Levi Silvanie & Randal Corsen

Saturday September 24

Born on Curaçao on November 7, 1987, Levi Juda Nathaniel Silvanie is a true Caribbean artist. One who was born with music in his heart and rhythm in his soul. From the age of six, Levi wanted nothing else than to play the drums. Due to his undeniable talent, he became the drummer of Duo Gleva at the young age of twelve. Not much later, Levi started playing the guitar – adding melodies to the rhythms that flowed through his veins.

Levi’s music can be described as Pop music with a Alternative World Music sound. He sings his songs in english and papiamento, the native language of his birthplace Curaçao. Levi toured the Caribbean in 2010 and 2011 after releasing his first EP entitled ‘Pret di Paden’ which includes the hit single ‘Djis mi mes’. The absolute highlight of that tour was his debut at the Curacao North Sea Jazz festival 2011.

Randal Corsen (1972, Curaçao), pianist, composer and arranger, is known for his combination of jazz and Antillian and Latin-American classical music. He studied piano in the conservatory of Tilburg in the Netherlands. For his cd ‘Evolushon’ he received the Edison Jazz Award 2004. Currently he is allied to the conservatories of Tilburg and Amsterdam. With Konjunto Antiyano, a traditional Antillean quartet, he made a repertoire that travels between Chopin, Antillean classical music and Antillean folklore. The quartet also plays classical compositions by the great great grandfather of Randal Corsen, the poet and componist Joseph Sickman Corsen. The author of ‘Atardi’, the first and the most well known poem in Papiamento literature. With Eric Calmes on double bass, Ulrich de Jesus on kwarta and guitar and Eric Brigitha percussion.