“Find your relevance.” Sahand Sahebdivani, Mezrab

Sahand Sahebdivani from the Mezrab cultural centre in Amsterdam joined us on So Dam Local and shared more about their crowd-funded move to bigger venue, the new Storytelling School, the growth in popularity of storytelling in Amsterdam, and the role of storytellers in our modern society.

“Find your relevance. Find your own voice.” Sahand advises aspiring storytellers.

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Oedipus Rex, So Dam international

Theodora Voutsa joined us on So Dam Local this week  to tell us all about her international production of  Oedipus Rex, playing in Amsterdam this weekend.

Watch the interview below …

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AFS | Shortcutz: “a very good thing for young directors and writers”

We asked filmmakers participating in Shortcutz Amsterdam about their entries and why this weekly competition is so important for the local filmmaking community.

Thanks to our partners, Cinedam, who helped make this report.

Milestone for What’s Up Amsterdam

This week’s TV version of What’s Up Amsterdam coincided with the 100 edition of the original audio WUA podast and they celebrated with a few special guests. Congratulations to Nate & Jonathan x

Join the Streetfood Revolution!

We aired our new short film on Amsterdam’s Streetfood Revolution on So Dam Local earlier this week. If you didn’t catch it on TV,  it’s now on our Youtube channel (see below).

If you support the campaign for healthier and more diverse street food options for the city of Amsterdam, you can join the Streetfood Revolution by adding your name to the online petition, here:

AFS | Inherent Vice – film chat

The Amsterdam Film Show is back! Inherent Vice is our new film release of the week; find out what our critics thought of the ultimate ‘stoner movie’ and which Amsterdam cinemas are screening it. If you want to know more about the book, you can read a review from The Satirist,  here.

GSUSE is coming back!

Not long to go, we are polishing the desk and have revamped everything including Greg’s ties. In the meantime, here is Greg to give you the lowdown on Season 3. We start again on Salto on Tuesday 3rd February and our first guest will be UK comedian, John Robertson. Subscribe to us on to stay up to date with the latest videos. #GSUSE

Morning Gloryville reminder

Don’t forget, this Wednesday 30 July Morning Gloryville are back with another early morning energiser. The Amsterdam team joined us on So Dam Local last month to chat about their launch event, watch the interview here to get in the mood … and ideas for what to wear 🙂 

06:30–10:30, Jan van Galenstraat 24


Teaser for So Dam Local, 17.06.14

Join So Dam Local at 18:00 tonight for:

  • Local Goods Weekend Market, a film feature on Amsterdam’s spin-off event from Pakhuis De Zwijger’s Indie Brands project
  • Vicki Hampton joins us to talk about the new Eating Amsterdam Tours.
  • A live interview with the organisers of the pre-work dance event, Morning Gloryville – launching this week.
  • David Cronenberg exhibition at the EYE film museum, a heads up.
  • NB This is the last So Dam Local of Season 1. Bloopers and highlights will play on Salto 1 over the summer but we’ll be back on air for Season 2 in September. Contact us if you’d like to be involved.

Watch on Salto 1 (UPC channel 32) or online at Salto.

Watch our Taste of Amsterdam interview

Live oyster-shucking from Marcus the ‘Oysterman’ and a chat with Julia, organiser of this weekend’s Taste of Amsterdam. Maybe that’s one of the things you missed on Tuesday’s So Dam Local.

Watch it here …

So Dam Cooler now we have Zitakula

Local band, Zitakula joined So Dam Local to talk about their debut EP release and launch party at Cafe Cox later in the week. And we liked their track Polyrhytmo so much we asked them if we could use it for our So Dam Local theme tune from now on. (They said “Ja, ‘tuurljk!”)

Mark Oomen (alto sax) and Pieter Wolter (bass guitar) talked parakeets, how a nine-piece band writes their songs, their band space in Amsterdam Noord and the energy behind their music.

Zitakula EP Launch Party
Thursday 10 April @ Cafe Cox
Buy the EP here:

Missed the interview? Watch it here …