730 21st St Nw
Washington, District of Columbia 20006

No tickets are required for this free event.

Andy Palacio, one of the most critically acclaimed world music artists of the past year, passed away unexpectedly on January 19th, 2008. For this special concert, the Garifuna Collective will be joined by members of Umalali: The Garifuna Women's Project. Other highlights include the energizing Aurelio Martinez from Honduras and Belize's hottest young punta rock singer Lloyd Augustine.

Video: Andy Palacio

Cut down in the prime of his career, Palacio had only recently achieved his lifelong goal of directing the global spotlight onto the remarkable music of the unique Afro-Amerindian Garifuna people of Central America. Recorded with the Garifuna Collective, an all-star, multi-generational lineup of exceptional musicians, the recording Wátina was widely applauded by the international media as one of the best world music albums of the year, if not of all time.

Video: Andy Palacio Talks About Garifuna Culture

In the Garifuna community, the death of a loved one is an opportunity to celebrate their life with music and dance, and the Andy Palacio Tribute Concert has been organized to commemorate this tireless cultural activist.

The Andy Palacio Tribute Concert features some of the brightest talents in the Garifuna music community in what will surely be a moving and memorable concert experience.

Location: GW Lisner Audiorium - 21st & H Streets, NW

Official Website: http://www.lisner.org

Added by gw lisner on April 30, 2008

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