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Kuenta i Tambu
Tracing roots back to the Dutch-ruled Caribbean island of Curaçao...

The music of the Amsterdam-based quintet Kuenta i Tambu traces its roots back to the Dutch-ruled Caribbean island of Curaçao, where Roël Calister, the band’s founder and percussionist, was raised.

At first K i T played acoustic music in the Afro-Curaçaoan style known as tambú, but the group’s approach underwent a sea change in 2010.

“We were listening to hip-hop and dance music so we started experimenting with beats and electronics,” Callister says. The new style needed a new name and so ‘Tambutronic’ was born. “We stay true to the roots but we also give the island its own voice in the modern world,” he adds.

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