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MP3 Tsunami Aruba - Plugged

Caribbean music from Aruba

11 MP3 Songs in this album (52:04) !
Related styles: Latin: Afro-Cuban, World: Caribbean, Mood: Party Music

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It is not a secret that the popular brassband D2U365 gave birth to a very promising band: Tsunami. The concept of Tsunami took about two years to crystallize. A couple of key persons in the brassband were desperate to make a change in the music they were making. These were Jaws Rasmijn, Poppy Kock, Juni Richardson, and last but not least Bobby Gibbs. They started looking at different alternatives and influences that would blend into a unique style that Aruba has never seen or heard before. When this was clear to them, Jaws Rasmijn presented the concept to their Road Manager: Rimberth Croes. Rimberth Croes immediately bought the concept and became a believer. He then took this project on his shoulders and carried it.

Their objective was to create a band that would look, sound, and basically do everything in a way it has never been done in Aruba before. The look; most of the time you will see this band wearing white, which reflects the purity of the energy that they put in each performance. They also perform on bear feet. This is just to reflect their humbleness and their connection with the world around them. The sound; they use extravagant percussion instruments coming from various corners of the world including Africa, Brazil, and Cuba (…just to name a few). Most of these come from the personal collection of Jaws Rasmijn.

Changing from brassband to a topnotch musical band was not going to be an easy task. A musical director and singers was needed, while D2U had the percussionists, trumpet and trombone players. Actually there was one singer in D2U; Dr. Steeve, who gladly also joined the band. Then it was Bobby Gibbs who suggested working with Ofo Escudero who has been an active member of D2U365 since the beginning and was also active as a singer in another musical band. It was Ofo Escudero, who on his turn, scouted Sashah Figueroa and Michael Odor to also be part of the project. The D2U crew teamed up with Ofo Escudero, Michael Odor, and Sashah Figueroa to form the new band. The band did not have a name until after one of the first rehearsals Juni Richardson proposed the name: Tsunami. The decision was unanimous. It’s a name that represents purity (of water) and strength and energy (of the wave).

Our music and performance is pure..…we do it from the hearth…..and the strength and energy we put into each performance is contagious…beware!!!


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