Garifuna Collective

Garifuna Collective Website

9:45 PM Waterfront Stage

The award-winning Garifuna Collective consists of the best musicians in the fertile Garifuna music scene. They bring together the deep cultural roots of Garifuna music, mixed with modern grooves, arrangements, and instruments–unique hand drums, the “primera” and “segunda”, turtle shells and jawbones, guitars and bass. The musicians create a powerful energy on stage, building hypnotizing rhythms that form the backbone for the haunting melodies and powerful vocals that characterize their music.
The lead singers of the current incarnation of the group reflect an intergenerational approach, women with striking voices and engaging personalities, whose songs echoed with the joys and sorrows they had experienced during their lives.
The Garifuna Collective has topped the world music charts in Europe, won a Juno with Danny Michel, and their disc with Andy Palacio was voted #1 World Music Album of All-Time on the Amazon website. They are guaranteed to have our festival grounds pulsating August 16 when they take to the Waterfront stage.