Inspired by Traditional Afro Caribbean Music from Curaçao and European Dance, Kuenta i Tambú has created a brand new sound! They cleverly found a balance between electronic sound samples, singing and chanting and the infectious rhythms played by ritual tambú drums.
KiT (Kuenta i Tambú) by aboutkit
Kuenta i Tambú translates to “Stories and Drums” from Papiamentu, which is the language spoken on the islands of Curaçao, Aruba and Bonaire (Dutch Antilles). The group is based in Amsterdam and was formed in 2005 after a series of educational projects at schools and theaters to introduce the music and culture of Curaçao to children in the Netherlands.
During this period the first songs were written, establishing the sound and identity of the group which nowadays is known for its high energy shows, with a great deal of humoristic highlights, hypnotizing beats and dazzling percussive interplay between bandmembers.
Roël Calister | Vocals/Percussion
Mathias Holzner | Drums/Electronics
Monica Mao Cheia | Vocals
Vernon Chatlein | Percussion
Tshepho Pietersz | Percussion