The Brabant musician Bertus Borgers (Vessem, 1947) describes his experiences with the phenomenon of music in his family, from the liberation of the region he was born De Kempen in September 1944 to the experiences with his grandchildren. As the eldest of a family of nine children, he describes the part that music has played through the generations. From the acoustic era, to the electric guitars to the contemporary digital distribution of music.
The uprooting of a Catholic family in the 1960s, the rise of electricity in the music world, the role of women, the freedom to make their own choices, the professional versus amateur, it always played a role in the experience, but it never got in the way of passion and pleasure of music. Playing together and performing turned out to be timeless forces. To this present day,
The well-known Amsterdam photographer Koos Breukel photographed members of the Borgers family on-stage and off-stage and put together a selection of photos by his colleague Sander Troelstra, and additionally photos from the Borgers family archive.