Jeangu Macrooy

Profile

Jeangu Macrooy (1993, Suriname) is a Surinamese-Dutch singer and songwriter. He has been making music since he was thirteen and forms the other half of a duo with his twin brother Xillan. In the Netherlands, he often works with music producer Perquisite. On the two albums he released, he explores the possibilities of pop and gospel in personal songs about struggle, gratitude, hope and trust. He played the role of Judas in The Passion 2018, could often be soon on the talk show De Wereld Draait Door and was the Dutch entry for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2021 with the song Birth of a New Age.

Training

2014 Conservatory of Suriname

2016 ArtEZ Popacademie

Major work

2017 High On You

2019 Horizon

2021 Birth of a New Age (Single)

Awards

2016 Nomination Edison Best newcomer

2017 Popprijs Overijssel