Kuenta i Tambu's Tour Bus Fire Fund

Beatiful people, thanks soooo much to allll of you who've been supporting us all the way through this nightmare!! We've reached our goal!!! MUCHU DANKI to Everyone who donated money, everyone who lent us their instruments, homes and cars! To everyone who shared the funding campaign, and even created fundraising events for us. Big thank you to all of you, and we do mean ALL OF YOU, who gave us the encouragement we needed to stay positive and keep going!! So again, from the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!
Roël, Diamanta, Daniel, Yariv, Vijay, Jovani & Team Kuenta i Tambu

This was our story:

If you don't have a debit card or credit card, you can wire transfer your donation to KUENTA I TAMBU via the following bank account number: NL49RABO0187485429
subject: Donation

What started as a promising weekend tour in UK with scheduled performances in Cornwall and Bedford, ended unexpectedly on May 28th, 2017 with a major tragedy for our band.

While traveling from Cornwall, after a memorable night of performing at our first concert of the weekend to a repeat concert in Bedford, our beloved band bus (a.k.a La Señora) had an engine failure and caught fire along the M5 Highway. Absolutely everything from instruments, passports, phones, laptops, iPads, cherished personal belongings to our complete stage setup including our beloved bus burned down completely.

As we were driving on the M5 highway, we heard a loud noise, as if something broke off of the engine.
We pulled over the bus to assess the situation, and noticed that there was already a lot of smoke coming from underneath the hood. As we continued to look beneath the bus we saw fire literally dripping from underneath the bus to the floor followed by flames. We started to grab as quickly as we could anything in the bus that we could safeguard, before moving away to a safe distance.
We are grateful and thankful to be unharmed, but saddened to witness our beloved band bus, instruments, and most of our personal belongings burned down to ashes.

Unfortunately, we are only receiving a fraction of the worth from our insurances. Many of our things and most of which hold great sentimental value to all of us, are irreplaceable. Some of this gear belonged to us for more than 15 years.

To be able to perform at our upcoming shows we are luckily able to borrow some instruments and equipment from our dear friends and colleagues. However, our traditional instruments will have to be made by hand and shipped from Curacao.

No matter what happened, the show must go on.

We're overwhelmed with gratitude for the amount of concern and support we received so far from our friends, fans and family from all around the world. We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.

If you feel like helping us, we would be incredibly grateful for your support.

Please see below a full list pictures of the equipments that were destroyed in the fire.

If you don't have a debit card or credit card, you can wire transfer your donation to KUENTA I TAMBU via the following bank account number: NL49RABO0187485429
subject: Donation

Forever grateful.

Roel, Diamanta, Daniel, Danny, Yariv, Vijay & Jovani

Kuenta i Tambu x


Equipment and personal beloningings that got ruined:

2 x Macbook Pro's
1 WD external hard disc
2 x Go Pro Hero 4
4 x Scan Disk Extreme Pro - 32GB Sd Card
1 set of MEINL Fibercraft conga's
1 Tambu 
1 Tambu Grandi
1 Chapi
1 Shekere
1 set of Meinl Cymbals
Tara Imperialstar floortom
Tama imperialstar 12” tom
Tama imperialstar 13”
3 Ltd Edition 10" snaredrums
2 conga stands
4 Cymbal stands
Hi Hat arm clamp
1 Bongo stand
1 Djembe Stand
1 complete in Shure ear system set
A total of 11 hardacse covers for all instruments
1 Beyerdynamic Dt 770 Pro headphone set
ACS Pro 20 Custom EarPlugs
Cosmic Ears Custom Inear
AKG d112 Mk2 kick microphone
Beyerdynamic TG-D57c
Shure Se215-CL In Ear
Kz Earphones
Pioneer XDJ-R1 plus flightbag
An array of xlr cables

Things we hope to get back from the insurence:

1 iPad 4 Retina 16GB Wifi Zwart
1 iPad Air 2 32 Gb silver
iPod Shuffle 2 Gb.
1 Samsung SSD 850 EVO
1 Samsung SSD 750 EVO
1 Powerbank 10000 mAh
1 TOM TOM Go 520 World
1 iPhone 6
Samsung Galaxy S7

Clothes from all bandmembers

  • Team MasFlow 
    • €200 
    • 58 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • €30 
    • 58 mos
  • Anne-Fay kops 
    • €20 
    • 58 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • €150 
    • 58 mos
  • Anon Ymous 
    • €1,000 
    • 58 mos
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Roël Calister 
Amsterdam Binnenstad en Oostelijk Havengebied, NL