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KUENTA I TAMBU

SATURDAY 21 March 2015 @ Brussels Event Brewery

ANTITAPAS PRIMAVERA NIGHT

KUENTA I TAMBU (KiT)

A cleverly mix of electronic, singing and the ritual tambú drums.
Inspired by Afro Caribbean Music from Curaçao and European Dance.
A wild and colorful explosion of energy. Beats to spice up your life!!!
After 1h30 on main stage of Antitapas Night. #Tambutronic

KiT - Kuenta i Tambu

✏ KUENTA I TAMBU (Nl-Ant) ♫
Inspired by Traditional Afro Caribbean Music from Curaçao and European Dance, Kuenta i Tambú (also known as KiT) 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.
Some call it Global Bass, others prefer labeling it Tambutronic but one thing is for sure: it’s a wild and colorful explosion of energy, and always seems to set off some serious movements on the dancefloor!
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.

Kuenta i Tambu has been performing all over the world, with shows at international venues and festivals such as NYC’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Kennedy Center in Washington, Pitch Festival in Amsterdam, GlobalFest in NYC, The Great Escape in Brighton, SXSW in Austin, Fusion Festival in Berlin, Eurosonic Noorderslag in Groningen and Amsterdam Dance Event. They supported acts like Major Lazer and Crystal Fighters.

“Sounds like: a super-crunk, blacklight warehouse party surrounded by four seperate carnival parades.” – Rolling Stone

“The six-beat complexity and metal percussion of TAMBU arrived, strategically, as peaks of momentum.” – NY Times

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Videoclip of Kuenta i Tambu – Jackhammer

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Videoclip of Kuenta i Tambu – Tour Recap 2014

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