Sef (Yousef Gnaoui) started his musical career with Flinke Namen and went on to become a successful solo artist. He had hits with De Leven and Toch Houdt Ze Van Mij, among others, and was nominated for an Edison and a 3FM Award. Besides being a musician, Sef is also an art director and director. Together with Pepijn Lanen (De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig), he hosts the VPRO podcast Yous & Yay: New Emotions, which has become one of the most listened-to podcasts in the Benelux. In March 2020, Sef released his fourth pop album, El Salvador; a cheerful and personal album packed with bossa nova guitars and open-hearted lyrics. During Cultura Nova, he will be performing this album live with a 10-piece orchestra, with which he previously brought down the house at Paradiso.