Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019. 1:32 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: Belize’s own, The Garifuna Collective recently embarked on its largest ever world tour.
The band will visit a dozen countries on 3 continents.
For the first week of the tour, the band performed in 4 countries: Zurich, Switzerland at the Afro-Pfingsten Festival, then Berlin, Germany for the Young African Arts Market, at the International Music Meeting Festival in Nijmegen, in the Netherlands and at the Ethno Port Festival in Poznan, Poland.
Over the coming weeks, The Garifuna Collective will take some Belizean heat to the United Kingdom, Slovenia, Norway, Demark, and Germany.
The band will perform at some world-renowned festivals like Africa Oyé (UK), Roskilde (Denmark), Fusion Fest (Germany), and the Førde Festival (Norway).
Tour Manager and Senior band member, Al Ovando shared his excitement about the tour.“We have worked very hard for this moment, we love representing our music and our country, every time we get on stage we feel the crowd hype up and dance with us from start to finish,” Ovando stated.
Veteran drummer Denmark Flores is also excited about the tour.
“We want to make everyone proud. The first shows in Europe have been amazing and we are excited to be out here representing and making new connections, representing Belize in the international scene,” expressed Flores.
The band will be recording an in-studio live session tomorrow June 19 at the BBC broadcasting house in London for BBC Radio 3.
Follow the adventure on social media @garifunacollective @stonetreerecords
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