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

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 Wins AUDIENCE Award at ITALIAN Film Festival. Completes Central American Movie Tour in Honduras

Dates and Cities/Towns that the Garifuna In Peril Film screened in as part of it's recent Central American Film Tour in Honduras.

Dates and Cities/Towns that the Garifuna In Peril Film screened in as part of it’s recent Central American Film Tour in Honduras.

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TRIESTE, Italy – The feature film “Garifuna in Peril” produced and directed by Alí Allié and Rubén Reyes screened in Italy this month at the Festival del Cinema Latino Americano di Trieste, winning the audience choice award.  This news came while producer Reyes was on a ten city screening tour in northern Honduras where the movie was filmed, and where the majority of the Garifuna live in Central America.  ”The film has now been delivered to the Garifuna community,” Mr. Reyes remarked at a packed screening in Punta Gorda, Roatán, where the Garifuna people originally landed in Honduras after being exiled by the British from their homeland, the island of St. Vincent, in 1797.

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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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Garifuna Female Pilot RONISE CALIZ Becomes Second Female Pilot in Belize History

 

Garifuna Female Pilot RONISE CALIZ.  Photo courtesy of Ambergris Today.

Garifuna Female Pilot RONISE CALIZ. Photo courtesy of Ambergris Today.

 

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Belize, Central America:  In October 2012, Ambergris Today as well as other Belizean Publications/Websites reported that Pilot Ronise Caliz became the second female pilot licensed to fly commercially in Belizean history.  It was recently pointed out to me that Ronise Caliz is of Garifuna descent.

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(Nicaragua VIDEO) Report on Celebration of 2012 Garifuna Settlement Day in Nicaragua

 

Nicaraguan Garifuna Girl Participating in Miss Garifuna Pageant there.  Image courtesy of Neyda Dixon.

Nicaraguan Garifuna Girl Participating in Miss Garifuna Pageant there. Image courtesy of Neyda Dixon.

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Orinoco, Nicaragua — Nicaraguan Reporter and TV Personality Neyda Dixon (she is Creole), profiled the Nicaraguan Garifuna as they celebrated 2012 Garifuna Settlement Day, which takes place in Nicaragua on November 19th.

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(VIDEO) Japanese Singer Musician FUMIKO GOMI Says That Singing In The Garifuna Language Is EASY For Her

 

Japanese Singer Musician Fumiko Gomi.  Image Courtesy of News7 Belize.

Japanese Singer Musician Fumiko Gomi. Image Courtesy of 7News Belize.

 

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Punta Gorda, Belize, Central America — 7 News Belize recently profiled Japanese musician Fumiko Gomi, who sings in the Garifuna Language.  In fact, she says she can sing in the Garifuna language because the sounds are “very easy to pronounce”.

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(VIDEO) Americas Now News Show Report Asks, “Is The Garifuna Culture Close To Extinction?”

 

Reporter Franc Contreras in Belize, Central America with his report on whether the Garifuna Culture is on the verge of extinction.  Image courtesy of CCTV

Reporter Franc Contreras in Belize, Central America with his report asking whether the Garifuna Culture is close to extinction. Image courtesy of Americas Now Television Show on CCTV

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Belize, Central America — Reporter Franc Contreras of CCTV recently released a story on the Americas Now Television show about the Garifuna People of Central America where he posed the question, is the Garifuna Culture Close to Extinction?

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Happy Garifuna Settlement Day (November 19th) To Belize and Nicaragua

Happy Garifuna Settlement Day To Belize and Nicaragua!

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Belize and Nicaragua, Central America — Beinggarifuna.com extends a Happy Garifuna Settlement Day To The Central American Countries of Belize and Nicaragua.

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2012 Central American Parade and Festival to Take Place in The Bronx on SUNDAY September 9th 2012

Central American Parade and Festival Logo – Logo by Ivan Moreira

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Bronx, New York — The Board of Directors of The International Honduran and Central American Parade, Inc has announced that the Sixteenth Annual Central American Parade and Festival will take place on SUNDAY September 9th 2012 in the Bronx, New York.

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