Sara Blokland - The Police Band of Suriname

  • New, first edition, 1500 copies 
  • Hardcover with sky leather cover, 132 pp
  • Published by Van Zoetendaal Gallery, 2010
  • Listed in Parr/Badger Vol. 3

Sara Blokland's photographs celebrating the extraordinary Police Band of Suriname. The police band in Suriname cannot pride itself on being the oldest band in Suriname, nor even that it is very old, but it can take pride in having become an integral part of the social and cultural life in Surinamese society. The band has always been of great significance to the musical life in Suriname not only because of the weekly concerts they gave in The Park and on the former Government Square but also because of their repertoire.

Photographer and artist Sara Blokland has followed the band and pictured in an untraditional way the history of the band and the people encountered by them. Listed in Parr/Badger vol 3.


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