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Nov 22, 2016

The Greatest Hits from Adopted Parandero Aurelio Martinez

Paranda artist Aurelio Martinez is well-known internationally for promoting the Garifuna culture through music.  The Honduras-born artist has spent considerable time in Belize, performing on our stages and working with several Belizean artists and recording previous albums with Stonetree Studios. He has reached a milestone in his career with thirty years in the business and he is commemorating those years with a special album called Darandi. It is a collection of Aurelio’s favorite songs and biggest hits from his career. In an interview with Real World Studios, Martinez says that the album closes a cycle in his career which represents thirty years of composing and performing paranda music. Here’s a video as shared by real world studios for a sneak peek of what you can expect from Martinez’s fourth studio album, Darandi:

 

Aurelio Martinez

Aurelio Martinez, Artist

“I am here with my band Garifuna Soul Band and members GuayoCedeno Lead Guitar; and Emilio – Base Guitar player; Onan Ricardo on Garifuna drum the Primero Drum and my son Joel Martinez on the Segunda Drum. So, we are here enjoying time here in the studio. Wow! Beautiful! Special sounds, you know, for you guys. Thank you!”

 

The album was recorded in the U.K.

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