Raís (2020)

Rojer, Aanholt, Pichardo, Corsen, Berry-Haseth, Plaate, Nazoa, Diaz, folklore, Behilia, Provence, Lauffer, Heyer

Randal Corsen, Kris Berry, Jean-Jaques Rojer

This album is a testimony to Papiamentu, a language spoken in the south Caribbean, and it is an offspring of mostly Portuguese mixed with some Spanish, Dutch, African and Amerindian. Randal, Kris and Jean-Jacques play these songs in a very organic experience, hence the title of the album, Raís, which is the Papiamentu word for root.

Curaçao is an island in the south Caribbean off the coast of Venezuela, where centuries of cohabitation between people from European, African and Amerindian descent, albeit not in the nicest of ways, have created a rich mixture of people, language and culture. Papiamento is the language spoken on Curaçao - and neighboring Aruba and Bonaire - and it is an offspring of mostly Portuguese mixed with some Spanish, Dutch, African and Amerindian words. Just like with Portuguese, words in Papiamento are very rhythmical and percussive in structure and they also blend well into one another, making it an excellent language to sing in. This album is a testimony to that, seeing that it contains some of the most beautiful songs written in our native tongue.

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Randal Corsen

Randal Corsen (1972) is a highly regarded pianist, composer and arranger from Curaçao. Randal has had great achievements in jazz, but also in classical and popular music, in Curaçao as well as in the Netherlands, where he has lived for over 20 years. He is an Edison Jazz Award laureate and has also been awarded the Boeli Van Leeuwen Award by the Curaçao government for writing an opera completely in Papiamentu. He is the great-grandson of Antillean composer and poet Joseph Sickman Corsen (1853-1911) and has made an album documenting the music of his great-grandfather. Randal regularly performs on stages all around the world and he has worked with artists Izaline Calister, The Metropole Orchestra, Tania Kross, Paquito D’Rivera, Horacio Hernandez, Antonio Sanchez and the late Roy Hargrove, amongst others. He has had numerous hits on the local music charts since moving back to Curaçao in 2012 and in May 2018 he received the Cola Debrot Award, which is the most prestigious award given to people who made an exceptional contribution to the culture of Curaçao.

Photo: Jonas Sacks (Just Listen Records)

Kris Berry

Kris Berry (1982) is a Dutch-Caribbean artist, singer and songwriter. Her debut album Marbles, released in 2012, represents the essence of the music she grew up with on the islands of Curaçao and St. Maarten. Berry has performed shows in Amsterdam’s Paradiso as well as the prestigious North Sea Jazz Festival. A collaboration with friend and producer Perquisite (Pete Philly & Perquisite) produced the album Lovestruck Puzzles, released in the fall of 2013, of which the single “Let Go” was crowned 3FM Mega Hit, followed by a nomination for Best Album of the year. In 2014, Kris Berry did a major support tour with Caro Emerald on an arena tour in the United Kingdom. Special releases linked to that tour were among others her single “Perfect Storm” which was immediately crowned Radio2 Top Song of that year. Kris Berry received a personal invitation in 2018 from the American Grammy Award Winning singer Gregory Porter, to open for his soldout UK tour, performing among others three times in the esteemed Royal Albert Hall in London. Berry’s single “Hold on” from the Album “Berry Street” won her the Gold Award for high record sales.

photo: Jonas Sacks (Just Listen Records) 

Jean-Jaques Rojer

Jean-Jacques Rojer is a guitarist, composer and arranger from Curaçao. He has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City with Paquito D‘Rivera and he has also worked with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by Wynton Marsalis, at the Lincoln Center in New York. His latest jazz recording features Jeff ”Tain” Watts on drums and Warren Wolf on Vibraphones. Rojer grew up in a very musical family on the Caribbean island of Curaçao. His father, Robert Rojer, an acclaimed pianist and composer, is a direct descendant of the composers Jacobo Palm (1887-1982) and Jan Gerard Palm (1831-1906). Rojer’s father, together with Randal Corsen and Kris Berry, all appear on a recording made by Rojer in 2017 with original arrangements of music composed by his great-grandfather Jacobo Palm. Rojer attended the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Holland, graduating cum laude in 2003. Besides the above mentioned, Rojer has played and recorded with Ilan Chester, Andy Narell, Phillip Harper, Izaline Calister, Marjorie Barnes, Nederlands Blazers Ensemble and many others on stages all over the world.

Photo: Jonas Sacks (Just Listen Records)

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Raís (2020)

Rojer, Aanholt, Pichardo, Corsen, Berry-Haseth, Plaate, Nazoa, Diaz, folklore, Behilia, Provence, Lauffer, Heyer

Randal Corsen, Kris Berry, Jean-Jaques Rojer

Cables: Van der Hul
Digital Converters: Horus, Merging Technologies
Microphones: Bruel & Kjaer 4006, Schoeps, AKG
Producer: Jared Sacks, Jonas Sacks
Recording Engineer: Jared Sacks
Recording location: MCO, Hilversum the Netherlands
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD 256
Speakers: Grimm LS1

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Tracks.
1.
Konfiansa
Corsen,Berry-Haseth
00:03:10   N/A
2.
Senorita di Pietermaai
Heyer
00:04:24   N/A
3.
Tog mi sa
Plaate
00:05:37   N/A
4.
Serenada
Provence,Lauffer
00:06:15   N/A
5.
Sunu
Behilia
00:05:03   N/A
6.
Dalia
folklore
00:02:29   N/A
7.
El loco Juan Carabina
Nazoa,Diaz
00:03:59   N/A
8.
M'a yega lat
Plaate
00:03:51   N/A
9.
Misterio
Corsen,Berry-Haseth
00:03:51   N/A
10.
La Mariposa
Corsen
00:04:44   N/A
11.
Ojos Malignos
Pichardo
00:05:23   N/A
12.
E baka pinta
Aanholt
00:05:59   N/A
13.
Tonada
Rojer
00:02:06   N/A

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