One of the reasons is perhaps that most celebrities, artist and athletes are of Creole origins.
I have actually seen some people eat glass when they were in trance.
The Javanese culture in Suriname is the oldest Javanese culture in the world, it doesn’t even exits anymore in present Java Indonesia.
The Hindu community has a strong business focus, while the Creoles are very Government oriented.
Another aspect is that in Suriname and in the Netherlands a Surinamese person is regarded as the Creole person, although the Creoles are now outnumbered by the Hindus.
Also read an African-American perspective on the blog Afrospear here .
The Marroons also speak Sranan Tongo, but they also have their own language. Surinamese Hindu music from singer Dhroeh Nankoe - "Payelia" This video of Dhroeh Nankoe caputures the spirit of the Hindus of Suriname.Because they escaped to the rainforest their culture has remained pure 18the Century African.I think that's why a few Ghanaian chiefs visited the Marroons in the rainforest in 1975 to formally apologise for their part in the slave trade.• Hindus or in Dutch Hindoestanen, the descendants of nineteenth-century contract workers from India • The Javanese, descendants of contract workers from the former Dutch East Indies on the island of Java, Indonesia • Surinamese Maroons, descendants of escaped West African slaves • Chinese, mainly descendants of the earliest nineteenth-century contract workers • Jews, mainly descendants of Sephardic Jews and Ashkenazi Jews • Boeroes.derived from boer, the Dutch word for farmer , descendants of Dutch nineteenth-century immigrant farmers.. (source wikipedia) The official language of Suriname is Dutch, but the local language is Sranan Tongo (Surinamese tongue), which is the Creole language of Suriname.I remember writer VS Naipaul wrote that Hindoes in Suriname were cultural still very close to India.