A FirstWorks Summer Beats Concert: The Garifuna Collective
A group of five male Garifuna instrumentalists plays behind a female Garifuna vocalist and dancer. She is wearing a traditional white navy and yellow dress. They are performing under a corrugated tin roof in an open sided structure.
Powerful Afro-Indigenous Music from Belize & Honduras
This multi-generational music ensemble is the living embodiment of a unique Afro-Caribbean heritage. As representatives of the Garifuna people, a distinct language and cultural diaspora spanning the Central American coastline, these musicians harness the indomitable energy of their African and Indigenous ancestors. Their irrepressible, positive energy inspires a joyful celebration at each performance.
The Garifuna Collective has performed in over 30 countries across 5 continents and was part ofView more
Contact: (401) 421-4278
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
- Jun 25, 2023 at 06:00 pm - 07:30 pm (Sun)
Additional time info:
FREE, ALL-AGES MUSIC WORKSHOP: 4:00-5:00 PM
Members of Garifuna Collective will teach an interactive workshop on Garifuna drums, rhythm, and culture. Through the Primero and Segundo drums, these musicians will teach the techniques and patterns that make up the Punta and Paranda rhythms and share the history of the mixed free African, Indigenous, and Caribbean ancestry that tell the story of the Garifuna people.
A limited number of drums will be available for attendees, or feel free to bring your own! This event is for the whole family and will be in English and Spanish—all ages and experiences are welcome!
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