How Does One Assign Value to Culture?


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.

Event series: Other Speakers