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Grand Final Tumba Contest

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The Grand Final Tumba Contest is an important music competition and an official event of the Aruban Carnival.

Originally from Africa with a Caribbean influence, the tumba music played during the Carnival has the rhythm of the “tambu”, which is a tambour with a 6/8 beat. This event features local bands and singers competing for the Tumba King or Queen title with their original musical compositions and lyrics.