Archive for May, 2008

Garifuna Women’s Project

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

The Garifuna people live on the coast of Central America, descendents of survivors of an African slave shipwreck and Carib and Arawak Indians. Their language is unique as is their culture, and both are fading as the Garifuna mingle and mix with surrounding cultures. Now, HCPL has available a CD of the Garifuna, Umalali, full of song and story that might just mesmerize the listener. With a mixture of blues, rock, African, Caribbean, and Latin, the female vocalists present their music, with melodies that swirl and dance and give voice to the stories of the women who have endured the poverty and the sorrows of their everyday lives.