Category Archives: Dance

589. Percussionist Roël Calister

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

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. 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.

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 Global Dancer

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 Global Dancer

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,

806. New Year Tradition Tambú: Music and Dance of Curaçao (Part 6 of 6)

Documentary filmmaker, Elizeth Labega (YouTube: “Tambú: Music and Dance of Curaçao”) explores the ‘forbidden’ nature of our indigenous music and dance. Imported from West Africa in the 1600s, Tambú music is made with a single skinned drum, a metal percussion

806. New Year Tradition Tambú: Music and Dance of Curaçao (Part 6 of 6)

Documentary filmmaker, Elizeth Labega (YouTube: “Tambú: Music and Dance of Curaçao”) explores the ‘forbidden’ nature of our indigenous music and dance. Imported from West Africa in the 1600s, Tambú music is made with a single skinned drum, a metal percussion

896. Full Moon Parties

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

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