960. Chupabèbè “Suck and Drink” by Curaçao’s Kuenta i Tambú


Chupabèbè lollipop made of burnt sugar syrup in animal shape (chicken is a favorite) Chupabèbè’s hard shell melts into a gooey syrup that you have to “drink” (swallow) while you suck. NO biting! (Unless you enjoy visiting your dentist)

Kuenta i Tambu (KiT, “Stories and Drums”) is inspired by traditional Afro Caribbean Music from Curaçao and European Dance. They’ve found a clever balance between electronic sounds, traditional singing and chanting and the infectious rhythms played by ritual tambú drums. I like to call it Tambutronic.

KiT’s wild explosion of energy kills it in the clubs and they recently made their US debut performing at The Lincoln Center in Manhattan as well as The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

Sucking on sweet lollipops while gyrating your pelvis to electronic percussion beats on a sweaty dance floor? AWESOME!

About 1000awesomethingsaboutcuracao

I'm Carolina Gomes-Casseres, the creator of 1000 Awesome Things About Curaçao. I live in Manhattan but sometimes miss my first awesome island. Thanks for visiting!

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