Category Archives: Tumba

595. Curaçao Does NOT Do Rain

(This was strictly economics. Ladies got their hair done and the rain was not about to take that too.) See also:  #925. Rain delays are patriotic

595. Curaçao Does NOT Do Rain

(This was strictly economics. Ladies got their hair done and the rain was not about to take that too.) See also:  #925. Rain delays are patriotic

597. Dutch Carnival Courage

Born and raised in the Netherlands, a 21 year old Maarten Schakel was drawn by sun, sand and sea and decided to take a job at Dutch radio station (Dolfijn FM). Fast-forward 9 years, ‘Maarten Schakel’ is a Curaçao household name.

597. Dutch Carnival Courage

Born and raised in the Netherlands, a 21 year old Maarten Schakel was drawn by sun, sand and sea and decided to take a job at Dutch radio station (Dolfijn FM). Fast-forward 9 years, ‘Maarten Schakel’ is a Curaçao household name.

649. Curaçao Dance

The New York Times has recently included Mickela Mallozzi (31) as one of its featured Niche Travel Bloggers as part of the Travel Blogging Today: It’s Complicated story by Dan Saltzstein (July 28, 2013). Don’t miss Mickela’s blog, Bare Feet (Experiencing the world, one dance at a time.)

649. Curaçao Dance

The New York Times has recently included Mickela Mallozzi (31) as one of its featured Niche Travel Bloggers as part of the Travel Blogging Today: It’s Complicated story by Dan Saltzstein (July 28, 2013). Don’t miss Mickela’s blog, Bare Feet (Experiencing the world, one dance at a time.)

789. Curaçao’s Tata di Tumba: Anselmus ‘Boy’ Dap

Curaçao’s first Rei di Tumba in 1971, 8 time-winner composer and performer Anselmus ‘Boy’ Dap is widely considered our ‘Tata di Tumba’ (Father of Tumba). He turns 80 on October 25, 2013 and has headlined 8 Carnival parades and plenty more

789. Curaçao’s Tata di Tumba: Anselmus ‘Boy’ Dap

Curaçao’s first Rei di Tumba in 1971, 8 time-winner composer and performer Anselmus ‘Boy’ Dap is widely considered our ‘Tata di Tumba’ (Father of Tumba). He turns 80 on October 25, 2013 and has headlined 8 Carnival parades and plenty more

794. Festival di Tumba 2013

The Tumba replaced the Calypso as our Carnival anthem in 1971. Closely linked to our indigenous Tambú, Tumba dance was previously considered inappropriate (and before 1954, illegal!). How times have changed… 60 participants are currently competing for the title of

794. Festival di Tumba 2013

The Tumba replaced the Calypso as our Carnival anthem in 1971. Closely linked to our indigenous Tambú, Tumba dance was previously considered inappropriate (and before 1954, illegal!). How times have changed… 60 participants are currently competing for the title of

957. Curaçao’s “Bekita” by Gentleman and Poet Elis Juliana

Bekita Bekita dams a kanga shimis pronka drenta sal’i balia k’un finura k’un koketa kada paso na su tempu kada zoya na midí Békitá! Békitá! Békitá! Békitá!Hernan dí: E dams akí ai ta flor pa hasi bunita; yena sala ku

957. Curaçao’s “Bekita” by Gentleman and Poet Elis Juliana

Bekita Bekita dams a kanga shimis pronka drenta sal’i balia k’un finura k’un koketa kada paso na su tempu kada zoya na midí Békitá! Békitá! Békitá! Békitá!Hernan dí: E dams akí ai ta flor pa hasi bunita; yena sala ku

980. Curaçao’s Festival di Tumba Contestant: Peter van der Pligt

Tumba, our irresistibly rhythmical Carnival anthem, makes you want to get up and swing your hips, hands in the air, derrière out. Tumba originates from our indigenous tambú music (double dance in binary measure) but adds a Latin twist and

980. Curaçao’s Festival di Tumba Contestant: Peter van der Pligt

Tumba, our irresistibly rhythmical Carnival anthem, makes you want to get up and swing your hips, hands in the air, derrière out. Tumba originates from our indigenous tambú music (double dance in binary measure) but adds a Latin twist and