Behind the scenes of the artistic history of William Anthony

Edition: 3

The extended English edition of Musika Maestro.

The Antilliaanse Nieuwsbrief, Volume 43, May / June 2002 issued by the ‘Antillenhuis’ in The Hague:

“His love for the music of Bonaire is rooted in his memories of elderly people from his surroundings making music on self-made stringed instruments made of metal cooking oil can Tralala (blek’i zeta dushi Tralala).”

This book gives a behind the scenes access at the artistic experiences, the challenges and the enjoyable moments of William Anthony.

He also tells briefly about the history of music on the islands of Bonaire, Curaçao and Aruba. And he focuses on the inspired idea behind the creation of some songs. In particular, the connection between the song “Esta Dushi” and the Second World War.

The English edition.
Publication Date: jun 08 2015
ISBN/EAN13: 1511787473 / 9781511787475
Page Count: 86
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 6″ x 9″
Language: English
Color: Full Color
Related Categories:
Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage
“Musika Maestro” by Anthony & Anthony

About the author:

Julino Willem Anthony (February 23, 1956) was born on Bonaire.

There, he attended the primary school and then the Lagere Technische School (Lower Technical School). This education was completed in Curaçao. Then he started his career at Shell Curaçao N.V. at the company school.

He has performed at many venues as a singer and produced his own CDs. He sometimes also has a gig as an actor and (noble) extra in Dutch television productions, in addition to his regular job.

Furthermore, he enjoys what life has to offer.

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CD-single Grandi Grandi Grandi – William Anthony

CD-single Grandi Grandi Grandi – William Anthony

During some years William Anthony dedicated much acuity to traditional and folklore songs of the Dutch Antillean islands. The cd single Music from Bonaire that he produced in 1998 has been followed by various another productions. The last one was the cd-album Kunuku realised with the support of the Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds Nederlandse Antillen en Aruba.

There are also many songs which made a big imprenshon on the artist and he decided to translate some of them in Papiamentu. The title of cd-single of william anthony is refering to the song Grande Grande Grande. Originally an italian song interpreted by various artist international as Mina Manzini, Julio Iglesias, Shirley Bassey y Vicky Carr. The romantic ballad Nos Ta Uno is originally a composition of Armando Manzanero with the title Somos Novios.

Bye Bye Mairi is dedicated to the wreck of Mairi Bahn. Known as “windjammer”, Bonaire’s ghost wreck, Bonny Mary and Deep Schooner. In her time she was one of the most beautiful ships build in the year 1874. In the year 1912 sailing with a cargo of asphalt from Trinidad to Marseille sank the ship off the south coast of Bonaire. A very like site for experienced divers with admiration for the leftover.

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