Programming

Cap Karoso was conceived as a place for creators and explorers to meet and connect. Chefs, artists, musicians, agricultural experts and more join us for short residencies, sharing their talent with our guests ans constantly reinventing the Cap Karoso experience.

Currently at Cap Karoso

  • Chef
    From 15.05.2024 to 04.08.2024

    Oliver McGeorge

    Born in England and having honed his skills in France for the last 13 years, Oliver McGeorge was chef of Michelin-starred Frenchie’s kitchen. At Cap Karoso, he is excited to combine his love for locally sourced farm-to-table cuisine with innovation and creativity of the new-wave French food scene.

  • DJ
    From 14.06.2024 to 30.06.2024

    Bakean

    BAKEAN (peacefully in Euskara) performs in Paris and beyond (Amsterdam, Tulum, Shanghai, Warsaw, Dubai, Mykonos, Ibiza, South Africa). BAKEAN is an esoteric journey into unknown & ancient tribes sounds, an exquisite blend of inspirational and uplifting beats with a hint of world music and a twist of deep & micro house.

    BAKEAN releases often reach top 100 Beatport on various Labels around the world and has been remixed by many.

Upcoming residencies

  • July

  • From 01.07.2024 to 31.07.2024

    HABE

    DJ
  • From 03.07.2024 to 18.07.2024

    Claire Prouvost

    Artist
  • From 22.07.2024 to 14.08.2024

    Ophelia Jacarini

    Artist
  • August

  • From 02.08.2024 to 30.08.2024

    Alexandre Sauty

    DJ
  • From 04.08.2024 to 27.08.2024

    Katsu Okiyama

    Chef
  • From 21.08.2024 to 03.09.2024

    Paul Gay

    Bass-baritone Opera singer
  • From 28.08.2024 to 25.09.2024

    Robert Mendoza

    Chef
Chef
From 01.03.2024 to 19.03.2024

Gil Nogueira

Chef
From 15.04.2024 to 15.05.2024

Baptiste Trudel

With the charisma of experience and a creative spontaneity, Baptiste Trudel captivated the French audience within a few months during his time on Top Chef. A young chef with an international pedigree, Trudel has been trained by prestigious chefs like Pierre Kaufman, Jerome Banctel, and Guy Martin. He has also traveled extensively for cooking, including trips to Bali, Japan, French Polynesia, and Australia.
His venue at Cap Karoso will be an opportunity to blend his cuisine into a new culture and new ingredients, sharing his definition of taste with our guests.

Chef
From 20.03.2024 to 16.04.2024

Marine Hervouet

We welcome Marine Hervouet during her Julang residency, where she presents a captivating fusion of global inspirations intertwined with local flavors. With a background enriched by prestigious kitchens such as Alyn Williams in London, l’Arpège by Alain Passard in Paris, and Table by Bruno Verjus, Marine's cuisine exudes elegance and sophistication. At the heart of her creations lies a devotion to placing the finest organic vegetables from our farm at the center of each plate, so that every dish reflects a perfect balance of worldly ingenuity and local authenticity.

DJ
From 25.03.2024 to 25.04.2024

IV-IN

Always pushing the boundaries and experimenting with new sounds, IV-IN sees the world of electronic music as his own personal playground whenever he’s producing, singing or songwriting.
His approach to music is fueled by raw emotions, which bleeds throughout his songs, creating a dark but groovy atmosphere. Drawing inspiration from blues, old rock music and progressive rock, IV-IN approaches electronic music production with a traditional view by combining acoustic, organic, and modern elements in his songs.

Chef
From 15.05.2024 to 04.08.2024

Oliver McGeorge

Born in England and having honed his skills in France for the last 13 years, Oliver McGeorge was chef of Michelin-starred Frenchie’s kitchen. At Cap Karoso, he is excited to combine his love for locally sourced farm-to-table cuisine with innovation and creativity of the new-wave French food scene.

DJ
From 26.05.2024 to 13.06.2024

Jaalex

JAALEX is a Dj and several times Top Charted Producer on Beatport.

With a Funk-style’s dancer background and his passion for all Electronic Music’ styles,
he is now operating in Indie Dance, Organic House, Afro House or Tech House mode.

From playing to trendiest clubs in Paris (Mirage, Raspoutine etc.) to discover new territories around the
world. He has taken his touch to all principals’ towns of North & Central America (Tulum, CDMX, NYC,
LA, Miami, Toronto to name a few).
As well as stops in Dubai, Qatar or recently Indonesia have been added to the roadmap.

JAALEX’ selections are always fun with eclectic voices & punchy rhythmic in order to bond with people
and escape on a journey with them.

As a producer, his music pieces have been signed on many labels such as Cosmic Awakenings, Hurry Up
Slowly, Sudam or Wired and reached several times the Beatport Top 30.
Those were supported by renowned artists such as Blondish, Joseph Capriati, Amémé, Amine K, Kintar,
Valeron, Guy Laliberté & many more.

DJ
From 14.06.2024 to 30.06.2024

Bakean

BAKEAN (peacefully in Euskara) performs in Paris and beyond (Amsterdam, Tulum, Shanghai, Warsaw, Dubai, Mykonos, Ibiza, South Africa). BAKEAN is an esoteric journey into unknown & ancient tribes sounds, an exquisite blend of inspirational and uplifting beats with a hint of world music and a twist of deep & micro house.

BAKEAN releases often reach top 100 Beatport on various Labels around the world and has been remixed by many.

DJ
From 01.07.2024 to 31.07.2024

HABE

For the second time, globe-trotting DJ Habe will spend a month in Cap Karoso, immersing himself in the island’s unique spirit. For Habe, it's all about music, feelings, and energy. Habe focuses on electronic sounds during night sets, while Balearica sets the tone for sunset performances. Apart from his electrifying performances at the beach club, guests can also look forward to incredible weekly DJ yoga sessions at our wellness space.
Artist
From 03.07.2024 to 18.07.2024

Claire Prouvost

Meet Claire Prouvost — French visual artist based in Ireland. Her colorful, bold and minimal style is inspired by the cubist art movement. She loves to diversify her practice and work on a variety of mediums, from digital illustration, acrylic painting to large-scale murals and street art. She likes to explore the complexity of relationships and human interactions, telling stories through deconstructed figures, intuitive lines and expressive colourful shapes. Her art is celebrating diversity, inspired by feelings and everyday life.
During her second residency at Cap Karoso, she will interact with guests and the local community in order to create a collaborative mural that people can interact with, inspired by the surroundings and the cultural tradition of Sumba, with a specific focus on pigments and symbols used in the Sumbanese weaving craft.

Artist
From 22.07.2024 to 14.08.2024

Ophelia Jacarini

Ophelia Jacarini is a multidisciplinal French artist based in Hong Kong with a background in Fine Arts, Fashion, and ballet. Her work is deeply influenced by dance and ephemeral phenomena, seeking to visualize the unseen through motion and time. Utilizing lightweight fabrics to extend dancers' movements, her work focus on motion rather than form. Not confined to any single medium, it is shaped by the process of making and engages viewers through interactive experiences. Curious about untamed energy of Sumba, Ophelia will witness traditional dances, and use the experience as a foundation to create art inspired by local craftsmanship.

DJ
From 02.08.2024 to 30.08.2024

Alexandre Sauty

Alexandre Sauty de Chalon is a High-End Music Designer and a DJ who has dedicated nearly two decades to infusing his passion and expertise into the world of luxury brands, the fashion industry, and hotels.
Alexandre delves deeply into the essence of the brands or establishments he collaborates with to showcase their unique identities. He immerses himself in these spaces, experiencing them alongside their customers.
This immersive approach enables him to uncover the nuances, complexities, and distinct identities of each environment.
Much like a skilled luxury artisan, Alexandre approaches every project as a unique masterpiece.

Chef
From 04.08.2024 to 27.08.2024

Katsu Okiyama

Renowned chef Katsuaki Okiyama has honed his culinary skills in the prestigious kitchens of Robuchon, Taillevent, and l'Agapé, before establishing his own restaurant, Abri. Over the following 10 years, Katsuaki Okiyama emerged as a leading figure in the new French culinary trend. His cuisine seamlessly blends French techniques with his Japanese heritage, exemplified by dishes like marinated mackerel with kombu seaweed, served as sushi. Throughout these years, he has garnered numerous accolades, including the prestigious "Fooding d'Amour" award, recognition by 50 Best Discovery, and a Michelin star. This August's residency marks Katsu's second rmission at Cap Karoso, following his unforgettable first stint, leaving an indelible mark on our culinary landscape.

Bass-baritone Opera singer
From 21.08.2024 to 03.09.2024

Paul Gay

French bass-baritone Paul Gay is known internationally for his portrayals of leading roles in the French repertoire. Paul is a regular guest at the Paris Opera, where his roles have included Don Fernando (Fidelio), Harasta (The Cunning Little Vixen), Achilla (Giulio Cesare), Don Diègue (Le Cid), Flint (Billy Budd), and Le Comte des Grieux (Manon). He also appears regularly in Brussels, Frankfurt, and Lyon, and made his North American debut as Escamillo (Carmen) at the Canadian Opera Company.

During Paul's residency, our fortunate guests will have the pleasure of attending two private concerts, featuring the mesmerizing sounds of classical opera pieces amidst the wild environment of Sumba.

Chef
From 28.08.2024 to 25.09.2024

Robert Mendoza

From the world of high-end events and gastronomy as a form of luxury, Chef Robert Mendoza blends his Mexican heritage with Modern European techniques. With a background in esteemed restaurants like Verjus, Hertog Jan, and Le Saint Sébastien, Robert brings an effortless style that embraces aestheticism, technical acuity, and bold flavors. At Julang, chef Robert aims to challenge his creativity and sense of food style, using organic produce from our very own farm, local spices and, naturally, Sumba’s mystique.

Chef
From 12.10.2023 to 28.10.2023

Thierry Karakachian

Born in the south of France, the sea was the starting point for chef Thierry Karakachian. After meeting Joël Robuchon in 2008, the next chapter of his life began, learning a demanding, rigorous and creative cuisine. Over 15 years, from Monaco to Tokvo. his stvle developed and culminated in becoming an expert in Japanese cuisine, gaining his first Michelin star at Montaigu in 2010.

Entrusted with the reins of the prestigious restaurant Atelier Joël Robuchon Étoile, he obtained his second star in the Michelin Guide in 2020.

Chef
From 29.10.2023 to 30.11.2023

Numa Muller

Numa Muller, a self-taught chef from the south of France will showcase his instinctive, refined, and creative cuisine from 10th of October to 30th of November. Having perfected his craft in the kitchens of Michelin-starred restaurants, Muller went on to disrupt the Dutch culinary scene with his innovative pop-up restaurant, Apartment K.  

Photographer
From 21.10.2023 to 28.10.2023

Caroline Irby

Esteemed British photographer, Caroline Irby, will arrive on the island on 21st October for a week residency. Working primarily in documentary and portraiture, Irby is best known for telling stories with a focus on childhood and migration. She is passionate about photography’s capacity to connect the viewer and subject, to link worlds that may appear disconnected. During her stay at Cap Karoso, Irby will be responding openly to the new environment through the lens of her Rolleiflex, her favourite instrument for reflecting the feel of people and place.

Ikat Weaver
From 29.10.2023 to 31.10.2023

Pak Kornelis Ndapakamang

Join Pak Kornelis and colleagues as they guide you through a unique and interactive workshop; learn about natural ingredients found in Sumba and how they are used to create earthy and vibrant tones, lend a hand in dying the thread, participate in tying intricate patterns into the motifs, and enjoy learning how to weave on a traditional loom.

Guided by his Mother, Pak Kornelis first started weaving at the age of 15, developing his own business in 1994. Known as one of the few craftsmen who consistently use natural dyes to make woven fabrics, Pak Kornelis has exhibited his work in countries such as Malaysia, Thailand and London, and provides workshops throughout Indonesia to train others on natural colouring processes.

Chef
From 07.12.2023 to 29.02.2024

Romain Tischenko

Romain Titschenko, a well-known name from the Paris food scene and former Top Chef France winner, will bring his signature French bistro ethos to Julang from the 1st December 2023 – 29th February 2024. Titschenko’s menu will marry French technique with ingredients sourced from Sumba, with wine pairing selected by his accompanying Sommelier.

Artist
From 08.01.2024 to 28.01.2024

Coco Brun

Coco Brun, a multidisciplinary artist, fuses art and craft through a constant reinvention of varied techniques, generating a dialogue between painting, tapestry, engraving and sculpture to create an innovative visual language. Her new series, entitled 'Bas-relief', is inspired by natural structures such as crystals, rocks and erosion, while exploring the mineral theme. The series highlights the complexity of the mineral world through geometric forms that evoke the raw, fragmented texture of minerals, merging macro and micro perspectives.

Each piece, handcrafted in brushed aluminium, celebrates uniqueness and movement. The title 'Bas-relief' echoes the ancient technique of sculpture, where motifs emerge slightly from the background, playing on the effects of light and shadow to create an impression of depth. The name also resonates with underwater reliefs, an area currently at the heart of debates over mineral exploitation. These seabeds, which are still largely unknown, raise crucial environmental and ethical issues, particularly with regard to the preservation of delicate marine ecosystems and the sustainable management of precious mineral resources.

Past
Residencies

Alice Arnoux, ex-Noma, spent one month at Julang

Alice Arnoux

Numa Muller, a self-taught chef from the south of France showcased his instinctive, refined, and creative cuisine from 2nd to 30th of November. Having perfected his craft in the kitchens of Michelin-starred restaurants, Muller went on to disrupt the Dutch culinary scene with his innovative pop-up restaurant, Apartment K.  

Numa Muller

Born in the south of France, the sea was the starting point for chef Thierry Karakachian. After meeting Joël Robuchon in 2008, the next chapter of his life began, learning a demanding, rigorous and creative cuisine. Over 15 years, from Monaco to Tokvo. his stvle developed and culminated in becoming an expert in Japanese cuisine, gaining his first Michelin star at Montaigu in 2010. Entrusted with the reins of the prestigious restaurant Atelier Joël Robuchon Étoile, he obtained his second star in the Michelin Guide in 2020.

Thierry Karakachian

Luce is a French artist who uses weaving techniques to create singular materials, objects and sculptures. Over the three weeks in Cap Karoso, Luce was exploring the connecting power of weaving, the craft that holds a unique place in the Sumbanese culture.

Luce Couillet

Gil Nogueira & Sayaka Sawaguchi

Leona Rose

Founder of iconic Michelin-star Abri in Paris, Katsu was determined to experiment with local ingredients in the wild setting of Sumba.

Katsu Okiyama

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