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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 Palms

The Palms

(p.68) 13 The Palms
The Music of the Netherlands Antilles

Jan Brokken

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter portrays the prominent musical dynasty of Curacao’s Palm family. Jan Gerard Palm (1831-1906), Shon Dodo Palm. (1880-1950), John Palm (1885-1925), Jacobo Palm (1887-1982), Edgar Palm (1905-1998) as the sons of Swedish immigrants recruited originally by the Dutch West India Company to colonize Curacao. It discuss their biographical and musicological details.

Keywords:   Bobby Fischer, Ka’orgel (barrel organs), Panama hats, Standard Oil, West India Company

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