jacques Senf play in their heyday?

the beatles

More than fifty years have gone by since the Beatles first began and 31 years since John Lennon passed away. Moreover, Lennon would have turned seventy on 9 October 2010. Reason to look back at the world’s greatest pop group with a talk show, archive footage, quiz and live music. Together with his special guest, music expert Rijven examines the most influential band in pop music history..
Vocal/guitar: Coen Bardelmeijer, from the former Beatles-cover band ‘Let It Beat’.

summer of love – kralingen

Review of the fortieth anniversary of ‘Kralingen’, the Dutch pop festival held from 26-28 June in the Kralingse Bos in Rotterdam. Because of its one-off occurrence, its huge media coverage and the symbolic function it took on, Kralingen became the Woodstock of the Netherlands.




going back to my roots

Developments in African music: looking back on 50 years of independence
In 2010 16 African countries celebrated the 50th anniversary of their independence, including Congo, Mali, Nigeria and Senegal. 50 years of African pop including music clips of  Franco, Ali Farka Toure, Fela Kuti and Youssou N’Dour. Plus: performances by Wilson Pickett in Accra and James Brown in Kinshasa.