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The Music of the Netherlands AntillesWhy Eleven Antilleans Knelt before Chopin's Heart$
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Jan Brokken

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781628461855

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2016

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781628461855.001.0001

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The Tumba Queen

The Tumba Queen

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The Music of the Netherlands Antilles

Jan Brokken

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter tells the story of the meteoric rise of Izaline Calister, who in 2001 became won her island’s annual Tumba Carnival competition and how she has come to symbolize the unity of diversity on the island. Her music contains all the elements found in Netherlands Antilles music. It describes the Dutch Antillean carnival in some detail.

Keywords:   Bolero, Carnival, muzik di zumbi, ranchera, tumba

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