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Dutch Music: Songs about Life Posted by on Jan 9, 2020

While watching a movie about the life of the famous Dutch singer André Hazes, I came across a term that I had not heard of before: het levenslied. Meaning Literally translated, levenslied means a song about life. The tradition of levensliederen began in the early 1900, and stems from the French chanson. Below is a definition of levenslied from…

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My Top 3 Dutch Songs Posted by on Dec 11, 2019

My husband is an avid playlist-maker. Last week, we were at the Christmas market in Maastricht drinking glühwein and chocomelk, and he was listening to liedjes or songs and putting them on the appropriate playlist on his Spotify. One of these playlists is his Nederlandse Liedjes. We discussed what songs he had in this list and my…

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Dutch Music : Andre Hazes Posted by on Apr 27, 2010

No blog about Dutch language and culture would truly be complete if we didn’t at least mention Andre Hazes.  Whether you love him or hate him, he’s here to stay and has won a very particular spot in the hearts of the Dutch. Andre Hazes was a folk singer who sang a particularly emotional and…

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