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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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Max and the Shark

Max and the Shark

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The Music of the Netherlands Antilles

Jan Brokken

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter is an evocation of the fishing village of Boca San Michel, near Willemstad and tells the story of the death of Max Zimmerman, one of its fishermen and neighbour to the author including a description of a death procession and being laid to rest with to the strains of a muffled tambú drum playing.

Keywords:   Frigate birds, Nurse shark, Sperm whale, sterns, tuna

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