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Name: Janai
Age: 17
Country: USA

Hi!! I’m Janai. I’m from the US but my parents/family are from the Netherlands so I speak Dutch. I’m also bisexual.

I guess I just want to try having a penpal since I’ve never had one before and I think it could be a fun/interesting way to make friends!!

Some things about me….well I’m a musician and a writer. My favorite music artists are Ben Howard, Hozier, the 1975, Skinny Living, Motionless in White, Beartooth, Oh Wonder and Bring me the horizon. I love tv shows and movies like greys anatomy, merlin, anything in the marvel cinematic universe, horror movies, and action movies so talk to me about any of that stuff!

I also love tattoos, nature, art, writing, poetry, and any other form of art out there.

Preferences: I’d prefer someone ages 17-25, all genders and sexualities welcome. I’d also prefer contact via email or tumblr message but I’m open to snail mail.

MAY 10: Frieda Belinfante (1910-1995)

The Dutch cellist turned World War II resistance fighter, Frieda Belinfante, was born on this day in 1904!

Frieda photographed circa-1940. She lived openly after WWII with her partner Henriëtte Bosmans, who was also a Dutch musician (x).

Frieda was born in Amsterdam on May 10, 1904 to a very musical and artistic Jewish family. Her father was a renowned pianist and music teacher in the Netherlands and her family line boasts several popular writers and journalists from throughout the generations. Frieda began studying the cello when she was ten-years-old and she made her concert debut at age seventeen. The Nazi occupation eventually interrupted Frieda’s career and prevented her from pursuing music until after the war.

As an out Jewish lesbian who was known for her butch presentation, rebellion against the Nazi Party came naturally to Frieda. It was her good friend Willem Arondeus, a fellow artist and gay man, who pulled Frieda into the world of the Dutch resistance. Willem was one of the leaders of Raad van Verzet and he recruited Frieda to help forge documents for Jewish people trying to flee the Netherlands. Together, Frieda and Willem eventually went on to perform the bombing and destruction of a Nazi-run population registry on March 27, 1943. The operation was a success and it hindered the Nazis from being able to identify Jewish populations in the Netherlands. After the bombing, Frieda, Willem, and the other resistance fighters involved with Raad van Verzet were forced to go into hiding. Frieda disguised herself as a man for three months before she eventually made her way to safety in Switzerland.

After the war, Frieda returned to both the Netherlands and her music career. She eventually made the transition from performer to music conductor and immigrated to the United States in 1947 to join the music faculty at UCLA. Under Frieda’s conduction, the music scene at UCLA reached unforeseen heights. In 1987, the City of Laguna Beach, California declared February 19th to be the new “Frieda Belinfante Day” due to her outstanding life journey and her contributions to the Laguna Beach community. Frieda passed away in 1995 when she was 90 years old, but she was posthumously  the subject of a 1999 documentary titled But I Was A Girl and a Dutch exhibition about the persecution of lesbians and gay men during World War II.

-LC

iced-pixie-1738  asked:

Any Dutch musician recommendations?

Hi,

I don’t listen to Dutch musicians very often, but I’m just going to sum up some popular Dutch artists from all times. Some of them don’t or rarely sing in Dutch, but I’m going to mention them anyway ;D So here we go:

* Acda & de Munnik (newish pop)
* Armin van Buuren (house, dance, English)
* Bløf (newish pop)
* Boudewijn de Groot (old pop)
* De Dijk (newish pop rock)
* De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig (hip hop)
* De Kast (newish pop)
* Dik hout (pop)
* Di-rect (pop rock, English)
* Douwe Bob (pop, English)
* Frank Boeijen (old pop)
* Gers Pardoel (rap)
* Golden Earring (rock, English)
* Guus Meeuwis (pop)
* Het Goede Doel (old pop)
* Ilse Delange (country and pop, mostly English)
* Jett Rebel (new pop rock, English)
* Kensington (rock, English)
* Klein Orkest (old pop)
* Maaike Ouboter (pop)
* Miss montreal (pop rock, mostly English)
* Nick & Simon (newish pop)
* Nielson (new pop)
* Racoon (new pop rock, mostly English)
* The Opposites (hip hop)
* Typhoon (rap, Dutch & English)
* Veldhuis & Kemper (pop)
* Within Temptation (alternative, mostly English)
* Wim Sonneveld (old pop)

Have a lovely day!
If you have any other questions feel free to ask them :)

Michiel Huisman (born 18 July 1981) is a Dutch actor, musician, and singer-songwriter, who has acted in both Dutch and English-language TV series and films. Huisman played Ellis Jones in the fantasy romance film The Age of Adaline (2015), Sonny on the television series Treme (2010–2013), and Daario Naharis on Game of Thrones (2014–present). He has also played recurring roles on television such as Liam McGuinnis on Nashville (2012–2014) and as Cal Morrison on Orphan Black (2014–2015).

Height: 6’ (1,83 m)

Anton Corbijn, Clint Eastwood, 1994


Inspired by documentary photographs that highlighted strong contrast and graininess, Anton Corbijn made a name for himself as a portrait photographer. Fascinated by music and musicians, the Dutch photographer has produced numerous recognizable black and white photographs of such figures as David Bowie, the Rolling Stones or Tom Waits while he has also depicted striking portraits of contemporary art personalities such as Richard Prince or Ai Wei Wei. His images often diffuse an air of mystery although they strip away the mask of his sitters should it be with the help of dramatic stagings or because of their impenetrable airs. A major photographer, Anton Corbijn has also participated to the establishment of the musical video era from the 1990s and has dedicated films to New Order’s Ian Curtis as well as James Dean, contributing to the making of myths.

This post is part of my Art side-blog “The–Elusive–Muse

“I will never admit that a German could know what music is. Beyond the extinct Germans like Heinrich Schütz, Bach, and Handel, the greatest of all ‘German musicians’ today are Slavs, Croats, Italians, Dutch, or Jews.”

—F. Nietzsche, Ecce Homo, “Why I Am So Clever” §7 (edited excerpt).

Anton Corbijn, Miles Davis, Montreal, 1985


Inspired by documentary photographs that highlighted strong contrast and graininess, Anton Corbijn made a name for himself as a portrait photographer. Fascinated by music and musicians, the Dutch photographer has produced numerous recognizable black and white photographs of such figures as David Bowie, the Rolling Stones or Tom Waits while he has also depicted striking portraits of contemporary art personalities such as Richard Prince or Ai Wei Wei. His images often diffuse an air of mystery although they strip away the mask of his sitters should it be with the help of dramatic stagings or because of their impenetrable airs. A major photographer, Anton Corbijn has also participated to the establishment of the musical video era from the 1990s and has dedicated films to New Order’s Ian Curtis as well as James Dean, contributing to the making of myths.

This post is part of my Art side-blog “The–Elusive–Muse

Anton Corbijn, PJ Harvey, 1998


Inspired by documentary photographs that highlighted strong contrast and graininess, Anton Corbijn made a name for himself as a portrait photographer. Fascinated by music and musicians, the Dutch photographer has produced numerous recognizable black and white photographs of such figures as David Bowie, the Rolling Stones or Tom Waits while he has also depicted striking portraits of contemporary art personalities such as Richard Prince or Ai Wei Wei. His images often diffuse an air of mystery although they strip away the mask of his sitters should it be with the help of dramatic stagings or because of their impenetrable airs. A major photographer, Anton Corbijn has also participated to the establishment of the musical video era from the 1990s and has dedicated films to New Order’s Ian Curtis as well as James Dean, contributing to the making of myths.

This post is part of my Art side-blog “The–Elusive–Muse

4 en 5 mei

On May 4, it is Dodenherdenking (Remembrance of the Dead). Most people are two minutes silent on 8 pm. Who we should remember exactly has been an issue, but officially we commemorate all civilians and members of the armed forces of the Kingdom of the Netherlands who have died in wars or peacekeeping missions since the outbreak of World War II. (with thanks to Wikipedia) Every year, there is a ceremony at the Monument on Dam Square in Amsterdam which is attended by government officials and members of the royal family. 

On May 5, it is Bevrijdingsdag (Liberation day). We celebrate the end of the Nazi-German occupation. The war began on May 10, 1940. There are several Bevrijdingsfestivals (Liberation festivals) throughout the country. Every year, a couple of Dutch bands and musicians are chosen as ‘Ambassador of Freedom’ which means they play on a couple of festivals and a transported by helicopter.