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Caribbean Music on Aruba

Add some harmony to your holiday and immerse yourself in the distinct music of Aruba, the Caribbean and Latin America.

Here on Aruba, music is the soundtrack of our lives. It’s an integral part of our celebrations and nightlife.

If you’ve ever been to a music festival in Aruba, you know that they are very well attended. Not only does this show how much thought and planning goes into an Aruban musical festival, it also illustrates the importance of music in Aruba as a cultural element.

Join Aruba's Most Colourful Celebration

Aruba's biggest Carnival parade is filled with music and extravagant floats and costumes.…

Caribbean Music on Aruba

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Arts and Culture in Aruba

Aruba’s culture comes alive in the spirited rhythms, art and dance that fill our streets, homes, galleries and hearts.


If you’ve ever been to a music festival in Aruba, you know that they are very well attended. Not only does this show how much thought and planning goes into an Aruban musical festival, it also illustrates the importance of music in Aruba as a cultural element.

Whether it’s international hits or authentic Aruba music, our community has a deep appreciation for music and the way it makes us feel.

Traditional Aruban music, a mix of waltz, danza, mazurka and tumba, is typically performed during festivals and holidays, including Dia di Betico, Flag & Anthem Day, Dera Gai and the weekly Bon Bini Festival.

The local community and island visitors mark their calendars for three of the hottest annual Aruba music festivals: the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival, the Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival and the Aruba Summer Music Festival. All three festivals feature celebrated international and local artists.

The latest addition to the lineup of art and music festivals in Aruba is the Carubbian Festival in San Nicolas, featuring performances by carnival groups in smashing, brightly-coloured outfits, market stalls offering local food and arts and crafts, all forming a part of this weekly festival in Aruba.