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J-Dove Productions presents: Watina Through Movement: A Tribute to Andy Palacio
Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 3 PM
J-Dove Productions presents:
Wátina Through Movement: A Tribute to Andy Palacio
Wátina through Movement is being produced as a Tribute to the late great Andy Palacio. This tribute is a dance and creative expression work of art that will bring to life Andy Palacio’s songs from his last album Wátina. This tribute comes to fruition exactly 10 years and a day after his untimely passing.
Andy Palacio is one of the most respected and admired musicians within the international music community. His untimely death in 2008 sent shockwaves throughout the world but his music remains immortalized. His album Wátina was declared the Greatest World Music Album of All Time by Amazon.com in 2010. Andy also worked tirelessly as a music and cultural archivist with a deep commitment to preserving his unique Garifuna culture. The Garifuna Collective was his ambitious undertaking and the culmination of that passion, advocating for the maintenance of the Garifuna language and traditions.
Wátina, the debut album of Andy Palacio & the Garifuna Collective, was released in the US and Canada on February 27, 2007 and the rest of the world on March 27 on the Cumbancha record label. The initial recording sessions for this exceptional album took place over a 4-month period in an improvised studio inside a thatch-roofed cabin by the sea in the small village of Hopkins, Belize. After the sessions, Ivan Duran worked tirelessly back at his studio to craft what is one of the greatest productions of Garifuna music to date. – Cumbancha Hear Globally
The clip below is of a choreography piece set to Andy Palacio’s Ámunegu, a track from the same album Wátina.
Ámunegu – Choreography by Mariano Martinez / Amunegu by Andy Palacio. Choreography by J. Dove Productions
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