Thursday Friday

Tickets will be sold at:
Addo's Bookstore, Flamingo Bookstore, Hotel Rochaline, It Rains Fishes, Plaza Resort Bonaire, Little Havana and Sense.

Your reserved tickets will be available at
concert entrance until 7 pm.


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Merietza Haakmat & Jazz 2 Soul

Born and Raised on the island of St. Maarten, Merietza Haakmat has steadily become one of Curacao¹s well-known talents performing in various musicals, shows and artistic presentations through the years. She has performed on various occasions for Dutch royal family and with the Dutch Marine Orchestra. She was one of the featured artists for the theatrical reading/musical of renowned Antillean director, producer and member of the Dutch parliament Mr. John Leerdam: CHANGA! (later renamed KLEM!), where she opened the play with a heartfelt performance (Passie ¬ Passion) and set the tone for the evening and later in the production a riveting duet with Mr.Leslie Vos (Ons Huis ¬ Our House). The theater piece was performed on both Curaçao and Aruba with other international artists and musicians such as Izaline Callister, Denise Jannah, Lesley Vos, Manushka Zeegelaar Breeveld, Uti Gregorio, Ulrich de Jesus among others. In September 2010 Merietza gave a riveting performance of the song ³UMOJA² during the farewell event for Ms. Liza Dindial (last and only female Gezaghebber of the Netherlands Antilles) on Brion Plein. She then left for the Netherlands once again to share the stage with Brigitte Heitzer (Finding Evita Winner) and Rene Habraken and went on to Oslo and Germany as one of the lead singers aboard the Norwegian luxury ferry Colorline with Juni Juliet. Merietza is no stranger to the Heineken Bonaire Jazz Festival having performed during the of Jazz and Poetry Night, jam sessions and impromptu during Jazz Brunch with Denise Jannah and Moogie of Beku.

This year she will be performing on the main stage of the Heineken Bonaire Jazz Festival 2011. Accompanied by the band JAZZ2SOUL: Ike Jesurun ¬ Key Boards, Hershel Rosario ¬ Bass, Lonte Conradus ¬ Drums, Gedion Chandler ¬ Piano and Andre Pichardo ¬ Guitar. True to its name sake, Jazz2Soul will be delighting the public with classic covers with a twist ranging from Jazz, Blues, Latin Jazz to Soul and spectators will be in for a real treat as the musicians will thrill all with their virtuosity and Merietza will surely keep them entertained and engaged with her sass and stage presence during their performance