Aurelio Martinez & The Garifuna Soul Band
Thursday, December 16, 2021
Doors: 6:30 PM | Wabafu Garifuna Dance Theater: 7:30 PM | Aurelio Martinez & The Garifuna Soul Band: 8:30 PM
(le) poisson rouge – 158 Bleecker St, Manhattan
Tickets: $20 first 100 tickets | $25 GA Advance | $35 GA Day of Show | $45 VIP includes reserved seating (subject to venue ticketing fees)
Member benefits apply
Standing room – reserved seating for VIP ticket holders
Singer-songwriter, guitarist, percussionist, and political activist, Aurelio Martinez is one of Central America’s most gifted performers. Born in Honduras into a family of talented musicians, the artist is today known as the Cultural Ambassador of the Garifuna nation. The Garifuna are people of Amerindian and West African descent who live along the coasts of Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Honduras. While deeply rooted in the mix of African, Caribbean, and Latin sounds that make up the traditional repertoire of Garifuna music, Aurelio is carrying this rich culture into the future.
The Bronx-based Wabafu Garifuna Dance Theater is dedicated to preserving and sharing the rich Garifuna culture nationwide through live music, song, drama, and dance.
The ORIGINS series features artists who delve into the folklore and roots of their respective culture’s music to tell the story of their origins, preserving and affirming cultural identities and legacies.
This program is made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.