Category Archives: Music

611. Curaçao’s Aretha Franklin

Born in Curaçao and raised in St. Eustatius, Shirma Rouse grew up around music and recalls singing in church with her grandmother from a very young age. Shirma was formally introduced to the Dutch music scene as back-up vocalist for Tasha’s

611. Curaçao’s Aretha Franklin

Born in Curaçao and raised in St. Eustatius, Shirma Rouse grew up around music and recalls singing in church with her grandmother from a very young age. Shirma was formally introduced to the Dutch music scene as back-up vocalist for Tasha’s

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,

616. Curaçao in the New York Times

Folks, please meet Baz Dreisinger. She may or may not have inspired this website. Baz isn’t from Curaçao; she lives in New York City. She spent a short week in Curaçao, like most tourists. But Baz isn’t like most tourists: she

616. Curaçao in the New York Times

Folks, please meet Baz Dreisinger. She may or may not have inspired this website. Baz isn’t from Curaçao; she lives in New York City. She spent a short week in Curaçao, like most tourists. But Baz isn’t like most tourists: she

618. Curaçao’s Hummingbird

Curaçao’s beloved Blenchi (Chlorostilbon mellisugus, blue-tailed emerald hummingbird) is only 8 cm (3 inches) long and that includes its notorious 0.7 inch bill. But don’t be fooled by its small size: it’s a mighty fierce little bird! The male Blenchi is magnificently

618. Curaçao’s Hummingbird

Curaçao’s beloved Blenchi (Chlorostilbon mellisugus, blue-tailed emerald hummingbird) is only 8 cm (3 inches) long and that includes its notorious 0.7 inch bill. But don’t be fooled by its small size: it’s a mighty fierce little bird! The male Blenchi is magnificently

642. Curaçao’s Beloved Musician Rudy Plaate

Curaçao’s singer/songwriter/composer Rudy Plaate has composed over 400 songs over the course of his career, his genres range from waltz and tumba to mazurka, and the vast majority of his compositions profess deep love and admiration for his ‘island muse’ in her

642. Curaçao’s Beloved Musician Rudy Plaate

Curaçao’s singer/songwriter/composer Rudy Plaate has composed over 400 songs over the course of his career, his genres range from waltz and tumba to mazurka, and the vast majority of his compositions profess deep love and admiration for his ‘island muse’ in her

646. Curaçao’s Chopin

Curaçao filmmaker Alaric Alexander Smeets directed and produced “Nostalgia: The Music of Wim Statius Muller”, a deeply moving gem of a documentary about the life and work of “Curaçao’s Chopin”. Statius Muller makes a particularly fascinating subject — and not just

646. Curaçao’s Chopin

Curaçao filmmaker Alaric Alexander Smeets directed and produced “Nostalgia: The Music of Wim Statius Muller”, a deeply moving gem of a documentary about the life and work of “Curaçao’s Chopin”. Statius Muller makes a particularly fascinating subject — and not just

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.)