Garifuna history is something to get know. Originally they are from Africa, but mingled with indigenous people in Caribbean island San Vicente of Granadinas. The British fleet expulsed them to Central America about 210 years ago. Since then Garifunas have been an important part of central american indigenious culture.
In next video famous Garifuna musician and culture ambassador Andy Palacios tell about Garifuna culture and history...
Dancing through the streets of Dangriga, Belize, college students reenact the arrival of their Garífuna ancestors, who began trickling into Belize from Honduras around 1802. The Garífuna journey to Central America had begun long before—and was far from joyous. Herded aboard slave ships in West Africa, a group of Garífuna forebears were likely destined for New World mines and plantations when they wrecked off St. Vincent in 1635. They found refuge with the island's Carib Indians, immigrants from South America. The two peoples blended through marriage, creating the Garífuna culture—Caribbean fishing and farming traditions with a mixture of South American and African music, dance, and spirituality.
Last Updated on Thursday, 02 June 2011 11:48