The Garifuna Collective
Ayo (Stonetree/Cumbancha, 2013)
It’s been some six years since Andy Palacio & The Garifuna Collective introduced the world music community to the rich, ripe sounds of Central America’s Afro-Amerindian Garifuna peoples with the recording Watina.
After much acclaim, some world tours and a Greatest World Music Album of All Time from Amazon.com and then sudden death of Andy Palacio at the age of 47 in 2008, The Garifuna Collective has mourned, reflected and has at long re-energized the Garifuna sound to once again dazzle fans with their latest. Ayo, released in a joint venture between Stonetree and Cumbancha, is set to hit the streets July 2nd as band members gear up for an extensive tour of the U.S. and Canada this summer.