Traditional Music of the Garifuna of Belize

Traditional Music of the Garifuna of Belize

Various Artists FW04031 / FE 4031

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.

Year Released 1982
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1982 Folkways Records
Genre(s) American Indian; World
Country(s) Belize
Culture Group(s) Black Carib Indians
Instrument(s) Guitar
Subject(s) World music

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