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Sep 17, 2012

Tribute to the late great Andy Palacio

Andy Palacio

Andy Palacio was born on December second, 1960 and he died on January nineteenth, 2008. In that short span of time Andy, the kid from the coastal village of Barranco, rose to prominence that would result in his creation of one of the best world music releases of 2007. That final album Watina is also on the list of top albums to listen to in one’s lifetime. A tribute concert was held in his honor as part of the September celebrations activities. Aurelio Martinez called on the Umalali singers, Garifuna Collective and Paul Nabor to the stage. Andy’s children and nephew received copies of an educational book that was sponsored by the Ministry of Education. And while Kami continued the work of his foundation, his son Kamou lent his voice to a rendition of Amunyegu accompanied by the Garifuna Collective, Aurelio Martinez and the Garifuna Soul Band. But the magic that was celebrated on Saturday night belonged to Andy and we searched our archives to bring back one memorable moment with Andy.


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Palacio was given the Order of Meritorious Service in September 2007, and a few months later he was named as a Unesco Artist for Peace.

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3 Responses for “Tribute to the late great Andy Palacio”

  1. Elgin Martinez says:

    RIPAndy P.

  2. I Belize it says:

    Andy Palacio is dead and corruption lives.
    Life ain’t fair, and we are worse off.

  3. rod says:

    If it wasn’t for Dean B and his crowd, this tribute would have been bigger. Andy would have been alive if it wasn’t fo this crows.

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