Friday, January 24, 2020
Aurelio Martinez & Garifuna Soul Band
NPR Tiny Desk Concert March 7, 2015 18 Minute Listen
Singer-songwriter, guitarist and percussionist, Aurelio Martinez is one of Central America's most gifted performers. Born in Honduras, Aurelio is known for his powerful and evocative voice and his work as Cultural Ambassador of the Garifuna nation. Garifuna music styles are known for their heavy use of percussion instruments and distinctive drumming. Aurelio's rich, resonant voice and soulful acoustic songs dubbed him "Newcomer of the Year" by Afropop Worldwide in 2004.
This engagement of Aurelio Martinez is made possible through the Folk and Traditional Arts Touring program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in collaboration with the National Council for the Traditional Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.