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The Garifuna Collective of Belize/Guatemala

The Garifuna Collective was co-founded and led by Andy Palacio (1960--2008), a musician dedicated to preserving the unique Garifuna language and culture. Today this group of accomplished, multi-generational Garifuna artists continues to tour and perform in Palacio's memory and with his commitment to keeping Garifuna tradition and language alive. Peace Corps volunteers have worked with the Music Industry Association in Belize and with the Garifuna Collective's record label on small business development and graphic design. For more information about this group, go to http://www.festival.si.edu/2011/PeaceCorps/world-stage.aspx. Videography by Paul Weiss, John Wetmore, Antoinette Tope; editing by Michael Headley and Charles Weber. [Catalog No. - CFV10360; Copyright - 2011 Smithsonian Institution]
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