Garifuna Artist MALI CAYETANO Releases New Children’s Book about The Garifuna WANARAGUA Dance

Front Cover of the new children's book, WANARAGUA: A Unique Story About A Traditional Mask Dance.

Front Cover of the new children’s book, WANARAGUA: A Unique Story About A Traditional Mask Dance.

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Belize, Central America:  Mali Cayetano, an illustrator, musician, singer and youth educator of Garifuna descent has recently released a new children’s book called “Wanaragua: A Unique Story about a Traditional Mask Dance”. Continue reading

Garifuna Activist and Historian PABLO ROBERTO MEJIA (a.k.a. “Don Beto”) Passes Away in Guatemala At The Age of 93 on TUESDAY December 17th 2013

Garifuna Activist and Historian Pablo Roberto Mejia (a.k.a. "Don Beto") about to receive his Garifuna Heritage Award at the First Annual Garifuna Heritage Awards and Culture Night on SATURDAY March 13th 2010.  Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr.  All Rights Reserved.

Garifuna Activist and Historian Pablo Roberto Mejia (a.k.a. “Don Beto”) about to receive his Garifuna Heritage Award at the First Annual Garifuna Heritage Awards and Culture Night on SATURDAY March 13th 2010. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.

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Livingston, “LaBuga” Guatemala, Central America — Garifuna Activist and Historian Pablo Roberto Mejia (a.k.a. “Don Beto”) passed away of natural causes in Guatemala on TUESDAY December 17th 2013 at the age of 93.

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TODAY, The Chief Joseph Chatoyer Garifuna Dance Company Begins Pioneering Cultural Tour of Belize

Members of the Chief Joseph Chatoyer Garifuna Folkloric Ballet of New York at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City preparing to go to Belize on Wednesday, November 13th 2013.  Photo courtesy of Snon SN and Facebook.

Members of the Chief Joseph Chatoyer Garifuna Folkloric Ballet of New York at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City preparing to go to Belize on Wednesday morning, November 13th 2013. Photo courtesy of Snon SN and Facebook.

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BELIZE, Central America:  The Chief Joseph Chatoyer Garifuna Folkloric Ballet of New York began their pioneering cultural tour of Belize today (WEDNESDAY, November 13th 2013) in a move designed to strengthen both the international (and diasporic) ties of this unique dance company.     Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE: Garifuna Women DIOXI MARTINEZ and AUDREY FLORES Explain How They Organized The GARIFUNA IN PERIL Film Screening in ROATAN Honduras in OCTOBER 2013

 

Garifuna Woman Audrey Flores, Garifuna Man Ruben Reyes and Garifuna Woman Dioxi Martinez pose in front of the Turquoise Bay Garifuna Mural in Roatan, Honduras.  Photo by Jorge Garifuna.

Garifuna Woman Audrey Flores, Garifuna Man Ruben Reyes and Garifuna Woman Dioxi Martinez pose in front of the Turquoise Bay Garifuna Mural in Roatan, Honduras. Photo by Jorge Garifuna.

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ROATAN, Honduras:  Based on the success of the screenings of the Garifuna In Peril film in Honduras; I thought it would be helpful and instructive to share Garifuna Women Audrey Flores and Dioxi Martinez’s account of what it was like to organize and coordinate the screening of this unique film in Roatan, Honduras; a place of unique historical significance to the Garifuna people.  Are you ready? Continue reading

Garifuna Publisher Singer Songwriter Musician SIDNEY MEJIA Passed Away On Monday, October 28th 2013 in Los Angeles

 

Garifuna Publisher, Musician, Singer and Songwriter SIDNEY MEJIA at a staged reading of his play, "The Life and Times of Chatoyer" in the Bronx on SATURDAY, May 18th 2013.  Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr.  (a.k.a. "Tio Teo" or "Teofilo Campeon").

Garifuna Publisher, Musician, Singer and Songwriter SIDNEY MEJIA at a staged reading of his play, “The Life and Times of Chatoyer” in the Bronx on SATURDAY, May 18th 2013. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. (a.k.a. “Tio Teo” or “Teofilo Campeon”).

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Los Angeles, California — It is with extreme sorrow that Beinggarifuna.com reports that Garifuna Publisher, Musician, Singer and Songwriter, SIDNEY MEJIA passed away in Los Angeles on MONDAY October 28th 2013.

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GARIFUNA IN PERIL Film Is Part of International Feature Film Competition at BronzeLens Film Festival in ATLANTA on SATURDAY November 9th 2013

The Garifuna In Peril Movie will be part of an International Feature Film Competition as it screens at The BronzeLens Film Festival in ATLANTA on SATURDAY November 9th 2013.

The Garifuna In Peril Movie will be part of an International Feature Film Competition as it screens at The BronzeLens Film Festival in ATLANTA on SATURDAY November 9th 2013. How will it do?

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ATLANTA, Georgia — The new, independent film, GARIFUNA IN PERIL will be screened at the prestigious BronzeLens Film Festival in Atlanta on SATURDAY November 9th 2013; where it will be part of an International Feature Film Competition.

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Garifuna Women DIOXI MARTINEZ and AUDREY FLORES Bring GARIFUNA IN PERIL Film To Roatan Honduras for FREE Screenings on FRIDAY October 25th 2013 and SATURDAY October 26th 2013

Garifuna Women Dioxi Martinez (in the Purple) and Audrey Flores (in the burgundy) bring the Garifuna In Peril Film to Roatan Honduras for screenings on FRIDAY October 25th 2013 and SATURDAY October 26th 2013.  Photo courtesy of Dioxi Martinez

Garifuna Women Dioxi Martinez (in the Purple) and Audrey Flores (in the burgundy) bring the Garifuna In Peril Film to Roatan Honduras for screenings on FRIDAY October 25th 2013 and SATURDAY October 26th 2013. Photo courtesy of Roatan Homes on Facebook

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Roatan, Honduras, Central America — Thanks to the hard and resourceful work of Garifuna Women Dioxi Martinez and Audrey Flores, the new, independent film Garifuna In Peril will be screened in Roatan on Friday, October 25th 2013 and Saturday, October 26th 2013 as part of its Honduran Movie Tour.  These screenings will be FREE and Open to the general public at large.

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Garifuna American DJ PRIMETIME To Be Saluted at Potential New York City Screening of GARIFUNA IN PERIL on Wednesday October 2nd 2013

 

Garifuna American DJ PrimeTime to be saluted at New York City Screening of GARIFUNA IN PERIL on Wednesday, October 2nd 2013.  Will you join us?

Garifuna American DJ PrimeTime to be saluted at New York City Screening of GARIFUNA IN PERIL on Wednesday, October 2nd 2013. Will you join us?

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New York, New York — Young Garifuna American DJ and Internet Radio Personality,  Jahmel “DJ PrimeTime” Enriquez (from Livingston “La Buga”  Guatemala) will be saluted at the New York City Screening of the new, Award-Winning, Independent Film, GARIFUNA IN PERIL, which will take place on WEDNESDAY, October 2nd 2013.  To buy tickets, please click on the following link:  https://www.tugg.com/go/vrubht

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Potential New York City Screening of GARIFUNA IN PERIL Film on WEDNESDAY, October 2nd 2013. Will You Join Us?

Potential New York City Screening of GARIFUNA IN PERIL Film on WEDNESDAY, October 2nd 2013?

Potential New York City Screening of GARIFUNA IN PERIL Film on WEDNESDAY, October 2nd 2013?

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New York, New York — Garifuna American Blogger Teofilo Colon Jr of Beinggarifuna.com proudly presents the new award-winning independent film GARIFUNA IN PERIL as it returns to New York City.  https://www.tugg.com/go/vrubht

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GARIFUNA IN PERIL Film To Be Shown in Belize and Guatemala from July 12th 2013 through July 18th 2013

 

The Garifuna In Peril Movie will be shown throughout Belize and In Guatemala in July 2013.

The Garifuna In Peril Movie will be shown throughout Belize and In Guatemala in July 2013.

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Belize, Central America: The new, independent award-winning film  GARIFUNA IN PERIL will be shown in various cities and Garifuna Villages in Belize from July 12th 2013 through July 17th 2013.  It will premiere at the Belize International Film Festival and then move south to Dangriga, Hopkins, Georgetown, Seine Bight and Punta Gorda.  The film will also be shown in Livingston “LaBuga” Guatemala on Thursday, July 18th 2013.

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