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  • botb February 26, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: The Exodus of the Garifuna

    Who are the Garifunas? You may have heard the distinctive music of the late Andy Palacio or Aurelio Martinez without knowing about the unique history, roots and culture that produced it. A black ethnic group that originated in the late … Read more »

  • blog February 25, 2017

    Darandi

    There’s no doubting that Aurelio Martinez of Honduras is the reigning king of Garifuna roots music. Ever since the death of pioneering maestro Andy Palacio in 2008, Aurelio—already a brilliant composer, performer and recording artist at the time—has blossomed to … Read more »

  • botb January 19, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Remembering Andy Palacio—The Pride of the Garifuna

    This may be one of the saddest stories you have ever read, evoking Marley-esque comparisons. It’s about a highly talented singer from a small country on the Caribbean coast, the flag-bearer of his Garifuna culture, who rose to international recognition … Read more »

  • blog January 12, 2017

    APAP Showcase Marathon

    When the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) convenes in New York each year, one of the goals is to decide who will be performing on North American festival stages in the coming season. An influx of independent musicians, many … Read more »

  • blog October 14, 2015

    Watch Aurelio Martinez Perform Live at Lincoln Center

    Acclaimed Garifuna singer and guitarist Aurelio Martinez will be performing for free on Thurs. Oct. 15, at Lincoln Center. But if you’re not in New York or if you’re unable to make the show, then have no worries: You will … Read more »

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