Tag Archives: Garifuna

Danny Michel with the Garifuna Collective – Blackbirds are Dancing Over Me (Cumbancha)

Danny Michel is a celebrated musician from Ontario, CA who vacations in Belize & loves the Afro-Amerindian (Garifuna) music of Central America. This led to collaborative music-making with top Garifuna musicians in Belize, & this CD – which was just nominated for the Juno Award for Best World Music Album of the Year. Comparisons with […]

The Garifuna Collective – Ayó (Cumbancha)

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. […]