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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 Faintest Idea

The Faintest Idea

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The Music of the Netherlands Antilles

Jan Brokken

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter describes a concert attended by the author at which he hears the work of several local pianist/composers. It causes great surprise, this music seems to be a well kept secret – certainly to the former colonizer, The Netherlands and it is a scandal that no more is known about it.

Keywords:   Colonizer, contradance, Fort Amsterdam, mazurka, waltz

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