UMALALI & THE GARIFUNA COLLECTIVE at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts

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UMALALI & THE GARIFUNA COLLECTIVE
Saturday, January 20, 8:00 pm
85 W. Newton St., Boston, MA 02118
$25 General Admission
18+

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Hailing from Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras, Umalali and the Garifuna Collective pay tribute to the rich heritage carried forward by Garifuna women. With evocative melodies and powerful call-and-response songs backed by traditional Garifuna drums, maracas, turtle shells, acoustic and electric guitars, and bass, the group tells its stories through music, dance, and traditional costumes, demonstrating why UNESCO officially proclaimed the language, dance, and music of the Garifuna people as a “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.”

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This engagement of The Garifuna Collective featuring Umalali is made possible through SouthernExposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

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