Vernon Chatlein


Vernon Chatlein
Voices from Letters: Imershón



Saturday July 24
Concert 1: 6.00 PM
Concert 2: 8.00 PM
Tickets ANG. 35,00

Imershón is an intimate live concert that immerses the audience in Curaçao music, culture and history. Composer and percussionist Vernon Chatlein fuses his own contemporary compositions with sound fragments from the past, in order to give "an ode to our ancestors, our language and all its magic," in his own words. This all in Quadraphonic Surround Sound.

The archived collection Zikinzá is the result of long and intense collaboration of Missionary Priest Paul Brenneker and literary artist and anthropologist from Curaçao “Ompi” Elis Juliana. They recorded anecdotes, stories and songs from the Afro-Curaçaoan culture in the 1950s and the 1960s. This collection, Zikinzá forms the basis of all the musical compositions for Imershón.