The Garifuna Collective

Garifuna (cab) is a coastal language in Central America, spoken by around 125,000 people.

Andy Palacio is working with the Garifuna Collective to bring the rhythms and language of this language to the world on his CD Wátina, with distinctive hand drumming and guitar playing. The CD comes complete with lyrics and photographs. See also his Til Da Mawnin’, also reported to be in Garifuna. (Proceeds from sales through these Amazon links will go to support endangered language activities.

A variety of sources exist for this language, descended from the Arawakan family. See Garifuna.com, Garifuna.org, and the Wikipedia entry as well as the Minnesota State University page.

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