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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.
Author(s): De Jong N
Publication type: Authored Book
Publication status: Published
Series Title: Ethnomusicology Multimedia
Number of Pages: xii, 161
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Place Published: Bloomington
Notes: Shortlisted for the 2013 Albert J. Raboteau Prize for Best Book in Africana Religions.
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