Garifuna Collective at SPACE
August 22 @ 8:00 pm
In honor of their 17th birthday, SPACE is hosting a FREE all-ages community concert on August 22 with the Garifuna Collective from Belize. Indigo Arts Alliance is co-sponsoring the event.
The Garifuna Collective is a pan-generational musical group from Belize that has been performing the music of the Garifuna people for more than 20 years. They have performed in over 30 countries across 5 continents. Their critically acclaimed album Wátina was a recipient of the Womex and BBC World Music Awards and voted by Amazon as the “#1 World Music Album of All Time” (besting albums by Bob Marley, Celia Cruz, Ravi Shankar, and others).
The Garifuna are an Afro-indigenous people, direct descendants of a slave shipwreck off St Vincent, who were later exiled to Honduras and Belize. 600,000 Garifuna exist around Central America and the Caribbean and have their own unique culture, language, art, and certainly music. The Garifuna Collective has been playing their own unique contemporary version of Garifuna music for more than 20 years, touring the world many times over. This will be their first time in Maine though!