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World Music News Wire | Laru Beya | Aurelio Martinez

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“After a shipwreck crossing the dreaded Middle Passage from West Africa, the human cargo wound up on an island intermingling with local residents, a mixture of Arawak and Carib groups. The resulting hybrid group known as the Garifuna fought British colonizers and were eventually deported en masse, deposited on the Caribbean coast of Central America and left for dead, as young Garifuna musician Aurelio recounts in his song “Yurumei” on his new album Laru Beya.”

“When Aurelio and I were talking about how to approach the arrangements for the album, we became convinced that it had to be forward looking and tear down all the barriers,” Duran reflects. “Andy allowed Garifuna artists to break free and be as creative as they wanted, free to go in any direction they wished. They don’t have to be totally true to their roots, because Andy’s work was very far from traditional music, but still clearly Garifuna.”

Check article at: http://www.worldmusicwire.com

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEVvnHYUQOM

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2 Responses

  1. Rio…. Great story, thanks for sharing !

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  2. Glad you enjoyed Lou!

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