Caribbean Ancestry Club is back after a one year break, and we are hosting a family – friendly evening full of love, with poetry and spoken word performances, music,kuminda krioyo (island food) and intergenerational talks from ABCSSS islanders. Our seventh edition will take place on Sunday October 10. This date denotes exactly 11 years of Dutch recolonization for Bonaire, Saba and Statia, and autonomy for Curacao and St. Maarten, following 10-10-10. We understand these also remain dire times due to the COVID-19 pandemic and that our community members in the Netherlands and on the islands are facing spiritual, emotional and physical issues as the pandemic makes neocolonialism and institutional racism worse and more visible. Spaces to be together to heal, mourn, rest, socialize and feel some sense of joy are now more needed than ever. At the same time we must also do this responsibly, and with the health of our communities in mind, so please read carefully about the seating arrangements below.
Ticket information & Entrance Regulations due to COVID-19
This edition will be limited to 60 people (all tickets are sold in pairs). You will be required to show a QR code (digital or printed) showing proof of full vaccination, recovery from the Coronavirus, or a negative test. If you cannot show any of these, then sadly we can’t let you in. the 1.5 meter regulation is no longer applicable, the event will still be seated.
With live performances by:
– Daniella Obispo
– Latisha Martinus
– Shari Maduro
– Diane Rivers
– Eva Croes
Language: English, Dutch, Papiamentu/o
The event has been FULLY BOOKED. Luckily, you can still view the event from home. JOIN LIVESTREAM HERE: https://vimeo.com/598911776
Caribbean Ancestry Club is a project born out of love for the Caribbean, by Alfrida Martis and Daudi Cijntje. Alfrida calls Bonaire home, and Daudi calls Curaçao home. They are proud of their Afro-Caribbean heritage and believe in the healing and restorative powers of love and communion. By organizing events and community gatherings they wish to unite and amplify voices of Afro-indigenous Caribbean peoples, especially islanders from Bonaire, Statia, Saba, Curaçao, Aruba and St. Maarten. Caribbean Ancestry Club is a space where Caribbean peoples can fully be themselves, exchange their experiences on island and diaspora life, colonialism, intergenerational traumas, activism, cultural rituals and practices, art, ancestral knowledge and family memories.