How Does One Assign Value to Culture?
- Andy Palacio Musician, Garifuna Collective
As part of the Human Rights Happy Hour Speaker Series, Garifuna artist Andy Palacio presented a talk entitled, “How Does One Assign Value to Culture?”. The discussion, which explored the history, music and cultural survival of the Garifuna, also featured a special acoustic performance by this renowned musician. Andy Palacio is not only the most popular musician in Belize, he is also a serious music and cultural archivist with a deep commitment to preserving his unique Garifuna culture. Long a leading proponent of Garifuna popular music and a tireless advocate for the maintenance of the Garifuna language and traditions, in December 2004 he was appointed Cultural Ambassador and Deputy Administrator of the National Institute of Culture and History.