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Those few of you still unfamiliar with Aurelio, and the richly textured music of Belize’s (and Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua’s) Garifuna will find moments of joyous inspiration amid a backdrop of rhythm and soul. Not the gospel inspired, North American soul, but that impulse springing from a deep, universal mix of feelings and aspiration.
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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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-by Lorenzo Gonzalez
One of Belize’s best loved Musicians has sadly passed away at age 79, Mr. Wilfred Peter. He is a Belizean Legend, Mr. Peters and the Boom & Chime Band are notoriously renowned throughout the country and internationally. The band is popular for its distinctive “brukdown” music style and he is recognized to be the best-known performer and innovator of this genre.
Brukdown is a kind of Creole music played on the guitar, banjo, accordion, steel drums, jawbone …