De zanger & de muzikant

Willem Vermandere (performer)
De zanger & de muzikant
De zanger & de muzikant De zanger & de muzikant

De zanger & de muzikant

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Cd 1 De zanger
Cd 2 De muzikant
De zanger & de muzikant
Willem Vermandere
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De zanger en de muzikant
Universal, 2012
2 cd's + boekje
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0602537002597 0602547195722

About Willem Vermandere

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Willem Vermandere (born February 9, 1940 in Lauwe, Belgium) is a Belgian singer, Flemish cabaret artist, writer, sculptor, guitarist and painter. His songs are written and sung in the dialect of the South of West-Flanders in Belgium. His most famous songs are ‘Klein ventje van Elverdinge’, ‘Lat mie maar lopen’, ‘Als ik zing’, ‘Blanche en zijn peird’, ‘Bange blankeman’, ‘Duizend soldaten’, ‘La Belle Rosselle’ and ‘Ik plantte ne keer patatten’.


Vermandere studied Religion at Ghent and has been a teacher at Nieuwpoort. Although he is most known for his music, Vermandere is more active as a sculptor. His repertoire expresses criticism on society. His performances are a mixture of seriousness, sadness and fun. His songs can be considered as poetry.

He performs as a band with Freddy Desmedt and Pol Depoorter. In 1993 Vermandere wrote the song "Bange Blanke Man" ("Frightened White Man"), a song criticizing racism and x…Read more on Wikipedia