broeder Dieleman - Jakobsladder (Digital Single)
The first single of broeder Dieleman's album 'De Liefde is de Eerste Wet', which is released on the 29th of May 2020, 'Jakobsladder' is based on the story of Jakob, the shepherd from the bible, which is also portrayed by Jan de Prentenknipper. Jakob flees from his family, and halfway has a dream in which angels descend and ascend from a ladder to heaven.
Broeder Dieleman gives this story, a well-known theme in much folk art, its own twist: “The song examines the reflection a place can give: a literal place with its nature, and the figurative place of the person in relation to the world. In this way symbolism and landscape, dream and deed flow beautifully together in this newly told, ancient story of Jakob the shepherd.”
Released: April 3, 2020
(Digital download is WAV format)