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.

 

Copyright 2013 by Teofilo Colon Jr.  (a.k.a. “Tio Teo” or “Teofilo Campeon”) 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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Garifuna American Band XCSTACY Make History At Crotona Park Summerstage Performance on Wednesday July 13th 2011

Garifuna American Band XCSTACY during Summerstage Performance at Crotona Park in the Bronx.

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

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

Bronx, New York — Garifuna American Band XCSTACY continues making history after a fresh, engaging and fun performance at Crotona Park in the Bronx as part of The Summerstage Festival in New York City, which is presented by The City Parks Foundation.

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New York City Councilman Hon. JOEL RIVERA Recognizes Achievements of Garifuna Americans on SATURDAY January 22nd 2011 in Bronx

Bronx Councilman and New York City Majority Leader Hon. JOEL RIVERA

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Bronx, New York — Garifuna Americans were treated to their first surprise in 2011 when they were awarded citations from New York City Councilman (and Majority Leader) Honorable JOEL RIVERA (who represents District 19 in The Bronx) on Saturday, January 22nd 2011.

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VIDEO Footage of Garifuna Musician BODOMA Performing at Immigration Rights Festival in The Bronx on Saturday, July 24th, 2010

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Below is a video clip of Garifuna Musician/Singer BODOMA as he and his band

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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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