Category Archives: Music

578. Curaçao’s Music Entrepreneurs

The founders of Skèmpi, Gino Jacobs (27) and Boudino de Jong (26), are kindred in their passion for entrepreneurship, technology, music and Curaçao. Long-time friends they decided to collaborate on Skèmpi, a (now) popular online music streaming service for Dutch

578. Curaçao’s Music Entrepreneurs

The founders of Skèmpi, Gino Jacobs (27) and Boudino de Jong (26), are kindred in their passion for entrepreneurship, technology, music and Curaçao. Long-time friends they decided to collaborate on Skèmpi, a (now) popular online music streaming service for Dutch

581. Record-breaking Music Video

Move over JLo and Iggy Azalea… Tony Montana Music was founded in 2011 by Menasa, a producer from Curaçao. The band blends electronic, urban and latin tunes and creates a completely unique sound. The members of Tony Montana Music are

581. Record-breaking Music Video

Move over JLo and Iggy Azalea… Tony Montana Music was founded in 2011 by Menasa, a producer from Curaçao. The band blends electronic, urban and latin tunes and creates a completely unique sound. The members of Tony Montana Music are

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

592. Amnesia Curaçao Founder

Walid Samander (25) had an entrepreneurial spirit before he understood the meaning of the word. He recalls falling in love with paintball when he was 12, but his parents refused to fund his hobby. So he had to invent ways to

592. Amnesia Curaçao Founder

Walid Samander (25) had an entrepreneurial spirit before he understood the meaning of the word. He recalls falling in love with paintball when he was 12, but his parents refused to fund his hobby. So he had to invent ways to

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

609. Tambú on Steroids

Broadwayworld.com writes: “Tradition is a tricky beast. There are those who would leave it as a dusty, living museum exhibit. Then there are others who see further, into the possibility of tradition, a line that runs through history all the way to

609. Tambú on Steroids

Broadwayworld.com writes: “Tradition is a tricky beast. There are those who would leave it as a dusty, living museum exhibit. Then there are others who see further, into the possibility of tradition, a line that runs through history all the way to