A painful history retold through jazz music 

Growing up, jazz guitarist David Becker heard stories of how the Japanese captured his Dutch grandparents during the invasion of Indonesia in World War II.On his new album “Batavia,” Becker retells his family’s adventures through music.SponsorInstrumental jazz might seem an unusual medium for a family war story, but for Becker, it just happened.”Suddenly music was coming out of me in a very strange way,” he said during a recent recording visit to the Twin Cities. “Things that I necessarily wouldn’t write, but I knew they were related to these stories.”   MPR News

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5 reacties op A painful history retold through jazz music 

  1. Robert zegt:

    Good music played by an excellent musician.By the way, there is a town called Batavia in New York State.

  2. Bert zegt:

    Het stadje Batavia in de Staat New York is niet vernoemd naar de stad Batavia in Indie maar naar de Bataafse Republiek 1795-1806 ,een vazalstaat van de Franse Republiek en voorloper van het Koninkrijk Holland (1806) .Dat grondgebied rond de staat New York werd omstreeks 1775 opgekocht door Nederlandse /Hollandse bankiers .

  3. Anoniem zegt:

    BREUKELEN is BROOKLIN geworden.

    • Ron Geenen zegt:

      Dutch place names in New York
      › Battery Island (a batterij or battery of cannons was once stationed here)
      › Beekman Street (Manhattan, after Willem Beekman)
      › Bleecker Street (Manhattan, after the Bleecker family)
      › Bowery Lane (Manhattan, Bouwerijlaan)
      › Bronx (New York, after Jonas Bronck)
      › Bridge street (Manhattan, after Brugstraat)
      › Broadway (Manhattan, after Breede Wegh which means broad road)
      › Brooklyn (New York, after Breukelen)
      › Bushwick (Brooklyn, after Boswijk)
      › Boerum Hill (Brooklyn, after the Boerum family)
      › Coney Island (Brooklyn, after Konijneneiland which means Rabbit Island)
      › Cornelia Street (Manhattan, after Cornelia Herring)
      › Cortlandt Street (Manhattan, after Stephanus van Cortlandt)
      › Dutch Kills (Queens, any local names ending in Kill are of Dutch origin)
      › Dutch Street (Manhattan)
      › Dyker Heights (Brooklyn)
      › Flushing (Queens, after Vlissingen)
      › Gansevoort Street (Manhattan, after Peter Gansevoort)
      › Gerritsen Beach (Brooklyn, after Wolphert Gerritse)
      › Gravesend (Brooklyn, after ’s Gravesande)
      › Greenwich Village (Manhattan, after Grenen wijk)
      › Harlem (New York, after Haarlem)
      › Hells Gate (New York, after Helle Gadt, referring to dangerous currents in the East River)
      › Hempstead (New York, after Heemstede)
      › Holland Tunnel, Holland Avenue
      › Long Island (New York, after “Lange Eylandt” named by Adriaen Block, 1614)
      › Minetta Lane (Manhattan, after Mintje Kill)
      › Nassau Street (Manhattan)
      › New Dorp (Staten Island, dorp means village)
      › New Utrecht Avenue (Brooklyn)
      › Rhode Island (after “Roodt eylandt” which means Red Island)
      › Rikers Island (Queens, after Abraham Rikers)
      › Schuylerville (Bronx, after the Schuyler family)
      › Spuyten Duyvil Creek (after Spuitende Duivel or Spitting Devil, referring to dangerous currents)
      › Staten Island (after Staten Generaal)
      › Stuyvesant Street (Manhattan, after Peter Stuyvesant)
      › Todt Hill (Staten Island, after Dodenheuvel which means hill of the dead)
      › Vancouver (after George Vancouver, a descendent of the Dutch Van Coeverden nobility)
      › Vandam Street (Manhattan)
      › Wall Street (Manhattan, after the city wall around Nieuw-Amsterdam)
      › Wyckoff Street (Brooklyn, after Pieter Claesen Wyckoff)
      › Yonkers (after Jonker, Jonkheer and jonge Heer)

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