PROGRAM 2017-04-25T14:42:10+00:00


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 [...]



Creativity is a complex, often elusive process, yet some just have a gift for harnessing emotion, fusing it with words and melody and delivering universal truth in songs. Esha possesses that gift. In listening to her finely crafted, emotionally charged music it’s hard to believe the heart and the voice behind it belongs to a [...]


Caribbean Latin Jazz Xpress

CLJX (Caribbean Latin Jazz Xpress) was founded in July 2016 by Rodney O. van der Biezen. Rodney is an Aruban native pianist/arranger with a passion for Latin Jazz. He lived for many years with the dream of creating his own Latin Jazz Group. This Group performs original composed and arranged compositions and local Aruban classic [...]


Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles

Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles: A musical message from heaven Things are going well for multi-instrumentalist Cory Henry and his latest project. The three-time Grammy Award winner already perched at success playing with Snarky Puppy, but accounts for supporting many other great artists like Lalah Hathaway, Yolanda Adams, Boyz 2 Men, Bruce Springsteen and [...]


Zuco 103

ZUCO 103: A musical journey with a unique sound What happens when you take a Dutch big band percussionist, a German jazz pianist and a sultry Brazilian singer? A beautiful melting pot called Zuco 103. Pioneering ‘Brazilectro’, a fusion of Brazilian jazz and electronic beats, the band has been making rhythm since 1999. After eight [...]


El Prove y Habana All stars

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 [...]


Shirma Rouse: Aretha Franklin Tribute

Before Shirma rose to fame in her home country the Netherlands, she gained experience by performing as a backing vocalist for the greatest: Chaka Khan, Michael Bolton, Alain Clark, Candy Dulfer and Dutch representative Anouk at the Eurovision Song Contest. After being proclaimed as best supporting vocal by The Eurovision Times, it was time for [...]