Curacao Has a New Music Festival

Above: Jorge Celedon

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Curacao’s North Sea Jazz festival has, in recent years, become one of the Caribbean’s leading concert festivals.

Now, the Dutch Caribbean island is adding another to the mix: Viva La Musica Latina.

The Latin-oriented festival will feature performers including Jorge Celedón, Alberto Barros, Olga Tañón, Gilberto Santa Rosa, the Guaco Group Venezuela and others.

The festival takes place May 29-30 in Willemstad, the island’s capital.

Curacao and the rest of the so-called ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao) are havens for Latin sound in large part due to their proximity to Venezuela.

 

 

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