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All Music Guide - Jeff Tamarkin
The native music of Belize is strangely hard to come by considering the proximity of the small Central American nation to the United States and the ready availability of music from other neighboring countries. Andy Palacio is perhaps the best known of the lot who has created some buzz outside of the region, and Watina is by far his highest-profile release yet. It's well worth investigating. Palacio is Garifuna, a Caribbean ethnic group that traces its ancestry back to the West African slaves who settled in the Caribbean during the 17th century. Emerging in the '90s, Palacio was at first affiliated with a Caribbean dance music movement called punta rock, but after an ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jeff Tamarkin
The native music of Belize is strangely hard to come by considering the proximity of the small Central American nation to the United States and the ready availability of music from other neighboring countries. Andy Palacio is perhaps the best known of the lot who has created some buzz outside of the region, and Watina is by far his highest-profile release yet. It's well worth investigating. Palacio is Garifuna, a Caribbean ethnic group that traces its ancestry back to the West African slaves who settled in the Caribbean during the 17th century. Emerging in the '90s, Palacio was at first affiliated with a Caribbean dance music movement called punta rock, but after an encounter with an elder in a Nicaraguan Garifuna enclave, he turned his attentions to the more acoustic, organic traditional Garifuna music displayed on Watina. It's a stirring, sweet, emotional sound, identifiably Caribbean -- a touch of soca, a dab of reggae, a hint of Cuban -- but equally African in nature in its rhythmic and melodic structure. Palacio sings gruffly in the native Garifuna language, which means that most will never understand the lyrics, many of which address the Garifuna life and the quickening disappearance of that very culture. But no matter, the music succeeds on its own terms, modern in its production and polyrhythms, yet unmistakably tied to local heritage.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/27/2007
  • Label: Cumbancha
  • UPC: 890846001039
  • Catalog Number: 3
  • Sales rank: 54,050

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Wátina (4:44)
  2. 2 Weyu Lárigi Weyu (Day by Day) (4:23)
  3. 3 Miami (3:46)
  4. 4 Baba (4:02)
  5. 5 Lidan Aban (4:45)
  6. 6 Gaganbadibá (4:19)
  7. 7 Beiba (4:08)
  8. 8 Sin Precio (3:16)
  9. 9 Yagane (2:25)
  10. 10 Águyuha Nidúheñu (5:14)
  11. 11 Ayó Da (3:29)
  12. 12 Ámuñegü (7:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Andy Palacio & the Garifuna Collective Primary Artist, Track Performer
Andy Palacio Indexed Contributor, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Claves, Hand Clapping, Garifuna
Aurelio Martinez Vocals
Jacob Edgar Conch Shell
Adrián Martinez Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Sofia Blanco Vocals
Technical Credits
Aurelio Martinez Composer
Jacob Edgar Introduction
Emily Lazar Mastering
Andy Palacio Composer, translation
Traditional Composer
Ivan Duran Audio Production
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