Category Archives: Dance

589. Percussionist Roël Calister’s Ingenious Straddle of Europe and the Caribbean

Roël Calister was raised on a steady diet of percussion. Cardboard boxes, Nido powdered milk cans, buckets of plastic… no household object was spared. His father would saw sticks out of old brooms and he would spend hours pounding away

589. Percussionist Roël Calister’s Ingenious Straddle of Europe and the Caribbean

Roël Calister was raised on a steady diet of percussion. Cardboard boxes, Nido powdered milk cans, buckets of plastic… no household object was spared. His father would saw sticks out of old brooms and he would spend hours pounding away

597. Maarten Schakel: Curaçao’s King of the Street 2014

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. Maarten Schakel: Curaçao’s King of the Street 2014

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.

603. Curaçao’s ‘Forbidden’ New Year’s Tradition

Prolific Dutch writer Jan Brokken once described this forbidden new year’s tradition in all its culturally sensitive glory: “though man and woman don’t touch each other during tambú dance, they move more provocatively than a Dutch couple making love.” This form of recreation and

603. Curaçao’s ‘Forbidden’ New Year’s Tradition

Prolific Dutch writer Jan Brokken once described this forbidden new year’s tradition in all its culturally sensitive glory: “though man and woman don’t touch each other during tambú dance, they move more provocatively than a Dutch couple making love.” This form of recreation and

612. Curaçao’s Pasty Pieternelle, World Dancer Extraordinaire

Born and raised in Curaçao, Edelmar Pieternelle (32), better known as ‘Pasty’, is fluent in Tambú, Ritmo Kombina and Tumba, but also Merengue, Bachata, Cha Cha and Salsa dance styles. Nowadays Pasty performs all over the world with his dance partner,

612. Curaçao’s Pasty Pieternelle, World Dancer Extraordinaire

Born and raised in Curaçao, Edelmar Pieternelle (32), better known as ‘Pasty’, is fluent in Tambú, Ritmo Kombina and Tumba, but also Merengue, Bachata, Cha Cha and Salsa dance styles. Nowadays Pasty performs all over the world with his dance partner,

793. ‘Dancing with the Stars’ has nothing on us!

Good music = busting moves. Anytime. Anywhere. Period. Now would someone please get this guy on Dancing with the Stars?

793. ‘Dancing with the Stars’ has nothing on us!

Good music = busting moves. Anytime. Anywhere. Period. Now would someone please get this guy on Dancing with the Stars?

896. Full Moon Parties at Kokomo Beach!

Kokomo Beach is located at public beach, Vaersenbaai. According to Norman Salas, “every full moon, Kokomo Beach lights off a big bonfire and has the most energizing, revitalizing and truly amazing beach parties.” Norman Salas: “the best Dutch DJs spin

896. Full Moon Parties at Kokomo Beach!

Kokomo Beach is located at public beach, Vaersenbaai. According to Norman Salas, “every full moon, Kokomo Beach lights off a big bonfire and has the most energizing, revitalizing and truly amazing beach parties.” Norman Salas: “the best Dutch DJs spin

902. The ideal end of an Awesome party…

DJ: “Lizanne Brandao, bo mama ta wardabo na porta!” “Lizanne Brandao, your mom is waiting for you at the door!”

902. The ideal end of an Awesome party…

DJ: “Lizanne Brandao, bo mama ta wardabo na porta!” “Lizanne Brandao, your mom is waiting for you at the door!”