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Thinking about Holland FFWD

Saturday Night Unlimited -
Vlnr Raj Mohan, Roberta Petzoldt, Asha Karami, Vamba Sherif, Derek Otte, Lounar en Simone van Saarloos
Vlnr Raj Mohan, Roberta Petzoldt, Asha Karami, Vamba Sherif, Derek Otte, Lounar en Simone van Saarloos

"Thinking of Holland / I see broad rivers / winding slowly through endless lowlands" is perhaps the best-known Dutch opening verse. In Memory of Holland written in 1936, Hendrik Marsman describes the lanscape and the struggle against water. Seven young authors went fast forward to today, allowing the poem to inspire their future vision of the Netherlands. Poets Asha Karami and Derek Otte, singer-songwriters Lounar and Raj Mohan, performer and visual artist Roberta Petzoldt, and writers Simone van Saarloos and Vamba Sherif presented their new versions. Programmer and host Francis Broekhuijsen opened the programme by reading Marsmans classic poem.