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7 - Reframing Diasporic Belonging

Curaçao Tambú Parties in the Netherlands

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  17 September 2022

Nanette de Jong
University of Newcastle
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This chapter introduces the Tambú, from Curaçao, and follows its resettlement in the Netherlands, where it is celebrated as a party attended a variety of immigrants, each searching for a sense of community; a space for sharing common experiences of marginalisation and discrimination. Through the theory of ‘interpretive diasporas’, the chapter insists on the necessity for a plurality of approaches to thinking about diaspora and belonging.

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Print publication year: 2022

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Further Reading

De Jong, Nanette. 2012. ‘Curaçao and the Folding Diaspora: Contesting the Party Tambú in the Netherlands’. Black Music Research Journal. 32, no. 2, 6781.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
De Jong, Nanette. 2012. Tambú: Curaçao’s African-Caribbean Ritual and the Politics of Memory. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.Google Scholar
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All of these recordings are self-recorded and self-distributed, and as such have no record labels.

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