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Prompted by Sinologist Tjon Sie Fat (specialist in Chinese migration to Suriname), we began searching for historical areas that potentially dated to the time of my ancestor.
The first stop was the Hakka Towers, which led us to unexpected array of ancestral burial commemorations. Continuing the scuffed shoes investigation, we found our way from those burial grounds to a Hakka shopkeeper who we hoped would have insights about the area and its ancestors. Yet, unlike the Bee Keeper, her reception was cold and
conditional upon the exchange of money for more information and further
documentation. While jarring, this seemed consistent with what we had been learning concerning the discrepancies between land-workers and business-workers.

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from Qingxi, released May 24, 2016
Written, performed, and produced by DJ Sun.
Engineering/ Mixing: FX Box, Tim Ruiz
Mastered by Dave McNair

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DJ SUN Houston, Texas

Rooted in a multicultural upbringing in Rotterdam and Suriname, DJ Sun’s work reflects his mission to introduce people to music they may not normally experience. His creative edge is steeped in the diverse musical influences of his childhood and in the innate resiliency of his spirit. Sun’s latest release, is a soundtrack to a multimedia event that was inspired by an ancestral quest to China. ... more

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