When a hip-hop drummer, jazz bassist, writer and reggae guitarist/singer join forces, you get a band called Querencia. The musicians of Querencia have taken the best of each other and each other’s specialties to realize the sound they have now. The different music styles together create an unexpectedly fresh, danceable and tropical mix in which the text goes at least as deep as the bass line and the message is just as important as the music.

The word ‘Querencia’ is derived from ‘querer’ which means both to love and to desire. It reflects the longing for that place where you feel most at home; where you are at home and you feel welcome. Where do you get your strength from. It is the absolute foundation of our life.

Querencia’s roots are in Turkey, Suriname, Spain, Costa Rica and the Netherlands. It is precisely the resulting differences that connect the band, inspire and provide the ultimate foundation. From there Querencia makes music; Inspired by multiple genres, musical movements and philosophies, Querencia reflects on friendship, the world and pure being, wherever or whatever that may be.

Querencia’s debut EP “First Flight” will be released in May.

Vocals: Ellis van den Bosch
Guitar & Vocals: Dilan Tekin
Bass: Jurriaan de Kok
Drums: Javier Figueira


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