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Knalplanga! Posted by on Jul 13, 2020

July 4th was a little more than a week ago. Happy late 4th of July, dear Americans! It’s a day with parties, events and fireworks – and during the pandemic mostly the latter. But fireworks lead to injuries each year, even deaths. In the Netherlands, we have such issues too. Not in July, but in…

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Dutch Songs About Corona Posted by on Apr 22, 2020

During the last couple of weeks, we have seen several videos of people united with music. From the tenor singing on his balcony in Italy, to whole neighbourhoods singing together, to DJ’s playing music for their neighbours, music is very much a part of our social distancing. In this post, I explore three songs that…

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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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Who is Glennis Grace from America’s Got Talent? Posted by on Sep 26, 2018

There has been a lot of talk in the Netherlands about Glennis Grace’s appearance on America’s Got Talent, but who is she and how did she make it to the famous American show? Solo Career Glennis Grace began her singing career quite young. She competed in numerous singing contests including Soundmixshow in 1994 and Eurovision 2005, and…

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Music in Dutch: Ali B Posted by on Jun 27, 2018

Summer seems like the perfect time to listen to music in Dutch and practice the language on your way to your summer holiday. In this post, I would like to recommend the Dutch rapper Ali B. Ali B is a Dutch rapper of Moroccan descent who has taken the music scene by storm. He isn’t…

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Music in Dutch: André van Duin Posted by on Sep 22, 2017

Fall has begun and we are enjoying some unusual sunny days in the Netherlands! Temperatures are expected to reach 19 degrees Celsius (67 degrees Fahrenheit) this weekend which means lots of terrace time! In light of this lovely weather, I have chosen a song in Dutch by André van Duin that made it back to…

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