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Tambu: Curacao's African-Caribbean Ritual and the Politics of Memory - Ethnomusicology Multimedia (Paperback)
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Tambu: Curacao's African-Caribbean Ritual and the Politics of Memory - Ethnomusicology Multimedia (Paperback)

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Paperback 182 Pages / Published: 24/04/2012
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As contemporary Tambu music and dance evolved on the Caribbean island of Curacao, 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 Tambu, 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-Curacaoans as they perform Tambu-some who complain of its violence and low-class attraction and others who champion Tambu as a powerful tool of collective memory as well as a way to imagine the future.

Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253223371
Number of pages: 182
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Overall, this volume in Indiana University Press's Ethnomusicology Multimedia series is an important contribution to Caribbean ethnomusicology and studies of creolization processes. * New West Indian Guide *
De Jong emphasizes 'tambu's' role as a medium of memory, cultural and political commentary, and commemorative history.Fall / Winter 2015 * Latin American Music Review *
In addition to its ample contribution to scholarship on the Caribbean and its musical practices, colonial-, and post-colonial histories, de Jong makes valuable contributions to a number of scholarly literatures concerned with Afro-Caribbean performance practices. * The World of Music *

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