The celebration marks the arrival of the first Garifuna in 1832, descendants of the African Caribbeans who were first deported from St Vincent in 1797. The day showcases their rich, unique culture with music and a staging of the arrival by the first settlers at the port. Processions and traditional dancing are held throughout Belize, but especially in Dangriga, the spiritual home of the Garifuna, plus in Hopkins and Punta Gorda
RIP Andy Palacio who put Belize and Garifuna music firmly on the world music map. Here is one of our favourites, Watina
Andy Palacio, Watina on YouTube
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