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World Heritage City Willemstad - Punda

Watch on YouTube Explore the oldest district of Curaçao’s capital city, home to the oldest surviving synagogue in the Americas — Mikve Israel Emanual Synagogue — and Fort Amsterdam — a military fort and headquarters for the Dutch West India Company. Punda is one of four historic districts which form the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Site (the others are Pietermaai, Otrobanda and Scharloo).

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The Lighthouses of Curacao

on unc.edu A concise, thoughtful review of the island's five lighthouses. By Russ Rowlett.

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The Dutch Caribbean municipalities in comparative perspective

on islandstudies.ca Understanding the 2010 rejiggering of the political status of the Netherland Antilles. By Wouter P Veenendaal.

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Brief History of the Music from Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao

A look into the ABC islands' traditional forms of music: Tambú, Muzik di zumbi, Seú/Simadan and Tumba By Scott Rollins.

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African Rhythms in Curaçao

Willemstad became the main transit port for the Dutch transatlantic slave trade to the Americas and Caribbean during the 17th century resulting in the people from Africa to bring along their cultural heritage from their lands of origin into the Curaçao community. Their beliefs and traditions have left an indelible mark on Curaçao's music and dance.

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Renewables in the Caribbean

James Ellsmoor, Director of Solar Head of State and Founder of Island Innovation, has a unique way of communicating and promoting the use of renewable...

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The Origin of the Curaçao Sephardim and The Bond which Held the Diaspora Together

View on duke.edu The author explores the origins of the Sephardic Jews who populated the New World and Curaçao and how the they avoi...

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Discover the Netherlands in the Caribbean

View on nationalgeographic.com Learn more about the Curacao’s historical, creative and natural spaces in this National Geographic g...

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