Belize showcases Caribbean Music!

The Calypso queen Calypso Rose screening in Belize!

The 6th Edition of the Traveling Caribbean Film Showcase in Belize was launched November 4 at the Leo Bradley Library in Belize City, this year focusing on the music from thirteen Caribbean countries.

Aurelio Martinez’s Landini – Garifuna Soul for the World

Aurelio-Martinez-Landini

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.

Why I Love the Garifuna Collective

garifuna collective

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.

Belize’s Rise as a Cultural Mecca

Belize Maya Chaa Creek Copyright

Across the world from Australia to Trinidad and Tobago, word is out that the Belize International Film Festival is a prestigious event, and having your film accepted to be shown at it is a big deal.