Afro Caribbean performance group Kuenta I Tambu has been invited by LA Commons, as part of the Cultural Exchange International project, to do a series of concerts and workshops on the arts and cultural traditions of the Dutch Antilles over the course of four weeks in Los Angeles. On June 21, they will perform at the Getty Center in LA. Tickets are available here. An additional performance has been booked in New York for Fronteras River to River Festival on June 27th.
About Kuenta I Tambu
Kuenta i Tambu consists of Roel Calister, Matias Hotzner, Diamanta Kock and Tshepho Pieterz. With what Rolling Stone describes as “a go-hard blend of peak rave synths and traditional Afro-Curaçaoan tambú music,” Amsterdam-based Kuenta i Tambú creates high-energy dance music inspired by protest and ritual traditions from the island of Curaçao, and the partying energy of the European club scene. With a clever balance between electronic samples and hypnotizing beats, they are guaranteed to set off some serious movement on the dance floor! The group was formed in 2005 after holding a series of educational projects at schools and theaters to introduce the music and culture of Curaçao to children in the Netherlands. Since then, Kuenta i Tambú has been performing all over the world, with appearances at such international venues and festivals as the North Sea Jazz Festival, New York City’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC, and the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival in Aruba.
Performance on June 13 at the Levitt Pavillion in MacArthur Park in LA
Full schedule (dates added):
Friday, June 13th 7pm-9pm, Levitt Pavillion MacArthur Park: KiT Performance
Saturday, June 14th 2:30pm-4:30pm. KAOS KAOS Network: Sing! Dance!
Experience the banned music of Curacao! Free workshop (LA Commons event)
Friday, June 20th 7pm-9pm, KAOS Network: Sing! Dance! Experience the
banned music of Curacao! Free workshop (LA Commons event)
Saturday, June 21st 6pm-8pm, Getty Center: KiT Performance
Monday, June 23rd 8:30-9:30pm, The Casbah, San Diego: KiT Performance
Wednesday, June 25th, The Echo Lounge “Dub Club”, Silverlake: KiT
Performance (see website for show details)
Friday, June 27th, 4:00pm-9:40pm, Fronteras at River To River Festival 2014 : KiT Performance in New York, NY
Saturday, June 28th, 2:30-4:30, KAOS Network: Sing! Dance! Experience
the banned music of Curacao! Free workshop (LA Commons event)
SUNDAY, JUNE 29th 12pm-8pm, KAOS Network: DAY OF THE ANCESTORS:
FESTIVAL OF MASKS (LA Commons event)