Black Hair Media Forum Homepage
BHM BHM BHM
Forum Home Forum Home > Lets Talk > Talk, Talk, and More Talk
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - BLACKOGRAPHY - Andy Palacio
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login
Perfect Hair Collection
 

BLACKOGRAPHY - Andy Palacio

 
 Post Reply Post Reply




The Best Human Hair Available with No Service Match

Author
 Rating: Topic Rating: 1 Votes, Average 1.00  Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
pattigurlatl View Drop Down
Elite Member
Elite Member
Avatar

Joined: May 14 2006
Status: Offline
Points: 37703
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pattigurlatl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: BLACKOGRAPHY - Andy Palacio
    Posted: Feb 09 2013 at 1:30pm
Andy Palacio and Band


Andy Palacio was a popular Belizean musician who was born on December 2, 1960 in the village of Barranco in Belize, Central America. Palacio is the most famous musician to emerge from this little-known country.  His work has influenced musicians and music-lovers all over the world.

Palacio was a Punta musician from the 1980s to the early 2000s. Punta is a genre of dancing music originated in the Garifuna culture, which is played during local celebrations and social events. It can be sung in Spanish, English, or Belizean Creole, but is most often sung in Garifuna. Palacio's style of Punta is known as Punta Rock, in which the traditional sounds of Punta (a blend of Carib sounds with West African beats) are incorporated with the American sounds of Jazz and Rock & Roll.

Andy Palacio worked with a diverse range of musicians and producers that helped influence his unique, creative sound. His 1995 album Keimoun (Beat On) used Cuban and Belizean musicians, and earned him wide recognition all over Latin America.  The success of his album helped pave the way for other Punta artists to appeal to an audience beyond the Garifuna.   

Palacio's success allowed him to travel the world, and in exchange brought global attention to the Garifuna culture. He also became a spokesman for the Garifuna people. During a time when tourism and Americanization were increasingly influential in Belize, Palacio became a vocal public advocate for the need to preserve the dying Garifuna culture. Because of that advocacy, he was named as a Cultural Ambassador for the country of Belize.

Palacio's last and most popular album, Watina, was released in March 2007. It featured various other Garifuna musicians, and was recorded with the Garifuna Collective, a group of Garifuna musicians who traveled the world and sang socially-conscious songs.  He was the most popular musician among Belizeans but he was also well-known in neighboring countries such as Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico.  

On January 17, 2008, Andy Palacio died of a massive stroke and heart attack just after his 47th birthday in San Ignacio, Belize, leaving a rich legacy of ethnic and national pride by creating and opportunity for Garifuna artists to have their music and culture showcased and respected beyond Belize. The Belizean and global community were shocked and stunned at Palacio’s sudden death, but his music is remembered culturally transcendent.
Back to Top
Sponsored Links


Back to Top
afrokock View Drop Down
Elite Member
Elite Member
Avatar

Joined: May 19 2008
Location: South London
Status: Offline
Points: 882787
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote afrokock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 04 2014 at 12:21pm
bumpity bump
Back to Top
Get Longer Healthier Faster Growing Hair
House of CB London
Get Healthier Stronger Longer Hair
The Elite Hair Care Sorority
Electric Cherry Hair
Hair Extensions Wefted Hair Wigs and More
Human Hair Wigs
Wefting Training
Dependable Quality Hair
Switch Up your Look with a protective Style
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down