"Paranda" - Various Artists

Various Artists


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  • artist:Various Artists
  • region:Central America
  • style(s):Garifuna
  • country:Belize
  • formats:Audio File / Digital, CD (Compact Disc),
  • record submitted by:Stonetree Records
  • label:Stonetree Records
  • publisher:Stonetree Music

Three generations of legendary Garifuna composers and musicians from Belize, Honduras and Guatemala together for the first time on this landmark recording.
Jazz Times calls this album pure, simple and touching and critics around the world acknowledge Paranda as being one of the best albums to come out of Central America. And with good reason. This is an incredibly rich collection, with a depth and range that grows with each listen. From the haunting, bluesy exuberance of Paul Nabor's "Naguya Nei" to the fresh sounds of Aurelio Martinez's "Africa" and on to the primal urgency of Lugua Centeno's "Timbloru", Paranda takes the listener through the tapestry of feeling and soulful striving that lies at the heart of Garifuna culture.