Today Is The Premiere Of Naomi Silvanie’s New Single!
Today is a joyous occasion. Literally in fact, because today marks the premiere of Curaçaoan songstress Naomi Silvanie’s newest single titled “Joy (#Dushi Feeling)”. But what has been her story up to this point?
Well, let’s start at the beginning:
Born Naomi Angela Silvanie (now Cijntje-Silvanie) on the island of Curaçao in 1984, she actually comes from a very musical family as her parents are the Glenn and Eva of the famous Duo Gleva and her younger brother is none other than Levi Silvanie.
Having this musical heritage set her on the path of a music career at a very early age. Her parents recognized her singing talents pretty much since she spoke her first words- as well as those of her older brother Joshua – and thus when she was 4 they introduced the siblings to Curaçaoan showbusiness as Duo Jona. They recorded songs, performed on stages and even won awards.
Their tenure lasted for years but around the time Naomi reached the age of ten (possibly even sooner), both her and her brother decided it was time to take a hiatus from the lifestyle of performing on stages and they both decided to focus on other things for a while. In her brother’s case this meant taking up the guitar and piano, of which he developed a mastery and still plays today at Duo Gleva concerts.
And as for Naomi, she rejoined the music world at the age of 16 when she performed a song with the rapper Mark Seferina. From then on she toured extensively with Duo Gleva and became a part of their performing act.
But with her 2007 move to the Netherlands to continue her education and her subsequent marriage, her priorities experienced a significant shift. But she never let her musical gifts lay completely dormant as she continued to write songs, sing backup for her brother Levi and even occasionally tour with him.
In that time she also worked with well-known names in the Dutch Caribbean music world such as Shirma Rouse, Edsilia Romble, Bellita Carol, Stanley Clementina. She also sang in a big choir during that period.
And so she bided her time until the year 2013. This was the year in which she decided it was time to break out and finally spread her wings as a solo artist. And she launched her solo career with a bang with the single “Lead The Way”, a powerful Pop/EDM gem about taking the courage to break out of your shell and do what you feel you were put on this earth to do.
The message of this initial single already gave an indication of what would become her artistic mission, which is to encourage self-awareness, self-appreciation, self-confidence and self-love among her listeners. This is also why she calls them her loves.
In 2014 she returned to Curaçao and got right to work as a vocalist for the Ronle Bass Band where she developed herself as a commercial artist outside of the religious sphere in which she grew up. She went on to do some commercials as a vocalist for the renowned Curaçaoan producer Oscar Bor as well and also did some vocal arrangements for local artist.
With her return to the island she moved forward with her journey of self-discovery which she has been on for the last four years now. This culminated in a very emotional conversation with a loved one in 2016.
The weight that was lifted off of her mind and soul as a result of said conversation – which she saw as one of the most significant personal challenges she had to overcome – and the feeling of self-empowerment and equanimity this gave her served as the main catalyst for the creation of the single we are bringing to you today: “Joy (#Dushi Feeling)”.
And let me tell you, this song is as rich in rhythm as it is stirring and inspiring. Also, the title is quite apt because it is unquestionably a joy for the ears.
Well, what are you waiting for?…
Listen to it on here!