Next stop: Belize in Central Park, Schenectady


Music Haven is traveling the world one concert at a time this summer, with a stop planned in Belize for Sunday, July 21st. The Garifuna Collective, from Dangria, Belize, will be bringing their seasoned and spicy music to Schenectady, as well as stories of their world adventures. The concert is free, and open to all at Central Park’s Music Haven pavilion.

The Garifuna Collective, from Dangriga, Belize, has performed in over 30 countries on five continents and has been part of the most celebrated Garifuna albums of all time, including the critically acclaimed Wátina, recipient of the Womex and BBC World Music Award and voted by Amazon as the Number One World Music Album of All Time.

The musicians span generations,, with a dynamic that comes from playing and traveling the world together. Their performances draw from the history and soul of garifuna culture, making new compositions from traditional sounds.

Some of the singers in the band know hundreds of tunes, exploring
lesser-known traditional rhythms such as Wanaragua and the semi-sacred
Hungu-Hungu, creatively juxtaposing them with new melodies from the
bottomless Garifuna songbag.

Very fun to watch for will be the unique instruments that combine modern grooves with unique sounds. The band uses traditional hand drums, the “primera” and “segunda,” turtle shells and jawbones, guitars and bass. The musicians create a powerful energy on stage, building hypnotizing rhythms that form the backbone for the haunting melodies and powerful vocals that characterize the project.

Bodoma Garifuna Culture Band’s Carlos Noralesis a master drummer and
singer of traditional Garifuna ancestral music, which was born from
17thcentury slave traders shipwrecked in the Caribbean. Leading Bodoma
Garifuna Culture band, his main goal is to connect today’s youth with
history through ancient rhythms like Dugu, Banguidy, Paranda, Sambay
and Gunchey.

As always, a variety of food and beverages will be available for purchase near Music Haven.

Michele’s Charcoal Pitreturns to serve hungry Music Haven fans for all
of the Sunday global concerts in 2019; Mike’s Hotdogswill be on hand
for all other performances.Ben & Jerry’s will also scoop premium ice
cream at each show.

The international food feature for The Garifuna Collective will be jerk chicken.

Wine and local craft beverages from Wolf Hollow Brewing Company
andNine Pin Ciderare available throughout the season.

In the case of inclement weather, Proctors remains the official rain
site for The Music Haven Concert Series. 

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