is the name of the central marketplace in Willemstad, the capital city of the island of Curaçao. It includes the floating market of barques that moor there from neighboring Venezuela selling their fresh produce and fish as well as local stalls where cheap, fresh Creole food is served to all comers. Like the Creole kitchen, the music on this disc is a gumbo of African, European and regional Caribbean influences. Riba Dempel
collects classics from the golden age of the indigenous Papiamento recording industry on Curaçao in the 1950s that were originally released on 78 rpms on the Hoyco and Musika labels.