Composer/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Emiel Scholsberg started composing work of his ownÂ around 2004 and has ever since been working on honing his skills in both writing and performing. As a child of a Dutch mother and a Surinam father, he grew up with a lot of different sounds, listening through his parentsâ€™ vastÂ record collection. At seventeen,Â a friend introduced him to the music ofÂ Jimi Hendrix. Deeply touched by Jimiâ€™s music, EmielÂ decided to dedicate himself toÂ the electric guitar andÂ to the music that could be played through it. Thus, makingÂ music became a driving force in his life.Â Inspired by people and their music from all over the globe, his journey so far has made his work evolve into an interesting blend of sounds, ranging from the most tender-hearted to the mostÂ screamingly poignant, always in search for sharing stories that touch the heart.
Frimangron is the name of a historical district, near the centre of Paramaribo, capital city of Suriname, South America. Literally translated it means so much as: â€œfree-mans groundâ€. This very part of the city got assigned to the first slaves that had become free men. Here these so called â€œfri manâ€ were (within given boundaries) allowed to live a life of their own, raise their own families and act according to their own customs and beliefs. This is the place where the father of composer/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist â€œFri Manâ€ Emiel Scholsberg was born and raised. With his compositions, Emiel created his own â€œFrimangronâ€, a place where he can truly be free. A place where he can discover his roots. A homeÂ for free spirits, where you can listen, watch, enjoy, inspire and be inspired, free from any form of judgement.