THE GARIFUNA COLLECTIVE
Andy Palacio & The Garifuna Collective's 2007 album, Wátina is one of the most praised world music albums ever released. On the cusp of tremendous fame, Andy passed away suddenly a year after Wátina was released, leaving the world to wonder just how big he could have become. His band has continued where Andy left off, and continue to perform soul-stirring songs inspired by their unique Afro-Amerindian cultural heritage. With a lineup that consists of the best musicians in the fertile Garifuna music scene, The Garifuna Collective promises to carry the torch of cultural preservation and promotion passed on by Andy Palacio far into the future.
““The meeting point where ancient meets modern, where acoustic slips effortlessly into and out of electric, this music stretches forward, defying the listener to pin it down. And yet far from being disturbing, it is endlessly satisfying and soothing. Whatever people mean about music being universal, surely that is the perfect demonstration of their argument.” ”
— The Observer (UK)
“This troupe of extraordinary singers has fashioned a unique and wonderful world; once you enter, you will never want to leave.”
— Charlie Gillett, The Guardian (UK)