Aurelio Martinez & The Garifuna Soul Band

Origins Series

(photo credit Richard Holder)

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Doors: 6:30PM   | Wabafu Garifuna Dance Co.: 7:30PM | Aurelio Martinez & The Garifuna Soul Band: 8:30PM

(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

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.

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The Bronx-based Wabafu Garifuna Dance Company 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.