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Garifuna’s Music with Aurelio

Aurelio Martínez, professionally known as Aurelio, is a Honduran musician and politician. He is a singer, song writer, percussionist, guitarist, and band leader known for his Garifuna music and is considered a Cultural Ambassador of the Garifuna
Aurelio Martinez is one of Central America’s most electrifying performers. Born in Honduras, Aurelio is gifted with a golden voice and irresistible charisma. He is also the major living tradition – bearer of Garifuna culture – nothing less than the global ambassador for the Garifuna Nation. Garifuna are people of Amerindian and West African descent who live along Central America’s Caribbean coast. In 2008, the Rolex Mentor and Protege Arts Initiative awarded Aurelio a year-long mentorship with Grammy Award-winning Senegalese legend Youssou N’Dour. Says Aurelio, “We’re not going to let Garifuna culture die. I know I must continue my ancestors’ legacy and find new ways to share it with the world.” Aurelio is one of the artist to be Inducted into the Afropop Hall of Fame.

tracklist
Paranda
Laru Beya
Yalifu Darandi
Sielpa (static)
Tili Bugudura
Africa
Nirau Hagabu
Santo Negro
Nafagua
Lubara Wanwa with Yousssou N’Dour, Ivan Duran
Yau
Irawini (Midnight) Live with Aurelio’s mother
Mayahuaba (no
llores)
Yanga
Ineweyu
Aguan
Aurelio – Landini

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