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

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

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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… (more)

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Publisher: Indiana University Press (January 26, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 182 pages

File size: 1.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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