The Tula Memorial Concert 2022 is a musical tribute to the Curaçao freedom fighter and resistance fighter Tula (also known as Rigaud).
On 17 August 1795, he was the leader of the largest revolt of enslaved people in the history of the former Dutch Antilles. After being betrayed, Tula was sentenced to death in October of the same year, executed and beheaded by the Dutch colonial authorities. His actions have had an unmistakable impact on the emancipation of enslaved people on Curaçao and other islands within the Caribbean part of the Kingdom.
Run time 90 minutes
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This year, the famous Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw will perform together with Curaçao-based piano virtuoso, composer and arranger Randal Corsen. You will hear unique big band arrangements by Randal Corsen, based on the distinctive diversity and eventful shared history. Special guest is the Curaçao top vocalist Dibo Doran. This special concert is a musical journey that takes you from the Tambu of the enslaved through the musical heritage of Curaçao.
The NiNsee is a centre of expertise in the field of the transatlantic slavery history of the Netherlands and the contemporary effects and consequences of this past for the descendants of enslaved people. A shared past that is brought into the limelight structurally and from different angles with the aim of realising full recognition and embedding in the Netherlands.
‘Tula – Konmemorá, Reflektá i Selebrá’ (Tula – Commemorating, Reflecting and Celebrating)