Documenting Traditional Garifuna Song in NYC and Belize
The Garifuna are one of the indigenous peoples of St. Vincent in the Caribbean and now reside in NYC in large numbers. Their music is a unique combination of Arawak, Carib and African influences.
This event will showcase a traditional type of Garifuna song, the arumahani, which is now endangered and rarely performed for the public. The group Libaña Maraza will perform several arumahani songs followed by a discussion with Daniel Kaufman and James Lovell about their on-going documentation project funded by the Endangered Language Documentation Programme.
City Lore Gallery Space (View)
56 E 1st Street
New York, NY 10003