Suriname honours musician and composer Eddy Snijders at Expo 2020 Dubai

DUBAI, 24 November 2021 – The Suriname Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai honoured the memory of the late musician and composer Eddy Snijders on Tuesday, 23 November, in a live musical show portraying his life story.

Local musicians and performers presented a 30-minute production on the Earth Stage about the great musician, who lived between 1923 and 1990, and left behind a legacy including dozens of musical works. Snijders is famed for composing ‘Spirit of Suriname’ and ‘Christmas Hymn’, two renowned pieces rooted in the consciousness of the Surinamese people.

سورينام تحيي ذكرى موسيقارها “سنيدرز” في إكسبو 2020 دبي
DUBAI, 23 November 2021. Honoring our legend, Eddy Snijders concert at Earth Stage, Expo 2020 Dubai. (Photo by Christophe Viseux/Expo 2020 Dubai)

A young performer played the part of Eddy Snijders, accompanied by a group of singers and musicians who performed his most iconic works. Snijders is credited with founding many orchestras in the South American nation, including the Surinamese Police and Military Bands.