“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…

Ingrid Morroy

[Ingrid and Judith with Guitars in Suriname] By Bianca Dias-Halpert, Washington, USA Diverse is an understatement when it comes to describing Ingrid.  An elected official who is a musician, twin, vegetarian, wife and speaks six languages,  Ingrid Morroy was a delight to interview as she shared her colorful  background.  Her Indo mother from the Dutch East…

The Band.

As told by Robin Kalhorn, Texas, USA Date: Circa 1938.  Place: Java (most likely Surabaya, perhaps Malang).  Event:  John Kiliaan and His Band promotional appearance at a Studebaker dealership.  Band leader Kiliaan is the man with the saxophone, resting his foot on the base drum. Editor’s Note:  Robin Kalhorn has done extensive research of his…