Celebrating Garifuna Music with Aurelio


Born in the tiny coastal hamlet of Plaplaya on the Honduras Caribbean coast, Aurelio Martinez, may be one of the last generations to grow up steeped in the Garifuna music tradition. This tradition encompasses the African and Caribbean Indian roots of his ancestors, a group of shipwrecked enslaved Africans who intermarried with locals on the island known today as St. Vincent, only to be deported later to the Central American coast in the late eighteenth century. Aurelio’s CD “Darandi” celebrates 30 years of music making that illumines the rich sound of Garifuna music. Visit The Odyssey Series on the Higher Page for more about Garifuna music.

Album: Darandi, Real World Records, 2016

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