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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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The Music of the Netherlands Antilles

Jan Brokken

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter compares and contracts the musical histories of Martinique and Guadeloupe with the Netherlands Antilles and the response to the music they produced in their respective colonial masters Holland and France. The music of Martinique and Guadeloupe caught on in Paris, but their Curacaoan counterparts Not at all in Amsterdam.

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