Tambú: Curaçao's African-Caribbean Ritual and the Politics of Memory

Tambú: Curaçao's African-Caribbean Ritual and the Politics of Memory

by Nanette de de Jong

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Tambú: Curaçao's African-Caribbean Ritual and the Politics of Memory by Nanette de de Jong

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253223371
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 04/24/2012
Series: Ethnomusicology Multimedia Series
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Nanette de Jong is Senior Lecturer at the International Centre for Music Studies, Newcastle University.

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