Pierre Lauffer Ensemble
Pierre Lauffer (1920-1981) was generally considered to be the greatest 20th century Papiamento poet of Curaçao. Alongside his writing of poetry he also pioneered the stimulation and writing of songs in Papiamento. Pierre Lauffer jr. once promised to put his father's verses to music and make an album of it. Now, almost twentyfive years after his father's death, he is about to fulfill his promise. He will be accompanied by the crème de la crème of Antillean musicians that are working in the Netherlands.
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This historical radio programme from the VPRO is one of the most popular programmes on Radio 1. This time it will broadcast live from The Hague as part of the Winternachten programme. Literary- historical subjects will be handled. One of the guests is Kees Lagerberg, a specialist in the recent history of West-Papua. The historical perception of 'The West' as seen by Dutch writers is the subject of the anthology Noordoostpassanten (North East transients), which will be published today. This anthology is compiled by Michael van Kempen, expert on Surinam literature, together with Wim Rutgers, expert on Antillean and Aruban literature. Another guest is biologist and writer Tijs Goldschmidt. Dutch spoken
Pierre Lauffer (1920-1981) is generally considered to be the most famous 20th century Papiamento speaking poet in Curaçao. Alongside his many poetry publications he is the pioneer in stimulating songwriting in the Papiamento language. Pierre Lauffer jr.has promised his father to put his verses to music and make an album of them. Now, almost twentyfive years after his father's death he is about to keep his promise. He will be accompanied by the crème de la crème of Antillean musicians working in the Netherlands.