Director: Michel Drenthe
2009, Curaçao, the Netherlands
Dutch and Papiamentu, with English subtitles
Documentary short / 47 minutes
The Ricciotti Ensemble is a Dutch symphony orchestra comprised of 40 young musicians. This film recounts a remarkable tour they made of Curaçao, along with renowned local jazz singer Izaline Calister, playing 18 concerts in 18 locations over four consecutive days.
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Michel Drenthe was born in the Netherlands to parents from Curaçao and Suriname. A graduate of the Dutch Academy for Film and Television, he is a past location and production manager for feature films. In 2002 he moved to Curaçao and in 2004 started the production company Caribbean Filmcom. United By Music is his first documentary.
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Sat 24 Sept 3.00pm, APA/UTT, Queen’s Park Savannah South