Newsletter 1

Launch in Cosmic Theatre

Oswin Chin Behilia and Izaline Calister at Otrabanda launch at Amsterdam’s Cosmic Theatre, 24 October 2002

Amsterdam, November 12 th 2002 – Hi and welcome to the first of our occasional newsletters giving you the latest information about Otrabanda releases and some idea of what we have been up to.
Otrabanda was incorporated as a company in January 2002 and virtually nine months later, our first baby was born. Oswin Chin Behilia’s Bendishon disfrasá (OTB01) was officially launched, together with our promotional cd single, on 24 October 2002 in Amsterdam’s Cosmic Theater.

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Oswin Chin Behilia at WOMEX 2002

Oswin playing at the Songlines stand admired by the upcoming Cuban diva Yusa.
Oswin playing at the Network Medien stand for BBC DJ Charlie Gillett (left), Network’s Christian Scholze and Jean Trouillet.
Life radio broadcast 26 October 2002 at WOMEX on BBC London and Radio Multi Kulti Berlin with dj Charlie Gillet, Johannes Theurer and Network’s director Christian Scholze.
The studio audience at WOMEX during the life radio broadcast

WOMEX Quotes:

“Oswin Chin Behilia the renowned songwriter from the Netherlands Antilles… a man with a charming personality.” (Sabah am Sontag, Radio Multi Kulti Berlin)

“One of its revelations is a song by the band led by Oswin Chin Behilia from curaçao, who enchanted us with a couple of pretty ballads accompanied only with acoustic guitar.” (