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The hidden beauty of Garifuna Belize

The hidden beauty of Garifuna Belize | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
Moonlight drum gatherings, traditional cassava bread demonstrations, parties on Settlement Day. Garifuna culture adds life to a Belize vacation.

 

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7 ways to interact with Garífuna culture in Belize

7 ways to interact with Garífuna culture in Belize | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
Moonlight drum gatherings, traditional cassava bread demonstrations, parties on Settlement Day. Garifuna culture adds life to a Belize vacation.
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival brings speakers of endangered languages to Washington

Conrad Nolberto, a native Garifuna speaker from Dangriga, Belize, took a break from drumming on hollow turtle shells to educate school-age children about his language, walking them through simple pronunciations

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Garífuna life in Belize

Garífuna life in Belize | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

Great photo essay by Lebawit Lily Girma ... currently in Belize writing for Moon Travel Guides.

 

"...Despite being declared endangered by the United Nations, there are still vibrant communities of Garinagu people along Belize’s southern coast..."

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The best dessert awaits you in Belize

The best dessert awaits you in Belize | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
Life is sweeter among the Garifuna people...

 

"...In 1635, two heavily laden Spanish slave traders sank off the coast of St. Vincent, the African slaves that survived taken ashore and granted refuge by the Arawak and Carib Indians inhabiting the Caribbean Isle. From this unlikely union sprang the Garifuna, an unusual blend of old and new world, with their own unique language, religion, customs and beliefs..."

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Photo Essay: Habinaha Waranagua ~ The Second Annual Junkanu Dance Contest in Dangriga, Belize

Photo Essay: Habinaha Waranagua ~ The Second Annual Junkanu Dance Contest in Dangriga, Belize | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

Nice photo essay from beautiful Dangriga.

 

 

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Hanging Out in Hopkins (photo essay & tips)

Hanging Out in Hopkins (photo essay & tips) | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

Some travel destinations are made for hanging out—for relaxing and finding your own rhythm/groove. And of course, for being in the moment.

Hopkins Village, Belize, is one of those places.

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Garifuna People and Culture in Central America

Garifuna People and Culture in Central America | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
Brief History of Garifunas Afro-Caribbean Garifunas originated with the arrival of West African slaves who washed ashore on the Caribbean island of St.
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Singing to Save Garifuna | PRI's The World

Singing to Save Garifuna | PRI's The World | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
James Lovell grew up in Belize and heard Garifuna spoken by his parents and grandparents. He didn't really want to speak the language until he heard music of a local musician. Now, James Lovell wants to spread the language of Garifuna through song.
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Dügü dancing on Harvest Caye?

Dügü dancing on Harvest Caye? | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
Norwegian reps say new destination island to highlight Garifuna culture A US$50 million project planned for the southern island of Harvest Caye, which straddles the districts of Toledo and Stann Creek, continues to stir controversy in the tourism...
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The Garifuna Collective Makes Magic On A Steamy Day : NPR

The Garifuna Collective Makes Magic On A Steamy Day : NPR | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
Watch an inspiring new video from a group that weaves together African, Amerindian and Latin sounds in a rich and soulful blend.
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A journey through Garifuna history

Amidst the challenging socioeconomic realities of Garifuna communities and the constraints of Garifuna leadership to collectively define, promote and pursue development opportunities for their people, the annual revelry that defines Garifuna...
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Introducing the Garifuna Dugu

Introducing the Garifuna Dugu | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

"...When in the summer months of July and August, people from young to old are seen walking the streets of Dangriga or Punta Gorda or Hopkins or any Garifuna community for that matter in Garifuna attire oftentimes in identical outfits, they are likely going to participate in a great celebration in honor of Ancestors. This celebration is called adugurahani or dugu (doo-goo) for short and it is a very elaborate and sacred event. ..."

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Garifuna Junkanu Dance in Belize and the Annual Habinaha Waranagua Dance Contest

Garifuna Junkanu Dance in Belize and the Annual Habinaha Waranagua Dance Contest | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

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Garifuna junkanu dance contest in Belize...

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Being Garifuna - Video Library - The New York Times

Being Garifuna - Video Library - The New York Times | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
When it comes to being counted in the census, the Garifunas, who are part African, part Caribbean and part Central American, say they don’t fit into any box.
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Garifuna Settlement Day Parada Dangriga 2011 - Photos

Garifuna Settlement Day Parada Dangriga 2011 - Photos | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

Some nice photos of the parade in Dangriga by a local.

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2011 Garifuna Settlement Day - San Pedro Belize

2011 Garifuna Settlement Day - San Pedro Belize | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
The most important day in the Garifuna calender is Nov 19. Garifuna Settlement Day, the arrival of the first Garinagu to Belize by dory dug-out canoe.
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How to shake your arse (Belize style)

How to shake your arse (Belize style) | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
Go to any bar with live music at night in Belize, and you will witness the dominant form of Belizean dancing, which like the dominant form of Belizean music (Punta rock), originates from traditiona...
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Travel destinations: Dangriga, Belize - by Frances Stanford - Helium

Dangriga, Belize, would be one destination in the country where you can truly enjoy the sights and the climate without being overrun by tourists.
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