12 Songs, 53 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Aurelio Martinez is a star of paranda, music of the Garifuna people of Central America, and his playful melodies and darting rhythms reflect his culture’s ancestry in West Africa and the Caribbean. Recorded with a live band, this album presents reinvigorated takes on Aurelio’s favourite songs from his 30-year career. On “Dondo” and “Yange”, the interplay between his yearning vocal and Guayo Cedeño’s spry guitar is hypnotic, while “Lumalali Limaniga” finds aching beauty in—briefly—slowing the pace.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Aurelio Martinez is a star of paranda, music of the Garifuna people of Central America, and his playful melodies and darting rhythms reflect his culture’s ancestry in West Africa and the Caribbean. Recorded with a live band, this album presents reinvigorated takes on Aurelio’s favourite songs from his 30-year career. On “Dondo” and “Yange”, the interplay between his yearning vocal and Guayo Cedeño’s spry guitar is hypnotic, while “Lumalali Limaniga” finds aching beauty in—briefly—slowing the pace.

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