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 American MISTY HERNANDEZ Publishes New Children’s Book, THE LITTLE GARIFUNA DRUMMER BOY

Garifuna American MISTY R. HERNANDEZ at International Family Day in the Bronx on SUNDAY August 18th 2013.  Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. for Being Garifuna.  All Rights Reserved.

Garifuna American MISTY R. HERNANDEZ at International Family Day in the Bronx on SUNDAY August 18th 2013. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. for Being Garifuna. All Rights Reserved.

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New York, New York — Garifuna American Misty R. Hernandez has recently published a new children’s book called “The Little Garifuna Drummer Boy”.  It is available as a soft cover book, as well as the Kindle or e-book format.

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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 Man RUBEN REYES and Representatives of The GARIFUNA HOPE FOUNDATION Travel To Honduras From May 22nd 2013 Through June 4th 2013 To Strengthen International Ties of The Garifuna Nation

 

Garifuna Man Ruben Reyes speaking to Hondurans in an undated photo.  Photo courtesy of Aban Productions.

Garifuna Man Ruben Reyes speaking to Hondurans in an undated photo. Photo courtesy of Aban Productions.

 

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Honduras, Central America — Garifuna Man Ruben Reyes along with a contingent of representatives of The Garifuna Hope Foundation are traveling throughout Honduras from May 22nd 2013 through June 4th 2013 in a trip that is designed to foster stronger relations between Garifunas in the United States and Garifunas in Central America.

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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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Garifuna Singer Musician JAMES LOVELL and His AFRI-GARIFUNA YOUTH ENSEMBLE To Headline Benefit Concert for St. Vincent Garifuna Cultural Retrieval Initiative on SATURDAY January 12th 2013 in Manhattan

Garifuna Singer Musician JAMES LOVELL -- Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr.  All Rights Reserved.

Garifuna Singer Musician JAMES LOVELL — Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.

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New York, New York — On SATURDAY January 12th 2013 in Manhattan, Garifuna Singer James Lovell and his Afri-Garifuna Youth Ensemble will headline a benefit concert for an Initiative that will teach aspects of Garifuna Culture (language, music and dance) to people from the ancestral land of the Garifuna People, St. Vincent.

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Garifuna American JOSE FRANCISCO AVILA Essay on Intellectual Property and Copyrights

Garifuna American JOSE FRANCISCO AVILA

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Bronx, New York — Below, readers of Beinggarifuna.com will find a provocative essay by Garifuna American Jose Francisco Avila on Intellectual Property.  Mr. Avila is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Garifuna Coalition USA Inc.  The focus of the essay on is copyrights in general and publishing in the music industry.

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Belizean Performer LOVA BOY Profiled in Caribbean Entertainment Magazine Website

 

Belizean Singer LOVA BOY -- Photo courtesy of ambergristoday.com

Copyright 2012 by Teofilo Colon Jr.  (a.k.a. “Tio Teo” or “Teofilo Campeon”)  All Rights Reserved.

Los Angeles, California — Caribbean E Magazine recently profiled Belizean Singer LOVA BOY on its website.  The profile revealed much to anyone who takes the time to read it.

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Garifuna American IRENE ARANDA To Receive a 2011 BARAUDA Award on Saturday October 1st 2011 in New York City

Garifuna American IRENE ARANDA

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

Bronx, New York — Casa Yurumein (a.k.a. Hondurans Against AIDS Inc) has announced that Garifuna American IRENE ARANDA will be receiving a 2011 Barauda Award at it’s annual Barauda Awards Ceremony, which honors Women of Garifuna Descent for their achievements.  The 2011 Barauda Awards will take place on Saturday, October 1st 2011 in Manhattan.

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(Children’s Book Review) – Garifuna German Mali Cayetano’s Children’s Book WE ARE FREE Is A Banquet For The Eyes

Cover of the Children's Book "WE ARE FREE: A Story About The Origin Of The Garinagu"

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

Belize, Central America – In mid-July, I was happy to see the children’s book by Mali, Ingrid and Ibo Cayetano; “WE ARE FREE: A Story About The Origin Of The Garinagu” arrive in the mail.  Vividly illustrated by Garifuna German Mali Cayetano, this book is ideal for those looking to purchase educational and entertaining gifts to those interested in Culture and History of The Garifuna People.

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