Film, Video Libaya Baba: Garifuna Music & Dance from California & New York

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Title
Libaya Baba: Garifuna Music & Dance from California & New York
Summary
Libaya Baba means "Grandfather's Grandchildren." The group consists of three brothers Jeffrey, Kelsie, and Dayton Bernardez, and their cousin, Greg Palacio. Their first influence came from their grandfather, Cyril Antonio, and other master drummers of Dangriga, Belize. After migrating to Los Angeles, California, in the late 1970s, they felt the need to preserve their indigenous Garifuna culture, which has both Caribbean and West African elements. Libaya Baba has retained the traditional format of call and response in songs, to uphold the memory of their ancestors. Their music is accompanied by a pair of Sisira (maracas), one Primero (small wooden snare drum), two Segundas (mid size & large wooden bass drums) Conch and Turtle shells. The genres of music they play include Hungu-hungu, Paranda, Punta, Kuliou, Wanaragua, Hupi Malad, Warini, Gunjei, "Two for Shilling," Chumba and Charikanari. They have intrigued audiences throughout the U.S.
Event Date
July 02, 2013
Notes
-  Greg Palacio is integrant of Libaya Baba, a drumming and dance group.
-  Dayton Bernardez is integrant of Libaya Baba, a drumming and dance group formed by three brothers and their cousin.
-  Kelsey Bernardez is integrant of Libaya Baba, a drumming and dance group formed by three brothers and their cousin.
-  Jeffrey Bernardez is integrant of Libaya Baba, a drumming and dance group formed by three brothers and their cousin.
Related Resources
Amrican Folklife Center: https://www.loc.gov/folklife
Running Time
1 hours 3 minutes 7 seconds
Language
english
Online Format
video
Description
Libaya Baba means "Grandfather's Grandchildren." The group consists of three brothers Jeffrey, Kelsie, and Dayton Bernardez, and their cousin, Greg Palacio. Their first influence came from their grandfather, Cyril Antonio, and other master drummers of Dangriga, Belize. After migrating to Los Angeles, California, in the late 1970s, they felt the need to preserve their indigenous Garifuna culture, which has both Caribbean and West African elements. Libaya Baba has retained the traditional format of call and response in songs, to uphold the memory of their ancestors. Their music is accompanied by a pair of Sisira (maracas), one Primero (small wooden snare drum), two Segundas (mid size & large wooden bass drums) Conch and Turtle shells. The genres of music they play include Hungu-hungu, Paranda, Punta, Kuliou, Wanaragua, Hupi Malad, Warini, Gunjei, "Two for Shilling," Chumba and Charikanari. They have intrigued audiences throughout the U.S.
Original Format
film, video

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