Photo taken at the Caiso & Soca Monarch 2019.
Buleria Official by Rodrick Franken and house band to Empire Carnival Group.
Buleria in Papiamento would simply mean: Alegria! Rumba! Ambiente!
The capacity to bring the enjoyment of composing songs of making music to the masses and giving them an awesome time. The way rhythms are created and played and lyrics interpreted and presented is with such passion, love for music, devotion for the art of creating something unique, conviction to be different and creativity that those involved produce right-on improvised tunes to the delight of their audience.
When the idea was presented of this new and fresh ensemble, we immediately linked the word Buleria with the frontline of singers as well as with the energy the masterminds personify; a tremendous synergy of brotherhood and fellowship. The countless possibilities that arise from a talented and gifted group of young, driven and hardworking individuals with ambition, the great prospect and potential combined with groundbreaking ideas, energetic beliefs and desire to thrive and make it in the music industry encompasses and synchronizes with the ambition and ability to be different.
All these elements put together are vital in the mindset of this group and therefor imperative components of the aspirations needed to be successful in life and what you do.
Photo taken at the Caiso & Soca Monarch 2018.
From left to right; Standing are Coni Colina, Dennison Abrahams, Roderick Albus (trumphet), Jairo Evertsz, Carlos Palencia, (trumphet), Jair Versprey (vocalist), Chandell Beaumont (vocalist), Ron Martis (vocalist), Rodrick Franken (vocalist), Jefraim Figaroa, Raul Piar, Anuar van der Linde, Dwight Leoneta, Christopher Wells, Franksjen Vos, Jeandré Hessen. Kneeling in front are José Lugo, Raynold Kelly, Thouzianne Halley, Malaghy Richardson, Rygell Isabella, Rudyanne Kelly and Josue Kelly.