Art Music by Caribbean Composers: Bonaire

Christine Gangelhoff, Cathleen LeGrand

Abstract


Bonaire has musical traditions similar to those of its Antillean neighbors, Aruba and Curacao. All three islands “share a neo-African, drum-centred tradition known as tambu (in Bonaire often referred to as bari), a quintessential Netherlands Antilles folk music” (Bilby, 2013, para. 4). Tumba, a unique mixture of tambu music with other, more modern musical elements, is a particularly popular local musical style (Bilby, 2012).

Keywords


Classical music; Art music

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References


Bilby, K. (2013). Netherlands Antilles and Aruba. In Grove music online. Oxford University Press.

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Classical Music Board of Bonaire. (2013). http://classicalmusicbonaire.com/foundation/cmbb.html

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15362/ijbs.v19i2.202

Copyright (c) 2014 C. Gangelhoff & C. LeGrand