Garifuna American Jazz Vocalist LUCY BLANCO and her AFRI-GARIFUNA JAZZ ENSEMBLE to Perform at Tribute to Brooklyn Educator and Activist JITU WEUSI on MONDAY October 21st 2013 in Brooklyn

Garifuna American Jazz Vocalist Lucy Blanco and her Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble in Harlem in 2011.  Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr.

Garifuna American Jazz Vocalist Lucy Blanco and her Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble in Harlem in 2011. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr.

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Brooklyn, New York:  Garifuna American Jazz Vocalist LUCY BLANCO and her Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble will join Jazz Vocalist REVALYN GOLD and her progressive jazz ensemble, Washington DC based Gold Standard Jazz; for a special tribute to Brooklyn Educator, Activist and Jazz Promoter JITU WEUSI, who passed away on May 22nd 2013 from kidney cancer.  They will also pay tribute to West Coast Jazz Musicians who also passed away recently and have guided and mentored both vocalists musical development.   This  tribute will take place on MONDAY, October 21st 2013 at 7pm as part of the For My Sweet Jazzy Mondays Series at Brooklyn’s For My Sweet Event and Garden Space. Continue reading

Musical and Dance Artists of GARIFUNA Descent To Perform at Flushing Town Hall in Queens on FRIDAY May 31st 2013

 

Garifuna American Jazz Vocalist Lucy Blanco.  Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr.  All Rights Reserved.

Garifuna American Jazz Vocalist Lucy Blanco. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.

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Flushing, New York — Historic Venue Flushing Town Hall has announced that Musical and Dance Artists of Garifuna Descent will soon be performing there on FRIDAY May 31st 2013 at 8pm as part of it’s Cultural Crossroads Concert Series.

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GARIFUNA IN PERIL United States Film Premiere Attracts Appreciative Moviegoing Audience

Los Angeles Garifuna Language Teacher RICARDO (portrayed by Ruben Reyes) Standing before his Garifuna Class in the new independent film, GARIFUNA IN PERIL. — Photo courtesy of Aban Productions

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New York, New York — In a promising sign, an appreciative New York City moviegoing audience attended the USA Premiere of the new independent film, Garifuna In Peril on SUNDAY December 3rd 2012 and embraced its real yet-fictional story of “the fight for the preservation of a culture (by those who are indigenous to it) that’s practically on the brink of extinction”, as popular black film blog SHADOW and ACT (on the Indiewire movie website) put it.  Judging by a casual poll of post-screening internet reaction to the film, the answer to my previous question of whether moviegoing audiences are ready to see a movie like GARIFUNA IN PERIL is something the filmmakers behind this film would love to hear.

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2012 Garifuna Heritage Awards and Cultural Night to Take Place on SATURDAY September 15th 2012 in the Bronx

Garifuna American Felix Gamboa and his Chief Joseph Chatoyer Garifuna Folkloric Ballet of New York at The 2011 Garifuna Heritage Awards and Cultural Night in the Bronx. — Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr.

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Bronx, New York — The Board of Directors of The Garifuna Coalition USA Inc has announced that their annual Garifuna Heritage Awards and Cultural Night (A Central American Masterpiece) will take place on SATURDAY September 15th 2012 at 7pm at the Lovinger Theatre (Lehman College), 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West (between Goulden and Paul Avenues), Bronx, New York 10468

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Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble To Host Fundraiser Concert On February 25th 2012 at BIKO Center in Brooklyn

The Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble -- Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. (a.k.a. "Tio Teo" or "Teofilo Campeon")

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Brooklyn, New York  — The New York Daily News reported that The Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble will be hosting a Fundraiser Concert at The BIKO Center in Brooklyn on SATURDAY February 25th 2012.

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Garifuna American Motivational Speaker ELLEN SUAZO To Make Holiday Presentation at Brooklyn’s BIKO Center on FRIDAY December 2nd 2011

Garifuna American Motivational Speaker ELLEN SUAZO

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Brooklyn, New York — Garifuna American Motivational Speaker ELLEN SUAZO will be making a special holiday presentation as part of The First Friday Monthly Event at Brooklyn’s BIKO Transformational Center on FRIDAY, December 2nd 2011.

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(PHOTOS) Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble in Harlem – TUESDAY November 1st 2011

Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble in Harlem -- TUESDAY November 1st 2011

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Bronx, New York — Below you will find a link to the Facebook Photo Album of the Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble performance in Harlem.

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Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble To Perform in Harlem on TUESDAY November 1st 2011 as Part of International Conference and Festival

Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble at BIKO Center in Brooklyn in April 2011 - Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr.

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Harlem, New York — The Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble will be performing in Harlem on Tuesday, November 1st 2011 as part of an International Conference and Festival.

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