Children and Youth Dande Kings 2021

ORANJESTAD – Last year’s Children and Youth Dande festival was organized on December 30, 2021, by the Culture Promotion Commission.

Due to the COVID safety protocols, the festival was held virtually.

A total of 27 singers competed in the Children and Youth Dande Festival.


Winners Children and Youth Dande festival 2021The results were as follow:

4-6 year category:

Third place: Ian Tromp

Second place: Qu-Lainey Jansen

Dande King: J-vyôn Besselink


7-9 year category:

Third place: Moses McCollum

Second place: Akyrah Margarita

Dande King: Jaymerson Kelly


Winners Children and Youth Dande festival 202110-12 year category:

Third place: Lizienne Webb

Second place: Georvin Angela

Dande Queen: Stephanie Quant


13-17 year category:

Third place: Reanne Ras

Second place: Caylee Pietersz

Dande Queen: Jorienne Angela


Own End of Year Composition:

Winner: John-Maynard Wever

Song title: E bendicion

Composer: Jason Kelly

Arrangements: Tico Kelly

Rhythm: Tumba


The Minister of Culture, Mrs. Xiomara Maduro, crowned all the winners. She thanked all the winners and participants, their parents, the event organizers Comision Promove Cultura, Aruba TV, High Performance, local media, and everyone who made the Dande Festival a success and for keeping the end of the year tradition of our Dande alive.

Dande Queen 10-12 year category: Stephanie Quant and Minister of Culture Xiomara Maduro     Dande King 7-9 year category: Jaymerson Kelly and Minister of Culture Xiomara Maduro     Dande Queen 13-17 year category: Jorienne Angela

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