Dutch National Opera & Ballet Roadshow 2022

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01 July 2022

Amsterdam / Netherlands

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Keti Koti

On Friday, July 1st, Dutch National Opera and RIGHTABOUTNOW INC. came together to celebrate and commemorate Keti Koti – ‘break the chains’. With Keti Koti, we celebrate the abolition of slavery in Suriname and the Dutch Antilles on July 1, 1863. More than 45.000 (originally African) enslaved people were then released. Keti Koti, which means ‘broken chains', reminds us of the importance of treating each other in an equal way.

It was an afternoon full of music, stories and delicious traditional dishes. Together, the audience and opera house looked back on the colonial past, while continuing earlier collaborations and entering into new encounters. 

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