Background information Birth name Dino Orpheo Canterburg Born July 2, 1986
Genres Hip Hop, Pop, Reggae Occupations Singer, rapper, film director Labels TopNotch Associated acts Jan Smit Website http://www.damarumusic.com/
Dino Orpheo Canterburg (born Paramaribo, 2 July 1986), better known by his stage name Damaru, is a Surinam singer and rapper. He is best known for his song "Mi Rowsu (Tuintje In Mijn Hart)" with Dutch singer Jan Smit.
Life and career
Early life and career beginnings
Damaru grew up in Paramaribo, the capital of Suriname, in a family with six children. When he was thirteen years old, he started rapping and singing. His singing talents were a great success. Before he started his solo career, he was member of the bands "Lava Boys" and "New Jack Boys". Damaru derived his stage name from his idol Tupac Shakur: the second name of this American rapper was "Amaru". Damaru added the letter D, from his name Dino, and his stage name was born.
In Suriname, Damaru scored several hits, like "Yu Na Mi Engel" (English: You Are My Angel), "Hey Baby" and "Sranang Koningin" (Surinam Queen). In 2007, he scored his biggest hit with "Mi Rowsu" (My Rose), a song he had written for his daughter Denoura. It spent nine weeks at the peak position of the Surinam charts. In 2008, Damaru released his first movie: "Mi Rowsu The Movie".
In 2009, Damaru went to The Netherlands, in an attempt to get a break through. He toured the country three months, appeared on television and eventually got a recording contract with the major Dutch hip hop label TopNotch. He released "Mi Rowsu" in The Netherlands and the song reached the 7th position in the Mega Single Top 100 and the 14th position in the Dutch Top 40.
Together with famous Dutch singer Jan Smit and DJ Rudy Mackay, Damaru recorded a new version of "Mi Rowsu": "Mi Rowsu (Tuintje In Mijn Hart)" (My Rose (Garden In My Heart)). This song reached the peak position in both the Single Top 100 and the Dutch Top 40. In September 2009, the song reached the platinum status (20,000 singles sold). "Mi Rowsu (Tuintje In Mijn Hart)" also won the "Sterren.nl Award" for "Best Song of 2009" and the "100% NL Award" for "Biggest Hit of 2009".
Year Title Peak chart positions NL SU Mi Rowsu - - The Best of Damaru - - 2009 Schatje Lief - -
Year Title Peak chart positions NL Top 40 NL Top 100 SU "Yu Na Mi Engel" - - - "Hey Baby" - - - "Sranang Koningin" - - - 2007 "Mi Rowsu" - - 1 2009 "Mi Rowsu" 14 7 - 2009 "Mi Rowsu (Tuintje In Mijn Hart)" (featuring Jan Smit) 1 1 -
Year Nominated work Award Result 2009 "Mi Rowsu (Tuintje In Mijn Hart)" (featuring Jan Smit) Sterren.nl Award for Best Song of 2009 Won "Mi Rowsu (Tuintje In Mijn Hart)" (featuring Jan Smit) 100% NL Award for Biggest Hit of 2009 Won
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Mi Rowsu — is a song written and performed by Surinam singer Damaru. The song became a great success in Suriname. Another version of the song, which features Jan Smit, became a huge hit in The Netherlands. Contents 1 Damaru version 1.1 Charts and… … Wikipedia
Suchitra Mitra — Infobox Musical artist Name = Suchitra Mitra Img capt = Img size = Landscape = Background = solo singer Birth name = Alias = Born = Birth date and age|1924|9|19 Bengal, Central India Agency, British India Died = Origin = Instrument = Vocalist… … Wikipedia
Angadipuram — Infobox Indian Jurisdiction type = village native name = Angadipuram other name = district = Malappuram state name = Kerala nearest city = parliament const = assembly cons t= civic agency = skyline = skyline caption = latd = |latm = |lats = longd … Wikipedia
Bengali theatre — refers to plays in the Bengali language. There are some Hindi theatres which are accepted by the Bengali people (e.g. the productions of Rangakarmee, a group whose productions are directed mainly by Usha Ganguly; the productions by Padatik,… … Wikipedia