Tambú by Nanette de Jong
(Ethnomusicology Multimedia)

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As contemporary Tambú music and dance evolved on the Caribbean island of Curaçao, it intertwined sacred and secular, private and public cultural practices, and many traditions from Africa and the New World. As she explores the formal contours of Tambú, Nanette de Jong discovers its variegated history and uncovers its multiple and even contradictory origins. De Jong recounts the personal stories and experiences of Afro-Curaçaoans as they perform Tambu–some who complain of its violence and low-class attraction and others who champion Tambú as a powerful tool of collective memory as well as a way to imagine the future.


About Nanette de Jong

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Nanette de Jong is Senior Lecturer at the International Centre for Music Studies, Newcastle University.
Published April 24, 2012 by Indiana University Press. 177 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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