Ayó means “Goodbye” in the Garifuna language. This CD serves as a fitting goodbye to Andy Palacio, whose passion was to celebrate the musical culture of the Garifuna people; descendants of the indigenous & West African people living in Central America. His thing was “punta rock,” fusing traditional Garifuna music with modern influences & instruments. Palacio died young, but here his Belizean band & producer strive to continue the cultural revival, and they do it well.
Playing Friday, July 5th 2013 at Goddard College, Plainfield
Playing Saturday, July 6th 2013 at Higher Ground, South Burlington (with Vieux Farka Touré from Mali)