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

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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Five Garifuna People Honored at The Third Annual Abrazo Garifuna Banquet in the Bronx on THURSDAY March 21st 2013

 

2013 Abrazo Garifuna Banquet Honorees as well as Dignitaries seated behind the honorees.  Co-Sponsor New York State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr standing behind the podium.  Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr.

2013 Abrazo Garifuna Banquet Honorees as well as Dignitaries seated behind the honorees. Co-Sponsor New York State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr standing behind the podium. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr.  All Rights Reserved.

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Bronx, New York — Five Garifuna People were honored by various elected officials at The Third Annual Abrazo Garifuna Banquet in the Bronx on THURSDAY March 21st 2013.

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GARIFUNA IN PERIL United States Film Premiere Attracts Appreciative Moviegoing Audience

Los Angeles Garifuna Language Teacher RICARDO (portrayed by Ruben Reyes) Standing before his Garifuna Class in the new independent film, GARIFUNA IN PERIL. — Photo courtesy of Aban Productions

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New York, New York — In a promising sign, an appreciative New York City moviegoing audience attended the USA Premiere of the new independent film, Garifuna In Peril on SUNDAY December 3rd 2012 and embraced its real yet-fictional story of “the fight for the preservation of a culture (by those who are indigenous to it) that’s practically on the brink of extinction”, as popular black film blog SHADOW and ACT (on the Indiewire movie website) put it.  Judging by a casual poll of post-screening internet reaction to the film, the answer to my previous question of whether moviegoing audiences are ready to see a movie like GARIFUNA IN PERIL is something the filmmakers behind this film would love to hear.

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With Financial Forums and Workshops, Garifuna Coalition Aim To Help Garifuna American Entrepreneurs and Business People Make More Money

 

Attendees of The Garifuna Coalition Financial Literacy Forum -- Photo courtesy of The Garifuna Coalition USA Inc

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Bronx, New York — The Garifuna Coalition USA Inc, a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization based in the Bronx, has announced that in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs’ One NYC One Nation, it recently organized a Know Your Rights and Responsibilities Financial Empowerment Forum.

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Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble To Host Fundraiser Concert On February 25th 2012 at BIKO Center in Brooklyn

The Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble -- Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. (a.k.a. "Tio Teo" or "Teofilo Campeon")

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Brooklyn, New York  — The New York Daily News reported that The Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble will be hosting a Fundraiser Concert at The BIKO Center in Brooklyn on SATURDAY February 25th 2012.

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Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble To Perform in Harlem on TUESDAY November 1st 2011 as Part of International Conference and Festival

Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble at BIKO Center in Brooklyn in April 2011 - Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr.

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Harlem, New York — The Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble will be performing in Harlem on Tuesday, November 1st 2011 as part of an International Conference and Festival.

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(VIDEO) Second Garifuna Music Symposium–SUNDAY May 22nd 2011

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Bronx, New York — Below you will see video of remarks made at the End Of The Second Garifuna Music Symposium.  At this event, Music Business Professor GARY FRITZ made a presentation entitled, “The Business Of Music: Music Copyrights and Music Publishing Workshop”.

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Garifuna Americans To Hold First Workshop To Assess State of Garifuna Music Industry at CASA YURUMEIN in The Bronx on Sunday March 27th 2011

Garifuna Music Symposium on Sunday, March 27th 2011 in Bronx

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Bronx, New York — Aspiring and Working Garifuna Musicians should know that there will be a special workshop on the subject of The Garifuna Music Industry on Sunday, March 27th 2011.  This workshop will be FREE  and open to the public.

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Jazz Vocalist of Garifuna Heritage LUCY BLANCO To Perform in New York City on Monday March 14th 2011

 

Jazz Vocalist LUCY BLANCO

Above Photo of Lucy Blanco by Maurice D. Robertson

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New York, New York — On Monday, March 14th 2011, Jazz Vocalist LUCY BLANCO will be performing with her Latin Jazz Quartet at Garage Restaurant and Cafe in Manhattan.

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