Chief Joseph Chatoyer Garifuna Folkloric Ballet of New York to Sing Garifuna Christmas Songs throughout Harlem and the Bronx on SATURDAY December 21st 2013

The Chief Joseph Chatoyer Garifuna Folkloric Ballet of New York in 2012.  Photo courtesy of the Chief Joseph Chatoyer Folkloric Ballet of New York

The Chief Joseph Chatoyer Garifuna Folkloric Ballet of New York in 2012. Photo courtesy of the Chief Joseph Chatoyer Folkloric Ballet of New York

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Bronx, New York:  The Chief Joseph Chatoyer Garifuna Folkloric Ballet of New York will be going from home to home, singing Garifuna Christmas songs throughout the Bronx and Harlem on SATURDAY, December 21st 2013.

The Chief Joseph Chatoyer Garifuna Folkloric Ballet of New York in 2012.  Photo courtesy of the Chief Joseph Chatoyer Folkloric Ballet of New York

The Chief Joseph Chatoyer Garifuna Folkloric Ballet of New York in 2012. Photo courtesy of the Chief Joseph Chatoyer Folkloric Ballet of New York

This is the third year that the Chief Joseph Chatoyer Folkloric Ballet of New York will be singing Garifuna Holiday songs during the Christmas season.  Sung in the Garifuna musical genre of Paranda, this activity is an attempt to revive traditional Garifuna singing to families of Garifuna descent.   Those interested should be prepared for lots of Garifuna singing and Garifuna drumming.

If you’d like for this Garifuna dance company to perform for you in your apartment or home, please call (917) 319-6478 for more information.

The Chief Joseph Chatoyer Garifuna Folkloric Ballet of New York in 2012.  Photo courtesy of the Chief Joseph Chatoyer Folkloric Ballet of New York

The Chief Joseph Chatoyer Garifuna Folkloric Ballet of New York in 2012. Photo courtesy of the Chief Joseph Chatoyer Folkloric Ballet of New York

The Chief Joseph Chatoyer Garifuna Folkloric Ballet of New York will be going from home to home, apartment to apartment singing Garifuna Holiday songs throughout Harlem and the Bronx from 5pm to 5am on SATURDAY, December 21st 2013.  They hope to sing Garifuna holiday songs in Brooklyn on another date.

Below is video of The Chief Joseph Chatoyer Garifuna Folkloric Ballet of New York participating in a jam session in Belize during Belize Garifuna Settlement Day Festivities in November 2013.

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