Darandi (Real World / Stonetree)
cdRoots Code: rwr-aurelio
Celebrating 30 years of Garifuna music by one of the region's most important contemporary artists, Darandi is a tour de force of Latin American music. The CD is packaged in an illustrated hard-cover book with historical and biographical notes, as well as notes on each of the songs.
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Michael Stone writes: "Aurelio Martínez is arguably Central America's most gifted and vibrant musical talent, a key tradition bearer of one the most threatened cultures of the isthmus, the African-Amerindian Garifuna people. Apprenticed from an early age to his cultural elders, later a collaborator of Garifuna masters Paul "Nabi" Nabor (1928–2014) and Andy Palacio (1960–2008), Aurelio is the foremost champion of the music, dance and language traditions proclaimed by UNESCO to be among the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity... With its emphasis on vocal artistry, polyrhythmic complexity and dense percussive base, Garifuna music speaks across the African diaspora to its Central American, Caribbean and Latin America counterparts.
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