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May 20, 2014
Among the cultural groups combating the erosion of the Garifuna culture New York City through the dissemination and promotion of Garifuna Intangible Cultural Heritage, is the Budari Dance Company, Inc
Founded in 2011 by its artistic director and choreographer Yeny S. Palacios (Budari Isieni), a former member of the National Garifuna Folkloric Ballet of Honduras.
May 20, 2014
May 19. 2014
Among the groups that were formed in New York City, is Hamalali Wayunagu "voices of the ancestors" Garifuna Folkloric & Modern Dance Company, founded by Dancer Choreographer Luz Soliz in 1992. Her objective was to confront the erosion of the Garifuna Culture in the heart of modern day communities, while promoting the safeguarding of the Garifuna heritage. In the process she became the Curator of Garifuna Art Forms in New York City.
May 17, 2014
As we continue the celebration Garifuna Arts & Culture Appreciation, we dedicate this day to remember the life and times of Sidney Phillip Mejia a Giant in the Garifuna Performing Arts. Sidney was a Garifuna Language teacher, historian, musician, drummer, songwriter, actor, publisher, writer of "The Life and Times of Chatoyer" and much more.
On Saturday May 18th, 2013, Sidney participated in the Bronx Music Heritage Center's Bronx Rising! Palabras/Words: Reading from the Life and Time of Chatoyer AKA The Drama of King Shotaway
May 16, 2014
As we continue the celebration Garifuna Arts & Culture Appreciation, we are pleased to introduce you to Ms. Lucy Blanco who is evidence of the Garifuna artist's need for improvisation and adaptability as they strive to meet the musical needs of the community.
May 15, 2014
According to the candidature form for Proclamation of masterpieces of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity, Garifuna dance is just as varied as the types of songs and music. Adding to the variety of Garifuna dances, is the The Gari-Slide©, a line dance set to Andy Palacio's song Lidan Aba, authored and choreographed by Mariano Martinez.
May 14, 2014
As we continue the celebration Garifuna Arts & Culture Appreciation, we are pleased to introduce you to Mr. James Lovell whose goals and aspirations are "To uplift, promote and preserve the Garifuna Culture." He has contributed to the inventory of Garifuna art forms with a view to confronting the erosion of the Garifuna culture in the heart of modern day communities.
May 13, 2014
May 12, 2012
New York - As we continue the celebration of Garifuna Arts & Culture Appreciation Month, The Garifuna Coalition USA, Inc. a, nonpartisan, nonsectarian 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization in partnership with the Bronx Music Heritage Center is pleased to announce Bronx Rising! A Celebration of Garifuna Culture, Saturday, May 17th at 6:00 - 10:30 pm at the Bronx Music Heritage Center Lab: 1303 Louis Niñé Blvd.
May 11, 2014
As we continue the celebration of Garifuna Arts & Culture Appreciation Month and in honor of Mother's Day, we would like to share the following poem by Mrs. Rita Palacio. Happy Mother's Day
May 10, 2014
Young P considers himself a Garifuna-American who wants to expose his culture as well as his music versatility. Besides Garifuna Music, he produces well known genres such as Zouk, Reggae, Soca, Rock, Hip Hop, Pop, R&B, Bachata, and Reggaeton. He is member of the GX Production Team, which stands for Generation X, who are striving to be the most successful Garifuna Producers. In 2013, they produced Gari from the Hood.
May 9, 2014
As we continue the celebration of Garifuna Arts & Culture Appreciation Month and approach the weekend, I'd like to share my list of what I consider the Ten Best Garifuna Songs of All Time! I realize that there is no general agreement regarding the greatest song and no uniform criteria for evaluating result. However, I believe that everyone has a favorite list of songs, which is why all music reproduction devices include the ability to create a personal playlist.
May 8, 2014
At last, the time has arrived when Garinagu in Honduras are loudly and proudly celebrating their culture. And there is much to celebrate. Almost every cultural contribution that foreigners associate with Honduras has its origin in the Garifuna culture..
May 6, 2014
GARIFUNA KIDS achieved what no other Garifuna musical group has achieved; they garnered unprecedented attention in the U.S. English-speaking market, the acclaim of diverse audiences in three Central American countries, interviews with the presidents and executives of firms such as Motown, SONY Records and MCA, and a distribution spot at Tower Records in New York City.
May 4, 2014
On the fourth day of the celebration of Garifuna Arts & Culture Appreciation Month in NYC, we continue with a description of Traditional Garifuna Musical Instruments, as described in the UNESCO Candidature Standard Form Proclamation of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity submitted by the National Garifuna Council of Belize..
May 3, 2014
May 5, 2014
Marcony was born in Livingston, Guatemala. He is the second of four brothers, at the age of 17 he moved to Puerto Barrios, where he completed his basic and general studies at the Experimental Institute " Dr. Luis Pasteur " graduating with honors as an "Industrial Technician"
May 2, 2014
As we continue the celebration of Garifuna Arts & Culture Appreciation Month in NYC, we continue with a description of Garifuna Music and Dance, as described in the UNESCO Candidature Standard Form Proclamation of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity submitted by the National Garifuna Council of Belize.
May 1, 2014
New York - The Garifuna Coalition USA, Inc. a, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization is please to announce Garifuna Arts & Culture Appreciation Month in NYC during the month of May, in honor of the 13th anniversary of the UNESCO's proclamation of the Garifuna Language, Dance and Music as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, on May 18th, 2001.
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