On January 1, was Jan The Wanted 75. As a result the programming Canvas the brand new documentary dear mr The Wild. It is an intimate and personal portrait of ‘liedjesboer and troubadour’ The Wanted on the basis of strong live-clips, spicy quotes, testimonials and archival footage.
Jan De Wilde was on January 1, 1944 born in Aalst. Through the children’s choir, a ukulele and a first guitar he unrolled the music within, it was considered the PMS (the precursor of the Pupil guidance Centre) that he was a better engineer. In 1965 it was Jan The Wanted for the first time on tv. He soon grew into a kleinkunsticoon. And that is what he is today. Thanks to songs that belong to our collective memory. Songs like ‘Joke’, ‘A merry lentelied’, ‘First snow’, ‘Fanfare of hunger and thirst’, ‘Ow’.
Jan De Wilde is a master storyteller, a brilliant songwriter, great performer and … pioneer-nilly. He belongs to the first generation of Flemish cabaret artists. Singers who are aware for the Flemish language chose, and thus a wayward way took. A lot of that generation are now deceased: Zjef Vanuytsel, Wannes Van de Velde, Walter De Buck, Hugo Raspoet, … But, Jan continues to occur, with more success than ever. As if only now everything falls into place. Over the past years he travelled in Flanders around with the tour ‘Day mr. The Wild”. It is precisely this long series of concerts that the feed meant for the eponymous documentary.
Geert text leads the student from (manager): “The death of his good friend Zjef Vanuyutsel has heavily hacked on the minds of Jan. As if he on the one hand, his own finitude before saw, and on the other hand, realized that he was grateful had to be for what he still every day should do. What me surprised is that there are hardly any good recent footage of Jan. Therefore, we decided to make a concert, in a professional, tv-worthy way. We did that in CC De Werf in Aalst on 12 march 2016. When viewing and listening to the footage grew the idea to continue. We would have a portrait of Jan The Wanted to make.”