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Traditional Music of the Garifuna of Belize

Various Artists
Traditional Music of the Garifuna of Belize

Garifuna music contains Afro-Indian, Hispanic, and English Creole influences. Within Garifuna music, call and response chanting often overlaps to create a constant stream of sound. The traditional segunda (bass) and primero (treble) drums provide unrelenting polyrhythms for ceremonial dances like the chumba, the hunguhungu, and the punta. Other songs feature gentle strumming with solo singing and are intended for listening, rather than dancing, audiences. Liner notes include in-depth description of the history of the Garifuna people and their music.

Track Listing

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Chumba Isawel Flores, Isawel Nolberto, Bernadette Arzu, Pearl Arzu, Carlota Placio, and Gene Martinez 2:42
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102
Hunguhungu Nicho Flores, John Castillo, and Paulino Castillo 3:05
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103
Hunguhungu Isawel Flores, Isawel Nolberto, Mili Martinez, Bernadette Arzu, Eulalia Ramirez, and Carlota Palacio 2:32
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Berusu Junior Aranda 3:00
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Oremu egi Hortensia Norales, Suzanne Guzman, and Dora Williams 1:26
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106
Oremu egi Eulalia Ramirez, Bernadette Arzu, Mili Martinez, and Isabella Mejia 1:37
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107
Paranda Andy Palacio, Eric Arzu, Isawel Nolberto, Isabella Mejia, Gene Martinez, and Bernadetta Arzu 3:04
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108
Wanaragua Isawel Flores, Albert Lucas, Josephine Lambey, Marcia Chamorro, Patricia Nicasio, and Monaco Martinez 1:56
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109
Abaimahani Alfonsa Casimiro, Valentina Núñez, and Marcella Lewis 3:11
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110
Punta Joe Diego, Richard Moreira, Hortense Miranda, Isadora and Martina Rodrigues 3:40
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111
Punta Joe Diego, Richard Moreira, and Hortense Miranda 1:48
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112
Sambai Isawel Flores, Amigo Lucas, and Josephine Lambey 2:14
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113
Paranda Coro Velasquez and Richard Moreira 1:57
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114
Gunjai Isawel Flores, Amigo Lucas, and Josephine Lambey 2:58
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115
Punta Beads Núñez, Cora Castillo, and Nicho Flores 2:06
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116
Arumahani Roman Palacio and Fabina Alvarez 2:37
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117
Chumba Isawel Flores, Gene Martinez, and Carlota Paclacio 3:32
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118
Hunguhungu Isawel Flores, Nolberto Isawel, and Paula Nolberto 4:18
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119
Arumahani Williams Estrada, Victoria Moreira, and P.C. Garcia 1:48
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Punta Henry, Bobsy and Lena Núñez 2:42

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