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The Music of the Netherlands AntillesWhy Eleven Antilleans Knelt before Chopin's Heart$
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Jan Brokken

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781628461855

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2016

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781628461855.001.0001

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Shon May and Shon Max

Shon May and Shon Max

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(p.95) 17 Shon May and Shon Max
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The Music of the Netherlands Antilles
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Jan Brokken

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628461855.003.0017

The chapter tells the story of Max Henríquez and his wife May Henríquez-Álvarez Correa, patrons of the arts, especially music of Curacao. It discusses their dealings with Amsterdam art museums and commissioning piece of music by local composers and a discussion of the creole language spoken in the Netherlands Antilles, Papiamentu.

Keywords:   Ashkenazi refugees, Curacao Museum, Papiamentu, Carl Sandburg, Stedelijk Museum

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