Promoting my island Bonaire

Music From Bonaire Voorkant

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After Bonaire’s slavery abolition in 1863, most slaves received land. Together, families took turns helping to harvest and celebrating the crops througout Simadan. Similarly today, families and friends gather to help harvest sorghum and maize, while the farmer supplies food and drink (rum) in the kunuku. While doing the harvest they sang Mi Deseo to stimulate progress. This song was nearly to get lost. Boi Antoin sent me a recording of an improvised version recorded during one of those Simadan parties. We have modified it to Mi Deseo. In Rincon, Bonaire they pronounce it as “mi densio”. With an abundant of “high spirits” it sounds indeed different. 


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