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Rivelino Rigters

Rivelino Rigters

RIVELINO alias Blackrockstar had the art of music woven in his soul while still resting in his mother's womb. RIVELINO played in several bands and had more than occasional appearances on tv and radio throughout the years.  2001 was the year in which many doors opened for RIVELINO as a singer/songwriter/rapper. He decided to form his own band under the monniker "RIVELINO" and he performed throughout the Netherlands. He started his victory lapse by winning the Heineken Heidepop Award in 2002, got in 2nd place at the R&B/HipHop Awards of Gelderland and became runner-up for the Radio 3FM Talent Showcase of Xnoizz Radio. And if that wasn't enough he also won the Funk Battle Awards in Bocholt, Germany. 

Next to making music RIVELINO has a big heart for social issues. This is why he has partnered with World Vision (NGO) as a music ambassador for over 5 years, taking him to Africa 3 years in a row, visiting aids-prevention projects and giving musical aids to the hiv orphans in Uganda and Ethiopia. To further express his social awareness he founded the L.O.U.D. Foundation in 2006, an organisation of which it's main objective is to help underprivileged youths help discover their talents in order to help raise their self esteem. Trough this organisation, now named "LOUD Academy", he sets up and gives talent-development trainings at schools, youth detention centres, boarding schools and youth centres. His main passion next to music is helping people find their place in life!