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Friday September 15 2017-05-23T16:47:57+00:00

Rubén Blades

Rubén Blades: A storyteller in rhythm Eight-time Grammy Award winner and writer of his home country’s ‘second national anthem’, the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival is proud to present Panama’s national pride: Rubén Blades. With a musical career that spans over four decades, the humanitarian singer-songwriter has proven to be an undeniably important voice in Latin [...]


Habana Vieja All Stars: a Buena Vista Social Club project

Eduardo Proveyer ,“El Prove”, an excellent saxophone player originating from the heart of Old Havana (a breading ground for talented musicians) proposes to entertain us with an all star band in a format that is typical for traditional Cuban music. Join the harmonic base of the piano with the rhythmical support of percussion. Add the [...]


Chris Kross

Chris Kross is the rising star in the firmament of the Jazz scene in Aruba. He started playing his guitar at this Festival when he was only 16 years old and has performed every consecutive year afterwards. In this Festival, this Berklee student has some serious plans to impress everyone! In his first solo-act at [...]



An authentic Aruban initiative, Oruba was formed in 2012 to bring its island’s music to the world stage. Thought and brought together by Reno Steba, he honours his Caiquetio indian ancestors by translating their story into a music act. Sung fully in Papiamento and supported by a rhythmic dance act and visuals, this culture-clad performance [...]


NG La Banda

The musical genre we now call timba was arguably created by NG La Banda, but as Cuban music expert Arturo "Marcané" Gómez points out, it was not created out of thin air. As our "Genealogy of Timba Family Tree" shows, singer Tony Calá wrote and played violin in Ritmo Oriental; Issac Delgado and the legendary [...]