"Massada's Astaganaga" authored by Lutgard Mutsaers

Fabian Holt (Redaktør), Lutgard Mutsaers*

*Corresponding author

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This book explores an album of popular music with a remarkable significance to a violent wave of postcolonial tensions in the Netherlands in the 1970s. Several “actions” were claimed by a small number of first-generation descendants of ca. 12,500 reluctant migrants from the young independent state of Indonesia (former Dutch East Indies). Transferred in 1951, this culturally coherent group consisted of ex-Royal Dutch Colonial Army personnel and their families. Their ancient roots in the Moluccan archipelago and their protestant-christian faith defined their minority image. Their sojourn should have been temporary, but frustratingly turned out to be permanent. At the height of strained relations, Massada rose to the occasion. Astaganaga (1978) is a telling example of the will to negotiate a different diasporic Moluccan identity through uplifting contemporary sounds.
ForlagBloomsbury Academic
Antal sider128
ISBN (Trykt)9781501372568
StatusUdgivet - 3 nov. 2022
Navn33 1/3 Europe

Bibliografisk note

This book is authored by Lutgard Mutsaers, and edited by Fabian Holt. The book should be cited correctly as: Mutsaers, L. (2022). Massada's Astaganaga. Bloomsbury Academic.

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