Ban Selebr’e On Friday May 17th, more than 3,000 people visited the Curaçao Night at the De Young Museum in San Francisco. The event was one of a series of six “Orange Nights at the de Young” organized in connection with the collection exchange with the prestigious Royal Picture Gallery, the Mauritshuis in The Hague. The aim was to place the island’s culture, music, and cuisine in the spotlight to attract potential business partnerships and cultural tourism to Curaçao.
Among other activities, museum goers were able to taste the authentic Curaçao liqueur, have their head scarves tied by master headscarf artist Cenaida van Dinter, enjoy a chat with Serena Isreal, creator of Curaçao’s voluptuous Chichi’s and view a digital presentation of art by Garrick Marchena, Andre Nagtegaal, and photographers Bea Moedt and Brett Russel. Music and dance was provided for by dance group Futuro i Memoria di Korsou, Grupo Ban Selebr’e, and the Jazz Ensemble of Eric Calmes, Jean-Jacques Rojer and Vernon Chatlein.
This event was made possible by a financial contribution from, among others, Fundashon Bon Intenshon.