Archive 'Garínagu/Garífuna' Category

Ethnoscripts online

Published on Samstag, Oktober 3rd, 2009

My contribution „Garínagu – Die schwarzen Kariben von Honduras. Von kultureller Dynamik und Nostalgie“ (160kb, pdf) to the last volume of Ethnoscripts titled Forschungsfeld Karibik now available online as well. Thanks to the Hamburg Institute of Anthropology and the Hamburger Verein für Ethnologie e.V.!!!

New Ethnoscripts Pulished

Published on Dienstag, Juli 21st, 2009

The new volume of Ethnoscripts: Analysen und Informationen aus dem Institut für Ethnologie der Universität Hamburg has recently been published. This year’s first issue was dedicated to the field of research Caribbean including a great variety of articles and themes as well as book reviews and recensions concerning Anthropology, Ethnicity and Migration in the Caribbean […]

Americanisms Volume

Published on Donnerstag, Juni 11th, 2009

The volume to last year’s International Conference on Americanisms has been finally published… Steppat, Michael (Hg.), 2009: Americanisms. Discourses of Exception, Exclusion, and Exchange. Heidelberg: Verlag Winter. The idea of a distinctive and even exceptional character of American society and culture has long enjoyed persuasive power. It has lastingly affected not only the self-images of […]

Garífuna Hip Hop

Published on Dienstag, Februar 5th, 2008

Contrary to the previous two posts here is some Garífuna Hip Hop directly from Brooklyn, New York City, USA, by Don Pakko featuring Big Mama & Negg, who I met some weeks ago. Here their video produced by AWP Productions and R-Daniels Films. It’s all about cultural adaptation and the hybrid mix of Garífuna rhythms […]


Published on Montag, Februar 4th, 2008

„Baba“ by Adrian Martínez at the Paranda Festival on Why-Not Island, Dangriga, Belize as part of the Garífuna Settlement Day celebrations, November 17th, 2007. Just to enjoy!

Andy about Garífuna Culture

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„World music enthusiasts around the globe are mourning the unexpected death of Andy Palacio, Belizean musician and leader of the international movement to preserve Garifuna language and culture. The Garifuna are a hybrid culture descended from African and indigenous Caribbean ancestors. Palacio’s latest album Wátina (‚I called out‘) released in 2007, propelled him to the […]

Andy Palacio † 1960-2008

Published on Montag, Januar 21st, 2008

Andy Palacio, an iconic musician and activist of Garifuna culture crowned with success last year with his album „Wátina“, one of the most critically acclaimed recordings of the year in any genre, tragically passed away two nights ago. A national hero in his homeland Belize already, he was named a UNESCO Artist for Peace in […]


Published on Dienstag, Januar 15th, 2008

Just a little reminder for everyone interested. The International Conference „Americanisms“ at the Bayreuth Institute for American Studies (BIAS) is going to take place the 31st of January to the 1st of February 2008. Abstract: „The idea of an American singularity has not only been one of the founding pillars of national self-perception but has […]

Carnaval Ceibeño

Published on Dienstag, Januar 8th, 2008

The reason for stumbling across Gloria Rosales‚ weather forecast (below) was my subscription to Betomango (Betoman Studios at La Ceiba) at YouTube, who posted a rather more interesting video back in March 2007. Yankee Col, La Vieja Escuela, and the here on various occasions featured Aurelio Martinez had joined together to participate for the official […]


Published on Donnerstag, Januar 3rd, 2008

„This video was shot in el Triunfo de la Cruz, Honduras, by Carlos Valladares for Ecos Latinos. Numada was written by Angel Rios (violinist) and he recog- nizes the struggle that the Garifuna people goes through, to keep their tra- ditions, language and culture alive. Numada is part of the CD „Music of the 3 […]