Garifuna Traditions Celebrated and Honored at 2013 New Jersey Folk Festival on SATURDAY April 27th 2013 at Rutgers University

 

Attendees of the New Jersey Folk Festival on the campus of Rutgers University.  Photo courtesy of njfolkfest.org

Attendees of the New Jersey Folk Festival on the campus of Rutgers University. Photo courtesy of njfolkfest.org

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New Brunswick, New Jersey — The American Studies Department of Rutgers University in New Jersey has announced that the Garifuna people will be the ethnic group whose history, heritage, culture and folk traditions will be celebrated through food, music and craft demonstrations at The 2013 New Jersey Folk Festival; which will take place on SATURDAY April 27th 2013 at Rutgers University from 10am to 6pm.

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(Review) GARIFUNA NATION Documentary by Carlos De Jesus

 

Garifuna Women Marlene Castillo and Marjorie Casimiro of The Sandy Beach Women’s Cooperative (Sandy Beach Lodge) in Hopkins, Belize; hold up a version of the Garifuna Flag in the Carlos De Jesus documentary, GARIFUNA NATION. Image courtesy of Carlos Productions

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New York City — New York University Associate Professor of Film and Television, Carlos De Jesus has been screening his latest effort, a documentary about the Garifuna ethnic group called GARIFUNA NATION.  Ten years in the making and filled with multiple perspectives, this stirring work is an insightful investigation of contemporary life as a Garifuna.

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Garifuna Musician BODOMA To Perform at Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors Festival on SATURDAY August 6th 2011

Garifuna Musician BODOMA

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Copyright 2011 by Teofilo Colon Jr.  (a.k.a. “Tio Teo” or “Teofilo Campeon”)  All Rights Reserved.

New York, New York — Lincoln Center has released the schedule to the 2011 Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors Festival.  Garifuna Musician BODOMA and His Garifuna Culture Band will be performing at this performance arts festival on Saturday, August 6th 2011.

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Garifuna Musician BODOMA To Make Cultural Presentation at Heckscher State Park in Long Island, NY on Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Bodoma to Perform at Heckscher State Park in Long Island, NY

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Every Summer, Garinagu from all the tri-state area gather for Family Reunions, Picnics and such at Long Island’s Heckscher State Park.  I remember going there as a child and was

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VIDEO FOOTAGE of Garifuna Musician BODOMA and Garifuna Dance Company HAMALALI WAYUNAGU Performing on UNIVISION Early Morning News Show "Al Despertar" on Tuesday June 22nd 2010

Garifuna Musician BODOMA about to be interviewed by Sandra O' Neill on "Al Despertar"

Photo courtesy of Jeffelyn Baltazar

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On Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010, New Yorkers up early enough were treated to a very special

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