Published On: Sat, Apr 20th, 2013

Curacao in San Fransisco: Ban selebr’e!

San FransiscoSAN FRANSISCO/WILLEMSTAD - As part of the Dutch Golden Age exhibition (“Girl with the Pearl Earring”), coming from the prestigious Koninklijk Kabinet van Schilderijen Mauritshuis in the Hague, the Dutch Consulate General of the Netherlands in San Francisco will organize a series of six “Orange Nights at the de Young”. The kickoff event will be Queen’s/King’s Day which will take place on April 26th. Each Orange Night has its own theme, and guess which theme your lone fellow Yu'i Korsou working at the Consulate has negotiated?!

Natasha Chatlein (San Francisco), together with fellow Yu'i Korsou's Allan Chatlein (Curaçao), Susanne Capello (San Francisco) and Erika Römer (Santa Barbara) are working round the clock to bring Dushi Korsou to San Francisco.
This event is a rare opportunity to showcase Curaçao culture through art, music, dance and food in a state-of-the-art, culturally significant, world class museum: the de Young Museum. The de Young is the 6th most visited museum in the US, and the number 1 most visited museum west of the Mississippi.

We have invited who we believe are among Curaçao’s elite performers and artists, including the reunited old-school Kuenta i Tambú (Kalakuna era), Eric Calmes, Jean Jacques Rojer and folkloric dance group Futuro i Memoria di Korsou. Bea Moedt and Brett Russel have graciously agreed to showcase their photography. The menu at the de Young Café will boast funchi, banana hasá, tutu, stobá, keshi yená and bolo pretu, just to name a few.

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We would LOVE to see more Yu'i Korsou's here! If you can make it out to San Francisco during this week, please let us know! Let's give San Francisco a true Curaçao Experience!

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