The Sounds of Aruba
Aruba's music scene is vibrant and marked by a number of festivals that charge locals and visitors with a special kind of island energy. The Caribbean Sea Jazz Fest, held every October over two days, showcases local and international jazz, poetry, and visual arts, while the Piano Festival, held in September, has a grand reputation in chamber music circles. The Dande Festival in December is Aruba's largest musical event, with more than 50 acts coming together to celebrate Aruban culture and traditional music. The Soul Beach Music Festival in May invites guests to chill on the beach while the sounds of Aruba take them past sundown. If you want to learn to dance, Aruba Salsa and Pachanga Dance Studio both offer Caribbean dance lessons.
By Flash Parker, AFAR Ambassador
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