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Honduran musician Aurelio Martinez released 'Landini,' touring North America (dates, video)

2146 days ago
Brooklyn VeganThe leading light of Garifuna music has come home to roost. After his adventurous 2011 release Laru Beya--for which he traveled to Senegal and recorded with West African musicians--Aurelio understood anew that his strength as a musician lay in his... more info

Aurelio Martinez – review

3237 days ago
Guardian MusicUnion Chapel, LondonAurelio Martinez has all the makings of an internationally successful artist. He has a fine soulful voice and a highly individual style; his songs are based around the traditional rhythms of the Garifuna people, the descendants of... more info

Womad – review

3347 days ago
Guardian MusicCharlton Park, WiltshireTen o'clock on Saturday night in a field in Wiltshire, and all concerns about Cameron's Britain, or jitters about the Test match, could cheerfully be forgotten.The sun had just set, festival favourite Baaba Maal was on stage a... more info

The Black Caribs of Belize: Garifuna – review

3350 days ago
Guardian Music(Soul Jazz)It was the brilliant, sadly brief international career of Andy Palacio that most recently brought attention to the music and remarkable history of the Garifuna people, the so-called black Caribs. Since his death, his work has been continu... more info

Aurelio Martinez: Laru Beya - review

3518 days ago
Guardian Music(Real World)When the remarkable album Watina was released, nearly four years ago, it launched the tragically brief international career of Andy Palacio and focused attention to the culture and history of the Garifuna community – the descendents of ... more info

Aurelio: Laru Beya – review

3523 days ago
Guardian Music(Real World)Originated on the Honduran coast and completed in Senegal, Laru Beya ("By the Beach") gives "mid-Atlantic" a different meaning. Aurelio Martinez, a leading light among Central America's Garifuna people, was sponsored to explore the music ... more info

Live Around Town This Week

3542 days ago
KEXP SeattleMonday, January 17 AURELIO with Garifuna Soul @ The Triple Door KEXP’s Best Ambiance DJ Jon Kertzer released the first record on his new label and Sub Pop imprint Next Ambiance last year in Bassekou Kouyate’s I Speak Fula. The label’s next rele... more info

Stream the Caribbean/African sound of Aurelio

3547 days ago
Nialler9I spent the morning listening to two of Subpop’s recent releases. Daniel Martin Moore’s family gospel album and this lovely little release from Honduras man Aurelio Martinez. On bleak January days like this, it’s a no-brainer to stick on someth... more info

F&M playlist

3938 days ago
Guardian MusicOur music team pick the songs or albums, old or new, they just can't turn offFrankie Goes to Hollywood The Power of Love A perfect winter No 1, dizzy with electric pianos and overblown strings, drunk with gothic lyrics about death-defying love, and ... more info

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