In the search for my roots and identity, I looked up “resistance” in music, and I found Tambu.
Tambu is a form of protest that simultaneously uses wisdom and humor. In Tambu art, music, dance and religion are interrelated, it arose from the plantations of Curacao.
Tambu represents the continuous bond with Africa, our African ancestors, and the Afro-Curaçaoan identity. Because of the condemnation and repression of Tambu by the dominant parties it hasn’t received the recognition it deserves.
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