HAMALALI WAYUNAGU Garifuna Dance Company to Host Fourth Annual Cultural Night Concert on SATURDAY June 15th 2013 in the Bronx

Hamalali Wayunagu Garifuna Folkloric and Modern Dance Company.  Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr.  All Rights Reserved.

Hamalali Wayunagu Garifuna Folkloric and Modern Dance Company. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Bronx, New York — The Hamalali Wayunagu Garifuna Folkloric and Modern Dance Company will host their Fourth Annual Cultural Night Extravaganza on SATURDAY June 15th 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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Dance Auditions for The 2012 Garifuna Heritage Awards and Cultural Night To Take Place in the Bronx on FRIDAY June 22nd 2012

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Bronx, New York — The Garifuna Coalition and J Dove Productions are holding Open Dance Auditions for The 2012 Garifuna Heritage Awards and Cultural Night.  The Auditions will take place on FRIDAY June 22nd 2012 in the Bronx.

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Garifuna Dance Company HAMALALI WAYUNAGU To Perform at Lehman Center in the Bronx on SATURDAY April 7th 2012

Garifuna Dance Company HAMALALI WAYUNAGU at The Abrazo Garifuna Banquet on Thursday March 15th 2012 -- Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr.

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Bronx, New York  — In honor of 2012 Garifuna American Heritage Month, Veteran Garifuna Dance Company, Hamalali Wayunagu (“Voices of Our Ancestors” in the Garifuna Language) will be performing at their Third Annual Cultural Night Extravaganza at Bronx’s Lehman Center For The Performing Arts — Lovinger Theatre on SATURDAY April 7th 2012 at 7:30pm.

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(VIDEO) Garifuna Choreographer ARMANDO CRISANTO MELENDEZ interviewed about his Garifuna Dance Company

Garifuna Choreographer Armando Crisanto Melendez

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras — Founder and Artistic Director of Danza Garifuna De Honduras, Armando Crisanto Melendez was interviewed recently about the history of his Garifuna Dance Company.

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May 18th 2011 is the Tenth Anniversary of UNESCO Proclaiming the Language, Music and Dance of The Garifuna People A Masterpiece of The Oral And Intangible Heritage of Humanity

May 18th 2011 Marks the Tenth Anniversary of UNESCO Declaring The Language, Music and Dance Of The Garifuna People a Masterpiece of The Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity

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Bronx, New York — Simple note to remind readers of Beinggarifuna.com that Today, Wednesday May 18th, 2011 marks the Tenth Anniversary of UNESCO proclaiming The Language, Music and Dance Of The Garifuna People a Masterpiece of The Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

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Interview (28 minutes) with Artistic Director, Choreographer and Dancer LUZ SOLIZ of Garifuna Dance Company

In this post is a 28 minute interview with Director/Choreographer/Dancer with The Hamalili Wayunagu Garifuna Dance Company.

Her name is Ms. Luz F. Soliz and the interview is a wide-ranging, TERRIFIC talk about many issues as they relate to Garinagu. Ms. Soliz answers these questions:

What is the Garifuna culture?

Why were Garifuna people exiled from the Island Of St. Vincent?

How does the Garifuna language sound?

What are the differences in how men and women speak the Garifuna language?

What is special and unique about the Garifuna culture/language?

How many Garinagu are in New York City?

Where else are Garinagu located in the United States?

How is it that the Legacy and History of the Garinagu been kept away from the awareness of the general public?  Why?

How did Ms. Soliz come to be a Director, Choreographer and Dancer of a Garifuna Dance Company?

What does “Hamalili Wayunagu” mean?

What are the challenges of founding and maintaining a dance company?

What are some of the dances the company performs?

What are some Garifuna meals?

What are some Garifuna Health Home Remedies?

What are the Future Goals, Dreams and Aspirations for the Garifuna Dance Company?

How many dancers are in the company?

What’s the age range of the dancers?

If you have the time (it’s about a half-hour) check out this informative interview.  The interview is by Earl Christian III of The Urban Wall Street Project.

–Tio Teo

Grand Opening of Garifuna Community Center–CASA YURUMEIN in the Bronx, NY (June 2009)

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Here are a few youtube clips to the Grand Opening of Garifuna Community Center CASA YURUMEIN in the Bronx, NY (June 2009).

The following two clips feature a dance performance by the Joseph Chatoyer Garifuna Dance Group

Joseph Chatoyer Garifuna Dance Group

-Photos By Teofilo Colon Jr

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