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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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Sensuous Movement

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The Music of the Netherlands Antilles

Jan Brokken

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter deals with the Afro-Curacaon dance, drum and tradition known as tambú and how it is was frowned upon by the Roman Catholic Church and outlawed by the Dutch colonial authorities. It is compared to various other Caribbean rhythms and form of outlawed music. It also introduces its offshoot, the tumba which also a rhythm chosen for the annual carnival festival.

Keywords:   African music, Anansi spider, purification ritual, slave trade, tambú

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