Jones Presents: Berakar
Here in Rotterdam a new chapter began in the shared history of the Netherlands and the Moluccans. The history, full of black pages, which began more than 400 years ago and can be felt and seen to this day. For example by the street names, the buildings and statues that refer to that “glorious” time. Due to the presence of the Moluccans in the Netherlands, the less glorious history, which is not told in the history books, is also tangible and visible.
Now the time has finally come for the new generation to step out of the shadows. We tell our story ourselves by letting our talents speak for themselves.
The Moluccan youth of today. They were all born and raised in the Netherlands, far from our beloved islands. ‘Uprooted’ one would say. But the blood of our ancestors, which flows through our veins, crawls where it cannot go. Our roots are deeply rooted and we carry that out with pride. BERAKAR!