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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 Trade Wind in My Ears

The Trade Wind in My Ears

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The Music of the Netherlands Antilles

Jan Brokken

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter is an elegiac evocation of the end of an era when the author returns to Holland to live and describes the reception the Curacaoan music he loves so much, describing a concert he has organized. It rails against the indifference of the Dutch media and critics.

Keywords:   Antillean waltz, flamingo, glissandi, mazurka, tumba

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