grew up with the sounds of the violin and the 78 rpm records of her Indonesian grandfather. At first she performed as a singer and percussionist in pop, soul, and salsa bands. Gradually she revealed herself as a jazz singer with a classically trained voice. Her desire to experiment and her Indian background led to her 2011 album Cinta, a dynamic mix of East and West that braids Western jazz and Indonesian keroncong. Since 2004 Anna Montan has been working together with Surinamese bassist Patrick Lauwerends.(WU 15 GR)
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A convivial gathering where you can sample Indonesian delicacies while listening to talk of Indonesian literature.
A special programme to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the festival, which was launched in 1995 under the name Indonesian Winternacht. Kumpulan refers to the typical Indonesian "coming together, getting together" with family, friends, and others. Performing writers Karin Amatmoekrim, Reggie Baay, Adriaan van Dis, Gustaaf Peek, and Dinar Rahayu (Indonesia) will talk about moments of Indonesian togetherness
inspired by an object, photo, music clip, or story. We also look forward to the contribution of young Belgian graphic novelist Michael Olbrechts, whose debut De allerlaatste tijger (The Very Last Tiger) draws on the history of his great-grandmother in Java. This cheerful evening is hosted by actresses Bodil de la Parra and Nadja Hüpscher, who toured with the hit play Ouwe pinda's (Old Peanuts). Toko Zwijndrecht will cater Indonesian treats during the intermission, and Anna Montan and Patrick Lauwerends will set the mood with jazzy kroncong. Aduh, such fun!