“Undesirable” Music and Entertainment by Colonial Migrants in the Netherlands before and during the Nazi Occupation

by Inez Hollander, Ph.D. – Academic Director of The Indo Project Introduction Lizzy van Leeuwen’s Volksvreemd vermaak: De Oost en de West op de Nederlandse podia voor en tijdens de Duitse bezetting (Amsterdam: Prometheus, 2023)  This important book tells a history that, until now, has received little attention in the overall Dutch obsession with World…

On the Move in Indonesia

By Roger Green Dokars A dokar is the jiggling, horse-drawn cart found throughout Indonesia. The two-wheeled carts are usually brightly colored with decorative motifs and bells. The small horses or ponies often have long tassels attached to their bridles. A typical dokar has bench seating on either side, which can comfortably fit three or four…