The Caribbean Festival in Antwerp

antilliaansefeesten_2003Antwerp, Belgium – Saturday, March 15 of 2003, will be the time to transform the Antwerp Sport Palace into a Caribbean dance palace. The event will feature a large stage. The whole arena will be a dance floor, with a suitable décor and non-stop music until the wee hours.The Caribbean Festival – Indoor Caribbean Festival continues with the very strong tradition of the summer festival. The program also lists the biggest names in salsa and merengue. Four top groups from the Caribbean region, from Havana, New York, Caracas and Guadeloupe will be responsible for an unforgettable tropical evening, where *censored*tails and an exotic cuisine will also constitute part of the magic.

Music And Artists:

The festival will host a forum of artists representing their various Caribbean origins and their musical diversity:

Zouk, Merengue, Salsa, Timba, Son, Bossa Nova, Soukous, Kaskawi, Cumbia.

In 2003 the four top groups alternating with DJ El Flaco are as follows:

20.00 hours: Bamboleo (Havana – Cuba ) – salsa and timba

22.00 hours: Mala Fe (NY – USA) – merengue

23.30 hours: Oscar D’Leon (Caracas- Venezuela) – salsa

01.30 hours: Kassav’ (Guadeloupe) – zouk


Presale: 30 euros. Box office: 35 euros
Belgium: KBC Ticket Shop – +32 (0)78 155 151
Fnac – Sax Leuven 016 22 48 59 – Gelmel Hoogstraten 03 314 83 11
Presale Netherlands: Ticket Service Nederland (post offices)

Info: +32 3 314 37 32

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.