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A form of recreation and expression controversial enough to be banned by church and state in the 20th Century.
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Thanks to a very recent government-supported movement to preserve the culture of Curaçao, Tambú is enjoying a new popularity on the island. This documentary will share the music and dance of Tambu with a global audience thirsty for fresh information about unique cultures. 

“Tambú: Music and Dance of Curaçao” will be a 30-minute video program uploaded to select video-sharing sites and placed on its own website.  It will also be submitted to travel-video film festivals.

The subject:

Tambú is indigenous music and dance of Curaçao and the other ABC Islands of the Caribbean: Aruba and Bonaire. In Tambu, music is made with a single skinned drum, a metal percussion instrument (usually a hoe or spade), a singer, and clapping hands. The subject of the lyrics varies, but it could just as easily be about politics as it could be about pure gossip.  Both the music and dance were considered dangerous (and inappropriate) enough to be banned by both the Catholic church and the government in the mid-20th century.

 What you’ll see:

- The dance of Tambú: rolling, swaying hips, shuffling, stamping feet.

- Musicians creating the dramatic, percussion-driven music.

- Beautiful cove beaches, arid landscapes, Dutch-inspired architecture in bright tropical colors---the exotic island of Curaçao.

 What you’ll hear:

- Interviews with historians, anthropologists, musicians, dancers, and members of the community.  You’ll learn about the building blocks of the music and dance as well as some of the history around them and what meaning they have now in the 21st Century.

How your donation will be used:

My Kickstarter goal of $1,500 will be used for film-making expenses, including equipment, research, and travel expenses.

How Kickstarter works:

If I reach (or surpass!) my $1,500 goal by my deadline of 11PM on Saturday, December 24, 2011, your credit card will be charged on that day.  If I do not reach my goal, I will lose every single dollar that has been pledged for this project, and your credit card will not be charged. 

Elizeth's Work

Click here to see a compilation of my videos on YouTube.

Click here to see my travel videos on TripFilms.com.  9 out of 10 of them were designated "Editor's Picks."

Thank you!

I am so very appreciative of your support!  The minimum donation amount is $1 and every dollar truly does count.  This documentary will be entertaining and informative, and you will have interesting updates from me along the way.

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