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[22 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

Just like the Blues greats such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf and Buddy Guy, Paranda musicians stir something deep inside. Paul Nabor’s Naguya Ne (I am Moving On) just seems to get more poignant and soulful with each listen, and the younger Aurelio Martinez is carrying on that soulful tradition.He’s an artist that stays true to the form yet is instantly recognisable for his own distinctive style. So it was a pleasure to hear that the Belize Tourism Board, aka the BTB, selected one of his songs, “Santo Negro”, as the backing track for its promotional video. Great decision I thought, as I sat back, closed my eyes and savoured it again. Yes, this evokes Belize to someone who knows and loves it, and is a wonderful introduction to the country for others.

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[28 Jul 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

But what we do find surprising is that it hasn’t yet taken the world by storm. Sure, anyone serious about world music has some Belizean music in their collection, and it continues to slowly but surely gain more listeners around the planet, but why Belize’s music is not more popular remains one of life’s great mysteries.

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[16 Jul 2013 | 3 Comments | ]

So it was interesting to hear that the Garifuna Collective has been touring Canada with Ontario singer-songwriter Danny Michel, proving that you don’t need swaying palm trees and sand under your feet to enjoy those majestic sounds.

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[19 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]

Belize would not be the Belize that we know and love if it wasn’t for the many contributions of the Garifuna, and their proud history if one of the most interesting and enduring sagas humanity has known, beginning with a fateful shipwreck off St Vincent’s Island in the Caribbean in the 1600s, when surviving African slaves made it to shore and mixed with the local Arawak, or Carib, population.

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[19 Nov 2011 | 2 Comments | ]

Today is a very important holiday in Belize as the entire country takes time out to celebrate one of the most defining moments in our nation’s history – the arrival of the Garifuna people, or Garinagu, to the shores of Belize.

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[21 Sep 2011 | 2 Comments | ]

Happy Birthday Belize! Wow, we’re 30 years old today, and that calls for a party.
Now, there’re several must haves for a good party, and let’s check them off…

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[21 Jan 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Andy Palacio-Watu di video- “WHAT A FIRE”

‘Watu di video’ This video has been release for the first time and is dedicated to both Andy Palacio and Dana Martinez (both deceased). Andy and Dana will always be remembered not only as a Garifuna who loved their culture, but also as Belizean who loved everyone.

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[18 Nov 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Garifuna Settlement Day

Tomorrow, November 19th is Garifuna Settlement day in Belize; festivities are celebrating all over the country but most popular in the south since most of our Garifuna people are situated there. This incredible day was founded in 1941 by Thomas Vincent Ramos and was established a National holiday in 1943.