Here's a movie I made last week, featuring a barrel organ in a Rotterdam shopping centre.
Sinterklaas songs are uptempo and cheerful.
After december 5 the organ grinders replace their punchhole playbooks by the much more solemn and syrupy Christmas repertoire, that we then only have to endure for 3 weeks!
Just discovered: there is a film about Santa Claus where the connection is made with our Spanish Sinterklaas. The film is called Nicholas of Myra and the trailer can be viewed here.
Following the encouter with the barrel organ I went to market. As usual really lovely colours and patterns...