Letter to Serafina

Dear Serafina, When I found out that your picture, this picture, existed, I felt several emotions raging through my body.  Surprise, because who would have known that after all this digging around for clues, that there still would be actual imagery of you. Excitement, because I would finally be able to attach a face to […]

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The same old

As an avid genealogist, a lot of my time is spent browsing through old newspapers in search of clues and missing puzzle pieces. I was doing just that today, when I stumbled upon this article in the Surinamese newspaper De West: nieuwsblad uit en voor Suriname, 21-11-1951 about “Negervervolging in Amerika”, translated “Negro-prosecution in America”.

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They connected…!

They connected…! A list of African words in African Suriname languages

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Children of one Father

Suriname is far from a racial utopia. However, it is far better than most countries when it comes to race relationships, and that I know for a fact!

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Wow.., is he a prophet or what?

In an old Kaiso mood again… This song was written in 1999, and performed in 2000. Only a mere 18 years later, and my, my, my, about half of what he’s singing seems to have come to pass and even seems so normal nowadays! LOL… Enjoy! See lyrics below. Source: Crazy – In Time To Come […]

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Maroon Resilience

Tropenmuseum, part of the National Museum of World Cultures [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Sometime ago I found this gem of a movie/documentary on Youtube by Herman van der Horst called Faja Lobi, which translates to “Burning Love”, the name of a popular flower in Suriname, my country. The flower is also commonly known around the world as Ixora.

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Love in modern music

Now, I’m not one to claim that there are absolutely no love songs being made anymore. There are quite a few. You just have to search for them. These particular songs, or well actually their music videos, stood out to me.

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I shall stand!

Have I ever told you guys how much I love Kassav? This band will go down in history as my all time favorite band. Their music transcends everything, including age and that’s a very hard thing to achieve. This song especially is one of my favorites. The best post break up song ever… ! Had […]

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Letter to Edmund

Hi grandpa, how are you? I hope you are well and doing better than you did here in this earthly life.

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