The Garifuna Collective To Release Two New Albums On July 2

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June 13, 2013 — 
With the magnificent follow up to a world music masterpiece and a striking cross-cultural collaboration with Canada's Danny Michel, a young generation of Garifuna musicians carries the torch passed on by their late front man Andy Palacio.

Both albums to be released in the US on July 2 along with a North American tour
 
 The Garifuna Collective
Ayó
Danny Michel
with The Garifuna Collective

Black Birds Are Dancing Over Me 
The Garifuna Collective "Ayo" Danny Michel with The Garifuna Collective
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It has been six years since Andy Palacio & The Garifuna Collective released Wátina, an album that was selected by Amazon.com as the Greatest World Music Album of All Time (beating out Buena Vista Social Club, Bob Marley, Fela Kuti and other worthy contenders). On the cusp of tremendous fame, Palacio passed away suddenly at the age of 47 not long after Wátina was released, leaving many to wonder who would continue bringing the voice of his people to the world.
 
With the upcoming release of Ayó (“Goodbye” in the Garifuna language), out July 2 on Stonetree / Cumbancha, Palacio’s band proves they are up to the task, and with Wátina producer Ivan Duran of Stonetree back at the helm, they have created a magical album of soul-stirring songs that reflect the rich heritage and appealing sound of contemporary Garifuna music. With a lineup that consists of the best musicians in the fertile Garifuna music scene, The Garifuna Collective promises to carry the torch of cultural innovation and promotion passed on by Andy Palacio far into the future. LISTEN TO A PREVIEW

July 2 also sees the US release of the acclaimed album Black Birds Are Dancing Over Me by Danny Michel with The Garifuna Collective. Recorded in Benque Viejo, Belize and produced by Michel and Ivan Duran, the album is a stunning collaboration between a revered Canadian singer-songwriter and the top musicians in Central America's Garifuna community. Music critic Larry Leblanc hailed the album as "One of the finest musical works of our time," and Canada's NOW Magazine writes, "It’s a fun and uplifting listen, bursting with acoustic and electric guitar, saxophones, organic, rich backup vocals and tons of Garifuna percussion. The obvious comparison is Paul Simon’s Graceland, but there are also moments of heavier Talking Heads-like funk." The album has already received a Juno nomination, Canada's equivalent of the GRAMMY, for Best World Music Album.  LISTEN TO A PREVIEW

This summer will see The Garifuna Collective bringing their phenomenal live show on an extensive tour in Canada and the US, performing numerous concerts alongside Danny Michel. The new albums and tour promise an exciting summer for fans of exceptional and culturally rich music.
 

THE GARIFUNA COLLECTIVE ON TOUR

WITH DANNY MICHEL (* Starred Dates Only)
J U N E
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Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center
21
Chicago, IL Old Town School of Folk Music
23
Toronto, ON * Luminato Lounge at the Hub
25
North Waterloo, ON * Starlight
26
Kingston, ON * Fort Henry National Historic Site
27
Wakefield, QC * The Blacksheep Inn
28
Wakefield, QC * The Blacksheep Inn
29
Burnstown, ON * Neat Cafe
30
Burnstown, ON * Neat Cafe
J U L Y
2
New York, NY * Highline Ballroom
5
Plainfield, VT The Haybarn Theatre
6
South Burlington, VT Higher Ground
8
Washington, DC Tropicalia 
11
Winnipeg, MB * Winnipeg Folk Festival
12
Winnipeg, MB * Winnipeg Folk Festival
13
Winnipeg, MB * Winnipeg Folk Festival
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Winnipeg, MB * Winnipeg Folk Festival
16
Victoria, BC * The Upstairs Cabaret
17
Duncan, BC * The Duncan Garage Showroom
20
Vancouver, BC * Vancouver Folk Music Festival
21
Vancouver, BC * Vancouver Folk Music Festival
23
Lethbridge, AB * The Slice Bar & Grill
24
Banff, AB * The Club, Banff Center
25
Calgary, AB * Calgary Folk Festival
26
Calgary, AB * Calgary Folk Festival
27
Edmonton, AB * Interstellar Rodeo
28
Edmonton, AB * Interstellar Rodeo
A U G U S T 
2
Portland, OR * Mississippi Studios
4
Piercy, CA * Reggae on the River
8
Los Angeles, CA * Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park
10
Tidewater, OR * Beloved Sacred Art and Music Festival

MEDIA CONTACT:
Ryan Romana / Tel: 415-385-1784 / Email: ryan@pressjunkiepr.com
 
 
 
 

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