Art Music by Caribbean Composers: Bonaire
Keywords:Classical music, Art music
AbstractBonaire 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).
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