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Sounds of Origin - Klanken van Oorsprong, 2018, Documentary, 112 minutes, in Dutch with English Subtitles
The Variety Preview Theater, The Hobart Bldg., 1st Floor, 582 Market Street at 2
San Francisco, CA
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Sounds of Origin - Klanken van Oorsprong, 2018, Documentary, 112 minutes, in Dutch with English Subtitles
Hetty Naaijkens newest documentary on the Indos who introduced rock n roll to the Netherlands.  The film is an in-depth documentary on the impact of the turbulent history of the Dutch-East Indies upon Indo musicians and how they, in turn, influenced contemporary pop music in the Netherlands.

Indos brought a love of rock and roll music, knowledge of the newest American rock and roll from the Voice of America and a talent for stringed instruments, like the electric guitar, with them to the Netherlands. Groups like the Tielman Brothers, Anneke Grönloh, the Blue Diamonds, and Sandra Reemer reached a wide audience in the Netherlands entertaining our parents' generation and fostering a love of rock and roll among our youth.

Once on Dutch soil, Indo bands like The Tielman Brothers and The Crazy Rockers immediately got a lot of love from Dutch youngsters. Also, singers like Sandra Reemer, Liesbeth List, and Boudewijn de Groot had hits atop the Dutch pop charts. Anneke Grönloh and Ruud & Riem de Wolff (The Blue Diamonds) even gained international fame, as did the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rockers Eddie and Alex Van Halen. Although all these musicians found varying degrees of success in different musical genres, they all share common ethnic roots.

Director Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich shows in her musical documentary Sounds of Origin the story of various Dutch East Indies artists who were forced to return to the Netherlands between 1945 and 1962. Ms. Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich is an Indo scholar who was born in Bandoeng after the end of the second world war. She has dedicated a substantial part of her professional life to the historical documentation of our roots in the Dutch East Indies.

We will have available for advanced purchase at the movie- Rijsttafel, a large scoop of rice with Rendang, Telur Udang Balado, Gulai of Kale, Krupuk, and Sambal. Separate tickets required for the Rijsttafel meal.


The Variety Preview Theater, The Hobart Bldg., 1st Floor, 582 Market Street at 2 (View)
582 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
United States


Film > Festivals
Film > Movies
Film > Premiers

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: San Francisco Indonesian Film Festival
On BPT Since: Oct 07, 2012
San Francisco Indonesian Film Festival
+1(415) 226-6762


Question: Hello. Thank you for sponsoring this event. Just so that my mother can plan, when will the rijsttafel be served? ~Pam (Schrauwen) Madix
Answer: The rijsttafel will be served at 5:30 pm, after the show

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