Prince: ‘You guys have a wonderful island. Take care of it otherwise I will come back and take it away!
WILLEMSTAD – The second night of the Curacao North Sea Jazz was spectacular. The festival was opened by the Curaçao musicians Pernell Saturnino & Friends featuring Miguel Zenon. They were followed by the unstoppable singer Paul Anka. His classics brought the audience into the 60’s. Esperanza Spalding Radio Music Society took a different approach with its bass and gave a great show.
The Mexican singer Luis Miguel, also called “El Sol de Mexico”, during his performance made the heart of all women beat a bit faster. The Dutch jazz singer Sherry Dyanne won the audience with her sultry jazz voice. Then it was the lords of Los Lobos turn to show off with a fantastic jam session with guitars. The saxophonist was certainly not left behind.
The harpist Edmar Casteneda took the audience to a completely different level in the field of jazz mixed with Latin. Then the Curacao born Kizzy McHugh stole the hearts of the people with her beautiful and powerful voice. Then it was time for his purple highness, the highlights of the evening, Prince. He was followed by Christian McBride, Big Band and The Roots. The fourth edition of the Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival came to an end and fans are already looking forward to the fifth edition next year.
Image: Bea Moedt