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

Garifuna Musicians, Dancers and Scholars based in LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK CITY to Perform and Teach about The Garifuna People at Smithsonian FolkLife Festival in WASHINGTON DC from WEDNESDAY June 26th 2013 through SUNDAY July 7th 2013

Garifuna Singer Musician James Lovell (from Dangriga, Belize). Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr.  All Rights Reserved.

Garifuna Singer Musician James Lovell (from Dangriga, Belize) will take part in the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival at the National Mall in Washington DC. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Washington DC — Garifuna Musicians, Singers, Dancers and Scholars based in the cities of Los Angeles, California and New York City will not only express the art of the Garifuna People, but also teach about the Garifuna people at the Smithsonian FolkLife Festival in Washington DC.  This FREE festival will take place from Wednesday June 26th 2013 through Sunday July 7th 2013.

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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 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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FREE Learning Party Event for Garifuna Children in the Bronx on SATURDAY March 16th 2013

 

FREE Learning Party Event for Garifuna Children in the Bronx on SATURDAY March 16th 2013.

FREE Learning Party Event for Garifuna Children in the Bronx on SATURDAY March 16th 2013.

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Bronx, New York: Parents of children of Garifuna Descent looking for events where their children can both play and learn have an opportunity to do so at a FREE Event taking place in the Bronx on Saturday, March 16th 2013.

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Fundraiser Concert To Benefit Garifuna Cultural Retrieval Initiative To Take Place on Long Island on SUNDAY March 10th 2013

 

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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Hempstead, Long Island, NY — On Sunday, March 10th 2013, there will be a Fundraiser Concert to benefit the YuGaCuRe (Yurumein Garifuna Cultural Retrieval) Organization at The African American Museum in Hempstead Long Island at 110 North Franklin Street, Hempstead, NY 11550 at 3pm.

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FREE Bilingual Nursery Rhymes Recital with Garifuna Singer JAMES LOVELL and His Afri-Garifuna Youth Ensemble To Take Place on FRIDAY January 25th 2013 at The BIKO Center in Brooklyn

 

Garifuna Singer James Lovell (with the Guitar) and his Afri Garifuna Youth Ensemble.  Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.

Garifuna Singer James Lovell (with the Guitar) and his Afri Garifuna Youth Ensemble. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.

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Brooklyn, New York:  Garifuna Singer JAMES LOVELL and his Afri-Garifuna Youth Ensemble will host a FREE Bilingual Nursery Rhymes Recital on FRIDAY January 25th 2013 at The Biko Transformation Center in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

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Special Screening of Exciting New Independent Film, GARIFUNA IN PERIL at Columbia University in New York City on FRIDAY January 18th 2013

Poster for the new Independent Film, GARIFUNA IN PERIL.

Poster for the new Independent Film directed by Ali Allie and Ruben Reyes, GARIFUNA IN PERIL.

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New York, New York — Fresh off it’s successful screenings in December 2012 at The African Diaspora International Film Festival, the new independent film, GARIFUNA IN PERIL will be screening again at Columbia University in New York City on FRIDAY January 18th 2013.  It is part of a showcase of the BEST of the many films screened at this year’s African Diaspora International Film Festival.

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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 Coloring Book Event with Garifuna Singer Musician JAMES LOVELL at The Biko Center in Brooklyn on SATURDAY November 17th 2012

Garifuna Coloring Book Event with James Lovell at Brooklyn’s BIKO Center on SATURDAY November 17th 2012.

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Brooklyn, New York — Garifuna Children as well as the parents of those Garifuna children in New York City have an opportunity to participate in an event where they can learn the Garifuna Language in an interactive and fun way when Garifuna Singer Musician James Lovell presents a special afternoon of Garifuna Language Learning with the new Garifuna 4 Children Coloring Book at the Biko Center in Brooklyn on SATURDAY November 17th 2012.

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