Program
Thursday
29 August

These acts have been confirmed thus far. The timetable will be published when the line up is complete.

Havana D’Primera

Cuban Timba band Havana D’Primera guarantees a swinging audience when they start to play. Founded by Alexander Abreu in 2008, the band was formed by a collective of musicians in the Cuban music scene, numbering 17 members in total. Abreu is considered one of the best trumpeters of his generation, and is also a skilled composer, singer, and bandleader. Many consider the band’s hit single Me Dicen Cuba the new national anthem of Cuba. Havana D’Primera have been at Curaçao North Sea Jazz before: in 2016 they were part of Sergio George’s project The Cuban Affair. Fusing rhythms across salsa, jazz, funk, and Afro-Cuban, the band have released four studio albums so far. The latest is 2018’s Cantor Del Pueblo, which landed them their second Latin Grammy nomination for Best Salsa Album

Aymée Nuviola

Aymée Nuviola, nicknamed ‘La Sonera del Mundo’, is a well-respected singer from Cuba who trained at the Manuel Saumell Conservatory in Havana. She was greatly fascinated by bossa nova and salsa as well as the music of Debussy. Nuviola is one of the biggest Cuban stars of today, and she even recorded a song with American legend Jackson Browne. Moreover, she played her idol Celia Cruz in the telenovela Celia. Nuviola's mother taught her to play the piano at the age of 3, and when she was 9, she started singing professionally with her sister Lourdes as The Nuviola Sisters. Aged 15 she and her sister joined the famous Cuban orchestra Pachito Alonso y Sus Kini Kini. As a young singer Nuviola moved to Miami where her solo career really took off. In 2018 she won a Grammy for her album Como Anillo Al Dedo