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Clifton End a lansa ‘MI PAIS’, pa dia di Kòrsou

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WILLEMSTAD – Clifton End a lansa otro proyekto interesante titula ‘Mi Pais’, pa  selebrá dia di Kòrsou. Clifton a ofrese e balada bunita na Kas di Kultura, kende a utiliza e esaki durante selebrashonnan di 10 di òktober. Riba e dia akí tambe a estrena e video clip ku ta ekspresá nos orguyo pa nos patria.

Clifton su talento musikal a keda deskubrí na un edat hóben, unda ela partisipá na diferente festival di kanto ku a atrae atenshon di grandinan den farándula. Na edat di 12 aña,  maestro Ced Ride a komponé ‘Mi Pais’ pa Clifton, i p’esei e kantika ta un poko sentimental pa e talentoso vokalista. Despues di hopi aña, Clifton a disidí di hinka e komposishon den un bachi nobo, pa asina nos por para ketu na tur loke nos mester ta orguyoso di dje komo kurasoleño. Tambe ‘Mi Pais’ a keda interpreta pa varios músiko lokal talentoso, manera Josh Matos riba guitara, RayBass riba bas, Vernon Chatlein riba perkushon i finalmente e kantika a keda produsí pa Oscar Bor.

Clifton ta gosa di un karera impresionante, unda ela kreá un fanatikada fiel ku semper a sostené. Den aña ‘90, ela milita den varios agrupashon renombra, kuminsando den e grupo di gospel Génesis, pa despues a amplía su abilidatnan den GIO Fuertísimo. Na 2001 Clifton a tumá e desishon difísil pa bandoná Kòrsou i sigui su soño nan musikal na Spaña, den e kompania di Tony Sherman. Na 2005, Clifton muda pa London, unda ela traha un par di aña djaserka ku e famoso kantante di Soul, Freddie Lee.  Despues di e periodo akí, Clifton a regresa Hulanda unda ela drenta e popularísimo Cache Royale, ku indudablemente ta un dje bandanan kurasoleño mas popular di e ultimo dékada. Akí Clifton a interpretá éksitonan manera ‘It’s all about you’, ‘Gewoonweg’, ‘Ik neem je mee’, i ‘Soso lobie’.

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Na 2016, Clifton a lansa su karera solista i a firma ku kasa diskera Buzzbin Productions. Na òktober di e aña ei, ela lansa e vershon di ‘Catch & Release’ na spañó riba e ritmo di Kizomba. Na yüli di e aña akí, Clifton a lansa otro interpretashon riba ritmo Kizomba, titula ‘Give it All To You’.  2018 tambe ta pinta di bira alentador ku bista pa hiba su músika internashonal. Clifton lo lansa so promé EP komo artista solista. Akí nos por gosa di mas interpretashon riba ritmo Kizomba ku varios kolaborashon ku artista di renombre den e genero akí.

Pa mas informashon, por fabor mail info@buzzbinproductions.com

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Nando Chirino i La Fiesta ta lansa Bob Marley Medley na Kizomba

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WILLEMSTADNando Chirino, e kantante kurasoleño biba na Hulanda,  ta lansa un piesa nobo huntu ku e banda La Fiesta. Ta trata akí di un Bob Marley Medley estilo Kizomba. Nando, mihó konosí komo ‘Juice’, no ta deskonosí den mundu di farándula lokal i hulandes i tin un karera musikal di más ku 30 aña den entretenimiento. Nando a militá pa hopi aña den bandanan renombrá na Aruba manera Oreo, Quasi i Ricochet.

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Nando Chirino

Den pasado e tabata tambe vokalista prinsipal di Re-wind i Orquesta Vibes na Hulanda. Huntu ku e agrupashonnan musikal akí el a lansa diferente disko kompakto i tambe skor diferente hit na varios emisora lokal.

For di aña 2006 te ku awó, Nando ta forma partí di e show band La Fiesta, un banda dinámiko ku tin mas ku 20 aña di eksistensia. E agrupashon ta move regularmente den sírkulonan privá, eventonan di kompania i diferente festival popular. E banda ta distinguí su mes for di otro bandanan ‘all-around’ pa medio di un repertorio úniko i meks amplió, unda ta varia entre kansionnan latino, kurasoleño, surnameño (kaseko) i tambe pop.

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E piesa nobo ku a wòrdu lansá ta un ‘medley’ di diferente kansionnan popular di e legendario Bob Marley, manera ‘Jamming’, ‘I shot the sheriff’, ‘One Love’ i ‘No woman, No cry’. E ‘medley’ ta di e popularísimo ritmo Kizomba, kual a keda hinká den un bachi totalmente nobo, areglá pa e talentoso Carlos Matos. E ‘medley’ ta keda kompañá pa un videoclip, ku por keda mira riba e página di YouTube di La Fiesta AllRoundBand.

E Bob Medley Kizomba Style di Nando Chirino huntu ku  La Fiesta lo ta optenibel entrante awe na tur radio emisora lokal, pues yama i pidi p’e.

Bishitá www.lafiesta.nl pa mas informashon of chek e Facebook página di La Fiesta/lafiesta.allroundband òf tumá kontakto via info@lafiesta.nl

 

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September 10, 2017: Kuralicious natural hair festival, opens at Kura di Arte

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WILLEMSTAD – On September 10, 2017, Kuralicious, Curaçao’s first natural hair, health and beauty festival, will open its doors at Kura di Arte. At 8 pm, Kuralicious kicks off with the internationally acclaimed exhibition called ‘Black Follicles Matter’ by Drs. Mireille Liong-A-Kong.

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Drs. Mireille Liong-A-Kong

For over a decade, Liong-A-Kong has advocated for equal hair rights with a series of outstanding natural hairstyles, highlighting the consequences of the fact that Black people are the only people on planet earth who are denied the fundamental human right to wear their God-given tresses naturally. Laws based on stereotypes deny Black people the right to wear styles like Dreadlocks, Afros and Cornrows.

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As a direct consequence, 73% of Black women suffer from relaxer induced alopecia, a hair loss condition related to chemical straighteners, despite the fact that they outspend every other ethnic group on hair care, nine times. More than just shining a light on this social injustice, the goal of Black Follicles Matter is to create awareness and shoot for justice aiming for change one shot at the time.

Additionally, there will also be a Kuralicious Marketplace with natural hair forums, products & accessories, and musical entertainment. Besides Mireille Liong-A-Kong, Kuralicious will also have natural hair professionals Elly Sambo and Sabine Hallway as part of their lineup of expert speakers during live workshops for an additional 5 ANG.

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General admission is 25 ANG. per person and children under the age of 12 enter for free. Teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18, and seniors above 60, pay 15 ANG.

Kura di Arte is located at Jonge Wacht 8, Willemstad, Curaçao. For more reservations and more information call +5999-5256627 or check out their Facebook/KuraliciousCuracao

 

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Stanley Clementina ta kolabora ku Dayo StreaNobo den T’ASINA TA BIBA.

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WILLEMSTAD – Stanley Clementina, e talentoso kompositor i kantante kurasoleño, a kolaborá ku kantante Dayo StreaNobo pa su di kuater single ‘T’asina ta Biba’ fo’i su EP nobo. E kantika ta mustra nos  bunita isla dor di wowonan di un bon Yu di Kòrsou. Stanley a aserka Dayo, e popular vokalista di reggae konosí pa su kansionnan positivo, pa kolaborá riba e interpretashon inspirashonal akí.

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‘T’asina ta Biba’ ta otro melodioso kolaborashon Afrobeat ku Stanley a ko-produsí ku e talentoso MB Ghettoflow. Sinta den studio di e produktor dominikano na Hulanda, Stanley i Dayo a komponé e mensahe akí pa enkurashá nos komunidat pa keda positivo apesar di tur sirkunstansia di bida. Según Stanley, tin tantu positivismo riba nos isla ku mester keda eksponé, i ora un persona ta eksperensia difikultat pa adapta na e vibrashonnan positivo di nos isla, e kantika akí ta un guía pa alegra su día. Banda di e impreshonante naturalesa i playanan ku lo figura den e video, e unidat i amor di nos pueblo ta para sentral, algu ku Stanley ta spera lo atrae más turista pa bishitá Kòrsou.

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Durante un bishitá kòrtiku na yüni último, Stanley a hasí varios presentashon i a probechá pa graba e clip di ‘T’asina ta Biba’ ku Dayo. E clip a keda dirigí pa Gilbert Silva da Costa i a keda graba na diferente lokalidat na riba nos isla.

Pa más informashon di Stanley su músika, ‘like’ su página di Instagram of sigui riba Facebook.com/StanleyAcoustic. Pa presentashon, por fabor mandá un mail na steezmusic@gmail.com of chéck www.stanleyclementina.com.

Tambe por chéck e video di T’ASINA TA BIBA  riba YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slD0oSj58A8&feature=youtu.be

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‘KULPAMI NUMA’ een geweldige interpretatie van Stanley Clementina

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Stanley Clementina

De getalenteerde componist en zanger Stanley Clementina breidt zijn muzikale horizon uit met de romantische Afro Beat genaamd ‘KULPAMI NUMA’, een samenwerking met de artiest Remses ‘MuisjeMuis’ Rafaela. Het nummer spreekt van een relatie waar de man alle schuld over zich heen krijgt over de problemen in het relatie.

‘KULPAMI NUMA’ legt uit hoe een man ook pijn ervaart wanneer een relatie stuk gaat. Gedurende verschillende scenes in de videoclip wordt Stanley ondervraagd door het model Franceen Westmaas die de rol van een vrouwelijke detective speelt. ‘KULPAMI NUMA’ is en indrukwekkende samenwerking van een paar zeer getalenteerde Curaçaose muziek professionelen woonachtig in Nederland. Naast de vocale interpretatie door Stanley en MuisjeMuis, werd het lied geproduceerd door Stanley en de getalenteerde Zurich Musiq en werd de videoclip geregisseerd door Martina Thareyck en Cineterra.

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Stanley Clementina

Album Debuut
Gedurende de komende weken, zal Stanley in Curaçao zijn voor een promotionele tour, en zal hij verschillende videoclips opnemen voor zijn nog titelloze debuut album, die hij hopelijk deze zomer zal lanceren. Met deze productie, staat de populaire Afro Beat centraal en werkt Stanley samen met getalenteerde Urban artisten zoals Dopie, Dayo en Ori. ‘KULPAMI NUMA’ is het eerste nummer van dit album. Tijdens verschillende tours met de Kaapverdische zanger Nelson Freitas, werd Stanley gemotiveerd om in zijn moedertaal te blijven zingen. Het belangrijk voor Stanley om het Papiamento te internationaliseren, dus wilt hij zijn album ook in het buitenland promoten. Als vocalist, werkte Stanley ook met onder andere Rass Motivated, Frank McComb, Tamara Nivillac, Shirma Rouse, Glennis Grace, en ook Ir Sais.  Aan het begin van 2015, begon Stanley zich meer te profileren als solo-artiest en bracht hij nummers uit als ‘Regrésa a Mi’ en ‘Sweet Pain’, waarbij hij uitdrukt hoe uit relationele uitdagingen toch aanzienlijke groei kan voortvloeien.
Stanley Clementina zal ook een eenmalige workshop vocale techniek geven op 8 maart 2017 in het Kura di Arte. Voor meer informatie kun je een e-mailsturen naar steezmusic@gmail.com of bezoek http://www.stanleyclementina.com
Bekijk op hier de videoclip ‘KULPAMI NUMA.

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Stanley Clementina ku produkshon nobo titula Kulpami Numa’

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Stanley Clementina

E talentoso kompositor i kantante Stanley Clementina ta ekspandé su horizonte musikal ku e romántiko Afro Beat titula KULPAMI NUMA, un kolaborashon ku artista Remses ‘MuisjeMuis’ Rafaela. E interpretashon ta papia di un relashon unda e hòmber ta haña tur e kulpa durante e desenlase. Den varios esena den e videoclip modelo Franceen Westmaas ta hungá e papel di un investigado ku ta interogá Stanley. KULPAMI NUMA ta sigui splika kon e hòmber tambe ta eksperensia doló durante e relashon ora e realisá ku e relashon no ta bai mas. Tambe impreshonante pa mira kon KULPAMI NUMA ta trese varios talento Kurasoleño biba na Hulanda huntu pa realisá e proyekto akí. Banda di e interpretashon vokal di Stanley i MuisjeMuis, e kantika a keda produsí pa Stanley i e talentoso Zurich Musiq, i e videoclip a keda dirigí pa Thareyck Martina i Cineterra.

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Debut Albùm

Durante e simannan benidero, Stanley lo ta na Kòrsou pa un gira promoshonal, unda e lo graba diferente videoclip pa su debut albùm, kual e ta plania pa lansa e zomer akí. Ku e produkshon, e ritmo popular di Afro Beat ta para sentral, i Stanley ta kolaborá ku talentoso estrea nan urbano manera Dopie, Dayo i Ori. KULPAMI NUMA ta e promé kantika fo’i e albùm akí. Pa Stanley ta importante pa internashonalisá Papiamentu, i p’esei e ke promové e albùm akí den eksterior. Durante diferente gira ku e kantante Kaboverdiano Nelson Freitas, Stanley a ser inspira kontinuá kanta den su lenga materna. Komo vokalista, Stanley a traha ku entre otro Rass Motivated, Frank McComb, Tamara Nivillac, Shirma Rouse, Glennis Grace, i tambe Ir Sais. Na komienso di 2015, Stanley a kuminsá profilá komo solista i a lansa kantika nan manera  ‘Regresa a Mi’, i Sweet Pain’, unda ela ilustra kon fo’i reto relashonal tòg por bini kresementu signifikante.

Stanley Clementina lo duna un tayer eksklusivo di téknika vokal dia 8 di Mart, 2017  na Kura di Arte. Pa mas informashon mail steezmusic@gmail.com of chéck www.stanleyclementina.com

Chéck e video di KULPAMI NUMA riba YouTube.

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The Schoop brothers: Tapping into their brotherhood, family and love for Sta. Maria City.

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WILLEMSTAD: Family and brotherhood are the most important values for Sharlon and Jonathan Schoop. For the past three years, both brothers have been playing for the Baltimore Orioles. Jonathan has been playing in the Major Leagues and Sharlon for the Triple A. Both look back to a successful 2016, where Sharlon was called up as a standby in the Major Leagues for three days, increasing his future chances for a permanent spot on the roster. If this happens, it would be the first time in our history that two brothers will play for the same Major League team.  

Jonathan is especially satisfied, since he was able to play 162 games and achieved solid stats during this season. Despite all their successes, the Schoop brothers religiously return to Curaçao during their four-month break, to spend quality time with family and friends. Sharlon, who returned to his favorite position as a short stop, hopes to get another opportunity in the Major Leagues. “Not to place the blame on anything specifically, but I endured a lot of injuries during my career. I’ve been playing in the Minor Leagues for thirteen years, where I played with the Giants for seven, two with Kansas City, to then sign with the Orioles”, he explains.

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Comparing their game

“I don’t worry when people do that”, Jonathan explains. “If you tell me that he’s better than I am, I’d agree with you, because he’s my brother. That kind of rivalry doesn’t exist between us, because I can’t go against my brother”, he adds. Sharlon recounted how a manager once asked Jonathan what the difference was between the two. “He replied that the opportunities that Jonathan has gotten, I haven’t had thus far”.  According to Sharlon, talent and luck are essential, and the coaches need to believe in your abilities. Jonathan is optimistic that his brother will one day reach the Major Leagues. “He’s a tremendous player and he has a lot of experience, because he’s been through allot. I’ve studied him and learned from him. He only needs to relax, continue to do his best and if it’s going to happen, it will happen”, Jonathan adds.

The life of baseball

According to Sharlon, life as a professional baseball player is not a walk in the park, since a player maintains a hectic training and travel schedule and isn’t left with much time off.  “You give up allot for the game, like your youth, education, and free time. There isn’t any amount of money that can buy that back”, he explains. On an average day, I arrive at the field at 3 PM, I eat, go to the gym, then we warm up and stretch, to prepare for the 7 PM game. After we’re done with the game, we go home and the next day do it all over again”, Jonathan explains. “During one month we might get one to two days off”, they add.

Making a sweet deal

When a baseball prospect starts to get attention from professional teams, Sharlon advises the parents to negotiate a good signing bonus. “You can never predict the luck of your child, however if it doesn’t pan out, you at least have a backup”, he explains. According to Sharlon, the better the signing bonus, the more attention a team will give a prospect and the greater its chances are to advance professionally. Contingent on his talent and skills, Sharlon believes that a good signing bonus should start around 200.000 USD.  He also emphasizes that the coaches need to start investing more in the game and skill sets of the players, instead of only focusing on winning. Jonathan agrees with him, and believes that more money needs to be poured into baseball. “Local kids can go far with baseball”, he explains. “That’s why baseball needs to be promoted more, where perhaps we can start a (permanent) baseball academy that is better suited to cultivate talent”, Jonathan explains.

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The Schoop brotherhood

Currently Jonathan and Sharlon live together in Baltimore. “I’m the cleanest of the two, because Jon always loses stuff in the house”, Sharlon jokingly declares. Yet the bond with Curaçao remains strong, since both brothers have families and children that still live on the island and consider it their real home. When you arrive at the home of the Schoop family in Sta. Maria on any given day, you’ll encounter a vibrant atmosphere, where several relatives and neighborhood friends gather to discuss the daily occurrences. Quickly a BBQ is lit or somebody prepares a scrumptious meal to feed the domino playing guests. “We grew up here and do everything together, from playing sports to parties”, Jonathan explains. “Its Sta. Maria City and we are proud of our neighborhood”, he declares.

According to the Schoop brothers, when you engage in positivism, your focus should remain on that. “It’s exciting to see my friends do great things, and that’s why we’ve decided to build a recording studio in our yard, so they can continue to create music. We don’t have to go anywhere for our entertainment, but can stay home and chill”, Jonathan explains with a laugh.

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 Playing favorites

At the end of our visit, a loud and hilarious discussion ensued between the Schoop brothers about who is their parents’ favorite child. Even the oldest brother Slaider – nicknamed Sli – chimed in. Sharlon loudly declares that Sli is their mother’s favorite, where Jonathan quickly adds “but you’re definitely our father’s favorite, since he does EVERYTHING for you”.  “Whatever”, Sharlon exclaims, “you know how hard it is to get him to do anything for me, however when Jon asks, our father jumps”, he quickly shoots back. “It’s funny how much alike they are”, Slaider adds with a smile. “Maybe I am my mother’s favorite”, Slaider quips, and “because I stayed with her in Curacao and I take good care of her” he concludes. To put an end to the controversy, Mrs. Claudette explains with a big smile that she loves all her children equally. “I always had to caution the elder boys not to pick on Jonathan so much. But now look how much taller he is than them both”, she laughs.

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