‘Colorful’ is the perfect word to describe the music of Arp Frique, the alter ego of Rotterdam-based Niels Nieuborg. He has made his childhood dream come true by forming a band that swings incredibly hard. The colourful performances of this group are irresistible, and you don’t need to know the numbers to feel the urge to take to the dance floor! The second word of the band’s name, Frique, is a justified nod to Chic, known for the dance hit Le Freak. Chic are a significant source of inspiration for Nieuborg’s group and they pour seemingly boundless energy into their concerts. Understandably, in recent years, Arp Frique & Family are equally popular at dance and pop festivals as they are at jazz events. This is undeniable proof of the powerful impact of the group’s live show and how tight their music is. Follow Erasmus Huis on Instagram @erasmushuis_jakarta for more recent updates and other events.