Category Archives: Tradition

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

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

605. ‘Pan de Jamón’ for the Holidays

Throughout the month of December, Curaçaoan bakeries bake countless loaves of pan de jamón: sweet dough rolls containing ham, olives, raisins and sometimes bacon (!). Served alongside ayakas, pernil (roast pork) and ponche crema (eggnog) on Noche Buena (Christmas Eve), pan de jamón hails from Venezuela. It is relatively simple to prepare

605. ‘Pan de Jamón’ for the Holidays

Throughout the month of December, Curaçaoan bakeries bake countless loaves of pan de jamón: sweet dough rolls containing ham, olives, raisins and sometimes bacon (!). Served alongside ayakas, pernil (roast pork) and ponche crema (eggnog) on Noche Buena (Christmas Eve), pan de jamón hails from Venezuela. It is relatively simple to prepare

606. Ponche Crema (‘Punch with Creme’) for the Holidays

Curaçao’s version of eggnog is originally of Venezuelan descent. Though recipes vary by family — much like it’s savory companion, the Ayaka — main ingredients typically include milk, eggs, sugar, rum, and other minor ingredients such as vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, and

606. Ponche Crema (‘Punch with Creme’) for the Holidays

Curaçao’s version of eggnog is originally of Venezuelan descent. Though recipes vary by family — much like it’s savory companion, the Ayaka — main ingredients typically include milk, eggs, sugar, rum, and other minor ingredients such as vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, and

609. Tradition with a Twist: Kuenta i Tambú

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. Tradition with a Twist: Kuenta i Tambú

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

632. Welcome to the 21st Century, Sinterklaas and Pete!

This week my Facebook News Feed resembles a picket line protesting ‘Zwarte Piet’ (Black Pete) and it’s not the first time. The same articles are shared (The Guardian’s Black Pete exposes the Netherlands’ problem with race, Associated Press’ ‘Black Pete’, Netherlands

632. Welcome to the 21st Century, Sinterklaas and Pete!

This week my Facebook News Feed resembles a picket line protesting ‘Zwarte Piet’ (Black Pete) and it’s not the first time. The same articles are shared (The Guardian’s Black Pete exposes the Netherlands’ problem with race, Associated Press’ ‘Black Pete’, Netherlands

674. Curaçao Goes Back to School in Style!!!

Nothing quite like a new haircut, hairdo, or hair color to reset us, boost our confidence, pep our step,  make us feel refreshed and energized… ready to take on the world. So for the past three years Fundashon Pro Souax has

674. Curaçao Goes Back to School in Style!!!

Nothing quite like a new haircut, hairdo, or hair color to reset us, boost our confidence, pep our step,  make us feel refreshed and energized… ready to take on the world. So for the past three years Fundashon Pro Souax has