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About the Garifuna Collective
Genres:
Paranda
Band Members:
Desiree Diego, Lloyd Augustine, Joshua Arana, Al Ovando, Emilio Sásamu Thomas, Sam Harris, Denmark Flores, Mohobub Flores, Ivan Duran, Chela Torres, Lugua Centeno, Rolando "Chichiman" Sosa, Wilton Lewis, Guayo Cedeno, , , ,
Hometown:
Dangriga Town, Belize

“This troupe of extraordinary singers has fashioned a unique and wonderful world; once you enter, you will never want to leave. ” — Charlie Gillett, The Guardian (UK) ““...
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The Garifuna Collective feat. Umalali
Friday, April 20th, 2018
7:00 PM
Django Bar
Marrickville, Australia
$30+bf pre, $35 door | 6pm doors, 9pm show
Delicious food (including pizza!) available.
Fully licensed – NO BYO
Limited table bookings for groups of 8 or more only are available – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked.
Please book carefully - as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

The Garifuna culture has been shaped over centuries by their mixed ethnicity and location, their music an intoxicating mixture of African rhythm and Latin American grooves.In 2001 UNESCO, officially proclaimed the language, dance and music of the Garifuna people of Central America as a ‘Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity’

The Garifuna Collective are carrying the torch of their unique culture into the future, expanding on the story of this fascinating community, which is struggling to retain its unique language, music, and traditions in the face of globalization.

The band consists of the best musicians in the fertile Garifuna music scene of Belize. They bring together the deep cultural roots of Garifuna music, mixed with modern grooves, arrangements, and instruments. Unique hand drums, turtle shells and jawbones, guitars and bass are all used. The musicians create a powerful energy on stage, building hypnotizing rhythms that form the backbone for the haunting melodies and powerful vocals that characterize the project.

Catch the irresistible pulse of the Garifuna Collective on their first ever visit to Australian shores.

“The meeting point where ancient meets modern, where acoustic slips effortlessly into and out of electric, this music stretches forward, defying the listener to pin it down. And yet far from being disturbing, it is endlessly satisfying and soothing. Whatever people mean about music being universal, surely that is the perfect demonstration of their argument. ”
The Observer (UK)

“This troupe of extraordinary singers has fashioned a unique and wonderful world; once you enter, you will never want to leave.”
Charlie Gillett, The Guardian (UK)
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About the Garifuna Collective
Genres:
Paranda
Band Members:
Desiree Diego, Lloyd Augustine, Joshua Arana, Al Ovando, Emilio Sásamu Thomas, Sam Harris, Denmark Flores, Mohobub Flores, Ivan Duran, Chela Torres, Lugua Centeno, Rolando "Chichiman" Sosa, Wilton Lewis, Guayo Cedeno, , , ,
Hometown:
Dangriga Town, Belize

“This troupe of extraordinary singers has fashioned a unique and wonderful world; once you enter, you will never want to leave. ” — Charlie Gillett, The Guardian (UK) ““...
Read More