Picl Pepr | The Life of Curaçao's Musical Genius Rudy Plaate
The high-spirited Rudy Plaate developed into one of the greatest musicians of the ABC islands. He produced more than 400 songs, in which he always sung about and praised the life and beauty of his beloved island. De Wind gives an impression of how Plaate used both his entrepeneurship and musical gifts to give popular music from Curaçao a boost. He sang in Papiamento, for example, which was unprecedented in the second half of the 20th century, and shaped the musical culture of Curaçao with his unique, playful and innovative style.
ATARDI is a documentary driven by music, responding to the styles and heritage of Curaçao's musical evolution. The film illustrates how Plaate helped building it's basis though a combination of interviews with family, friends and experts and archive material.
This film is part of Picl programme Pepr.