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Padú del Caribe (Father of the Caribbean, born Juan Chabaya Lampe; April 26, 1920[1] – November 28, 2019) was an Aruban musician and songwriter who had been recording and composing for several decades. He wrote "Aruba Dushi Tera", a waltz that is now the national anthem for Aruba and was long a rallying cry for separation from the Netherlands Antilles, which was achieved in 1986.

Juan Chabaya Lampe died on November 28, 2019, at his home in Oranjestad, Aruba, aged 99.[2]


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  2. ^ Eindredactie. "Padú del Caribe overleden". Antilliaans Dagblad (in Dutch). Retrieved 2019-12-04.