The Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival: Aruba is one of the four constituent countries that form the Kingdom of the Netherlands, along with the Netherlands, Curaçao, and Sint Maarten.
The citizens of these countries all share a single nationality: Dutch. Aruba has no administrative subdivisions, but, for census purposes, is divided into eight regions. Its capital is Oranjestad.
CARIBBEAN SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL
The Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival in Aruba is an outdoor festival featuring local and international jazz musicians.
The festival presents local and international bands and artists over a two-day event in Autumn.
While jazz music is the focus, other artistic elements including dance, poetry, and art are also included in the program.
On the 18th and 19th of August 2007 Aruba experienced the first Annual Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival. Cas di Cultura Plaza was the pounding heart of music in the Caribbean during this festival weekend.
From the start, the Festival was a huge success for Arubans and visitors alike.
A perfect mix of Jazz, Latin, Soul, Funk and Blues was presented on three different stages and areas.
The festival, a dream of founder Erik Eman, attracted visitors not only from the region but from all over the world.
NSJF AND ST. LUCIA
In the week preceding the Festival, numerous venues offer a wide range of free concerts.
The well known Aruba Jazz & Latin Music festival which took place from 1986 till 2001 could be seen as a predecessor of the new Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival.
With a small budget and a lot of help from local people and enterprises a dream comes true every year.
The Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival Aruba is not only about music, both visitors and artists agree that the atmosphere of this (mainly) outdoor Festival is vibrating.
The superb food stalls and numerous bars are the icings on the cake.